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Easter recipes to help make your special dinner a success, from the best Baked Ham with Honey, Bourbon, and Orange to a perfect ending with our Lemon Icebox Pie. Don’t forget Southern Deviled Eggs or Homemade Pimento Cheese!

Cheese Grits Casserole

Cheese Grits Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version is the best! We use Cheddar cheese and a little half-and-half with eggs to make it rich and creamy. This recipe is a family and friends favorite! Cheese grits…once a Southern tradition and now starting to appear on menus everywhere. The beauty of grits is that they are neutrally …

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Easy Kale Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing

Easy Kale Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing is simple, elegant, nutritious, and delicious! Filled with assorted dried fruit and toasted sunflower seeds, this salad is a pretty addition to any meal.  Oh my goodness, let me tell you about this easy kale salad that goes great with my Jalapeno Turkey Burgers. It is amazing. And …

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The Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

The best chocolate buttercream frosting with a rich chocolate flavor that’s ready in 10 minutes! You’ll want to eat this frosting on everything! Homemade chocolate buttercream frosting is made with cocoa and melted bittersweet chocolate, giving it a deep chocolate flavor.  The butter and half and half ensure that it’s luscious, rich, and creamy. That’s …

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Light and Easy Cucumber Salad

Cucumber and Onion Salad is a simple, classic recipe of sliced cucumbers and onions in vinegar. The cucumbers are crisp and tangy with a touch of sweetness—perfect for a snack or simple side dish. If you want a cool, refreshing summer salad for your next picnic, you will love this recipe for old-fashioned cucumbers and …

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Pesto Pasta Salad

This colorful Pesto Pasta Salad features a zippy lemon basil pesto salad dressing, along with bowtie pasta, sundried tomatoes, asparagus, artichoke hearts, and more lemon zest…it’s overflowing with flavor and color and pizazz! Lemon Basil Pesto Pasta Salad…you know you can’t resist a pasta salad with a name like that. It’s superb and has a …

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Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Homemade blueberry muffins with sour cream and fresh or frozen blueberries are a delicious treat for breakfast or snack-time. The unique baking technique helps render perfect, moist blueberry muffins every time! There’s just something about homemade blueberry muffins that says, “I love you.” They are comforting. Delicious. Homey. Blueberry muffins are not fancy. They’re not …

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Southern Green Beans – Like Granny Made!

Southern green beans are flavored with bacon and cooked low and slow until tender. These green beans are so easy to make and a must-have side dish on every Southern table. I’ll tell you a secret: I prefer my Garlic Roasted Green Beans, but my family loves these old-fashioned Southern green beans, cooked to death and …

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Southern Deviled Eggs – Easy and Delicious!

Southern Deviled Eggs are creamy with a touch of sweetness from pickle relish and a sprinkle of paprika on top. Very simple and tasty! A Southern gathering isn’t complete without a plate of deviled eggs…and that plate is always a deviled egg plate. Every good Southern hostess should have one, usually passed down from her …

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Easy Quiche Recipe – with Step-by-Step Tutorial

Easy quiche recipe with a rich custard and mix and match fillings—put anything you like! This silky, rich quiche is the best we’ve ever tasted and guests always come back for seconds! Quiche is such a versatile dish—you can add a diverse array of ingredients, different types of cheeses, and you can serve it for breakfast, …

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Baked Ham with Honey, Bourbon, and Orange Glaze

This baked ham recipe features a honey and brown sugar glaze with bourbon and orange juice—better than store-bought and half the price! You don’t have to buy a ready-prepared honey-baked ham to please your guests because you can make an awesome ham at home for half the price. This recipe is one of our favorites …

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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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Pear Salad – An Old-fashioned Southern Favorite

Pear Salad made with grated cheese and mayonnaise is an old-fashioned Southern favorite. Serve it as an appetizer or side dish to go with almost any meal. Let me just go ahead and say that if you aren’t from the South, you’ve probably never tasted this particular Southern delicacy before. Canned pears? Yuck. In any …

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Cherry and Pomegranate Glazed Ham

This cherry and pomegranate glazed ham is simple and beautiful with its cherry-red glaze made from pomegranate juice and dried tart cherries. It’s also easy and relatively hands-off! I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday celebrations. My Christmas tree is always decorated with the same ornaments, although I do add a …

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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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Maple and Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

When I was a young girl, my family attended Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Methodist church was directly across the street from our church and most of my friends were either Baptist or Methodist, so I felt a little like an outcast sometimes at school. I loved our church though and …

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Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting—moist, spicy banana cake with tangy cream cheese frosting! Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting This banana cake. Oh, my goodness, this cake. It’s a little like banana bread, but not bread. More spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves. This banana cake is super moist and graced with tangy cream …

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How to Make a Frittata with Easy Step-by-Step Instructions

If you’ve wondered how to make a frittata, this post if for you. Easy step-by-step instructions and cook’s tips to help you make the best frittata for your family or guests! Do you love breakfast for supper? We sure do. One of the easiest things to make if you want an egg dish is a …

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting made from an easy and moist recipe that will quickly become a family favorite! This cake is a classic for weddings, showers, and any event.  What is Red Velvet Cake? Red velvet cake…is it a Southern classic or the product of a food coloring manufacturer’s marketing scheme? No …

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Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Italian Herbs

Roasted baby potatoes with garlic and Italian herbs are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Easy to make! What does your family meal time look like? Do you sit down with your kids and have dinner together on a regular basis? If you’re juggling sports, after school activities, homework, traffic, …

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Tomato, Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Tomato, Spinach and Cheese Quiche–an Italian herb flavored quiche with Parmesan, Gruyere, and bacon! Are we in Italy? Be transported there with this hearty spinach and cheese quiche, flavored with Italian herbs, Parmesan, Gruyere, and BACON! It’s divine! Spinach and Cheese Quiche I have no idea where this easy spinach and cheese quiche recipe came from …

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