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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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Baked Ham with Honey, Bourbon, and Orange Glaze

This baked ham recipe features a honey and brown sugar glaze with bourbon and orange juice—better than store-bought and half the price! You don’t have to buy a ready-prepared honey-baked ham to please your guests because you can make an awesome ham at home for half the price. This recipe is one of our favorites …

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Apple Tarts – Easy, Weeknight Dessert!

Apple tarts with orange-almond marmalade using puff pastry–quick and easy! Perfect for a weeknight dessert or even for company. We stay at our daughter’s house quite a bit to spend time with our grandson, so I get a close-up view of what it’s like to be young, working parents. Of course, I had a pretty close-up …

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Brussels Sprouts Sauteed with Lemon, Dijon, and Parmesan

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts topped with a lemon and Dijon vinaigrette, then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and bacon—a new twist on a favorite vegetable! So you might have noticed that I have a thing for Brussels Sprouts—this is the third Brussels Sprouts recipe to make this site. The first, and maybe my favorite, was for Caramelized Roasted Brussels …

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Leftover Turkey Hand Pies with Cranberry and Boursin

Leftover Turkey — what should you do with it? Try these yummy Hand Pies with Cranberry and Boursin. Use all your leftovers: pie crust dough, turkey, cranberry sauce, and just add a little Boursin cheese to pull it all together. It’s delightful! It’s the morning after. You awaken, bleary-eyed, a little hungover, hand grasping around …

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Cherry and Pomegranate Glazed Ham

This cherry and pomegranate glazed ham is simple and beautiful with its cherry-red glaze made from pomegranate juice and dried tart cherries. It’s also easy and relatively hands-off! I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to holiday celebrations. My Christmas tree is always decorated with the same ornaments, although I do add a …

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This Pumpkin Sheet Cake falls into the OMG is this for real category of recipes. It’s moist, easy to make, full of fun fall flavor and fragrant spices, and best of all, topped with the most amazing white chocolate and cream cheese frosting. The cake is made in a half-sheet pan so it’s just right …

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Pumpkin Bread Pudding made with challah bread, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves, and topped with a warm caramel drizzle. This one is simple comfort food that tastes amazing! If you haven’t finalized your Thanksgiving menu yet (then you are a procrastinator!) this is a wonderful pumpkin bread pudding recipe that you could add to your …

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting made from an easy and moist recipe that will quickly become a family favorite! This cake is a classic for weddings, showers, and any event.  What is Red Velvet Cake? Red velvet cake…is it a Southern classic or the product of a food coloring manufacturer’s marketing scheme? No …

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Easy Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These easy homemade cinnamon rolls are full of cinnamon, vanilla, and butter and topped with an tasty cream cheese icing—make breakfast special anytime! There are few things better to wake up to than the smell of a fresh pot of coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls in the oven…breakfast comfort food at its best. Everyone in our family …

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Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust

Everyone loves this creamy pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust because it’s a snappy version of traditional pie and has the tang from gingersnaps to balance the sweetness. A couple of weeks ago we had a bunch of friends over for some Thanksgiving recipe testing. It’s amazing how you can get volunteers when you say, “Will …

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Raspberry Brie Appetizer

Easy Raspberry Brie Appetizer that your guests will devour and come back for more! Just bake brie in a phyllo shell and top with raspberry preserves—simple yet elegant! Many times when we’re having a party, I will serve a fabulous, time-consuming main dish that I may spend hours getting ready. That means that the accompanying …

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Southern Pecan Pie

This Southern Pecan Pie recipe is a classic but swaps old-fashioned cane syrup for some of the corn syrup. The result is intense and delicious flavor, not just overwhelming sweetness!  **Note: Recipe updated November 25, 2016.  They dot the landscape of Middle and South Georgia…tall, majestic trees offering shade beside homes or towering together in groves …

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How to Roast a Perfect Turkey

Roast Turkey is the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving table, so it’s important to get it right! This method uses foil to keep the turkey breast from drying out so you have a perfect Roast Turkey every time!  Being in charge of the Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving can be a daunting prospect, especially for first-time cooks. …

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Caramelized Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, caramelized with a little brown sugar and spiced up with some chili powder and cumin…these are divine! My grandfather did not grow Brussels sprouts. He grew cotton for a few years, corn, peanuts and soybeans—and he would fall over laughing if he knew that people now pay good money to eat soybeans right …

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest and Pineapple

Fresh cranberry sauce with orange zest, pineapple, and a little horseradish makes a great topping for turkey, ham, or pork.  I was several years into adulthood before I learned that cranberry sauce was actually made of real berries and not some form of gelatin. My experience with cranberry sauce was that of the jellied, quivering red …

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