Best Damn Desserts from Bear Wallow to Goosehorn

by LaVece Hughes

181 pages. ISBN 1893239470  $15.00. 

More than 350 recipes for desserts and other sweet Southern delicacies.  
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From Bear Wallow to Goosehorn, two southern Kentucky communities where my ancestors lived, to a wider world, the appreciation of good food is universal. Some of the recipes I share with you in this book have been in my family for seven generations. In my family’s experience, desserts were perhaps the most important part of the meal. Desserts were not something to be eaten behind the steering wheel, or in front of the television. Desserts were substantial creations which provided an opportunity for family interaction, a time to relax, to sit over a cup of coffee or glass of iced tea and discuss events of the family and the world.  In today's fast-paced world, those times seem mostly gone. This book is an attempt to recapture some of that relaxed, small-town ambiance, an attempt to provide opportunity for those today who see value in a time for family interactionSo, take a moment to brew a cup of steaming tea, sit down and relax, dip into these recipes, and consider the possibilities.
                            --- LaVece Hughes 


From the book :

Quick Cherry Crisp

1 can cherry pie filling
¼ c margarine

Jiffy Cake Mix (or 1 c cake mix)
½ c chopped nuts (optional)

Butter a 9-inch square Pyrex dish. Pour 1 can cherry pie filling into dish. Mix margarine with cake mix. Sprinkle cake mixture over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Blueberry Surprise
1 stick margarine, melted
1 c flour

¼ c brown sugar
1 c nuts, chopped

Mix all together and press into a 9 x 12 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely. Then mix:

1 c sugar 
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz Kool Whip 
1 t vanilla

Spread onto cooled crust and top with a can of blueberry pie filling (cherry or other flavors can be used as well.) Refrigerate at least one hour.