Featured in our November “The Best of the South” issue, the historic Fayetteville home of Julie and Mike Roetzel contains a beautiful kitchen worth special attention. Mike converted an antique hutch into a functional island with an ice maker, designed for easy entertaining. Especially this time of year, with holiday cooking and get-togethers on the horizon, we couldn’t be more charmed. In fact, if it were our kitchen, we’d never leave it. We’d just stay home and make desserts all day, which we would fool ourselves into thinking look a little something like this (courtesy of the Southern queen of cooking herself, Paula Deen).
This pumpkin gingerbread trifle would be a festive way to begin.
Followed shortly by a picture-perfect strawberry cake.
Topped off with a big heaping scoop of chocolatey goodness.