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Southern recipes from classic potluck church suppers to the Southern style recipes your grandma made.

jar filled with strawberry mousse with a strawberry on top

Strawberry Mousse

Strawberry mousse is decadent but so easy with just 3 ingredients. You'll want to make this recipe time and time again. It's light, creamy, full of flavor, and made with minimal fuss. Why we love it This is a tried and tested strawberry mousse full of flavor. A perfect dessert when you want something quick …

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a white bowl filled with pretzel bark with green and purple sprinkles for halloween

Pretzel Bark

Pretzel Bark is the best Halloween treat! Kids love this colorful and fun bark and it's so easy they can make it themselves. It's a simple Halloween pretzel bark recipe that's scary good - and scarily easy to make! This would be perfect for serving at a Halloween party or as a bagged Halloween treat …

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strawberry salad in a bowl

Strawberry Salad

This summer strawberry salad is bursting with freshness from strawberries, tomatoes, basil and easy balsamic glaze.The sweetness in the juicy strawberries pairs perfectly with the greens and balsamic glaze! Top with edible flowers for a gorgeous summer plate. Salads and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese…the list goes on! I …

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Watermelon Salad with Basil

Watermelon Salad with Basil is filled with crunchy fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, and delicious balsamic dressing. It's the perfect way to change up how you eat salads. Don’t let your healthy eating fall apart just because you’re tired of the same-old, same-old salad recipe. This fresh watermelon salad proves that salad is anything but …

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strawberries and whipped cream on crust

Strawberry Pizza

This Strawberry Pizza is a fun and refreshing treat! Topped with freshly sliced strawberries over a soft and chewy crust, our strawberry pizza will be the first thing gobbled up at your next party! Perfect for an outdoor gathering, a family reunion, or a delicious summertime treat, when it comes to pizza topped with fruit, …

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Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties recipe with canned salmon makes an easy weeknight dinner that you can have on the menu anytime. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a keeper and a kid favorite! If you grew up in the South, chances are you ate salmon patties pretty regularly. Or maybe fish sticks like my …

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Hostess Gifts for 2022

Hostess gifts that are thoughtful, practical, inexpensive, and that your host will love. Bonus: Find out what NOT to take! This post contains affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and …

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Squash Casserole Recipe

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

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Pimento cheese in a small white bowl with celery.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese recipe that's a classic Southern favorite, made with extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. This homemade pimento cheese is easy to make and great as either a delicious dip or for sandwiches! Homemade pimento cheese spread is one of those classic Southern dishes that many of us remember from childhood as …

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Southern Cornbread is light and buttery with a little crispiness around the edges. Easy to make, cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for soups, chilis, or a fried chicken dinner.

Southern Cornbread Recipe

Southern Cornbread is light and buttery with a little crispiness around the edges. Easy to make, cornbread is the perfect accompaniment for soups, chilis, or a fried chicken dinner. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVINGS TIME:40 MINUTES Southerners are known for loving homemade bread in any form, and one of our favorites is cornbread. Sometimes you …

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Chicken pie with no vegetables, just shredded chicken and a buttery crust. This is an old-fashioned chicken pie recipe that's easy to make and tastes great. It's also good for potluck dinner or transporting to someone in need.

Chicken Pie

Chicken pie with no vegetables, just shredded chicken and an easy buttery crust. This is an old-fashioned chicken pie recipe that's easy to make and tastes great. It's also good for potluck dinner or transporting to someone in need. DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 6 SERVINGS TIME:1 HR 15 MINUTES If you've ever been to a church …

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Shamrock Shake is a creamy minty milkshake that is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day parties, or any fun summer celebrations. You can make this shake boozy or keep it non-alcoholic.

Shamrock Shake

Shamrock Shake is a creamy, minty milkshake that is perfect for your St. Patrick's Day parties, or any fun summer celebrations. You can make this copycat McDonald's shake boozy or keep it non-alcoholic. Either way, your guests will love it! DIFFICULTY: EASY YIELD: 2 SERVINGS TIME:5 MINUTES This copycat Shamrock Shake recipe tastes like the …

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Cucumber salad in a serving bowl.

Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Cucumber Vinegar Salad is a simple, classic recipe of sliced cucumbers and onions in vinegar. The cucumbers are crisp and tangy with a touch of sweetness—perfect for a snack or simple side dish. If you want a cool, refreshing summer salad for your next picnic, you will love this recipe for old-fashioned cucumbers and onions …

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A white plate with a piece of fried cube steak, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Cube Steak Recipe

Cube steak is best floured and fried in a skillet. Tender and delicious, cube steak cooks quickly so it's perfect for a weeknight meal. This is Southern comfort food at its best! I had never heard of country fried steak or chicken fried steak until I moved to the city. If you live in the …

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Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern Sweet Potato Pie is creamy, lightly spiced with just a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and so easy to make! Similar to pumpkin but with a more delicate flavor, this one is a Southern family favorite! Lots of people will claim to be either sweet potato pie lovers or pumpkin pie lovers. I love …

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Southern Sweet Potato Casserole features a traditional pecan and brown sugar streusel topping rather than melted marshmallows.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Our Southern sweet potato casserole features a traditional pecan and brown sugar streusel topping rather than melted marshmallows. The classic sweet potato filling is creamy and smooth, with a hint of orange and vanilla. We love Sweet Potato Pie, and when you want to take it up a notch, this Sweet Potato Casserole is the …

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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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Southern Fried Chicken made the simple, old-fashioned way it used to be made. Just sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and fry! So easy!

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken made the simple, old-fashioned way it used to be made. Just sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper, dredge in flour, and fry! So easy! It should be common knowledge that my Granny made the best fried chicken ever. Certainly it was legendary in our family! And this recipe is exactly the …

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Fried okra with a light and crispy cornmeal batter is a tasty side dish for any of your favorite Southern meals. And it's easy to make!

Fried Okra

Fried okra with a light and crispy cornmeal batter is a tasty side dish for any of your favorite Southern meals. And it's easy to make! Fried okra has become one of those trendy items that almost every restaurant features on their appetizer menu. And most of them are all the same: chunks of heavily …

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A serving of blackberry cobbler with whipped cream on a white plate.

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler is a perfect sweet and tart dessert, with an easy buttery crust over juicy blackberries. This is a classic, Southern favorite! This blackberry cobbler is made almost the same as our strawberry cobbler and only slightly different from our peach cobbler. They are all from the same basic recipe with a few minor …

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A plate with a slice of chess Pie which is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It's easy and everyone loves it!

Chess Pie

Chess Pie is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It's easy and everyone loves it! This chess pie recipe is a conglomeration from a couple of different old church cookbooks, with some changes of my own thrown in. It's similar to my Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie, which I bake in a skillet. I …

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A white bowl filled with cooked butter beans and bacon.

Butter Bean Recipe

This Butter Bean recipe is an old family favorite made just the way Granny made them. Butter beans are easy to cook with bacon, butter, and the secret—a touch of sugar! Try this butter bean recipe today and you'll have an easy side dish that goes with almost anything.  You won't find a meat-and-three in …

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A closeup of a serving of Southern Broccoli Casserole on a plate over a marble board.

Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole with crispy bacon, cheese, onion, and topped with toasted cheese crackers is the best broccoli casserole we've ever had! Your family will love this one! My friend, Janis, gave me this broccoli casserole recipe back in 1990 and I've been making it the exact same way ever since. It is so good …

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