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Chess Squares – Easy and Irresistible

Chess Squares are an easy variation of Chess Pie, with a buttery shortbread crust and a sweet chess pie filling. They’re made from just a few simple ingredients, so they’re easy to make and taste divine! Here’s the thing about Chess Pie, which leads to this recipe for Chess Squares. The recipe comes from simple ingredients that …

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Southern Banana Pudding

This is the best Southern Banana Pudding made with a rich, creamy homemade custard and topped with whipped cream. The homemade custard makes all the difference! Southern Banana Pudding is a simple dessert: inexpensive, easy, no baking required in the heat of a Southern summer, and almost everyone likes it. And to be fair, I’m not …

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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

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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Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Baking Tips

Cream Cheese Pound Cake is sweet, buttery, moist, and delicious—the perfect pound cake! It’s an easy go-to cake for any occasion and it’s my family’s favorite cake! Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe Remember those cookbooks that churches or various ladies’ groups put together? Not even a hard cover book, just pages held together with a …

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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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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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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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