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Bruschetta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Bruschetta with fresh basil and other herbs, garlic, and balsamic vinegar–makes a great snack or appetizer and keeps for days! If I’m traveling for a party or potluck event, I like to take foods that pack well and can work for easy appetizers or a quick meal. My go-to recipes are pimento cheese, pound cake, …

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Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sriracha Sauce

These Baked Chicken Wings with Honey Garlic Sriracha Sauce are spicy-sweet, sticky, and DELICIOUS! These wings are my family’s favorite and we always have them on the table for game day! You know you have a winner when your husband cleans his plate, licks his fingers, and proclaims whatever you’ve cooked to be, “The best …

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How to Make Simple, Perfect Guacamole

Simple, Perfect Guacamole—just avocado, jalapeno and serrano peppers, a little onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. That’s all you need to make the best guacamole! Y’all, let me tell you, I love guacamole so much I could eat it every day. I don’t, of course, because it’s so high in calories, but I could. When I’m …

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Apricot-Chili Glazed Fish

This apricot-chili glazed fish is tangy enough for adults but sweet enough to be kid-friendly. It’s super easy to make and great for a dinner party! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I do, every year. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not. This year I’ve stayed away from my traditional ones of eating better, exercising more, …

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Roasted Baby Potatoes with Garlic and Italian Herbs

Roasted baby potatoes with garlic and Italian herbs are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Easy to make! What does your family meal time look like? Do you sit down with your kids and have dinner together on a regular basis? If you’re juggling sports, after school activities, homework, traffic, …

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Chicken with Red Wine Vinegar and Tomatoes

We had a large Christmas party last year—about 60 people for dinner—and this chicken dish is one of the things I served. I’ll share more about the party and menu later, but right now I need to tell you about my new favorite chicken recipe. It comes together relatively quickly and is full of complex …

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French Quarter Shrimp or Barbecue Shrimp

French Quarter Shrimp or New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp with a silky garlic and herb butter sauce that begs for crusty bread. One of our favorite restaurant’s is Gumbeaux Cajun Cafe in Douglasville, Georgia. You have to get there early to get a table without waiting two hours, but once you’re seated the food fest begins. …

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Slow-Roasted Pork with Caramelized Onions and Chipotle

Time to step away from the turkey leftovers and create something sublime and spicy in your kitchen. This is by far one of the best things I’ve ever made. Tender, slightly spicy pork seasoned with chipotle pepper and cilantro, simmered in dark beer and a little lime juice. A rustic Spanish dish that will transport your …

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic—the garlic mellows in the oven and lends wonderful, rich flavor to the slow-cooked chicken! When you tell someone you’re about to serve Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, you see their eyes immediately widen and you can imagine their thoughts…I won’t be able to talk to anyone for days…40 …

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Trout with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

Growing up on a farm in middle Georgia, my cousins and I ran wild every summer. We clambered up and down trees, spent hours wading in the creeks and generally found any excuse to stay outside until well after dark. We used to sift through the sandy bottom of Buck Creek to find the shiny, black freshwater mussels — …

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