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English butter toffee

English Butter Toffee

This easy Butter Toffee recipe is better than store bought and makes a great holiday food gift! Dear Readers, Thank you. That comes from the bottom of my heart, from the tips of my toes, from the places deep down inside that nobody ever sees or talks to but my imaginary friend. Each time I …

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Chocolate Nutella Ganache

Chocolate Nutella Ganache is easy to make and serves as a perfect compliment to brownies, cookies, cakes, or pies! And it's a great make-ahead dish! You should make this chocolate nutella ganache today because...well, because it's Wednesday. Because you will love it and want to put it on everything. Because it just feels like something …

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Cream scones are butter-rich and slightly sweet, a lovely vessel for your favorite jam--breakfast, afternoon snack, or anything in between!

Cream Scones

Cream scones are butter-rich and slightly sweet, a lovely vessel for your favorite jam—perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack, or anything in between! I love cream scones. I could eat one every single day for breakfast. Or afternoon tea. Or after dinner snack. What is it about this little biscuit-Danish-cake that is so enticing? It's soft …

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Side view of a slice of new york-style cheesecake with strawberries on top.

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe for a New York style cheesecake that is perfect every time! It's rich, creamy and luscious and can be served plain or with a caramel, chocolate, or raspberry topping. My family tends to disagree about a lot of things. We are almost all on a different place on the political spectrum. Some …

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Easy homemade cinnamon rolls filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and covered with cream cheese icing!

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls are full of cinnamon, vanilla, and butter and topped with an tasty cream cheese icing—make breakfast special anytime! There are few things better to wake up to than the smell of a fresh pot of coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls in the oven...breakfast comfort food at its best. Everyone in our family …

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Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good!

Easy Brownies

Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good! Dear Brownie, When my friends in the Let’s Lunch club selected Grief Bacon: Your Comfort Food in Times of Great Stress/Grief as the theme for January’s post, I have to admit I didn’t immediately decide …

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Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Even though they're not chocolate, Mexican Wedding Cookies are one of my favorites. I love the buttery, soft texture with just a little crunch from the ground nuts and the flavor is so divine...not too sweet even though they are rolled in powdered sugar. I usually make a few dozen of these cookies for Christmas, but we …

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Raspberry Brie Appetizer

Easy Raspberry Brie Appetizer that your guests will devour and come back for more! Just bake brie in a phyllo shell and top with raspberry preserves—simple yet elegant! Many times when we're having a party, I will serve a fabulous, time-consuming main dish that I may spend hours getting ready. That means that the accompanying …

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Donna's Italian Beef

Slow-roasted beef with pepperoncinis and dark beer. Super easy recipe that makes tender, braised beef for a crowd! There are many variations of Italian beef out there, most claiming to originate in Chicago. My Chicago friend Donna's version is slow-roasted for many hours and my other favorite is one that is cooked just slightly and …

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Blueberry breakfast cake made with fresh blueberries and super moist from buttermilk. It's quick and easy!

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Blueberry breakfast cake made with fresh blueberries and lemon zest and super moist from buttermilk. It's quick and easy! We've had a busy summer already, and it's only half over. But it's all been the fun kind of busy so that makes it ok. We spent a weekend at Lake Blue Ridge at our friends' house. …

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Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

Cinnamon rolls without yeast are easy with no waiting on the dough to rise! Filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with cream cheese icing, these are a special breakfast treat! We've had lots of 20-somethings at our house for the past few weeks. Malorie and a couple of her friends came up for …

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Ginger Cookies

Ginger cookies made with ginger and a little molasses—they're soft, chewy, large, and just the right treat for an afternoon snack! On a blustery, cold afternoon in January, there is nothing better than to curl up in front of the fireplace with a good book, a cup of hot tea and one or two of …

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Efi's Baklava

A sweet, nutty, authentic Greek baklava filled with walnuts and just the right blend of cinnamon and cloves. This is the best we've ever had! There are many great things about having a friend and neighbor who is from Greece, not the least of which is that she brings us fabulous food all the time. …

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes — creamy, buttery, old-fashioned comfort food at its best!

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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Sweet Tea Southern Style

Sweet Tea just the way Granny made, with lots of real sugar and brewed tea. Sweltering...there's just no other way to describe this summer so far. This morning it was 80° before the sun came up. And muggy. That's what we have here in Georgia—muggy, heavy, humid air that feels like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. …

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