• Dessert,  Recipes

    Coconut Date Nut Balls

    You know when you can’t help yourself from eating something wonderful before it’s done? Well, these are like that. Once I make this warm candy, I can’t even wait until I roll them into balls, then in coconut and I’ve got a mouthful of that warm, date/butter mixture. It’s almost too hot, right out from the pan, to put in my mouth but so worth it. You know what I mean. My friend, Becky, loves for me to make them at Christmas. Unless she’s on a low-carb eating plan, then I just keep them for myself. I always make them though during the holidays because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without…

  • Dessert,  Recipes

    A Texas Dessert Tradition

    If you’re from Texas, you’ve had this cake. I pretty much grew up on it. It’s thin, made in a baking sheet, or sheet pan (hence the name) and has nuts on top, or not. It used to be made with part butter and part shortening (Crisco, to be exact), but I now make it with only butter. Crisco’s out of style. Print Texas Sheet Cake Ingredients FOR THE CAKE nonstick cooking spray 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. Butter cubed 1 c. water 1/4 c. cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1/2 c. sour…

  • Dessert,  Recipes

    My Italian Fig Cookies

    My husband is Italian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked for his mom’s recipe that he loves so much. It never happened, so I made my own, based on 6 years of trying different recipes I’ve found online. This is a great recipe I came up with, but I’m sure they’re not like my husband’s mom’s recipe. It’s the best I could do, and I’ll share with you! Print Paula's Italian Fig Cookies Ingredients DOUGH 4 c unbleached white flour 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1 c plain shortening not butter flavored 1 egg 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 c…

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