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Leslie's Little Luxuries

Leslie's Little Luxuries Homemade soaps, jams, jellies, from scratch baked goods and other homemade stuff! Making little luxuries affordable
Because we all deserve a little something special!

My calling in life is to feed people, I know this not only from my love of cooking that goes back to standing on a chair in the kitchen to help my mom, but also because I seem drawn to activities that feed people or individuals in need of food. Feeding people brings me joy but feeding your soul and lifting your spirit is equally part of my mission.

Operating as usual

😍O M GOODNESS😍I made apple fritters for the first time today from a 1927 cookbook and they are oh so delectable!I am can...
04/30/2022

😍O M GOODNESS😍

I made apple fritters for the first time today from a 1927 cookbook and they are oh so delectable!

I am cancelling swim suit season 🀣😳 (again)

Who would like to see me begin to offer these up for sale?

I made honeysuckle jelly! I have 10 jars up for grabs. 😁
04/28/2022

I made honeysuckle jelly! I have 10 jars up for grabs. 😁

Being the food history geek that I am, I wondered why is it called German chocolate cake? The cake is actually named aft...
03/28/2022

Being the food history geek that I am, I wondered why is it called German chocolate cake?

The cake is actually named after the blend of sweet chocolate used in the cake, German chocolate, and the chocolate is named for the man that developed that specific blend. His name was Samuel German. So the cake isn’t β€œGerman” as in the country, it’s β€œGerman” as in the chocolate.

The more you know 😁

3 layer Italian cream cake southern style...with pecans 😍 Lucky birthday fella 😁
03/01/2022

3 layer Italian cream cake southern style...with pecans 😍 Lucky birthday fella 😁

3 layers of rich chocolate cake, peanut butter buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups 😍 I hop...
02/14/2022

3 layers of rich chocolate cake, peanut butter buttercream, topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups 😍 I hope the birthday boy loves it 😁

I made 108 chocolate covered cherries today 😁 Let me know if you would like some for Valentine's. 48 are already sold an...
02/04/2022

I made 108 chocolate covered cherries today 😁 Let me know if you would like some for Valentine's. 48 are already sold and I won't be making anymore. Reserve yours before they are gone πŸ’• $2.00 each any quantity.

Things that make a from scratch foodies day!!!  Paid 4 bucks for ALLLLLL of these. This greatly helps me keep prices low...
11/07/2021

Things that make a from scratch foodies day!!! Paid 4 bucks for ALLLLLL of these. This greatly helps me keep prices low during this crazy hike in food prices. πŸ™Œ SO THANKFUL πŸ™Œ

I have achieved pecan praline perfection for this special order. I was just going to take a taste after I was done stirr...
11/05/2021

I have achieved pecan praline perfection for this special order. I was just going to take a taste after I was done stirring, when I awoke my rubber spatula looked like I could put it back in the utensil holder πŸ˜‹ πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Creamy, buttery, pecany goodness! Is pecany a word? It should be πŸ˜‚

Orange cranberry bread making for Van’s National Night Out 😍😍😍 Fresh ingredients made with LOTS OF πŸ’•
10/03/2021

Orange cranberry bread making for Van’s National Night Out 😍😍😍 Fresh ingredients made with LOTS OF πŸ’•

Goats milk soap making βœ” I will be at Van’s National Night Out. Tuesday selling these and much more 😁 Apple harvestCucum...
10/03/2021

Goats milk soap making βœ” I will be at Van’s National Night Out. Tuesday selling these and much more 😁

Apple harvest
Cucumber melon
Rose
Lavender
Lovespell
Honeysuckle jasmine
And a πŸ’₯MAN SCENTπŸ’₯ Suede and smoke

$5.00 each or buy 3 get one FREEEEEE 😁

Super excited to be prepping for Van’s National Night Out this coming Tuesday! I have made loads of hand poured goatsmil...
10/02/2021

Super excited to be prepping for Van’s National Night Out this coming Tuesday! I have made loads of hand poured goatsmilk soaps in amazing scents with plant based colors. Making banana bread, cranberry orange, lemon zucchini, lemon blueberry, pumpkin and possibly others. I will have jalapeno jelly, and candied jalapenos. Weather permitting I may make peanut brittle 😁 Come out and enjoy a free evening of family activities and foodπŸ’₯

Pretty excited about this special order lemon marmalade. 3 ingredients, lemons water and sugar. Instead of using a comme...
08/29/2021

Pretty excited about this special order lemon marmalade. 3 ingredients, lemons water and sugar. Instead of using a commercially made pectin such as sure jell, prepped lemons are soaked overnight to draw out pectin from the peels. This was quite a long process, there is a lot of love in these jars πŸ˜πŸ’• and so looking forward to my customer review on how it tastes on salmon. I made 10 jars, not sure how many she will want yet but will put what is left up for sale 😁

I got the opourtunity to make this quintessential birthday cake again. The topper lights up, how fun is this? 😁
08/21/2021

I got the opourtunity to make this quintessential birthday cake again. The topper lights up, how fun is this? 😁

Special order vanilla cake with sprinkles in the mix and vanilla almond buttercream frosting. The cake topper was a fun ...
07/25/2021

Special order vanilla cake with sprinkles in the mix and vanilla almond buttercream frosting. The cake topper was a fun find from our local Dollar General and lit up😍

Forgot to post these gold and white themed special order wedding shower cupcakes I made last week. These were really fun...
07/22/2021

Forgot to post these gold and white themed special order wedding shower cupcakes I made last week. These were really fun to make 😍

Lemon zucchini bread making 😍 Suzann Rhodes Ferguson Farms fresh eggs, zucchini purchased from a man on the side of the ...
06/25/2021

Lemon zucchini bread making 😍 Suzann Rhodes Ferguson Farms fresh eggs, zucchini purchased from a man on the side of the road with a hand-lettered sign😁 πŸ’• You can purchase a loaf of your very own from the Bake sale at the Dollar General this Saturday hosted by the Van Lady Destroyers earning money for State enrty fees. Yes I am tempting you and all kinds of happy about it πŸ˜‚

A sweet friend asked me to make her wedding cake. I have never made a wedding cake, just too much pressure for such a sp...
04/22/2021

A sweet friend asked me to make her wedding cake. I have never made a wedding cake, just too much pressure for such a special day. I have to give a HUGE SHOUT to Sondra Smith from Essential Grace Cakes & More for coming to my emotional rescue to make it BEAUTIFUL!! Underneath her amazing work is lemon blueberry cake, with lemon pie filling and blueberry pie filling in between the layers, with buttercream frosting. The bride approves!

04/11/2021

I am so proud to say I sold out 250 pies from last night and this morning. THANK YOU for helping me raise money for Van High School Project Graduation 2021 I am overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity. 😍

I am back at the pie making this morning for 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and Jam Session this evening from 5 to 8 PM. I am go...
04/10/2021

I am back at the pie making this morning for 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and Jam Session this evening from 5 to 8 PM. I am gonna brag a bit....not only do I make my pie crust from scratch but make my own buttermilk from home canned milk. Another batch of apricot filling just went to the fridge to chill, dried apricots simmered until soft, then add sugar, butter, cinnamon and cooked until thickened. Simple ingredients with no preservatives. I will be donating my profit from the sale of these pies to Van High School Project Graduation 2021 hope to see Y'all there!

Who's ready for crawfish, live music and fried pies? Come see us tomorrow from 5 to 8 PM at 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and J...
04/09/2021

Who's ready for crawfish, live music and fried pies? Come see us tomorrow from 5 to 8 PM at 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and Jam Session. Can't wait to see Y'all there 😁

Today is the day. I must have felt as if I was some kind of Superwoman agreeing to make anywhere from 2 to 300 baked han...
04/09/2021

Today is the day. I must have felt as if I was some kind of Superwoman agreeing to make anywhere from 2 to 300 baked hand pies. (I am a one girl show y'all with one oven!!) And even though I'm well prepped in the days that preceded this morning, I began to feel as if I had drank too much coffee. My heart was racing and I was filled with all the doubt! I immediately recognized I'm fixing to have a full-blown panic attack.

It has been a long time since anxiety and panic has overwhelmed me. Immediately I went to my closet and took out the shirt that my dear friend gave me and I told the devil straight up you don't want none of this today! I am a child of the most high God you have no Authority in this place and furthermore I can do all things through God who strengthens me! So back off and let me get on to my Pie makingπŸ˜πŸ˜‚

So now I am filled with peace and happiness that I will get to share love from my kitchen with so many people tomorrow oh, what a blessing!

From scratch lemon pie filling is checked off my list for 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and Jam Session this Saturday where I w...
04/05/2021

From scratch lemon pie filling is checked off my list for 3 Knocks Crawfish Boil and Jam Session this Saturday where I will be offering baked hand pies (fried pies that are baked instead) for sale. Come join us and taste a little LOVE from my kitchen 😁

Time intensive but SO worth the effort! These little chocolate covered cherry beauties will need to remain in airtight c...
02/02/2021

Time intensive but SO worth the effort! These little chocolate covered cherry beauties will need to remain in airtight containers until Valentine's day. This is needed so that the cherry can do its magnificent work of softening the mixture of real butter, powdered sugar, and cherry juice mixture. Let me know below if you would order. $2.00 each, packaged cute, ready to give πŸ’•

Special order cake for the chocoholic that loves Reese's πŸ˜‹ 3 layers of rich dark chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter fr...
01/28/2021

Special order cake for the chocoholic that loves Reese's πŸ˜‹ 3 layers of rich dark chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter frosting, topped with chocolate ganache and peanut butter cups! I think I'm going to invite myself to the birthday party😁

Making dough today for cinnamon roll orders this week πŸ˜‹ Who would like some?
01/04/2021

Making dough today for cinnamon roll orders this week πŸ˜‹ Who would like some?

Merry Christmas and a big πŸ’• THANK YOU πŸ’• to everyone who has purchased from me this year!! May God bless each one of you ...
12/24/2020

Merry Christmas and a big πŸ’• THANK YOU πŸ’• to everyone who has purchased from me this year!! May God bless each one of you and your family in the New Year πŸ™ Your support means the World to me πŸ’•

SOLD OUT πŸŽ… MAKING MORE 😁 HEADED TO THE STORE FOR MORE BUTTER πŸ˜‚I am in love with these new cookie flavors in my kitchen t...
12/17/2020

SOLD OUT πŸŽ… MAKING MORE 😁 HEADED TO THE STORE FOR MORE BUTTER πŸ˜‚

I am in love with these new cookie flavors in my kitchen this morning. Christmas peppermint Kiss sugar cookies, and red velvet white chocolate crinkle cookies. Tastes great with my 5th cup of coffee πŸ˜‚

I had a special order for snowball cookies, and of course I made extra πŸ’•  Buttery shortbread cookies, loaded with ground...
12/09/2020

I had a special order for snowball cookies, and of course I made extra πŸ’• Buttery shortbread cookies, loaded with ground pecans and rolled in powdered sugar while they are hot. Melt in your mouth goodness!! I have 5 dozen available today 10 dollars a dozen.

Good morning! Orange cranberry bread is already in the oven this morning I will have 3 loaves available today. I will ta...
12/07/2020

Good morning! Orange cranberry bread is already in the oven this morning I will have 3 loaves available today. I will take orders this week for orange cranberry, lemon blueberry with a delicious buttery streusel topping, and apple fritter bread. Full-sized loaves are $10 each and I am more than happy to make mini loaves for $5 each. Have a great Monday y'all!

If anyone is in the mood for some fudge today I have the following available for purchase. These are 1 lb blocks2- peanu...
11/28/2020

If anyone is in the mood for some fudge today I have the following available for purchase. These are 1 lb blocks

2- peanut butter
2- chocolate
3-Pinacolada
4-lemon
7- orange cranberry walnut

Price reduced from $10 a pound to $7 a pound

Happy Small Business Saturday!  I have so many friends that work hard everyday to promote themselves in their small busi...
11/28/2020

Happy Small Business Saturday! I have so many friends that work hard everyday to promote themselves in their small businesses! It is not easy when you are a one pony show to get attention from big corporate companies with huge advertising budgets and a department for each and every task. TO MY SMALL BUSINESS FRIENDSπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯ drop a link to your business in the comment section here on my business page, and share a link on my personal page under this post as well! My Hope Is this will generate some interest in my friends businesses and directly impact their lives πŸ’• Big corporate companies do not care about your business but my small business friends certainly do! Thank you for your time!

SOLD OUT!! 😁I had an order for one loaf of apple fritter bread. But as most of you know I don't make a small batch of an...
11/24/2020

SOLD OUT!! 😁
I had an order for one loaf of apple fritter bread. But as most of you know I don't make a small batch of anything, I have three loaves available for purchase! Made with fresh honeycrisp apples, lots of brown sugar and cinnamon, real butter and local farm fresh eggs, then drizzled with my granny's old fashioned glaze. Absolutely delicious $10 a loaf.

Thank you to old friends and new that came to see me today and for making a real impact in my life. Not only by your pur...
11/14/2020

Thank you to old friends and new that came to see me today and for making a real impact in my life. Not only by your purchases but your beautiful friendships as well.

I just reached the finish line on fudge. Last but not least peanut butter, or as my mom called Taffy Tan. After her pass...
11/13/2020

I just reached the finish line on fudge. Last but not least peanut butter, or as my mom called Taffy Tan. After her passing, this is one of the recipes I sorely regretted not getting from her. Fast forward over a decade my sweet Aunt Junie sends me copies of some recipes from her, my mom, my Aunt Lema and my grandma....IN THEIR OWN WRITING 😍 I was thrilled to get them of course but my big surprise was this recipe. Taffy Tan fudge in my mom's beautiful cursive πŸ’• See Y'all tomorrow at the 13th Annual Holly Berry Holiday Bazaar.

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The fudge and baked goods are out of this world. The owner is a lovely lady with a very good heart and really cares about her customers.
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