A favorite childhood memory was going to the original Cheesecake Factory with my grandmother. It was a tiny restaurant that served a few sandwiches and a wide selection of cheesecakes. For lunch, I would enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich and fries. I remember the sandwich was on thick toasted sourdough bread with sharp cheddar. For dessert, Grandma and I would split a piece of … [Read more...] about To Die For Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
During our Southern Sugar Expedition, (see previous blogs), we “scooped” a few finds along the way to share with y’all. First and foremost, we stumbled upon Garden & Gun: Soul of the South magazine. Angeleno eyes had never laid eyes on such a publication. Reading Garden & Gun from cover to cover was like the sensation you get when you exit a theater and declare, “That … [Read more...] about What’s For Dessert? Southern-Style Bourbon Pecan Pie!
After glancing through an old issue of Southern Living, we were inspired by their caramel apples. We decided to let our kids loose in the backyard in search of twigs and this recipe is what we conjured up with some caramel and our imaginations. While your little ones don their costumes, try dressing up some fruit to make these delicious sweet treats for the … [Read more...] about Halloween Twiggy Treats: Caramel Apples
Mom deserves an extra special breakfast Mother’s Day morning; hopefully… in bed. (Champagne optional). Astound her with this Maple Bacon Monkey Bread. Her toes may twinkle, her hair spiral, and giggles burst forth. She will know she is loved, appreciated, and admired. Cheers to you Sunday and every day! Ingredients 1 cup granulated sugar 11 pieces cooked bacon, … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed: Maple Bacon Monkey Bread
These pretzel treats are a perfect activity to get the kids involved. Pretzels and chocolate - I think those are two staples in a kids’ life, aren’t they? I could not keep my son away if I tried. Once these treats are assembled and cooled, we put them in cello bags and tied them with a decorative ribbon. My kids can’t wait to give their gourmet gifts to teachers, grandparents, … [Read more...] about Sugar Mommas’ SWEETHEART Pretzels