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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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A white plate with a piece of fried cube steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Cube Steak Recipe

Cube steak is best floured and fried in a skillet. Tender and delicious, cube steak cooks quickly so it's perfect for a weeknight meal. This is Southern comfort food at its best! I had never heard of country fried steak or chicken fried steak until I moved to the city. If you live in the …

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A closeup of baked pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and sausage.

Pasta Bake with Chicken

This pasta bake is great with chicken or Italian sausage. Everything goes in one pot and then into a baking dish. It's so easy and ready in just over an hour. Pasta bakes are great because you can change up the flavors, you can freeze them, you can take to a family in need, you …

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A white bowl filled with texas caviar and surrounded by chips.

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar Dip is made with shoepeg corn, black-eyed peas or black beans, fresh tomatoes, lots of chilis, and a sweet and tangy red wine vinegar dressing. This salad will be the number one hit at your next party! I'm not sure what makes this a Texas dish, but it sure is good wherever it …

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Grandma's Chicken Soup is made with chicken broth, chicken, and a touch of cream—just a simple chicken soup that's great when you're under the weather.

Grandma's Chicken Soup

Grandma's Chicken Soup is made with chicken broth, chicken, and a touch of cream—just a simple chicken soup that's great when you're under the weather. This is the perfect, easy chicken soup to make for a friend who's feeling under the weather, had dental work—or going through chemo. There's little in Grandma's Chicken Soup to …

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A jar of pickled red onions ready to store.

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions are so easy to make, you'll want to keep them around all the time! All you need are sliced red onions, vinegar, and a little salt and sugar. These pickled red onions can enhance the most mundane of dishes, like sandwiches or a simple green salad. I am in love with these …

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Overhead view of half a sweet potato pie in a white plate.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is creamy, lightly spiced with just a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and so easy to make! Similar to pumpkin but with a more delicate flavor, this one is a Southern family favorite! Lots of people will claim to be either sweet potato pie lovers or pumpkin pie lovers. I love …

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