A Southern Grace: November 2012

November 29, 2012

pour some (brown) sugar (and cinnamon) on me

Cinnamon, brown sugar, and caramel are very near and dear to me. They make up my baking trifecta.

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November 24, 2012

leggo my eggo!

On second thought, you can keep your frozen, commercially mass-produced excuse for a waffle. I have one that's fresh and made from scratch by me!

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November 18, 2012

comfort in a cupcake

Of all the comfort foods in all the lands, you'll find banana pudding near the top of my favorites list. Even though it's not always the most delicious thing in the world and it's a nightmare to photograph, there's something special about it that triggers a neuron or twenty in my brain and leads me to say, "Aaaaaah."

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November 15, 2012


Sweet potatoes need not be reserved for sweet potato casserole or sweet potato pie, though both are certainly worthy uses.

For a new taste, check out my sweet potato casserole cupcakes on The Back Burner!

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November 14, 2012

dressed for success

After many posts with no chocolate, I did a u-turn and had about four in a row. I'm not playing games here, folks--this gal, she don't mess around. I'm turning around again (picture, if you will, Austin Powers' hilarious attempt at a three-point turn that becomes a 33-point turn...) and doing something savory. If there's anything more infrequent than a chocolate post on this blog, it's a savory post.

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November 7, 2012

a second helping

One of my posts is not like the others. By that, I mean that one of my posts has been viewed more than 50 times more often than the next most popular post. That's huge. We're talking almost a million hits.

Disclaimer: In no way am I making light of actual crack addiction.

Thank you, Pinterest.

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November 2, 2012

the roof of your mouth will thank you

I like peanut butter, but I'm somewhat annoyed by the way it coats the inside of my mouth when I try to eat a spoonful of it. It's even a problem between two slices of bread or crackers, particularly if there's no jelly or jam to moisten things up.*

*Ever had a sandwich consisting of saltines and peanut butter? That's dry mouth at its finest!

What better way to combat this dilemma than to lighten the stuff up with whipped cream? Let's put it all in a pie shell and top it with chocolate while we're at it.

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November 1, 2012

a heathful halloween

More chocolate! Rejoice, rejoice!

The posts this week on The Back Burner are all about Halloween candy, and I have one word for you: Heath.

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