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How tos for basic cooking techniques like caramelizing onions or making deviled eggs. You’ll be ready to cook without a book in no time!

Mac and Cheese with Creamy Cheese Sauce

Mac and Cheese with a creamy, cheesy sauce — this one is a classic family favorite! No eggs, just a luscious creaminess with LOTS of cheese! It’s the cheesiest and the best! Cold, rainy, winter days…or hot, steamy, summer weekend cookouts with barbecue—both are perfect for a warm, comforting, cheesy plate of creamy baked mac and …

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Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup is filled with shredded chicken, butterbeans, corn, tomatoes, okra and onion—all frozen which means no chopping! Healthy, quick, and easy! This chicken vegetable soup is our new go-to for the winter. Well, in addition to Homemade Tomato Soup and White Chicken Chili. And easy Classic Chili. And my favorite Navy Bean and …

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Lasagna without Ricotta – Asiago Cheese Sauce

Lasagna without Ricotta is made with an Asiago cheese sauce instead of ricotta cheese. This lasagna is full of robust Italian flavor and will leave your guests asking for leftovers!  Note — this post is full of tips and suggestions to help you make the best lasagna ever. I suggest you read through everything before …

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Easy Quiche Recipe – with Step-by-Step Tutorial

Easy quiche recipe with a rich custard and mix and match fillings—put anything you like! This silky, rich quiche is the best we’ve ever tasted and guests always come back for seconds! Quiche is such a versatile dish—you can add a diverse array of ingredients, different types of cheeses, and you can serve it for breakfast, …

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Baked Ham with Honey, Bourbon, and Orange Glaze

This baked ham recipe features a honey and brown sugar glaze with bourbon and orange juice—better than store-bought and half the price! You don’t have to buy a ready-prepared honey-baked ham to please your guests because you can make an awesome ham at home for half the price. This recipe is one of our favorites …

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Best Chocolate Cake – Hershey’s Devil’s Food Cake

The best chocolate cake made with Hershey’s cocoa is a full-flavored chocolate layer cake with a chocolate cream cheese frosting! And it’s one-bowl easy! When I was growing up, my Mama would ask me what kind of cake I wanted for my birthday and every year my answer was the same: CHOCOLATE. Back then, Mama …

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Green Salad with Arugula and Fresh Herbs

Green Salad with arugula and fresh herbs, topped with simple lemon vinaigrette! This salad is amazing in its simplicity and goes with anything! A few weeks ago, some girlfriends and I had a night out on the town. Our restaurant options are unlimited around metro Atlanta, so we always like to try a new place …

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Roasted Chicken

Making a terrific roasted chicken at home couldn’t be easier, and it’s a universally friendly, delicious dish to have in your cooking repertoire. While I’m partial to my Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken recipe, which calls for individual pieces of chicken, I also love this easy whole roast chicken. With the vegetables and a small salad, it’s …

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How to Make Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic reduction from balsamic vinegar is easy to make and a great, low-calorie way to flavor fresh vegetables and grilled meats. I must be on a balsamic vinegar kick…the last post was Balsamic Roasted Chicken and now we have balsamic vinegar reduction. It’s just such a wonderful flavor enhancer, I can’t resist adding it to …

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream will have your family coming back for seconds every time! Nothing says comfort food to me like homemade, creamy mashed potatoes. Butter, cream, warm potatoes…there’s just something about that combination that feels good from your tummy to your soul. I use the same combination of ingredients for …

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