Poke cakes are so great to make because the entire family can get involved. There is something about a sheet cake that makes it much more achievable for baking with little boys. Right now my preschooler, the Monkey, loves to “help” whenever I decide to cook, so I try to pick recipes that help won’t mess up. The Mellow Man loves pie, more than cake, and his favorite is Key Lime Pie, so I decided to make Key Lime Poke Cake. The recipe is originally from Betty Crocker, but I decided that I wanted to change things up a bit. It ended up being amazing. It tastes exactly like Key Lime Pie, but with a cake base. I was so impressed by the poke cake that I couldn’t wait to share it!
I can’t remember a time when my grandmother didn’t make this quick bread recipe for cinnamon bread. It’s one of recipes that when I make it, I’m instantly reminded of watching her bake during the holidays. Plus, this cinnamon bread is great by itself without any embellishments, warm out of the oven, but it’s equally yummy when it is lightly toasted and served with butter. This makes it a great recipe to serve for breakfast or brunch. If you are looking for something to serve at your next brunch or to take to the office for a morning meeting, then this cinnamon bread is the one for you.
Today I’m going to share with you the best, the very best Southern Pecan Pie recipe. However, I have a confession to make– I don’t actually make this pie. Mellow Man does. For some reason, I’m not terribly good with baking pies. They are a bit of a challenge for me. I do better with a graham cracker crust, and frozen or creamy pies. I’m not sure why. Mellow Man makes me at least one pecan pie every year, and we haven’t always stuck with the same recipe. However, after many taste tests, I know the recipe that I love best, so he sticks with that one. Now, this recipe turns out to be the perfect Southern pecan pie– the texture and taste are exactly what you are looking for. It’s ooey, and gooey, and so sweet. I promise that when you are done making it, you’ll agree that it’s the best Southern Pecan Pie recipe out there.