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Yorkshire pudding sounds so fancy and can be difficult, but with a few tips yours will turn out perfect every time. |

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. |

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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French toast never tasted so good as when soaked in eggs and egg nog. Assembled in just minutes with just 3 ingredients, this overnight breakfast casserole will be a big hit. |

Egg Nog French Toast

While running a few weeks ago we were talking about food, of course, and what we were going to make over the holidays. One of my friends described an egg nog French toast dish that she makes every year for Christmas. I love egg nog, but always have some left over. This sounded so good, […]

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Peppermint Brownies with crushed candy canes have peppermint both inside and out for a perfect combination Don’t forget to throw in some white chocolate chips for a great Holiday treat.|

Peppermint Brownies

Peppermint Brownies with crushed candy canes have peppermint both inside and out for a perfect combination  Don’t forget to throw in some white chocolate chips for a great Holiday treat.  I always make these for Natalie on her birthday which is just a few weeks before Christmas.  Much to her chagrin, it always falls during […]

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Ready for Spring in December, try these rich and buttery strawberry scones. The pop of strawberries make them perfect for a Christmas brunch or tea. |

Strawberry Scones

It’s only December but I’m already craving fresh strawberries. I tried these for the first time over Thanksgiving when we wanted a light breakfast to tide us over until the big meal. We all ate one as soon as they came out of the oven and then had another a bit later at room temperature […]

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BEST carnitas ever made in a slow cooker from free range happy pigs, it is amazing. Learn the secret to crispy but juicy carnitas. |

Slow Cooker Carnitas

I’m so excited to share my first post using pork from Two Boys Pork. My friend raises pigs that are free range, no chemicals or hormones. They are truly happy pigs with a diet of blackberry bushes and acorns along with apples and other delicious treats. I can tell you first hand that they seemed […]

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Creating chili in the Instant Pot allows you great flavors in just 1 hour. You can enjoy this version or use your favorite recipe. It's so good, you may never go back to the slow cooker. |

Instant Pot Chili

Creating chili in the Instant Pot allows you great flavors in just 1 hour.  You can enjoy this version or use your favorite recipe. It’s so good, you may never go back to the slow cooker.  I’ve had an Instant Pot for a while now, but mostly just use it to make chicken broth.  I […]

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Apple cider muffins are like donuts without the hole. Add chopped apples to make them an even better breakfast treat |

Apple Cider Muffins

I stumbled across a cookbook by the owner of Foster’s Market in Durham. I’ve heard about this place but haven’t had a chance to check it out even though it’s only an hour away. The photographs were beautiful which made it hard for me to pass up. Cookbooks are my weakness. It seems like someone […]

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Roasted cranberry grape relish has just the right amount of sweetness for your holiday meal. A slightly sweet but tart cranberry dish that will compliment whatever you serve. You don’t have to wait for the holidays for this awesome combination. |

Roasted Cranberry Grape Relish

Cranberry relish is a must for a dinner that has rich food. Thanksgiving, Christmas or any meal where you might have some decadent sides really needs something a little tart to round things out. We love cranberry relish and even though we have our favorite Cranberry Relish, we don’t mind trying something new. This is […]

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Quiche with figs and prosciutto combines salty and sweet in this fool proof method for perfect quiche every time. |

Quiche with Figs

I love the creamy texture of eggs mixed with cream but sometimes I just can’t get that consistency I’m looking for. A friend of mine shared her secret for making quiche which is to make it by volume, keeping your proportions the same regardless of how many eggs you are using or their size For […]

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A soft melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookie covered in cream cheese frosting that’s EASY to make and will remind you of fall, whatever the season. Add a little pumpkin spice to the frosting for that fabulous pumpkin pie flavor. |

Pumpkin Cookies

I’m a crispy cookie kind of girl, soft cookies are just not my thing. Give me a crispy Potato Chip Cookie or crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookie and I’m good to go. However, my girls are always asking for soft cookies, go figure. I decided to make these for them, not expecting to like them at […]

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Baked salmon with herbed butter and panko is crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside. Epicurean Butter makes this even simpler for a quick and easy week night dinner that will take less then 10 minutes to prep. This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions are my own. |

Salmon with Herbed Butter

I’ve been experimenting with seafood dishes lately, because sometimes I feel like I’m going to turn into a chicken as much as I eat. Just check out my index on the blog and you’ll see a million wonderful chicken dishes, I’m always trying to come up with some new way to prepare it. But I […]

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You don’t have to wait for apricot season to enjoy sweet apricots. Apricot Bars with dried apricots are covered in a mouthwatering buttery shortbread crust of coconut and pecans. |

Apricot Bars

My grandfather had an apricot tree in his backyard and every summer we would can and dry all the apricots we couldn’t eat. I’ve never been able to find apricots on the East coast like they grow in California. The ones we get in the grocery don’t even come close to what I remember. All […]

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Gruyère Crackers are the grown up version of a childhood favorite, homemade but still easy to make with just 4 ingredients. These savory crackers will be your go to snack or appetizer. |

Gruyère Crackers

I love having a simple appetizer that I can take to a party or just eat on the patio with a glass of wine. While my Old Bay Cheese Wafers are awesome, I was looking for something different. I seem to be on gruyère kick lately so a cracker with gruyère was just what I […]

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