Tag Archives: Baking and Confections

Some Southern Sweets Soar, Some Sink

We’re calling it. The lightning round that wrapped up the 1st round of the Southern Sweets Showdown is over. Between the play-in round and the 1st full round, you’ve now eliminated 36 sweets from our field of 68.

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Southern Sweets Showdown Round 1: #14 Apple Fritters vs. #3 Bread Pudding

Round One of the Southern Sweets Showdown rolls on with the 3-seeds versus the 14-seeds.

Today’s matchup comes from the Cakes, Puddings & Ice Cream Region, pitting the #3 Bread Pudding against #14 Apple Fritters.

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A Real Southern Woman’s Lemon Ice Box Pie

Guest contributor Deborah Krauss makes RSM history as the first Real Southern Woman to post on the site as she recollects her Mamaw’s lemon ice box pie.

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The Sweet is in the Milk

Throughout my life I have watched my parents enjoy cornbread and milk. It was never something I partook of regularly, and to this day have rarely had it. But it has always been a big part of the West Alabama culture in which I was raised.

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Last Chance to Vote in the Play-In Round

As of midnight tonight (Central time … God’s time), voting will end for the four play-in match-ups of the Southern Sweets Showdown.

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Southern Sweets Showdown Play-in: #17 Fruitcake vs. #16 Blue Bell Ice Cream

Our final play-in match of the Southern Sweets Showdown comes from the Cakes, Puddings & Ice Cream region.

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Southern Sweets: Raisin Pie

While going through family histories and family writings, I learned my Grandmother was known for making raisin pies — especially at Christmas time. I had never had raisin pie and the thought of it sounded quite strange.

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