Tag Archives: Southern Sweets Showdown

Red Velvet Cake vs. Bread Pudding

Two classic desserts go in. Only one comes out alive. Such is the brutal reality of the Southern Sweets Showdown.

Today’s choice comes down to one largely of texture and appearance.

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Round 2 of the Sweets Showdown: Commence to Votin’!

The time has come for Round 2 of the Southern Sweets Showdown. You can feel the excitement, can’t you? It’s like the jittery kind of high one gets from downing a dozen Krispy Kremes and chasing them with sweet tea.

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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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The Southern Sweets Showdown Lightning Round!

When we began this little endeavor called the Southern Sweets Showdown, the plan was to write an original article or anecdote about each of the 68 contestants in the first round. Yeah … didn’t exactly work out that way.

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Time for OT in the Southern Sweets Showdown

Here’s the real shocker: for the first time in the Southern Sweets Showdown, we have a tie. Not only do we have our first tie, we have two of them!

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The He-Said, She-Said of the Southern Sweets Showdown

Today you get two showdowns in one. On one level it’s #4 Apple Butter vs. #13 Banana & Mayonnaise Sandwich in the Miscellany Region. On another level, it’s Deb vs. Wayne, Her vs. Him in the Battle of the Sandwich.

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The Peaches are Cream and the Coke’s in the Oven

We’re pleased to present another post from our TFGC (that’s Token Female Guest Contributor), Deborah Krauss. We felt the need to point out that she wrote this, because no Real Southern Man would ever use “OMG.”

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The Snooty and the Common of Hand-Held Treats

These are Russian tea cakes. Southern ones are usually eaten before anyone can take a picture. Image via Wikipedia
Hand-Held Treats, the division for children of all ages… or those who prefer to eat their Southern Sweets while driving their pickup truck to the woods to pick out their Christmas tree (tree lots are for city folks and Yankees).

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Our Token Woman Takes on the Sweets Showdown

Our lone female guest contributor, Deborah Krauss, returns with this week’s entries in the Southern Sweets Showdown. I suppose this makes her a recurring guest contributor now. Eventually, she may be a full-fledged contributor, but then we’ll have to change the name … and the logo. We like the logo. The logo is good.

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Southern Sweets Results: 7s vs. 10s

Based on the latest round of results from the Southern Sweets Showdown, we can draw the following conclusions: •People love sweet potatoes, but not more than fried dough covered in powdered sugar. •We need more Kentuckians reading the site. Herewith, the evidence: Hand-Held Treats #10 Oatmeal Creme Pie 60%#7 Bourbon Balls 40% Miscellany #10 Tupelo […]

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