Birthday Bash Recipes

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By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Happy birthday, y’all! Throwing a birthday bash and not sure what to fix for all of the guests? Relax! That’s what we’re here for. We’ve wrapped all of Paula’s best birthday recipes up in a pretty little bow for you. Don’t worry, you don’t have to thanks us. (Maybe just save us a slice of cake. Deal?)


Ooey Gooey Butter Layer Cake
What’s a birthday without cake? It’s like peanut butter without jelly, or macaroni without cheese. You get the idea! Delicious butter filling is layered between sweet sheets of cake to a birthday cake you won’t soon forget.

imageEasy Homemade Oreo Ice Cream
We know that we’ve said things were easy in the past, but this time we mean it y’all. Whip up all the ingredients, pour them in a loaf pan, freeze away! Scoop with a slice of cake for a true birthday tradition.

imagePaula’s Party Potion
Need way say more? Here’s a punch that’s made with a party in mind! Yummy fruit juices and fizzy ginger ale come together to make a very sip-worthy punch, indeed. (For those throwing adult birthday parties, you can even add a little of your favorite alcohol.)

imagePaula’s Party Popcorn
You may be sensing a theme by now! Grab a bowl of some freshed popped popcorn and share away with your guests. You won’t believe this recipe is only five ingredients.

imageOatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
While your guests are busy playing games or mingling with each other, why not let them munch on some cookies while they wait for the main event? Be careful though, these cookies will go fast. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

imageSweet and Mild Meatball Appetizers
For a savory approach to finger foods, whip up a batch of these individually served meatballs. They’re ready in only about 30 minutes, so you don’t have an excuse not to!

imageCreamy Scallion Dip
Of course we can’t forget our vegetables! Set out a tray or two of freshly cut, bite-sized veggies and a bowl of Paula’s creamy scallion dip. Even picky eaters won’t be able to resist!


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Like Bobbys show, what happened to Jamies show? I really enjoyed it.

By Debra Stevens on January 27, 2013


Hey,Hey Paula,Happy Birthday from some OLD friends from Albany!Bill and Lynn Sasser........Hope it was a Happy Time. Maybe we will get to see you before to long...Love, Lynn

By Lynn Sasser on January 26, 2013


Happy Birthday, Paula/ I am celebrate a January birthday also ( Jan 3) hope it was wonderful and wish you a marvelous year/Keep bringing us your wonderful recipes / I love love love making your fudge for people and events/ I am also a type 2 diabetic/ bless you

By Karen on January 25, 2013


Happy is my daughters birthday to..

By Penny on January 25, 2013


I have fixed alot of Paula's recipes and they all have been fabulous but the two that are my favorites are the Lady and Sons Lasagna and the Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding. They both are to die for. Her Baked Spaghetti recipe has gotten my alot of compliments, too. I always say, "It's a Paula Deen Recipe". Thanks Paula.

By Carol Jean Poole on August 22, 2012


I love your web site and use it often. I also miss your t.v. show will you be back?

By Dagmar on August 21, 2012


Hey Paula,please tell me how I can get the Birthday Cake recipe.It looks so good.Just want to tell you that you are looking so great.What was Jamie and Brooke second baby?Girl or Boy? Love you,Michael,Bobby,Jamie and Brooke.Also love it when Jack is on your show.he is a living doll.Give your family and your sweet self a Big Hello from me and my Family.We are big fans of you all.

By Tina George on August 18, 2012


I watch your show and use the recipes. Come up with my own recipes and really enjoy baking and cooking. Have been doing this for over 50 years. Being from the south I get a kick out of your show. Laurie

By Laurie Scott on August 18, 2012



By irene beasley on August 18, 2012


I would like to know how to make crunchy icing.

By bonnie rose on August 18, 2012


I love just love me some Paula Deen!!

By Blondiel Oliver on August 18, 2012

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm