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Caramel Apple Cake serving in a bowl.

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake with fresh, tart apples baked into a luscious brown sugar cake and covered with a sweet, caramel glaze…it’s just as amazing as it sounds! This is a great cake for a potluck as it can be made ahead—if you can hide it! Ooooh…this cake…this cake. Chopped Granny Smith apples surrounded by fluffy, …

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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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Southern Pecan Pie

This Southern Pecan Pie recipe is a classic but swaps old-fashioned cane syrup for some of the corn syrup. The result is intense and delicious flavor, not just overwhelming sweetness!  **Note: Recipe updated November 25, 2016.  They dot the landscape of Middle and South Georgia…tall, majestic trees offering shade beside homes or towering together in groves …

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Chocolate Pizza

Chocolate pizza made on refrigerated pizza dough with chocolate hazelnut spread and lots of chocolate chips—this is a kid-favorite! All of my children have favorite desserts. Brian loves the cream cheese pound cake, cheesecake, chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Malorie loves the pumpkin roll, cream cheese pound cake, banana pudding, red velvet cake and fudge …

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Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa brownies are slightly cakey, fudgy brownies with rich chocolate flavor. You can have these cocoa brownies in the oven in less than 10 minutes! It’s been over a week since I wrote about anything chocolate, so it’s high time, wouldn’t you agree? I’m going to share with you a cocoa brownie recipe from a …

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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

This Easy Pie Crust recipe is made in the food processor in less than five minutes. You don’t need an egg and it turns out perfectly every time. I’ve never been one to spend a lot of time on homemade pie crust. I happen to think the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts are absolutely fine for …

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STrawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler with fresh strawberries and an easy make-your-own crust is the perfect way to showcase spring strawberries! My grandfather used to drive to Plant City, Florida, otherwise known as the Winter Strawberry Capital, to visit his sister and buy strawberry plants. While the Florida strawberries were ready in late winter, Papa’s strawberries would come …

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Mississippi Mud Cake

A classic Southern favorite, Mississippi Mud Cake is decadent and full of chocolate, from the cake to the fudgy frosting with melted marshmallows. Did you make mud pies when you were little? I remember playing in the yard with old butter cups, stirring dirt and water and whatever else would stick together to form perfect mud …

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