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So, I hear you are looking for a new Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe. This is the best lemon meringue pie around. It is easy to make and this recipe has rich ingredients like condensed milk. This recipe has been in the family for years. It belonged to my great grandmother, Lula Holland, who was born February 6, 1897. Although I never met her, since she passed before I was born, I love her recipes dearly. I was so happy that my Lemon tree in my backyard started producing fruit. I couldn't wait to go pick a few fresh lemons from the tree, so I could start

Hello, my beautiful Sweet Bakers. This past weekend, I really wanted to bake something. It's starting to get chilly here in California. Plus, with the fires going on I thought it was best to stay home and make a little pumpkin pudding. However, I decided to change up the recipe and make Baked Pumpkin Pudding Muffins. Guys they came out amazing! What's even better is that you probably have all the ingredients in your cupboard. When they were baking, the house started smelling like beautiful roasted pumpkin. It truly feels like November. The consistency of the muffins was soft and chewy. It tasted like a little mini

I'm sure you will agree with me that everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie. I mean what's not to love. The warm cookie coming out the oven with the warm decadent chocolate just oozing out of the cookie. Plus with the crispy edge that I like to my cookies. But have you ever thought about making Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar? Why on earth would you do that was the question I asked myself. But then I got started to thinking that what if you ran out of brown sugar completely. Or you just have a little but not enough to fulfill the recipe. What

I was quite surprised when my friend brought me a Raspberry Cheesecake Cake. I couldn't think of where she possibly got it from. After way too many guesses she tells me it was STORE BOUGHT!!!! Like what??? I couldn't believe it. I exclaimed this has to be one of the best store bought desserts I've tried in awhile.   The Raspberry Cheesecake Cake had perfect layers of white cake with the raspberry cheesecake sandwiched in the middle. Plus the garnishing was absolutely beautiful. It was also super creamy with just the right amount of tartness. I was quite amazed. So if you love cheesecake and raspberries this delicious combo

As long as I can remember I’ve always had sweet potato pie in my life. I think every last cousin, uncle, aunty, mother and so on know how to make my families famous sweet potato pie recipe. Or as we like to say Blacks Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe.   It’s so good. It rich and creamy and perfect especially when it’s still slightly warm. It just melts in your mouth. So I decided to interview my Grandmother because she always used to bake it for me when I was a kid and this is how I was introduced to this amazing sweet potato pie. Below you will

Cake Bar Ticklebelly Summer is officially here. Thank God. I was tired of this cold weather here in California. I mean we are the Sunshine State. So it was time to pick up some treats to beat the heat.   I had to do some shopping at the grocery store and I decided to head over to the dessert section of course. Like I don’t have enough sweets in my house already:).   The dessert section of the grocery store seems to be getting bigger and bigger. You have cookies, cakes, pastries, muffins, tarts, ice cream and the list goes on and on. But the Cake Bars really stood out

Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? I said who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Who me? Yes you, couldn't be, then who? I just loved that nursery rhythm from my childhood. And it made me think of the wonderful Oatmeal Cookie Recipe that I have.   When I was younger I would visit my dear Aunt Bertha and she lived in an old Victorian House that reminded me of the movie Psycho where I was always scared to venture into different rooms thinking something was going to jump out at me. But my imagination just ran wild and I’m sure it was all

The big question is SALTED VS. UNSALTED BUTTER . Butter is so important in baking; it adds flavor and richness but also a creamy texture. The difference between these two types of butter is simple you guessed it, salt. The unsalted butter does not have salt added, while the salted variety does. So since Salt is a preservative salted butter tends to lasts longer. However it can mask the freshness of butter or an odor. 🤢   “With enough butter anything is good” 👩‍🍳Julia Child. Primarily I choose to use UNSALTED BUTTER this way I can control the amount of salt in a recipe which is a primary importance to

Now I don’t like to brag and all but I think I might have landed on the Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe ever. Cinnamon rolls have my two most favorite things bread and cinnamon. No joke:) Even as a kid going to the local mall just smelling the scent of Cinnabons got me so excited that I could care less what dress I was about to buy. All I wanted was that Cinnamon Roll. Fast forward to now instead of spending my money on someone else’s cinnamon rolls I decided to make my own. And man oh man I not sure if this was a good or bad

Learn How To Measure I know we have all been there where someone gives you a recipe and it’s written in “approximates”. Ugh 😑 I know. Such as: “Add about a pinch of this. Or Approximately add 1 cup of sugar.” Like is it 1 cup of Sugar or not!!! It’s so frustrating. As you know for a pastry chef, an at home baker or even a hobby cake decorator measuring ingredients carefully is a must. Actually weighing your ingredients is almost the most important thing when it comes to baking. I suggest weighing your ingredients with an electronic scale or a weight scale for more