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Top Ten Recipes of Last Year

The Top Ten Recipes of last year is my annual list, based on reader favorites and the blog statistics. These are the recipes that readers consistently go to, cook, share, and LOVE! Here we go, your top ten favorites from 2021! Some of them are a surprise to me—and some that are missing are a …

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A serving of apple sausage stuffing on a plate with the dish in the background.

Apple Sausage Stuffing

Apple Sausage Stuffing with mushrooms, sage, and other fresh herbs and vegetables is a delicious variation of traditional stuffing. Stuffing is not a traditional Southern Thanksgiving dish. We always have Southern Cornbread Dressing with Giblet Gravy, but every now and then I like to throw this Apple Sausage Stuffing out there as well. I've tweaked …

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A whole apple tarte tatin on a white plate.

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears

Apple Tarte Tatin with Pears—easy, slow cooked, caramelized, and delicious! Add a scoop of ice cream and you have a wonderful fruit dessert that's elegant but simple.  A classic French dish, Apple Tarte Tatin is a wonderful concoction of apples that are cooked and covered with pastry, then turned out upside down. The whole thing …

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Thanksgiving Menu for two includes easy, smaller prepared dishes that will feed 2-4 people, and you'll have just enough leftovers for a few sandwiches!

Thanksgiving for Two Menu

Thanksgiving for Two Menu includes easy, smaller prepared dishes that will feed 2-4 people, and you'll have just enough leftovers for a few sandwiches! We usually have a pretty large crowd when we host Thanksgiving, anywhere from 20-30 people. And I love it that way—the more the merrier! This allows me to roast a large …

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Butternut Squash Soup in a large pot on a grey board with a striped towel.

The BEST Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup with roasted butternut squash, apples, and caramelized onions in a rich, creamy, dairy-free soup. Perfect for soup season and holiday menus! One of my favorite times of the year is when the weather starts turning a little chilly in the evenings. I immediately start thinking about soups, don't you? Maybe because the …

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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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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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Pork Chops with Apples--a one-pot meal with pork chops, apples, sweet onions, and delicious sauce!

Pork Chops with Apples

Pork Chops with Apples is a one-pot meal with pork chops, apples, sweet onion, and a creamy mustard sauce that is divine.  One-pot meals are the best, don't you think? I pretty much hate cleaning the kitchen and while I can sure mess up half a dozen pots to make one meal, I much prefer …

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French Apple Turnovers

Easy French Apple Turnovers made with puff pastry and baked in the oven! Simple enough for a weeknight dinner and elegant enough for company! Classic French pastries, chaussons aux pommes or apple slippers, these turnovers are perfect for a weeknight dessert. They are easy to put together and a little healthier than the Southern traditional …

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Caramel Apple Cake serving in a bowl.

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake with fresh, tart apples baked into a luscious brown sugar cake and covered with a sweet, caramel's just as amazing as it sounds! This is a great cake for a potluck as it can be made ahead—if you can hide it! Ooooh...this cake...this cake. Chopped Granny Smith apples surrounded by fluffy, …

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