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Summer vegetables roasted in a cast iron skillet with toasted breadcrumbs.

Vegetable Gratin

A vegetable gratin without cream that’s bursting with flavor from fresh summer produce like squash, tomatoes, peppers, and onions. Is your summer produce overflowing? Do you have zucchini threatening to take over your yard? That’s what happens when you have a garden and lots of sunshine and rain and nice, warm temperatures. A few weeks …

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BBQ Pork Pizza with Roasted Corn, Jalapeno, and Smoked Mozzarella is super easy using pre-cooked bbq pork. This BBQ Pork Pizza pops with flavor and is a great addition to a weekly meal plan.

BBQ Pork Pizza

BBQ Pork Pizza with Roasted Corn, Jalapeno, and Smoked Mozzarella is super easy using leftover bbq pork. This BBQ Pork Pizza pops with flavor and is a great addition to a weekly meal plan.  With a few homemade ingredients and the help of some ready-made foods, you can have a tasty, original pizza on the …

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Two pieces of easy peanut butter cake on a white plate with the whole cake in the background.

Easy Peanut Butter Cake

Easy Peanut Butter Cake uses just six ingredients, is mixed in one bowl, and bakes in about half an hour. It’s simple and quick and your family will love it! This peanut butter cake is my favorite way to make a one layer cake. It’s just quick and easy, and you don’t even have frosting …

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Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that's it! This is a classic, simple dish and it's the ultimate comfort food!

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that’s it! This is a classic, simple dish and it’s the ultimate comfort food! My Mama has always made the best chicken and dumplings, so when it came time to post this recipe, I had to make sure I could duplicate …

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Closeup of spring salad with baked salmon and fresh spring vegetables on a white platter.

Spring Salad with Roasted Salmon

Spring salad recipe bursting with fresh vegetables like asparagus, edamame, sugar snap peas, arugula, radishes, and more—topped with easy baked salmon and drizzled with homemade Green Goddess Dressing. It’s fresh, beautiful, and healthy! Spring is here and that means more than just the 2 inches of pollen we have to sweep aside in order to …

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A stack of buttermilk pancakes on a plate over a blue napkin.

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes

Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes will make your mornings go from ho-hum to Wow! in just a few minutes! These are the perfect buttermilk pancakes and they are so EASY to make! What’s the secret to the most amazing homemade buttermilk pancakes? Just a touch of lemon juice, brown sugar, and a little malted milk powder. These …

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A wooden spoonful of easy marinara sauce with dried herbs.

Easy Marinara Sauce

Easy Marinara Sauce made with crushed tomatoes and fresh or dried herbs is simple, quick, and the perfect sauce for your pasta! This easy marinara sauce takes about 30 minutes to make and will keep for days in the refrigerator or months in the freezer. It’a bursting with tomato flavor, the way a marinara sauce …

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A loaf of banana bread sliced on a sheet of wax paper.

Old Fashioned Banana Bread

This old fashioned banana bread is so easy and is made with sour cream and brown sugar—tastes just like Grandma’s banana bread! Old fashioned banana bread is moist and perfect with nuts or without. I usually make it without, just because that’s the way my family prefers. This recipe makes two loaves, so you can …

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Large pot of Southwest Chicken Soup with a spoonful over the pot.

Southwest Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup with jalapeno peppers, Anaheim peppers, and Monterey Jack cheese. It’s a little spicy and but light and nutritious! You’ll love how easy this spicy Southwest Chicken Soup is! There is a bit of chopping with the vegetables, but you can knock that out in about 20 minutes. Then you just put it …

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Double crust chicken pot pie on a cutting board with fresh thyme.

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

This double crust chicken pot pie has a rich, creamy sauce with lots of vegetables, and is topped with a savory thyme crust. And you can make it easy and use refrigerated pie crust! This double-crust chicken pot pie can be made with puffed pastry or even refrigerated pie crust, but if you have time, …

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Baked Pork Chops in a skillet is a top ten recipe from last year.

Top Ten Recipes of Last Year

The Top Ten Recipes of last year is my annual list, based on reader favorites and the blog statistics. These are the recipes that readers consistently go to, cook, share, and LOVE! Here we go, your top ten favorites from 2019! Some of them are a surprise to me—and some that are missing are a …

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake with mini chocolate chips is the easiest cheesecake! No springform pan needed and it whips up in about 15 minutes!

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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Chocolate and peanut butter cookies stacked on a white plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies made with semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter chips are an irresistible combination and easy to make! Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies combine two of my most loved flavors—Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my all-time favorite candy, so I will eat anything that resembles a Reese’s! That’s how I doctored up my beloved …

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A serving of apple sausage stuffing on a plate with the dish in the background.

Apple Sausage Stuffing

Apple Sausage Stuffing with mushrooms, sage, and other fresh herbs and vegetables is a delicious variation of traditional stuffing. Stuffing is not a traditional Southern Thanksgiving dish. We always have Southern Cornbread Dressing with Giblet Gravy, but every now and then I like to throw this Apple Sausage Stuffing out there as well. I’ve tweaked …

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A white bowl of classic beef chili topped with grated cheese.

Easy Chili Recipe

Easy chili recipe with canned beans, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes. This recipe is simple and basic with pantry ingredients. It’s the perfect classic chili to put on the table on a busy weeknight! I love chili of all different kinds, don’t you? I like the spicy Chili Without Beans that my family prefers, but …

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Close up of chocolate caramel shortbread bars on a napkin.

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars

These Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Bars are decadent and delicious! They are covered in a rich nutella ganache and topped with a brown sugar streusel then a generous drizzle of salted caramel sauce. These shortbread bars will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds! You’re going to love how easy this recipe for Chocolate …

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A slice of pumpkin crumb cake on a white plate.

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake is sweet and fragrant from notes of allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. It’s an easy-to-make, tender cake that’s great for morning coffee or after dinner. This easy Pumpkin Crumb Cake is delightful any time of the year. It’s simple, easy, and combines all the fun pumpkin spices with a brown sugar …

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A whole apple tarte tatin on a white plate.

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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A bowl of sausage risotto with a glass of wine in the background.

Sausage and Mushroom Risotto

This Italian Sausage and Mushroom Risotto recipe comes from the DeLaura-Abate family archives and is the best risotto I’ve ever had! Full of mushrooms, sweet Italian sausage, and flavored with red wine, this sausage risotto will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds! My friend Rita’s grandparents emigrated to the United States from …

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A glass of super green smoothie with a pink straw and an orange on a cutting board.

Super Green Smoothie

This refreshing Super Green Smoothie is made with lots of fresh spinach, a navel orange, and either mango or pineapple, along with flax seed and chia. It’s nutritious and the perfect pick-me-up or morning energy boost! If you’re into smoothies you probably have a favorite recipe or two. We usually have a berry smoothie in …

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This spicy roasted cauliflower is flavored with smoky cumin and chili powder, taking it from bland to bold and flavorful!

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This spicy roasted cauliflower is flavored with smoky cumin and chili powder, taking it from bland to bold and flavorful! I think I’ve mentioned a few times on this site how we love roasted vegetables—it’s almost the only way we eat them. And anything can be roasted: onions, squash, peppers, green beans…the roasting process adds …

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No bake oreo balls dipped in white chocolate on a blue plate.

No Bake Oreo Balls

These No Bake Oreo Balls are made with cream cheese, Oreos, and white or dark chocolate. These are easy to make and a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen! Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest things can bring the most joy? These Oreo®️ balls, for example, are one of the easiest …

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A white plate on a cutting board with a slice of Dutch Baby German Pancake.

Dutch Baby German Pancake

This Dutch Baby German Pancake is light, fluffy, and delicious with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a bit of jam—and best of all, it’s quick and easy! Have y’all ever made a Dutch Baby German Pancake? I had not, until this morning. We will have a house full with our kids this coming weekend, and …

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