The Last Chapter

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on Simply Southern Baking.  Where have I been?  Here’s the scoop:

Last fall, I decided to take a few months off from the world of food blogging.  I had been posting less often and was at the point where I needed an extended break from the blog.  At first, I was going to write a post telling you I was taking a break; however, the right words just wouldn’t come out (a serious case of writer’s block).  Well, the months have passed by quickly and I’m finally getting around to sharing what’s been on my mind for quite some time.

After much thought and a few heartfelt talks with my two closest blogging friends, I’ve decided to bring Simply Southern Baking to an end and jump off the food blogging merry-go-round.

Why?  The answer is quite simple:  Life happens, priorities change and interests shift.

Please know that this wasn’t an all-of-a-sudden type of decision. I’ve pondered over and struggled with this for a long time.  My heart has just not been in it like it was the first few years and I’m now totally okay with saying so long to this little corner of the web.

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A special cookbook filled to the brim with enough goodies to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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Calling all dessert lovers and makers!  There’s a new cookbook coming out soon that is an absolute must-have.  Sweetness, by my friend Christy Jordan of Southern Plate, includes an abundance of sweet recipes to celebrate any occasion.

Christy has poured her heart and soul into her third cookbook, which is dedicated to the golden generation….your grandparents and hers.  Her warm southern charm, sweet stories and precious memories are as much as part of this book as the recipes.

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A special beverage combo that can be served for any occasion.

This two-ingredient Strawberry Lemonade Tea can be served for any occasion. Kid friendly too!

Don’t put away that lemonade yet!  Fall is not “officially” here for a couple more weeks.

Yes, I know, a lot of you probably only drink lemonade during the hot summer months; however, here in the south (especially where I’m from), we could drink it all year long just like we do our sweet iced tea.

Some of you may have had an “Arnold Palmer” before, which is half tea and half lemonade….BUT, I’ve got a new version that might have you heading to the store right away.

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Easy popsicles for the kid in all of us!

Eight popsicles made with only 4 ingredients for kids of all ages....and that includes you!

This has been the month for popsicles on Simply Southern Baking.  Have you made any this summer?  I don’t know about you, but I could eat them almost year round….the exception being when it’s freezing outside!

This new collection of Eight 4-Ingredient Popsicles are easy and kid-friendly.  I’m talking about kids of ALL ages….and that includes you!

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A double punch of apple flavor in a frozen yogurt pop.

Easy to make Greek yogurt pop with a double punch of apple flavor. Great treat for after school treats!

With the back-to-school season upon us, are you looking for something different for an after school treat?

How about a little treat JUST FOR YOU after a busy day when all you want to do is kick your shoes off, put your feet up and relax (if only for 10 minutes)?

I’ve got you covered all around with these Apple Pie Greek Yogurt Pops.  And….you only need 3 ingredients!  They’re a tad healthy to boot too.

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