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This week fall has finally hit with cooler weather so I decided on a variation of one of my favorite dessert recipes for the MTSU Football Radio Network Pregame show! How about Grilled Pound cake!

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Try this amazing recipe for Layered Coconut Sour Cream Cake courtesy of my co-author on the Hometown Cookbook Series - Sheila Simmons. It's pretty amazing and it has a great story behind it.

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Time for some homemade cheesecake courtesy of romance writer Cat Johnson!

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Red, White and Blueberry Pound CakeAlly and I were tossing ideas around for our upcoming holiday weekend. We've been blueberry crazy the last several weeks but have been limited on our annual handpicking adventures.

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I've Grilled Pizza? Why not cake? Grilled pound cake is my signature dessert. It's a perfect match for my style of cooking, which is heavy on barbecue, the real, slow-smoked kind, as well as when I fire up the grill.

Sure, you can make your own pound cake and ice cream from scratch or you can save some time and pick some up at the store.

The great thing is that you can replace ingredients as needed. No strawberries? Use pineapple, peaches, or mandarin oranges. Flavored pound cake and your favorite ice cream and toppings will help you make this dish one of your own. You can also trim calories by using low-fat, sugar-free items and dropping the butter and brown sugar.

If you fear placing slices of pound cake directly on a grill, try using a grilling basket or use a sheet of heavy-duty foil to make a griddle-like surface.

My recipe and photo was featured on the website the Daily Meal along with several other not so common items that you can toss on the grill. Check those recipes and a pretty cool slide show RIGHT HERE

Cooking spray, for the grill
4 slices pound cake
Spray butter or
2-3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
2-3 teaspoons brown sugar (optional)
4 scoops ice cream
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup strawberry syrup
1/3 cup toasted and sliced almonds
Preheat the grill over medium heat.Coat the grill or foil with cooking spray. Coat the pound cake with spray butter or brush with the melted butter. Grill until the edges are browned and the slice is heated evenly. If desired, sprinkle the slices lightly with brown sugar before removing from the grill. Place a slice on a plate, top with the ice cream, sliced strawberries, strawberry syrup, and almonds.

Thanks to the Daily Meal for selecting my Grilled Pound Cake!

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Guest article by Shelia Simmons - my co-author on the Hometown Cookbook Series.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Pie or Cake Anyone? By golly, sometimes you just need some ice cream. And sometimes you need a pie. And sometimes all you have is a box of Ice cream sandwiches and some extra items in the pantry. Don't worry, here is an easy kid friendly recipe that is perfect for combining kid time with kitchen time with little or no fuss.

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