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Hummingbird Cake

Skip the boring banana bread and breathe new life into that overripe fruit with this tropical Hummingbird Cake recipe.  The Caribbean is calling, and this cake is the next best thing! “If you build it, they will come,” has worked exactly (at least) two times in history: once in a Kevin Costner movie and once for the tourism board of Jamaica. It may be hard for those of us who dream of Montego Bay beaches to imagine, but in the 1970s it wasn’t exactly a tourist hotspot. In an attempt to bring more flights and full wallets in from...

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Eggnog Crumb Coffee Cake

This is a lovely coffee cake that perfectly embraces the holiday season. The cake it’s self is not overly sweet so the generous crumb topping is the perfect accompaniment. The eggnog flavor is delightful. It’s in no way overpowering but it definitely is the notable flavor. It’s what makes this coffee cake uniquely tempting. The crumb topping and glaze together are seriously crazy delicious!!! Honestly, I could have eaten bowls of this all by itself! This is the last day of my Sugar Rush. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! I have some really great casseroles and...

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Sweet Potato Casserole

This is the Best sweet potato casserole I’ve ever tasted. It’s soooo delicious I could eat the whole pan by myself. Well, not really, but only because it makes a big baking dish. This is one of those dishes that my whole family loves on Thanksgiving. They would revolt if I ever so much as threatened not to make it. It’s very rich and good and sweet. If you don’t like a sweetened sweet potato casserole this is not the one for you. If you’re used to the standard recipe with  marshmallows melted on top, oh baby, you won’t believe what an upgrade this recipe is....

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These innocent looking little cake bars are absolutely irresistible As soon as the weather cools, and we say good bye to summer, this is first recipe I make. If for some reason I’m slow to get to baking, my kids vehemently complain. These pumpkin bars are their favorite, and have been, since the very first time I made them probably ten years ago! These are incredibly moist and wonderfully spiced. The thick cream cheese frosting is the prefect finish on them.   More Bars! Luscious Lemon Bars -Simply made and infused with fresh lemon juice and lemon zest is...

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Scott’s Old Fashioned Apple Pie

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?  Ours was really wonderful.  The house was filled with family, friends and, of course, food.  Both my kids were home and our friends from Northern California came down.  We all laughed, visited, relaxed and ate ourselves silly.  Scott, who is famous for his fabulous homemade pies, was of course in charge of dessert.  He made apple, pecan and coconut cream.  They were all delicious!  My favorite was the apple pie. It is the perfect Old Fashion Apple Pie!  It’s filled with thinly sliced apples which were gently spiced and topped with a wonderful crumb topping. ...

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