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three salmon burgers stacked on a white platter

Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties recipe with canned salmon makes an easy weeknight dinner that you can have on the menu anytime. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a keeper and a kid favorite! If you grew up in the South, chances are you ate salmon patties pretty regularly. Or maybe fish sticks like my …

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Hostess Gifts for 2022

Hostess gifts that are thoughtful, practical, inexpensive, and that your host will love. Bonus: Find out what NOT to take! This post contains affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and …

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Closeup of a spoon of squash casserole held over the baking dish.

Squash Casserole Recipe

Squash Casserole features grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled buttery crackers, and fresh yellow squash. A favorite at potluck gatherings, this casserole is a great way to use those summer vegetables! This Squash Casserole with Ritz crackers is ubiquitous on the Southern table in the summertime, probably because nearly everyone who has a garden grows squash and …

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Pimento cheese in a small white bowl with celery.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese recipe that's a classic Southern favorite, made with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. This homemade pimento cheese is easy to make and great as either a delicious dip or for sandwiches! Homemade pimento cheese spread is one of those classic Southern dishes that many of us remember from childhood as …

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4th of July Cupcakes

Our festive 4th of July cupcakes are filled with red, white, and blue sprinkles and kids love them! The piñata cupcake is delicious and topped with buttercream frosting that's also colored red, white, and blue. These cupcakes are perfect for your holiday celebrations and the sprinkles can be changed to suit any occasion. What's more …

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A baking sheet with parmesan roasted asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus Parmesan is the best way to use fresh asparagus. This baked asparagus recipe is so quick and easy to make, you'll find yourself adding it to your menu every week. With simple ingredients, you can cook this roasted asparagus in the oven or the air fryer. Our favorite way to eat almost any …

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Baked shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, and fresh herbs is crispy, full of flavor, and is a great make ahead dinner recipe!

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, and fresh herbs is crispy, full of flavor, and is a great make ahead dinner recipe! When we have folks over for dinner, I like to use recipes that I can make ahead of time, like this easy baked pasta, so that cooking during the time guests are here …

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Southern Cornbread is light and buttery with a little crispiness around the edges. Easy to make, cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for soups, chilis, or a fried chicken dinner.

Southern Cornbread Recipe

Southern Cornbread is light and buttery with a little crispiness around the edges. Easy to make, cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for soups, chilis, or a fried chicken dinner. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVINGS TIME:40 MINUTES Southerners are known for loving homemade bread in any form, and one of our favorites is cornbread. Sometimes you …

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Chicken pie with no vegetables, just shredded chicken and a buttery crust. This is an old-fashioned chicken pie recipe that's easy to make and tastes great. It's also good for potluck dinner or transporting to someone in need.

Chicken Pie

Chicken pie with no vegetables, just shredded chicken and an easy buttery crust. This is an old-fashioned chicken pie recipe that's easy to make and tastes great. It's also good for potluck dinner or transporting to someone in need. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 6 SERVINGS TIME:1 HR 15 MINUTES If you've ever been to a church …

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Shamrock Shake is a creamy minty milkshake that is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day parties, or any fun summer celebrations. You can make this shake boozy or keep it non-alcoholic.

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake is a creamy, minty milkshake that is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day parties, or any fun summer celebrations. You can make this copycat McDonald's shake boozy or keep it non-alcoholic. Either way, your guests will love it! DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 2 SERVINGS TIME:5 MINUTES This copycat Shamrock Shake recipe tastes like the …

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A white bowl filled with farro salad with a fork on the side.

Farro Salad

Farro Salad with arugula, herbs, and sun-dried tomatoes is bursting with fresh flavors. You'll want this salad all year long! DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 6 SERVINGS TIME:20 MINUTES We love farro around here, with its slightly nutty texture and wholesome goodness. It keeps you full and satisfied a bit longer than rice, and I think farro …

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Top Ten Recipes of Last Year

The Top Ten Recipes of last year is my annual list, based on reader favorites and the blog statistics. These are the recipes that readers consistently go to, cook, share, and LOVE! Here we go, your top ten favorites from 2021! Some of them are a surprise to me—and some that are missing are a …

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A white platter with marinated vegetables.

Marinated Vegetables

Marinated vegetables makes an easy appetizer that you can make ahead. We use asparagus, tomatoes, hearts of palm, and mushrooms, but you can mix and match and use different vegetables. The tangy apple cider vinegar dressing lends a vibrant and tasty touch to this dish. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVINGS PREP TIME:15 MINUTES Everyone devours …

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A platter of oven baked bacon.

Oven Baked Bacon Recipe

Oven baked bacon is perfectly crispy every time! Forget the mess and standing over the skillet--cooking bacon in the oven is the way to go! Is there anything better than the smell of bacon frying? Well, yes, actually there is—oven baked bacon with no mess and no splattering hot grease! Especially if you have a …

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Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers showcases jarred sweet cherry peppers baked with center-cut pork chops. Add some garlic and onion and you have a fabulous dish with terrific flavors.

Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers

Pork Chops with Cherry Peppers showcases sweet cherry peppers baked with center-cut pork chops. Add some garlic and onion and you have a fabulous dish with terrific flavors. I love dishes that I can finish in the oven, allowing time to clean up or put together sides. This pork chops with cherry peppers recipe fits …

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A wok with Filipino fried rice and a wooden spoon.

Filipino Fried Rice

Filipino Fried Rice features rice, bacon, onion, garlic, cabbage, eggs, and soy sauce. It's easy enough to make at home and keeps for days. No fancy ingredients and ready in minutes! You'll love this recipe! DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVINGS TIME:1 HR Take-out fried rice is often greasy—it is fried, after all—and tasteless. And for …

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Hershey's Chocolate Cake is absolutely the best chocolate cake there is! Cocoa gives it a rich chocolate flavor and it's never dry!

Hershey's Chocolate Cake

Hershey's Chocolate Cake is absolutely the best chocolate cake there is! Cocoa gives it a rich chocolate flavor and it's never dry! Cover with my chocolate cream cheese icing and you'll have your guests coming back for seconds! My birthday cake request has always been chocolate, and the more the better. I want chocolate cake …

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Closeup photo of pineapple slaw in a blue pottery bowl.

Pineapple Coleslaw

Pineapple Coleslaw with jalapeno and red bell pepper is a nutritious and easy make ahead dish that goes well with just about anything! You can throw this slaw together a couple of days before you need it and just store in the refrigerator.  All you need for this Pineapple Coleslaw is a bag or a …

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Roasted Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect dinner and easy to make. Butter and olive oil make this the crispiest roast chicken!

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Roasted Chicken and Vegetables is the perfect dinner and easy to make. Spread some chopped vegetables like carrots and celery in the dish, rub a little butter and olive oil on the chicken, and pop it in the oven. Making a terrific roasted chicken and vegetables at home couldn't be easier, and it's a universally friendly, …

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Jalapeno creamed corn with bacon, scallions, and cilantro is a great side dish for taco night, burgers on the grill, or slow-roasted pork. This cream style corn is a little spicy and everyone loves it!

Jalapeno Creamed Corn with Bacon

Jalapeno creamed corn with bacon, scallions, and cilantro is a great side dish for taco night, burgers on the grill, or slow-roasted pork. This cream style corn is a little spicy and everyone loves it! The bacon got you didn't it? Bacon just makes everything taste better. Well, most things. Bacon is trendy at the moment …

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Herb butter slathered on a turkey ready for roasting.

Herb Butter

Herb Butter is easy to make and is a great way to add flavor to roast turkey, steak, fish, or even pork. You can vary the herbs for different flavors. This recipe uses sage, thyme, and rosemary, as well as several different spices.  What is herb butter Herb butter or compound butter is made of …

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Cucumber salad in a serving bowl.

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Cucumber Vinegar Salad is a simple, classic recipe of sliced cucumbers and onions in vinegar. The cucumbers are crisp and tangy with a touch of sweetness—perfect for a snack or simple side dish. If you want a cool, refreshing summer salad for your next picnic, you will love this recipe for old-fashioned cucumbers and onions …

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