Category: Sweet Things

How to Do a Birthday Cake at the Hunting Camp

The Deerslayer family recently converged at the ranch to celebrate two birthdays, Deerslayer’s and one daughter’s who drove in from college. Don’t forget that it’s been hotter than stink in Texas and the thought of heating up the cabin by baking a cake didn’t… Continue Reading “How to Do a Birthday Cake at the Hunting Camp”

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Rubbish Muffins

Well, friends, that lull that occurs between dove season and deer season down here in South Texas has come and gone.  Before things got too hectic, before my house was once again piled with coolers and camo, while I  still had some control over my… Continue Reading “Dark Chocolate Zucchini Rubbish Muffins”

Flan, Heaven on a Plate!

This is one of my favorite desserts of all time.  It is the perfect ending to a delicious meal of Venison/Nilgai/Wild Pork Enchiladas with Creamy Poblano Sauce.  And Pheasant Enchiladas with tomatillo sauce. And Faux Venison Barbacoa.  You get the idea.  Flan is perfect.  Texture, creamy.… Continue Reading “Flan, Heaven on a Plate!”

Skip the Valentine’s Day Hype! Just Make Cherry Pie!

Let me say this right up front.  The Deerslayer household DOES NOT subscribe to the Hallmark-induced Valentine’s Day hype.  There is nothing romantic or sweet about flowers, candy, jewelry, cards and restaurant menus that have suddenly, inexplicably doubled in price.  Puzzling, yes.  Romantic and… Continue Reading “Skip the Valentine’s Day Hype! Just Make Cherry Pie!”

Whitewing Season and Chocolate Cake

You may be wondering what whitewing season has to do with chocolate cake.  If you bear with me for a few minutes, not only will the connection become clear, but you’ll end up with a fabulous chocolate cake recipe as well. Preparations had begun for… Continue Reading “Whitewing Season and Chocolate Cake”

Chocolate Milk with Blackberry Brandy and Whipped Cream

I’m pretty sure that, over the years, I’ve shared my view of VD (Valentine’s Day).  When I taught elementary school, I had my share of construction paper hearts, cupids, paper doilies, and conversation heart candies (yuck). There were many single years that I bought into the hype… Continue Reading “Chocolate Milk with Blackberry Brandy and Whipped Cream”

Happy Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos! from the Deerslayer Clan

Apricot Brandy Rubbish Muffins (or for the Hunters; Booze Muffins)

 This is the time of year when I’m just in between bird hunting season and deer season. The house has just been cleared of boots, feathers and coolers and is not yet stacked with the second round of coolers, rifles, and hunting boots.  We haven’t taken… Continue Reading “Apricot Brandy Rubbish Muffins (or for the Hunters; Booze Muffins)”

Timely, no. Tasty, yes.

Roasting Fresh Pumpkin I’ll bet you didn’t know that pumpkins purchased in October to be used for autumn decor will last until past the end of February!  Don’t ask me how I know that. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that my family has… Continue Reading “Timely, no. Tasty, yes.”

Apricot Brandy Cake

Valentine’s Day is upon us.  Actually, it’s been lurking in the stores since Thanksgiving. Junior Deerslayer refers to it as “Singles Awareness Day”.  Everyone in our family has decided that it would be a sneaky move for all of us to secretly decide to… Continue Reading “Apricot Brandy Cake”

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