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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.

Classic Beef Chili Recipe

Classic Beef Chili with beans, ground beef, onions, and tomatoes. This recipe is simple and basic with pantry ingredients. It’s the perfect easy 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 I …

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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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Thanksgiving Menu for two includes easy, smaller prepared dishes that will feed 2-4 people, and you'll have just enough leftovers for a few sandwiches!

Thanksgiving for Two Menu

Thanksgiving for Two Menu includes easy, smaller prepared dishes that will feed 2-4 people, and you’ll have just enough leftovers for a few sandwiches! We usually have a pretty large crowd when we host Thanksgiving, anywhere from 20-30 people. And I love it that way—the more the merrier! This allows me to roast a large …

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Skillet Dressing Recipe made in a cast iron skillet with sage leaves on the side.

Skillet Dressing Recipe

This Skillet Dressing Recipe with Pear, Sage, and Bacon is just right for a smaller crowd—and it’s bursting with fresh flavor! Why is it that we only have dressing at Thanksgiving? Or is that just me? Are the rest of you eating fabulous Southern Cornbread Dressing all year long and I just don’t know about …

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Sausage breakfast pizza with eggs and cheese over a crescent roll crust is a fun and delicious cheesy breakfast. Kids love this recipe!

Sausage Breakfast Pizza

Sausage breakfast pizza with eggs and cheese over a crescent roll crust is a fun and delicious cheesy breakfast. Kids love this recipe! This easy Sausage Breakfast Pizza recipe is an easy way to serve breakfast to a crowd, especially when you’re feeding kids. My kids tend to love this recipe more than my Classic …

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Close up view of the inside of a cooked jalapeno turkey burger.

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers are spicy and delicious, with minced jalapeno, sundried tomatoes, green onions, and parsley mixed in for tons of fresh flavor! These spicy turkey burgers make getting dinner on the table a snap! You can prep all the ingredients a day ahead and just cook the burgers when you need them. And these …

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A slice of chocolate peanut butter pie on a plate.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie that with a creamy, rich filling poured over a chocolatey crust and covered with a chocolate glaze—this is the perfect dessert if you’re a chocolate and peanut butter lover! Chocolate and peanut butter together are two of my great loves—I’m old enough to remember the old commercials where a Hershey’s chocolate …

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A basket of baked Southern style biscuits.

Southern Foods at Home

When it comes to making Southern foods at home, there are a few that are tried and true classics. This list of Southern comfort foods is a great place for you to start learning how to make traditional Southern food at home. 1. Fried Chicken – You can’t have a list of Southern food recipes …

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Chocolate Molten Lava Cake with bittersweet chocolate and cocoa has a luscious, gooey, chocolate center and can be made ahead! Perfect date night dessert!

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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This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf!

Southern Meatloaf Recipe

This Southern Meatloaf Recipe is a simple classic, with onions and green peppers and not much else. This is the way Mom made meatloaf! If you grew up in the rural South, this Southern Meatloaf Recipe was probably a staple in your house. As a kid, I remember thinking, “Ugh, meatloaf again,” but as an adult, …

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