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Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing made with Hershey's cocoa, butter, and powdered sugar. It's quick and easy with no cooking required!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing made with Hershey’s cocoa, butter, and powdered sugar. It’s quick and easy with no cooking required! Sometimes you want a delicious, simple Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, and sometimes you want a slightly tangy Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing. Actually, I usually always prefer a cream cheese frosting. Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing This one …

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Homemade blueberry pie made with fresh blueberries is the perfect summer dessert!

Homemade Blueberry Pie

Homemade blueberry pie made with fresh blueberries is the perfect dessert—add a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side for a sweet summer treat! My friend Molly has a gorgeous yard and a prolific green thumb—she is our go-to for any type of flower or planting advice. And, she has a lovely …

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Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!

Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert is a quick and easy refreshing summer treat that kids can make all by themselves for Father’s Day! It’s just bananas, graham crackers, strawberry ice cream, and hot fudge sauce made into a banana split trifle! Y’all. I’m about to tell you about the easiest dessert ever. I kid you not. We …

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Blondies Recipe--add chocolate chips, nuts, toffee, dried fruit--endless possibilities!

Blondies Recipe — Simple and Foolproof!

Blondies Recipe–add chocolate chips, nuts, toffee, dried fruit–endless possibilities! These gooey, chewy, brownie-cookies are amazing and super easy! Blondies defy description—are they brownies posing as chocolate chip cookies? Or are they cookies pretending to be brownies? These are the philosophical musings of a food blogger. Blondies are quick and easy to make, and best of …

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Peanut Butter Pound Cake topped with chocolate glaze and covered in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake

Peanut Butter Pound Cake topped with chocolate glaze and crumbled Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. If they could put Heaven on a plate, this would be it. So this happened. I made this Peanut Butter Pound Cake on Saturday and it ran smack dab into a bowl of chocolate glaze and then fell over into a …

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Toasted Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Toasted Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Toasted Cream Cheese Pound Cake flavored with butter and broiled just long enough to get toasty and brown! This is so perfect with a little fruit compote or caramel sauce! We have had a few glorious days here in Georgia, with cool breezes teasing us as the last vestiges of summer begin to fade into fall. Of …

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

A classic key lime pie recipe with a little cream cheese added and fresh squeezed juice from key limes and regular limes. It’s easy and refreshing!  Spring quietly slipped into summer yesterday but I’m not sure anyone noticed. Around here it feels as though we are deep in the sweltering dog days of August and …

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A luscious strawberry sheet cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry Sheet Cake

A luscious strawberry sheet cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting that’s always a crowd-pleaser and easy to take along for potlucks. The arrival of spring is heralded by daffodils, dogwoods, do-it-yourself projects, and one of my favorite loves, strawberries. Since we’re so close to Florida, we start getting beautiful fresh strawberries in February …

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Salted Caramel Sheet Cake is a moist and easy cake with a homemade caramel frosting. If you're feeding a crowd, you'll have a happy party!

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake

Salted Caramel Sheet Cake is a moist and easy cake with a homemade caramel frosting. If you’re feeding a crowd, you’ll have a happy party! I know I have bombarded y’all with desserts this week, but I have to share one more. First though, a little housekeeping. If you’re receiving my posts via email and you’re getting …

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breakfast cookies with tea

Breakfast Cookies

Hearty, healthy breakfast cookies made with whole wheat flour and filled with dates, walnuts, oats, and chocolate–nutritious with a touch of sweetness. When you’re a busy, working parent or a stay-at-home parent with kids and you’re trying to get everyone fed and off to school, breakfast can be challenging. It’s easy to put instant oatmeal in the …

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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 Crinkles—soft chocolate cookies rolled in powdered sugar are festive and fun for any occasion! | inasouthernkitchen.com

Chocolate Crinkles are Fun and Festive

Chocolate crinkles, chocolate snowflakes…these cookies have multiple names. Whatever you call them, they are one of my favorite cookies. Of course, I say that about all the cookies, especially my Chocolate Chip Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, and Ginger Cookies! But these little delights of chocolate…yum. When I was in grade school, my friend Claudia’s mother …

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chocolate ganache closeup

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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Overhead shot of a serving of pumpkin bread pudding in a dish with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding made with challah bread, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves, and topped with a warm caramel drizzle. This one is simple comfort food that tastes amazing! If you haven’t finalized your Thanksgiving menu yet (then you are a procrastinator!) this is a wonderful pumpkin bread pudding recipe that you could add to your …

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Peach and Blackberry Galette

Peach and Blackberry Galette

There’s a window right in front of my desk, and outside that window are the branches of a dogwood tree. Those branches sway with the slightest wind, scratching and tapping the glass and always making me thing there’s a visitor wanting to come in for a cup of tea. One of those branches already has …

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Fresh strawberry cake filled with strawberry-lemon jam and topped with a fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting—this is a special occasion show-stopper and it's divine!

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe

Fresh strawberry cake filled with strawberry-lemon jam and topped with a fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting—this is a special occasion show-stopper and it’s divine! Part of the genesis of In a Southern Kitchen was a desire to share recipes and ideas that would help folks entertain at home. Tolkien said, “If more of us valued …

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