(World’s Best) Chocolate Pie

I don’t like to brag but…

I seriously make the world’s best chocolate pie.

It was my grandmother Alma’s recipe and…girl knew what was UP! I’ve had men profess love over this pie. It’s that damn good.

My dear friend, Taylor, requested a chocolate pie so I invited him, Dawn, Jeff, and Daniel over late one night for some pie making shenanigans. But what’s a pie making party without booze? As you’ll see in the video…we got a little schnookered. So much so that I couldn’t make the video without having to put a drinking game in there, too. Watch and see! (There’s also a part of the video where the audio and image aren’t in synch. Don’t worry…it doesn’t last too long)

Food Beauty with Ron Remke

Changing the M&M color!

Ron Remke: computer genius

Fat Kid Cookies ready for their close up

Charlie being helpful

Nom-y cookies

Ron checking...stuff

gorgeous Whipping Cream Pound Cake!

Ron in action!

I can haz head scratch?

Hi y’all!

I am not a food photographer.
I am not a good photographer.
I know what a camera looks like…that’s about it.

So why would I think I could take decent photos of my baked tastiness?
After giving it a ‘shot’ (get it?) it took me about 2.2 seconds to realize that I needed professional help. Enter Ron Remke.

This adorably sweet guy came to my rescue! It’s amazing what great lighting, duct tape, and a guy who knows what’s up can do. In 1 hour he got 2 beautiful photos and retouched the crap out of them. Really. The guy is a ninja with a computer. It’s silly for me to be so excited about this but…he turned one of the M&M’s from green to red! MAGIC! I love that stuff!

Anyhoo, hope you enjoy the photos then head over to the ‘Orders’ page and show Dollop of Dixie some love.

Donna Bell’s Bakery: Strawberry Shortcake Review

Strawberry Shortcake

Although we here at A Dollop of Dixie feel like our goodies are pretty damn good, we’re an equal opportunity sugar lover. Also, there are only so many things I’m going to video myself baking so…I figured it’s time to diversify this bloggie thingie.

While doing research for Dollop of Dixie, I naturally wanted to check out all the other ‘Southern style’ bakeries in the city and Donna Bell’s Bake Shop was the first I came across.
It seemed pretty legit- there’s even some Alabama roots in there!- but I was skeptical…

Last night was one of my favorite people’s b-days. We all gathered to celebrate in midtown with cocktails and, naturally, BIRTHDAY CAKE! This was no typical birthday cake, however. No thick, punch-you-in-the-teeth sweet frosting and certainly no cuppie cakes. This was a light, not too sweet, spongy, and delightful Strawberry Shortcake from Donna Bell’s. As you can see in the pictures, it’s not totally covered in light whipped cream-like frosting, which adds a nice rustic appeal. And it went FAST! We even tried to divvy out teeny little slices and…nope…these fatties needed seconds.

So…i gueeeeeeess if you’re not going to get a perfect Caramel Cake or 1,2,3,4 Cake from DoD…we’d be in full support of you hitting up Donna Bell’s. Tell ‘em we sent you.



OH! And click on the link below. ‘SHONDO!’ is Julius’ ‘Money Dance’…it’s kinda brilliant.