Baking Fun for the Weekend

The forecast for St. Louis this weekend is rain, clouds, and more rain, thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all. We are so deep in the depths of a drought that any rain is fabulous. Rainy days make me want to bake. Weekends, especially long weekends give me time to bake.

On this last weekend of summer, according to some, I thought I would share some of my favorite desserts from the summer’s posts, and maybe inspire you to try one.


I can’t end the summer without revisiting an ice cream recipe. Try Cinnamon Ice Cream for something different.

If you want to go all out, top it with Hot Fudge Sauce and experience a little ice cream heaven.

Or you could take just a few minutes to whip up Vanilla Shortbread and revel in the decadence of a cookie that showcases butter. All butter, all the time.

If you are looking for relatively healthy, but still indulgent breakfast, make Banana Muffins. They take no time to make, but you can also make them the day before so they will be ready when you roll out of bed and start the coffee brewing on a lazy weekend morning.

Finally, if you want a quick (and I mean quick) dessert to take to any party or dinner, try White Texas Sheet Cake. This recipe takes just a few minutes to put together, and you can stir it up with a wooden spoon and bowl – no mixer required. If you don’t need a large cake, half of the recipe fits into a 9 by 13 pan beautifully. Just cut all the ingredient amounts exactly in half and you are good to go.

What are you baking, or eating, this Labor Day weekend?


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