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A plate with a slice of chess Pie which is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It's easy and everyone loves it!

Chess Pie

Chess Pie is an old-fashioned Southern favorite custard-type pie made from a few simple ingredients. It’s easy and everyone loves it! This chess pie recipe is a conglomeration from a couple of different old church cookbooks, with some changes of my own thrown in. It’s similar to my Snickerdoodle Cookie Pie, which I bake in a skillet. I …

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These award winning chocolate chip cookies are soft in the middle and a little crispy around the edges—with extra brown sugar and two kinds of chocolate! Hundreds of reviews say these are some of the best!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This award winning chocolate chip cookie recipe makes cookies that are soft in the middle and a little crispy around the edges—with extra brown sugar and two kinds of chocolate!  These homemade chocolate chip cookies are full of rich chocolate, brown sugar, and vanilla and they’re big and have just the right amount of crispiness around …

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Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that's it! This is a classic, simple dish and it's the ultimate comfort food!

Southern Chicken and Dumplings

Southern Chicken and Dumplings are made with flour and butter, chicken, and broth, and that’s it! This is a classic, simple dish and it’s the ultimate comfort food! My Mama has always made the best chicken and dumplings, so when it came time to post this recipe, I had to make sure I could duplicate …

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A loaf of banana bread sliced on a sheet of wax paper.

Old Fashioned Banana Bread

This old fashioned banana bread is so easy and is made with sour cream and brown sugar—tastes just like Grandma’s banana bread! Old fashioned banana bread is moist and perfect with nuts or without. I usually make it without, just because that’s the way my family prefers. This recipe makes two loaves, so you can …

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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 slice of pumpkin crumb cake on a white plate.

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Crumb Cake is sweet and fragrant from notes of allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. It’s an easy-to-make, tender cake that’s great for morning coffee or after dinner. This easy Pumpkin Crumb Cake is delightful any time of the year. It’s simple, easy, and combines all the fun pumpkin spices with a brown sugar …

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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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A slice of moist yellow cake on a plate with the whole cake in the background with chocolate frosting.

Moist Yellow Cake Recipe

Moist yellow cake recipe that gives you perfect results every time! No more wondering how your cake will turn out — this recipe is easy and delicious! And you can use it for a layer cake or cupcakes. For years I used my Granny’s Feather Cake recipe when baking a yellow birthday cake, but I …

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Red white and blue cake with strawberries and blueberries on a blue background.

Red White and Blue Cake

Red, white, and blue cake is the perfect 4th of July cake! Everything goes in one bowl and this patriotic cake is one layer so it’s super easy! I love making my easy One Layer Cake because it’s just right for smaller occasions when you don’t have time or don’t want the trouble of multiple …

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Easy Buttercream Frosting is so simple and quick. All you need is butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, a little cream, and about 10 minutes!

Easy Buttercream Frosting

Easy Buttercream Frosting is so simple and quick. All you need is butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, a little cream, and about 10 minutes! When I was a little girl, nearly everything that came out of our kitchen was homemade—so naturally, I wanted all the things in the store that were not homemade and canned buttercream …

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Closeup of buttermilk biscuits in a basket with a white towel.

Easy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits rise up flaky, soft, and so buttery every time. This recipe gives you easy step-by-step instructions to make the best biscuits with no rolling and no cutting required! With just three ingredients–flour, butter, and buttermilk–this simple recipe will help you get biscuits on the table in about 30 minutes! My family’s method …

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Easy lemon bars with a zesty lemon custard over a crisp brown sugar shortbread crust—these lemon bars are lovely and delicious!

Easy Lemon Bars

Easy lemon bars with a zesty lemon custard over a crisp brown sugar shortbread crust—these lemon bars are lovely and delicious! The best lemon bars are super easy for you to make and a dessert that seems elegant and decadent—impressive to your guests while only requiring minimal time and effort from you! What could be …

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Side view of baked sour cream coffee cake on a pink platter.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Easy Sour Cream Coffee Cake with a layer of gooey cinnamon filling and streusel topping. It’s easy and just right for brunch or weekend house guests! This Sour Cream Coffee Cake can feed several people and has just enough cinnamon to make it spicy and warm for the heart. You can prepare the batter for …

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Raspberry shortbread bars on a silver platter.

Raspberry Shortbread Bars

Raspberry Bars made with a buttery shortbread base and topped with easy raspberry filling and a yummy shortbread streusel sprinkled on top. They are divine. When a food blogger hosts a party, it’s actually more of an opportunity to have free guinea pigs, uh, I mean tasters—Tasters!—for your recipes. So last Saturday, we had a …

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Serving of peach cobbler in a bowl.

Southern Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler made with fresh or frozen peaches, a touch of cinnamon, brown sugar, and a little half and half to make the easy crust rich and delicious. Gorgeous round peaches hanging from those pretty trees that dot the landscape in middle Georgia are a sure sign that summer has arrived. And that means it’s …

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Closeup of pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling on a platter.

Pumpkin Roll Recipe

This Pumpkin Roll recipe is an easy and impressive dessert all year long. We think this version is the BEST with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves—with a smooth and creamy filling from cream cheese and powdered sugar.  About a dozen years ago, my daughter requested a pumpkin roll for our Thanksgiving menu, in addition to the …

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Slice of caramel cake on a plate with whole cake in background.

Southern Caramel Cake

Southern caramel cake with homemade caramel icing from butter, sugar, and milk. This one tastes just like Grandma’s! A classic favorite, Southern Caramel Cake is just a regular yellow cake frosted with a sweet caramel cake icing. Some folks like to drizzle the caramel icing in between the layers and just let it drip from …

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A glass dish of easy apple crisp without oats on top of vanilla ice cream.

Easy Apple Crisp Without Oats

Apple Crisp Without Oats, with a streusel topping that’s easy and quick to prepare and full of flavors from brown sugar and cinnamon. It’s perfect for a weeknight family dinner or a fancy dinner party. I will tell you a secret: I love oatmeal for breakfast. But. I detest oats in any type of dessert …

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Sugar Cookie Bars with sprinkles and frosting on a plate.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars are super easy to make and perfect when you don’t have time to roll and cut cookies! These cookie bars have the best flavor—your family will devour them! With the same basic dough as my Sugar Cookie Recipe for Rolled Cookies, these Sugar Cookie Bars are delicious and so easy to make …

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