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It can’t be summer in the South without a seafood boil overflowing with your favorite seafood, corn and new potatoes. Perfect for when you’re having a big crowd, just make sure you have a big enough pot! |butterandbaggage.com

Seafood Boil

Don’t let the summer get away from you without having a seafood boil. While you do have to stand in the kitchen for 25 minutes while you’re adding things to the pot, it’s one of those dishes that’s worth every minute. This may look intimidating but I promise it’s so easy and the only way […]

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Shrimp boil packs are an easier way to get the great flavors of a shrimp boil without turning on the stove | butterandbaggage.com

Shrimp Boil Packs

Everyone loves a great seafood boil but it makes a lot of food and you are standing around a pot for 25 minutes. This is a great alternative with all the flavors condensed into a foil pack that you can put on the grill. You’re going to love how you can prep this in no […]

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Cherry Streusel Bars are a wonderful way to showcase frozen cherries and they ship well if you want to share with a friend | butterandbaggage.com

Cherry Streusel Bars

I made these yummy streusel bars for my mom and mother-in-law last month. I was planning on making cookies, but for some reason, my cookies turned out flat, and while delicious, I didn’t want to send ugly cookies. After messing up the cookies, I was in a rush and needed something to put together quickly […]

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Emulsion American Gin from The Fainting Goat Spirits blends perfectly with the lemon and lime in this no-bake cheesecake | butterandbaggage.com

Gin Cheesecake

My husband saw a Facebook post about a gin infused cheesecake and threw down the gauntlet for me to come up with a recipe using Emulsion American Gin from our favorite distillery, Fainting Goat Spirits in Greensboro, NC. He then told one of the owners that I would be bringing one down the next day […]

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Veggie Packs are an EASY, QUICK, and HEALTHY addition to any meal, and a great way to use up a variety of vegetables that may be hanging around your fridge |butterandbaggage.com

Veggie Packs

I think most of us will admit that it’s hard to come up with vegetables that everyone likes. While I love all veggies other than brussel sprouts, my gang does not. These simple packs are a great way for each person to customize their veggies. I cut up an assortment of vegetables along with some […]

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Apple Dumplings are so delicious that they get their own National Holiday! This version is so easy, you can prepare it in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients |butterandbaggage.com

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings are so delicious that deserve their own National Holiday!  This version is so easy, you can prepare it in 10 minutes with only 5 ingredients. I’m not sure why July 5th is National Apple Turnover day when apples aren’t really in season yet.  However, if you’re getting tired of peaches and blueberries, you […]

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Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory chutney that's the perfect accompaniment for a grilled pork tenderloin. A great choice when it’s too hot to turn on the oven |butterandbaggage.com

Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Chutney

Fresh or Frozen cherries add sweetness to a savory chutney that’s the perfect accompaniment for a grilled pork tenderloin.  A great choice when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Stemilt sent me some cherries last week so I’ve been making lots of dishes with cherries.  They don’t grow cherries in my area so […]

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Savory Thumbprint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam - the perfect appetizer for any event, great at room temperature and sure to surprise when they bite into a savory cookie filled with a spicy bourbon flavored tomato jam | butterandbaggage.com

Savory Thumbprint Cookies

Are you looking for an appetizer to take or serve that will taste fabulous at both the start and end of your party or get together? Look no further, this falls into the “perfect appetizer” category, easy to make ahead and freeze and you just put them out with no re-heating or warming required. Of […]

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Watermelon Pops - A cool and refreshing healthy snack with chocolate and SPRINKLES. The kids will love it at your next cook out. | butterandbaggage.com

Watermelon Pops

A friend was talking to me about some watermelon stars she made that the kids just loved at a recent cook out, so these really caught my eye when I saw them on justataste. I never thought of dipping watermelon in chocolate but it’a a great combination, especially with a little flaked salt sprinkled on […]

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Sprinkle Blondies

Sprinkle Blondies

It’s been ages since I’ve posted a sprinkle recipe. We tried these out when Natalie was home for a bit before starting her internships this summer. We were looking for something that she could take back with her. These were so tasty, that I’m not sure she had many to take back by the end […]

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You don’t have to miss out on burgers this Memorial Day just because you don’t have a grill. You’ll love these savory Pineapple Burgers that are cooked in a skillet on the stove. | butterandbaggge.com

Pineapple Burgers

If you don’t have a grill outside your back door, you may not think of making burgers. However, I discovered these gems this winter when it was just too dreary and cold to go outside, and we loved them. Taylor loves pineapple on anything so she was my inspiration. Full of so much flavor you […]

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Tequila Grilled Chicken

Tequila Grilled Chicken

Tequila marinated chicken is one of my favorite, “go-to” dishes when I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. It’s a guaranteed meal that everyone will love. You can prepare the marinade in less than 10 minutes and then all you have to do is place it on the grill. The Tequila not […]

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Old Bay Cheese Wafers

Old Bay Cheese Wafers

One of my favorite recipes from Dorrie’s Cookies is not what I would consider a cookie at all but a savory cheese wafer made with Old Bay seasoning. I don’t know if all parts of the country are as familiar with Old Bay as we are around here, but this is more common than catsup […]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

The cold weather didn’t destroy all of the strawberries in our area so it’s the perfect time to grab some fresh strawberries and combine them with baby spinach for a great tasting salad. What makes this recipe just a bit more interesting is the red onions that are soaked in part of the dressing. The […]

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Mimosa Monkey Bread

Mimosa Monkey Bread

I didn’t get coffee cake last week on National Coffee Cake day, but I would have chosen this Streusel Coffee Cake which is my favorite. Instead, I thought I would share a recipe I made over the Holidays when I had a house full of people. The conversation of Mimosa’s came up. Where I live, […]

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World Peace Cookies

World Peace Cookies

I’m surrounded by Carolina fans who are exuberant about their final four victory, while I’m still mopping about my Wildcat’s loss. Guess I’ll just eat chocolate and what better form then in a decadent rich chocolate cookie. These are Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies. They may not lead to world peace but they are great […]

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Sausage Balls with Almond Flour

Sausage Balls with Almond Flour

One more weekend of March Madness. So many of the games this year have been nail-biters but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some snacks to get you through. These sausage balls are my favorite for breakfast but are also great for game day. Since they’re made with almond flour, they’re low carb and gluten […]

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