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Chicken Corn Chowder is a rich and creamy soup filled with corn, chicken, bacon, and cheese. It's easy to make and kid-friendly!

Chicken Corn Chowder

Chicken Corn Chowder is a rich and creamy soup filled with corn, chicken, bacon, and cheese. It’s easy to make and kid-friendly! Fresh summer corn is perfect in this recipe, but to make it easier and available all year, you can use frozen corn. It’s creamy and hearty but not overly filling, with a little …

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A white bowl filled with cooked butter beans and bacon.

Butter Beans Recipe

This Butter Beans recipe is an old family favorite made just the way Granny made them. Butter beans are easy to cook with bacon, butter, and the secret—a touch of sugar! Try this butter beans recipe today and you’ll have an easy side dish that goes with almost anything.  You won’t find a meat-and-three in …

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A closeup of a serving of Southern Broccoli Casserole on a plate over a marble board.

Southern Broccoli Casserole

Southern Broccoli Casserole with crispy bacon, cheese, onion, and topped with toasted cheese crackers is the best broccoli casserole we’ve ever had! Your family will love this one! My friend, Janis, gave me this broccoli casserole recipe back in 1990 and I’ve been making it the exact same way ever since. It is so good …

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Skillet Dressing Recipe made in a cast iron skillet with sage leaves on the side.

Skillet Dressing Recipe

This Skillet Dressing Recipe with Pear, Sage, and Bacon is just right for a smaller crowd—and it’s bursting with fresh flavor! Why is it that we only have dressing at Thanksgiving? Or is that just me? Are the rest of you eating fabulous Southern Cornbread Dressing all year long and I just don’t know about …

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Pieces of caramelized bacon on a platter lined with parchment.

Caramelized Bacon

Caramelized bacon is crispy, candied bacon made with a pecan, brown sugar, and maple syrup paste—it’s the first thing to go at gatherings! The title says it all, doesn’t it? This was the first recipe I saw when I bought Ina Garten’s cookbook, Foolproof, and let me tell you, people love this bacon. It is …

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Closeup photo of a bowl of bacon cheeseburger soup with toppings.

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup is everything you love in a burger—bacon, beef, cheese, onions, tomatoes, all in a creamy, luscious, EASY soup! I don’t know about you, but I adore soups in the winter. I think I could eat soup for lunch and supper every day. But sometimes, you just want a burger, right? A thick, juicy …

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Tomato soup in a bowl with grated cheese on top.

Easy Tomato Soup Recipe

This Easy Tomato Soup Recipe is ready in under an hour! It’s made with canned tomatoes, dried herbs, fresh onion, and cream—just add a grilled cheese! Figuring out what to make for dinner can be a frustrating thing for a parent who’s just come in from a long day at work or dealing with kids. It’s …

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Oven cooked bacon is crisp and perfectly browned if done correctly! Forget the mess and standing over the skillet--oven cooking is the way to go!

Oven Cooked Bacon

Oven cooked bacon is crisp and perfectly browned if done correctly! Forget the mess and standing over the skillet–oven cooking is the way to go! Is there anything better than the smell of bacon frying? Well, yes, actually there is—the lack of mess and hot grease involved with oven cooked bacon! Now, I will admit …

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Cheese Grits

Rita’s Cheese Grits

Baked cheese grits are warm comfort food at its best—serve these for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner! Cheese grits…once a Southern tradition and now starting to appear on menus everywhere. The beauty of grits is that they are neutrally flavored and therefore go with many different types of food: shrimp, pork chops, New Orleans style grillades and of …

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oven baked omelet

Oven Baked Omelet

This oven baked omelet is perfect for two for breakfast or a light supper. Just mix up some eggs and cheese and whatever vegetables you like and bake! Let me state for the record, unequivocally, I love Ina Garten. I love to watch her shows because she has such a calm, soothing manner as she …

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Coq au vin

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is braised chicken with mushrooms, pearl onions, and bacon in a wine sauce. Perfect for fall dinner parties! Anything that comes from Julia Child has to be good, especially if it involves wine. This chicken recipe is delicious and pretty easy although it is a little time-consuming. I cheat and use frozen pearl …

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Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Southerners love to entertain and sometimes a big crowd calls for overnight preparation. Breakfast casserole is perfect when you are having houseguests because you can put it together the day before and pop it in the oven while everyone is just waking up. Add some fruit and coffee and you have a complete meal. The …

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