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Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

These cucumber tea sandwiches are simple to make and will lend an old-fashioned elegance to your next party! Made with cream cheese and thin white bread, cucumber sandwiches are always a crowd pleaser. There’s something about cucumber tea sandwiches with cream cheese that’s reminiscent of Great Gatsby days, of times when elegance reigned and things were …

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Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

Chocolate chip cookie in a mug is fast, easy, decadent, chocolatey, and just right for a quick, small dessert to share…Or not! If you’ve spent any time at all on Pinterest searching for things you ought not be searching for—like a one minute chocolate chip cookie in a mug, seriously, who does that!—then you’ve probably …

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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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Fudge Pie – Easy and Amazing!

Fudge pie made with cocoa takes about 10 minutes to put together and 30 minutes to bake into the most delicious pie you’ve ever had! If you ask my family what they want for dessert, hands down every single one of us will say something chocolate. Chocolate Chess pie, chocolate cake, chocolate something—which doesn’t mean we …

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Oven Baked Fish with Summer Vegetables

Oven baked fish with fresh summer vegetables like spinach, corn, and tomatoes will be one of your weeknight favorites! This recipe is quick and easy and everyone loves it! Oven Baked Fish with Fresh Vegetables Don’t you love summertime when so many vegetables are abundant and fresh? My favorites are tomatoes, okra, and corn. And …

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Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

This honey mustard sauce recipe comes together in about 2 minutes–just whisk together yellow mustard, honey, brown sugar, a little mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar. So easy and so delicious! What is it about honey mustard sauce that kids just love? My little grandson Luke occasionally likes a bite of chicken to go with his …

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Strawberry Bars with Lemon Glaze

Strawberry Bars with Lemon Glaze are made with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries, and a buttery shortbread crust topped with a simple lemony glaze. These bars are a delightful treat for a bridal shower or luncheon, or just a snack after school! Whenever I’m assigned the dessert for a party, I start thinking about things I …

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Unstuffed Pepper Casserole

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole with lean ground beef, bell peppers, farro, and cheese—easy enough for a weeknight dinner and delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy! What is Unstuffed Pepper Casserole? We first had this Unstuffed Pepper Casserole at my daughter’s house and fell in love with it. This is a simple dish, with just …

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Easy Crustless Quiche Recipe

Easy crustless quiche recipe made with spinach, peppers, and onion—no cream and no flour. Add a little feta cheese and this is a healthy, simple meal for breakfast or a quick supper. I have to admit, I love a perfect, rich quiche made with cream and butter and cheese—like this one. And I adore pie …

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Sausage, Peppers, and Onions – Sheet Pan Dinner

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions on a sheet pan baked in the oven—so easy! One-pan dinners are the best for quick preparation and cleanup, and you can usually have enough leftovers for a second meal. Sausage and Peppers is a classic Italian meal, usually cooked in a skillet or on the grill and served in a …

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette made with fresh herbs and tangy Dijon mustard is lovely drizzled over green salads or grilled meats. We love this vinaigrette all year long and keep a jar in the fridge.  What’s your favorite salad dressing? When I was a kid, I loved Thousand Island dressing, French dressing (the orange kind that doesn’t …

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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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Pineapple Coleslaw with Jalapeno and Bell Pepper

Pineapple Coleslaw with jalapeno and red bell pepper is just what you need to liven up your summer cookout! An easy, make ahead dish, you can throw this together a couple of days before you need it and just store in the refrigerator.  All you need for this Pineapple Coleslaw is a bag or a …

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