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Browse the family favorites we love the most, from the Cream Cheese Pound Cake to the easy and amazing Fudge Pie and the Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies—are you sensing a theme here that we love desserts?!!

When kids are in the house, you always have to keep fun snacks around too, like my Soft Funfetti Sugar Cookies or Southern Cheese Straws.

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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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This award winning chocolate chip cookie recipe makes cookies that are soft in the middle and a little crispy around the edges—with extra brown sugar and two kinds of chocolate!  These homemade chocolate chip cookies are full of rich chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla and they’re big and have just the right amount of crispiness around …

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Southern Squash Casserole

Squash Casserole is a favorite at every potluck gathering. With grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled Ritz crackers, and fresh yellow squash, this casserole is a great way to use those summer vegetables! Squash Casserole with Ritz crackers is ubiquitous on the Southern table in the summertime, probably because nearly everyone who has a garden grows squash …

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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It’s perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it’s freezer friendly! Have you ever eaten Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole? It’s just an old-fashioned, simple chicken casserole that shows up at most church …

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with mini chocolate chips is the easiest cheesecake! No springform pan needed and it whips up in about 15 minutes! Everyone needs a handful of recipes that you know are easy, foolproof, and a family favorite—this Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe is one of those! I came across this recipe in a magazine …

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Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears—easy, slow cooked, caramelized, and delicious! Add a scoop of ice cream and you have a wonderful fruit dessert that’s elegant but simple.  A classic French dish, Apple Tarte Tatin is a wonderful concoction of apples that are cooked and covered with pastry, then turned out upside down. The whole thing …

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa has a luscious, gooey, chocolate center and can be made ahead! Perfect date night dessert! If you’re searching for the perfect romantic dessert to accompany a dinner for two, this chocolate molten lava cake, with its rich, flowing melted chocolate, is probably about as perfect as …

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French Salad Dressing (or Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette)

French Salad Dressing made the authentic French way with fresh lemon juice is so simple and easy you’ll never want bottled salad dressing again! Do you like creamy, fat-laden salad dressings? I used to love Thousand Island, but now I don’t eat salad with any creamy dressing—except occasionally a Caesar salad, but even then if …

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Pizza Pasta Salad

Pizza Pasta Salad with pepperoni, peppers, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls is super easy–and perfect for tailgates. Minimal chopping is required and you can mix and match ingredients. If we’re tailgating then you can bet I’m bringing along this Pizza Pasta Salad. It’s one of the simplest recipes I have, yet everyone devours it! Teenagers especially …

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Tea Cakes – Old-fashioned Southern Recipe

Tea cakes are buttery and slightly soft, not as sweet as a sugar cookie and falling somewhere between a cookie and a cake. They are an old-fashioned Southern favorite! This recipe is so easy–no mixer required and no chilling dough. You can have these wonderful tea cakes ready in about 30 minutes! What is a …

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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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Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Bruschetta with fresh basil and other herbs, garlic, and balsamic vinegar–makes a great snack or appetizer and keeps for days! If I’m traveling for a party or potluck event, I like to take foods that pack well and can work for easy appetizers or a quick meal. My go-to recipes are pimento cheese, pound cake, …

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