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Side view of baked sour cream coffee cake on a pink platter.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake with a layer of gooey cinnamon filling and streusel topping. It’s easy and just right for brunch or weekend house guests! This Sour Cream Coffee Cake can feed several people and has just enough cinnamon to make it spicy and warm for the heart. You can prepare the batter for …

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Lemon Glaze that's so easy and is perfect for cakes or cookies! Just five ingredients with a few secret touches.

Lemon Glaze for Desserts

Lemon Glaze that’s so easy and is perfect for cakes or cookies! Just five ingredients with a few secret touches. Everyone loves this Lemon Glaze. It’s the perfect way to perk up almost any dessert that might seem a little plain: just whip up some of this glaze for cake or whatever you want to …

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Closeup photo of a spoonful of chocolate chip cookie in a mug on a white plate.

Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Chocolate chip cookie in a mug is fast, easy, decadent, chocolatey, and just right for a quick, small dessert to share…Or not! If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest searching for things you ought not be searching for—like a one minute chocolate chip cookie in a mug, seriously, who does that!—then you’ve probably …

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Raspberry shortbread bars on a silver platter.

Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Raspberry Bars made with a buttery shortbread base and topped with easy raspberry filling and a yummy shortbread streusel sprinkled on top. They are divine. When a food blogger hosts a party, it’s actually more of an opportunity to have free guinea pigs, uh, I mean tasters—Tasters!—for your recipes. So last Saturday, we had a …

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Serving of peach cobbler in a bowl.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, a touch of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the easy crust rich and delicious. Gorgeous round peaches hanging from those pretty trees that dot the landscape in middle Georgia are a sure sign that summer has arrived. And that means it’s …

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A slice of lemon icebox pie on a plate with a fork.

Lemon Icebox Pie

This Lemon Icebox Pie is so easy to make! It’s creamy and zesty, with fresh lemon juice and zest and sweetened condensed milk—it’s a classic Southern dessert! We serve this pie year-round and usually have one stored in the freezer to pull out for unexpected company. It’s like a breath of spring in the middle …

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Slice of caramel cake on a plate with whole cake in background.

Southern Caramel Cake

Southern caramel cake with homemade caramel icing from butter, sugar, and milk. This one tastes just like Grandma’s! A classic favorite, Southern Caramel Cake is just a regular yellow cake frosted with a sweet caramel cake icing. Some folks like to drizzle the caramel icing in between the layers and just let it drip from …

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A slice of easy fudge pie on a white plate.

Fudge Pie – Easy and Amazing!

Fudge pie made with cocoa takes about 10 minutes to put together and 30 minutes to bake into the most delicious pie you’ve ever had! If you ask my family what they want for dessert, hands down every single one of us will say something chocolate. Chocolate Chess pie, chocolate cake, chocolate something—which doesn’t mean we …

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Two fried apple pies on a white plate.

Granny’s Fried Apple Pies

Fried apple pies like Granny used to make—sweet apple filling inside tender, lightly fried pastry dough! Simple Southern cooking at its best! Unlike my Double-Crust Apple Pie, which is made with fresh apples and seems best in the fall, these fried apple pies are a year round delight! The filling comes from dried apples, which is …

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A glass dish of easy apple crisp without oats on top of vanilla ice cream.

Easy Apple Crisp Without Oats

Apple Crisp Without Oats, with a streusel topping that’s easy and quick to prepare and full of flavors from brown sugar and cinnamon. It’s perfect for a weeknight family dinner or a fancy dinner party. I will tell you a secret: I love oatmeal for breakfast. But. I detest oats in any type of dessert …

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Sugar Cookie Bars with sprinkles and frosting on a plate.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars are super easy to make and perfect when you don’t have time to roll and cut cookies! These cookie bars have the best flavor—your family will devour them! With the same basic dough as my Sugar Cookie Recipe for Rolled Cookies, these Sugar Cookie Bars are delicious and so easy to make …

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Strawberry Bars on a plate with a spoon drizzling lemon glaze.

Strawberry Bars with Lemon Glaze

Strawberry Bars with Lemon Glaze are made with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, and a buttery shortbread crust topped with a simple lemony glaze. These bars are a delightful treat for a bridal shower or luncheon, or just a snack after school! Whenever I’m assigned the dessert for a party, I start thinking about things I …

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Serving of cream cheese banana pudding on a plate.

Cream Cheese Banana Pudding

Cream Cheese Banana Pudding is a delicious and easy version of banana pudding with a graham cracker crust, a cream cheese layer, vanilla custard, and of course, bananas! At most Southern gatherings, there are a few dishes that are sure to grace the table: fried chicken, barbecue, pound cake, chess pie, and banana pudding. And …

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Slice of Easy Apple Strudel on a plate.

Easy Apple Strudel

This Easy Apple Strudel made with canned fruit and puff pastry will make your guests think you spent all afternoon in the kitchen, but it only takes about half an hour! Thanks to my friends at Luck’s for sponsoring this post—all opinions are my own. Several years ago we were hosting our annual friends’ Christmas …

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Double Crust Apple Pie slice on a plate.

Double-Crust Apple Pie

This easy double-crust apple pie recipe will become a classic for your recipe box. The filling is luscious with a hint of cinnamon and lots of apples! Doesn’t fall seem like a harbinger of good, homey, comfort foods? I adore spring and its light vegetables, and summer with its abundance of fresh produce, like juicy, …

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