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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 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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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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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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Homemade blueberry pie made with fresh blueberries is the perfect summer dessert!

Homemade Blueberry Pie

Homemade blueberry pie made with fresh blueberries is the perfect dessert—add a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on the side for a sweet summer treat! My friend Molly has a gorgeous yard and a prolific green thumb—she is our go-to for any type of flower or planting advice. And, she has a lovely …

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Homemade Caramel Sauce adds just the right touch to cheesecake, pound cake, or even plain ice cream—or brownies!

Homemade Caramel Sauce

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…” Just a little taste of this homemade caramel sauce, and you will close your eyes and slowly savor the sinful, creamy feel of the luscious sauce. You will want more and you will start looking for pound cake or cookies to drizzle it on. And …

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a favorite Southern dessert that’s so simple—with just a few pantry ingredients, you can have this pie on the table in about an hour! A while back I wrote about playing at my friend’s house after church on Sundays, and about her Mama’s chocolate chess pie. Well, after digging through some …

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Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good!

Easy Brownies

Easy brownies made with melted butter and cocoa, all in one bowl! These brownies are fudgy, moist, and so good! Dear Brownie, When my friends in the Let’s Lunch club selected Grief Bacon: Your Comfort Food in Times of Great Stress/Grief as the theme for January’s post, I have to admit I didn’t immediately decide …

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Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa brownies are slightly cakey, fudgy brownies with rich chocolate flavor. You can have these cocoa brownies in the oven in less than 10 minutes! It’s been over a week since I wrote about anything chocolate, so it’s high time, wouldn’t you agree? I’m going to share with you a cocoa brownie recipe from a …

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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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Mississippi Mud Cake

A classic Southern favorite, Mississippi Mud Cake is decadent and full of chocolate, from the cake to the fudgy frosting with melted marshmallows. Did you make mud pies when you were little? I remember playing in the yard with old butter cups, stirring dirt and water and whatever else would stick together to form perfect mud …

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