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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It's perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it's freezer friendly!

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole is a Southern favorite and this version has a few secret ingredients that make it the best! It's perfect for a potluck gathering or new parents and it's freezer friendly! Have you ever eaten Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole? It's just an old-fashioned, simple chicken casserole that shows up at most church …

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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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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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Easy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits rise up flaky, soft, and so buttery every time. This recipe gives you easy step-by-step instructions to make the best biscuits with no rolling and no cutting required! With just three ingredients--flour, butter, and buttermilk--this simple recipe will help you get biscuits on the table in about 30 minutes! My family's method …

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Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is a delightfully easy no-bake pie that is perfect year round for any occasion.

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is a delightfully easy no-bake pie that is perfect year round for any occasion. Kids and adults love it! This is a great make-ahead recipe that will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days before you need it.  You probably remember this cherry cheese pie from church potlucks because …

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A clear glass bowl of banana pudding topped with whipped cream.

Southern Banana Pudding

This is the best Southern Banana Pudding made with a rich, creamy homemade custard and topped with whipped cream. The homemade custard makes all the difference! Southern Banana Pudding is a simple dessert: inexpensive, easy, no baking required in the heat of a Southern summer, and almost everyone likes it. And to be fair, I'm not …

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Serving of peach cobbler in a bowl.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, a touch of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the easy crust rich and delicious. Gorgeous round peaches hanging from those pretty trees that dot the landscape in middle Georgia are a sure sign that summer has arrived. And that means it's …

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Side view of a whole lemon icebox pie on a wood background.

Lemon Icebox Pie

This Lemon Icebox Pie is so easy to make! It's creamy and zesty, with fresh lemon juice and zest and sweetened condensed milk—it's a classic Southern dessert! We serve this pie year-round and usually have one stored in the freezer to pull out for unexpected company. It's like a breath of spring in the middle …

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Closeup of pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling on a platter.

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

This Pumpkin Roll recipe is an easy and impressive dessert all year long. We think this version is the BEST with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves—with a smooth and creamy filling from cream cheese and powdered sugar.  About a dozen years ago, my daughter requested a pumpkin roll for our Thanksgiving menu, in addition to the …

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Slice of caramel cake on a plate with whole cake in background.

Southern Caramel Cake

Southern caramel cake with homemade caramel icing from butter, sugar, and milk. This one tastes just like Grandma's! A classic favorite, Southern Caramel Cake is just a regular yellow cake frosted with a sweet caramel cake icing. Some folks like to drizzle the caramel icing in between the layers and just let it drip from …

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A slice of fudge pie on a white plate.

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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Two fried apple pies on a white plate.

Granny's Fried Apple Pies

Fried apple pies like Granny used to make—sweet apple filling inside tender, lightly fried pastry dough! Simple Southern cooking at its best! Follow my easy tutorial for the best fried pies you've ever had! Unlike my Double-Crust Apple Pie, which is made with fresh apples and seems best in the fall, these fried apple pies are …

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Cheese Straws — crispy, buttery, homemade crackers that are easy to make and a great appetizer!

Southern Cheese Straws Recipe

Cheese Straws — crispy, buttery, homemade crackers that are easy to make and a great appetizer! Southerners love cheese straws and serve them at bridal showers, baby showers, and anything in between.  If you attend a bridal or baby shower in the South, or a church dinner on the grounds, or just about any type …

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Baked pork chops with cream of mushroom soup are ready in about 30 minutes! This is a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that goes great with mashed potatoes or rice!

Cream of Mushroom Pork Chops

Cream of mushroom pork chops are ready in about 45 minutes! This is a quick and easy, flavorful weeknight dinner recipe that goes great with mashed potatoes or rice! Quick and easy weeknight dinner ideas can be one of a busy parent's worst frustrations, which is why meal planning is so important! And why I love …

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Dutch oven filled with Southern Baked Beans.

Southern Baked Beans

Southern Baked Beans have a touch of sweetness from brown sugar and lots of flavor from onion, peppers, and seasonings. These are easy and your folks will love them! There's one dish you can take to almost any potluck and it will be in fashion, and that's these Southern Baked Beans. Whether the main dish …

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A luscious strawberry sheet cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry Sheet Cake

A luscious strawberry sheet cake with fresh strawberries and cream cheese frosting that's always a crowd-pleaser and easy to take along for potlucks. The arrival of spring is heralded by daffodils, dogwoods, do-it-yourself projects, and one of my favorite loves, strawberries. Since we're so close to Florida, we start getting beautiful fresh strawberries in February …

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Fresh strawberry cake filled with strawberry-lemon jam and topped with a fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting—this is a special occasion show-stopper and it's divine!

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe

Fresh strawberry cake filled with strawberry-lemon jam and topped with a fresh strawberry cream cheese frosting—this is a special occasion show-stopper and it's divine! Part of the genesis of In a Southern Kitchen was a desire to share recipes and ideas that would help folks entertain at home. Tolkien said, "If more of us valued …

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