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My Mama’s Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

Picnic table set with vintage dishes, cloth napkins, and silver. Plates filled with chicken salad and fruit.

A favorite summer dish perfect for picnics and dining al fresco — chicken salad with grapes and pecans! We all have a favorite dish from our mama’s kitchen….you know that dish that no one can make better than her! It’s one you get a craving for and can never make as tasty as she does. …

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Carolina BBQ: We Like Pig Butts & We Cannot Lie

A tureen filled with Carolina BBQ chopped

7 Tips for smoking delicious Carolina BBQ from our family grill master, including grilling tools, dry rub secrets, and techniques! Around our family circle, my husband Seth is the grill master. He can roast a steak to medium rare perfection, sear a scallop without it sticking, and smoke pork to barbequed goodness. Yeah, he is …

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2 Easy Recipes for Tostadas

An easy summer meal with endless possibilities: chicken tostadas

Tostadas: an easy summer meal with endless possibilities. With all the extra meals I’ve been preparing at home lately, I am looking for recipes that are simple but versatile — easy to make but special. I’ve discovered that tostadas match those wishes perfectly! Tostados are a Mexican deep-fried tortilla topped with a seasoned mixture of …

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Pretty Spring Sugar Cookies with Pastel Icing

Rolled out sugar cookie dough with spring cookie cutters

Bake some pretty spring sugar cookies and decorate them with pastel icing and sprinkles for a sweet treat perfect for kiddos and adults alike! Admittedly, I am no baker! Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but baking has just never been my thing…too many measurements and too many possible snags. In all honesty, I’m …

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets

Antique white tureen filled with roasted brussel sprouts for a delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a classic for Thanksgiving side dishes, but liven up this traditional recipe with a healthy twist by adding pickled beets and sweet potatoes! Brussel sprouts, beets, and sweet potatoes are three of my favorite autumn foods! So I figured why not put them all together and see what kind of magic …

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Strawberry Champagne Trifle Cake

Strawberry champagne trifle cake

A delightful and bubbly spring dessert perfect for luncheons and celebratory showers: the strawberry champagne trifle cake! Y’all this is literally the most delicious trifle cake on the planet! And just what sends it over the top? CHAMPAGNE!!! I have made plenty of trifles over the years after all it is an easily assembled dessert …

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The Perfect Spring Quiche Recipe

The perfect spring quiche: Herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus a lovely entree for a spring meal

Try this herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus for the perfect spring quiche to serve at ladies luncheons, bridal showers, or baby showers! I love a yummy quiche: the cheesy egg goodness…the flaky crust…the endless options for fillings…what’s not to love? For my spring table setting in pink and blue, I decided to create …

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How to Brine a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Brine a turkey for the perfectly cooked Golden turkey with moist, tender meat and delicious taste

Want to cook the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving this year? Yes, then you need to learn how to brine a turkey! I’m sharing tried and true tricks, the recipe, and what you need to know to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving. Y’all this maple brown sugar brined turkey will melt in your mouth and wow …

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Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Fall table with sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms for dinner. Delicious fall recipe!

For a hearty dish that is sure to please meat-lovers and veggie-lovers alike try these delicious sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms! Hey y’all! I’m back with another yummy recipe perfect for autumn and the cooler temps headed our way. This is a hearty dish that is easy to make, and you can store the stuffing in …

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Cinnamon Ginger Applesauce Recipe

Jar of cinnamon ginger applesauce with grapes and cheese on gingham plate

Elevate your applesauce recipe with cinnamon, ginger, and honey for a healthy autumn snack that’s not just for the kids! Every autumn my mother makes the most delicious applesauce recipe and cans it for us to enjoy year round. She uses a very simple recipe and no sugar. Her secret is a variety of apples. …

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