Apple Hand pies with confetti

Apple Hand Pies

There’s just something appealing about a hand pie. I think it’s the size and the fact that you can eat it without a fork. We’ve been loving Raspberry Hand Pies this winter but it’s time to branch out. Someone told me a long time ago to add apple brandy to my apple pie to really […]

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Sloppy Joes with cornbread on a plate

Sloppy Joes with Cornbread

Everyone likes a good sloppy joe, a slightly sweet hamburger mixture on a bun. It’s a great go to dinner. This version is even better because of course it has cornbread. Instead of putting your hamburger mixture inside a bun, cornbread is added to the top and it all bakes together. Cornbread makes anything better. […]

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A close up of French Onion Rounds

French Onion Rounds

French onion soup that you can eat with your hands! Crostini topped with caramelized onions and cheese will be your new FAVORITE appetizer.  Who doesn’t love French onion soup. But when you want that great taste but don’t feel like soup, here’s a great way to get all that rich flavor. Sweet caramelized onions topped […]

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Cookies on a board with white chocolate chips

Special K Cookies

I am always on the search for cookies that are a little different. I send cookies or bars to my mom and mother-in-law every month and I try to be creative and find something they can’t get at the grocery. I also have to keep in mind that I’ll be shipping them. These are not […]

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A plate of burrata and orange slices

Burrata with Oranges

Burrata covered with tomatoes and a little balsamic vinegar is a staple for me all summer long. But in the middle of winter, tomatoes have no flavor. So I saw where Alison Roman in her new book, Dining In put orange slices with burrata and I had to give it a try. Everything else I’ve […]

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Baked pasta with cauliflower in a casserole dish

Baked Cauliflower and Pasta

During the winter months, cauliflower can be one of the few vegetables that tastes good. So while waiting for Spring vegetables to show up from warmer climates, this is a great dish. It’s hardy enough to be a meal all by itself but also works great for a side. I really enjoy cauliflower especially when […]

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A raspberry hand pie on a plate with a fork

Raspberry Hand Pies

Everyone has their favorite method for making pie crust. Mine has evolved over the years from using shortening to adding vodka. This method which uses butter and apple cider vinegar is the one I have been using lately and creates the flakiest crust for these amazing hand pies. While some folks use their hands, I […]

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strawberry biscuit with jam and cream on a napkin

Strawberry Biscuits

I’ve been trying to think of something to use my frozen strawberries for other than smoothies and thought they would be just the thing to add to biscuits. The strawberries add just enough sweetness to the biscuit and how cute are pink biscuits. Perfect for a baby shower, afternoon tea or brunch. These are just […]

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Yorkshire pudding in a muffin pan

Yorkshire Pudding

For the holidays I decided to go with a standing rib roast this year. I was going to pair it with my standard Fluffy Dinner Rolls, but I was out voted. The gang wanted Yorkshire pudding. My mom used to make these growing up, but we called them popovers. They were light and airy, the […]

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Change things up a bit and try chili topped with cheesy grits. A great Southern twist on Shepards pie. |butterandbaggage.com

Chili with Cheesy Grits

The weather has turned frigid, it’s not supposed to be in the single digits in the Carolinas! Perfect weather for chili. I thought I would share this version that we’ve made a couple of times already this fall. While I still love a big piece of Brown Butter Corn Bread with chili, topping it with […]

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