• Southern Pecan Snowballs

    Southern Pecan Snowballs

    This classic, buttery, not-too-sweet cookie is a must during the holidays.  Dredge them once while warm, then again after they cool, to give them a powdery sugar coating that’s thick and even.   1 cup unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup confectioners’ […]

  • Orange Buttermilk Chess Pie

    Orange Buttermilk Chess Pie

    A classic Southern custard pie with century-old roots, this pie was made with what was in the cook’s larder:  eggs, butter, milk, sugar, and cornmeal.  We like the sweet/sour orange flavor that our Old Mill Tropical Orange Dip Mix adds to […]

  • Aunt Cora’s Christmas Poundcake

    Aunt Cora’s Christmas Poundcake

    My 101-year old Aunt Cora has called this cake her Christmas, Birthday, Wedding, and even Funeral Pound Cake.  There was always an occasion for it; when I visited, I counted on baking with her and that 1960’s stand mixer. Her […]

  • Salted Caramel Pumpkin Skillet Pie

    Salted Caramel Pumpkin Skillet Pie

    Best of all worlds:  salted caramel, pumpkin pie, and my cast iron skillet.  It’s all about deliciousness, right?  For me, I’d start with pie and end with pie at this holiday meal.  Salted caramel is my latest dessert obsession, so […]