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Cherry Pineapple dump cake

Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake

Cherry pineapple dump cake is an all time favorite for me and definitely one for a southern baker’s recipe box! If you’re not comfortable referring to it as a ‘dump cake’ you could always call it a cobbler. You won’t believe how easy this recipe is. The only problem I’ve run into in the UK […]

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White Chicken Lasagne Recipe

White Chicken Lasagna Recipe

I promise you this this white chicken lasagna recipe is a crowd pleaser! I’ve made this so many times for friends and haven’t come across anyone who didn’t love it. This is one of my more time consuming recipes but well worth the work you’ll put into it. It takes me about an hour to […]

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Homemade American Sugar Cookies

Mamaw’s Sugar Cookies

I love exchanging recipes with my grandmother. More times than not I’m on the receiving end and last week I got a nice note along with 4 new recipes to add to my collection! I mentioned I was getting excited to bake cookies for the holidays and she sent me her easy and tasty sugar cookie recipe! […]

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Homemade Potato Soup

This is the best soup for a rainy or chilly, winter day! It’s easy and you can modify the recipe by adding other vegetables if you like – maybe carrots, celery, etc! Ingredients: 6-8 medium potatoes, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, 6 cups milk, 2 tsp chicken bouillon, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black […]

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Homemade Cheeseball

Cheeseball Recipe

This is an easy and fun recipe! You’ll see I had fun by the pictures below. I made this for Christmas but it’s a perfect appetizer for any gathering. There are loads of cheeseball recipes and I hope you’ll comment and share your favorites with me! Ingredients: 2 8ounce packages of cream cheese (softened), 2 cups shredded cheddar […]

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Tomato Gravy – A Southern Specialty

After all of these years, I finally learned how to make tomato gravy & biscuits! This recipe will serve about 2 people so if you have a large crowd coming you’ll want to increase the measurements for the ingredients. We often had biscuits and tomato gravy at my great-grandparents and grandparents back in Mississippi. Good old southern […]

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Candied Pecans Homemade Recipe

Candied Pecans

These are just a delight and so easy to make in your crockpot! They make a perfect gift for family and friends during the holidays. Ingredients 16 ounces pecan halves, 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar (icing sugar), 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, 1/4 tsp ground ginger Method Turn your […]

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Homemade chocolate peanut clusters

Chocolate Peanut Clusters

I came across this recipe during the holidays and decided to give it my own twist! It’s a great combination of sweet and salty. Here I am chatting on the phone waiting for my peanut clusters to cool and set! Ingredients: 7.1 ounces white chocolate chips, 5.2 ounces Belgian milk chocolate chips, 4.8 ounces dark […]

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Homemade Reindeer Chow

Reindeer Chow

I had fun making reindeer chow for my customers at Christmas this year even though this is a snack you can enjoy year round! I’m pretty sure this is something mainly enjoyed in the south but it’s such an addicting snack I thought it would go over well at the local pubs! I couldn’t find […]

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Homemade Southern Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing (known as stuffing up north)

With Christmas just around the corner some of you may want to give this recipe a try! Our family tradition included 2 types of ‘stuffing’ on Thanksgiving and below is the recipe for our Southern Dressing. This was a tricky recipe for me because I couldn’t get exact measurements from my family when they passed […]

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving in the UK

Thanksgiving in the UK and Pumpkin Pie

This marked my 4th Thanksgiving in the UK! We celebrated with our new friends (Amelia, Rob and Zach) this year. They hosted Thanksgiving dinner at their home and we brought a pumpkin pie (recipe to follow), southern cornbread ‘dressing’ aka stuffing and of course a case of Sweet Sally Tea! Our spiced tea paired well with […]

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Homemade Southern Cornbread Recipe

Southern Cornbread Recipe

Whenever I want chili, vegetable soup or just a plate of vegetables I get ready to make a batch of southern cornbread. Before I introduced my husband to cornbread he had rice with his chili but now he’s pretty insistent on my cornbread! The only catch is that I have to ration it because I bring a […]

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Family Recipes

I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite family recipes (some old and some new) with you. I’ve always enjoyed cooking and started spending more time in the kitchen after getting married and settling down in the UK. I’ll admit I’m still ‘in training’ as the picture above suggests! I was […]

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