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Creamy Mashed Potatoes — creamy, buttery, old-fashioned comfort food at its best!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes with butter and sour cream will have your family coming back for seconds every time! Nothing says comfort food to me like homemade, creamy mashed potatoes. Butter, cream, warm potatoes…there’s just something about that combination that feels good from your tummy to your soul. I use the same combination of ingredients for …

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Easy Pie Crust Recipe

This Easy Pie Crust recipe is made in the food processor in less than five minutes. You don’t need an egg and it turns out perfectly every time. I’ve never been one to spend a lot of time on homemade pie crust. I happen to think the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts are absolutely fine for …

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Sweet Tea Southern Style

Sweet Tea just the way Granny made, with lots of real sugar and brewed tea. Sweltering…there’s just no other way to describe this summer so far. This morning it was 80° before the sun came up. And muggy. That’s what we have here in Georgia—muggy, heavy, humid air that feels like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. …

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Turkey brine cooking in large stock pot

How to Brine a Turkey

Turkey Brine can add subtle flavor to your turkey as well as keep it from getting dry. Salt, spices, vegetables, and fresh herbs are the key! The first time I cooked a Thanksgiving turkey was in 1990, when we traveled to Virginia Beach to stay with friends who couldn’t come home for the holidays. My …

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