Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies

holiday molasses spice crinkle cookies

These Molasses Spice Crinkle Cookies are just one of many of my favorite southern holiday traditions. These cookies are made year after year, by generation after generation. They’re made from recipe cards tattered by age, discolored by drips of molasses and sugar crusted fingers, the paper worn soft with age and use, the scent of ginger, molasses, cinnamon, and cloves woven into the recipe cards themselves.

Quick and Easy Sopapilla Beignets

easy sopapilla beignet

This deliciously easy sopapilla-beignet-hybrid-cheater recipe is inspired by my kids, our love of cooking with each other, their desire to contribute their own dessert to Thanksgiving, and Pillsbury Grands!®, in conjunction with Tap Influence Growing up in Texas means a familiarity with a delicious puffy, light, fried dough dessert by the name of Sopapilla; growing… 

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Chocolate Cobbler

southern chocolate cobbler | A Southern Fairytale

Today is National Chocolate Day, and today’s chocolate cobbler recipe is dedicated to Joan Hayes of Chocolate, Chocolate and More. This past week, Joan, one of the most generous, kind, talented, loving members of our food blogging community passed away.  She leaves behind 3 children, hundreds of friends, and a legacy of kindness, laughter, and chocolate.


Cinnamon and Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies | A Southern Fairytale

Snickerdoodles, or “Snickering Doodles” as Princess calls them are one of our family’s favorite cookies.   Sweet buttery cookies, rolled in cinnamon-sugar, slow baked to a chewy-crisp perfection, and then sprinkled with a bit more cinnamon-sugar just as they’re removed from the oven to finish them off.

Granny’s Sock It To Me Cake

Granny's Sock it To Me Cake | A Southern Family Tradition | A Southern Fairytale

One of the first cakes that Granny made for Nathan was her Sock It To Me Cake. I’m pretty sure he asked her to marry him after the first bite. Granny would have turned 95 today. Mary Cecil Trew {Granny} April 18, 1920 – April 16, 2014 Granny was everyone’s Granny.  Every single one of… 

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Easy Funnel Cake Recipe

powdered sugar and funnel cakes | A Southern Fairytale

Whenever we go to the rodeo, the fair, the boardwalk – my kids want funnel cakes. Fluffy, crispy, chewy, sweet, powdered sugar dusted fried swirls of awesomeness. I had no clue that funnel cakes were so simple to make, or so much fun to make… let’s just say that now that I know, there will be lots… 

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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want a perfectly delicious, yet simple – chocolate chip cookie – a crisp around the edges, chewy in the middle, chocolate chip cookie. If you’re anything like Princess – you want one without frills – no additions. no fruit. no silliness.  Just sugars, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and happiness. A couple months ago… 

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Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake Recipe

carnival cruise lines chocolate cake

When we went on our first Carnival Cruise in 2010 – everyone said: Eat the Melting Chocolate Cake.  It’s to die for, it’s the best thing on the ship, it’s legendary, it’s incredible, their chocolate cake is the thing of legends. Seriously, every single person told us to try the molten lava, volcano chocolate, melting… 

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Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

shortbread cookies, fudge, and chocolate cookies for the food blogger cookie swap

It’s finally here! The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Recipe Reveal Day!  Today is the day that I can share the recipe for the easiest shortbread cookies!   This was my 2nd year participating in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I love it! Not only are delicious cookies shipped from food bloggers all across… 

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Texas Pecan Butter Cookies

pecan sandies aka pecan snowballs

A Texas Staple; these easy and delicious buttery, pecan filled, powdered sugar coated cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie swap recipe.  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this recipe    Bring these Pecan Sandies to your next Christmas party or cookie swap, and you’re guaranteed to be invited back! They’re buttery, sugary, crunchy, powdered sugar coated… 

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Spiced Pear Cake

Cast iron baked spiced pear cake

Spiced Pears baked into a cake in a cast iron skillet.  This cake is simple to make, and delicious to eat! This spiced pear cake is rustic, simple, delicious, and makes your house smell incredible.

Bacon Pecan Brittle

Crunchy, Salty, Delicious Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon, Pecans, and Sugar OH MY!  You can’t go wrong with ingredients like those!  a huge thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this post I’m not one for jumping on bandwagons, and while I love bacon – I don’t think that every single food out there needs bacon added to it, however… the saltiness and savoriness… 

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Homemade Cracker Jacks Recipe

Homemade Caramel Corn with Sugared Pecans

Do you have a snack that whisks you back to the sticky fingers, smudged faces, gap toothed smiles, full bellies, and pure happiness of childhood? Caramel Corn is one of those foods that immediately takes me back to baseball games, county fairs, rodeos, and lazy afternoons sharing bowls of sticky caramel coated corn with my… 

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