Old Fashioned Coconut Cake. It’s not Christmas without it, folks.

Around here, if the Coconut Cake's not made Christmas will not come. Seriously. I started making this cake at Christmas while I was working in retail. I was looking for shortcuts. I used a cake mix and doctored it up. Since then I have made the cake from scratch. It depends on how the month [...]

By | December 11th, 2016|Get Cookin' !!, Heather's Tea and Cakes|9 Comments

Banana Cake / Inspired by and Dedicated to Jennifer Sylvester AKA The Banana Cake Queen

Here's the deal. One of my favorite authors is Penny Reid. She has a new book out Beard Science. I loved the heroine, Jennifer Sylvester AKA Banana Cake Queen so much I came up with a banana cake recipe in her honor. This cake is a twist on a classic southern dessert Hummingbird Cake. I [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|Get Cookin' !!, Heather's Tea and Cakes|3 Comments

Mckenna’s Amaretto Cake. Five time winner of the orgasm of the mouth award.

And you thought it was only make believe. NOPE. It's real. To die for Amaretto cake with apricot filling and Vanilla buttercream icing. Every time I make this cake people go banokers.  Best cake evuh. Seriously. These directions are very detailed. I'm not trying to insult anyone's intelligence, but I figure it's better to over [...]

By | October 7th, 2016|Heather's Tea and Cakes|4 Comments

My Grandmother’s Mexican Wedding cookies.

Somebody asked for my Grandmother’s version of the Mexican Wedding cookie. Here it is…. 1 cup softened butter 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons water 2 cups flour 1 cup chopped pecans Confectioners sugar Whip your butter and the next three ingredients till blended. Dump in your flour and pecans and mix all [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|Get Cookin' !!, Heather's Tea and Cakes|0 Comments

Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes in Honey Bourbon Glaze

Roasted Apples and Sweet Potatoes in Honey Bourbon Glaze 5 large sweet potatoes 3 large tart apples (I use Granny Smith) ¼ cup fresh lemon juice *2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup honey *6 Tbsp. unsalted butter *¼ cup bourbon *1 tsp. ground cinnamon *½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp salt 2/3 cup [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Get Cookin' !!, Heather's Tea and Cakes|3 Comments