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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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Roasted Poblano Cheese Grits

I was in Oxford, Mississippi a couple of weeks ago, visiting my dear friend Rita's daughter, who is a recent Ole Miss graduate. We dined with Calli and her friend Alex at a lovely restaurant called Snackbar, where we had delicious food such as truffle/parmesan frites (yes, they were as good as they sound). Rita and …

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Giblet Cream Gravy

To some, the gravy is what Thanksgiving is all about. On this day of decadence, you have full rein to douse everything on your plate with gravy, from the turkey to the dressing to the mashed potatoes and whatever is in between. I must confess, I've never been a good gravy maker. My first attempt …

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How to Roast a Turkey

How to Roast a Perfect Turkey

Roast Turkey is the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table, so it's important to get it right! This method uses foil to keep the turkey breast from drying out so you have a perfect Roast Turkey every time!  Being in charge of the Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving can be a daunting prospect, especially for first-time cooks. …

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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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Closeup shot of roasted pearl onions in a baking dish.

Roasted Pearl Onions

Pearl onions, caramelized with a glaze made of sherry and honey...these are delicious! Takes about 10 minutes to put together and an hour to bake. My friend Ashley made these roasted pearl onions years ago at a dinner party and shared the recipe with me. Everyone at the dinner party ate these onions until we …

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes — creamy, buttery, old-fashioned comfort food at its best!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream will have your family coming back for seconds every time! Nothing says comfort food to me like homemade, creamy mashed potatoes. Butter, cream, warm potatoes...there's just something about that combination that feels good from your tummy to your soul. I use the same combination of ingredients for …

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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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Light and Healthy Tuna Salad

Sometimes you just want to eat food that makes you feel like you're doing something good for yourself. This tuna salad is on that list. With garbanzo beans, egg, tuna and no mayo, it's a satisfying combination of flavors and textures that's also chock full of nutrients. And it's super easy and quick to pull together, perfect …

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Oven-Roasted French Fries

Oven-roasted French fries, a little spicy and slightly crunchy on the outside and velvety smooth and soft on the inside. Your family will love these! We are a French fry loving household. We would eat them every day if we could...but unfortunately, we cannot or we would be as big as the side of a …

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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas are a family favorite and a great make-ahead dish for a party—this recipe uses cream cheese to make the enchiladas extra creamy and delicious! Mexican food is pretty easy to throw together—usually some combination of meat, sauce, tortillas and cheese, at least as we know it from American-Mexican restaurants. These chicken enchiladas are …

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Classic fried green tomatoes made with cornmeal and buttermilk, and just a touch of cayenne for an extra boost of flavor. Do you ever wonder how certain things came to be? For example, why did someone decide one day that an unripened, hard, green tomato would taste good sliced, battered and fried? Who would have …

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Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket is braised in the oven, low and slow, with onions, garlic, and beef broth. It's tender and full of flavor! When I ask for dinner suggestions from the men in my family, beef is almost always at the top of the list: ribeyes on the grill, hamburgers, pot roast, short ribs—pretty much any …

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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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Sweet Tea Southern Style

Sweet Tea just the way Granny made, with lots of real sugar and brewed tea. Sweltering...there's just no other way to describe this summer so far. This morning it was 80° before the sun came up. And muggy. That's what we have here in Georgia—muggy, heavy, humid air that feels like Harry Potter's invisibility cloak. …

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oven baked omelet

Oven Baked Omelet

This oven baked omelet is perfect for two for breakfast or a light supper. Just mix up some eggs and cheese and whatever vegetables you like and bake! Let me state for the record, unequivocally, I love Ina Garten. I love to watch her shows because she has such a calm, soothing manner as she …

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Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Spicy barbecue sauce for your chicken or pork dishes! This sauce gets a kick from cayenne, cumin, chili powder, and other spices—it's tasty and will liven up your food! Barbecue sauce is such a regional and subjective food item—and most people are pretty adamant about the way they like it. If you are partial to …

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