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Double Crust Apple Pie slice on a plate.

Double-Crust Apple Pie

This easy double-crust apple pie recipe will become a classic for your recipe box. The filling is luscious with a hint of cinnamon and lots of apples! Doesn’t fall seem like a harbinger of good, homey, comfort foods? I adore spring and its light vegetables, and summer with its abundance of fresh produce, like juicy, …

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Pomegranate Cherry Glazed Ham

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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Overhead shot of a serving of pumpkin bread pudding in a dish with whipped cream.

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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Side view of a slice of new york-style cheesecake with strawberries on top.

Classic Cheesecake Recipe

Classic Cheesecake Recipe for a New York style cheesecake that is perfect every time! It’s rich, creamy and luscious and can be served plain or with a caramel, chocolate, or raspberry topping. My family tends to disagree about a lot of things. We are almost all on a different place on the political spectrum. Some …

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Easy homemade cinnamon rolls filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and covered with cream cheese icing!

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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Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good!

Easy Brownies

Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good! Dear Brownie, When my friends in the Let’s Lunch club selected Grief Bacon: Your Comfort Food in Times of Great Stress/Grief as the theme for January’s post, I have to admit I didn’t immediately decide …

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Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie

This Sweet Potato Pie is creamy and lightly spiced and 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 both! Along with pecan pie. And chocolate pie. …

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Pumpkin Pie with gingersnap crust

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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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is a tangy and sweet bean salad that can accompany grilled or roasted meats and makes a perfect addition to a vegetarian menu. Thanksgiving menus abound with starchy, cheesy, fat-laden dishes. That’s what makes Thanksgiving so wonderful! You get to eat all the potatoes, cheese, bread, and butter that you want and …

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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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Cinnamon Rolls Without Yeast

Cinnamon rolls without yeast are easy with no waiting on the dough to rise! Filled with brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with cream cheese icing, these are a special breakfast treat! We’ve had lots of 20-somethings at our house for the past few weeks. Malorie and a couple of her friends came up for …

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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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Giblet Cream Gravy

To some, the gravy is what Thanksgiving is all about. On this day of decadence, you have full rein to douse everything on your plate with gravy, from the turkey to the dressing to the mashed potatoes and whatever is in between. I must confess, I’ve never been a good gravy maker. My first attempt …

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How to Roast a Turkey

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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Closeup shot of roasted pearl onions in a baking dish.

Roasted Pearl Onions

Pearl onions, caramelized with a glaze made of sherry and honey…these are delicious! Takes about 10 minutes to put together and an hour to bake. My friend Ashley made these roasted pearl onions years ago at a dinner party and shared the recipe with me. Everyone at the dinner party ate these onions until we …

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