Single Girls Can Cook

I’ve been a single girl in a crowd full of couples for quite a while. We are a tight group that likes to get together and share meals. I was always asked to bring some beverages or some chips and dip. That all changed when I brought my deviled eggs to a cookout. All my friends have since apologized for assuming I couldn’t cook. They have mumbled around about how they thought my inability to cook might have been why I have no husband. Now, they are busy trying to figure out the real reason I have no husband. (Don’t tell them, but I really just don’t want one. It is too much fun watching them try to figure me out.) Now, when we all get together I am always asked to bring some kind of dish, but my deviled eggs seem to be the crowd favorite and I make them quite often. Come to think of it, maybe always bringing chips, dip and sodas wasn’t so bad after all.

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Mama’s Chicken Pot Pie

This time of year I long for comfort.  One of the best ever comfort foods comes straight from my mama’s kitchen. Mama’s Chicken Pot Pie (with a few easier steps) is sure to please even your pickiest eater.  And its even beautiful enough to take center stage when you have guests!  Mama made her crusts… 

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Italian Cream Cake

Becky left me an email earlier this month, wanting  my recipe for Italian Cream Cake. Well, as it happens, that’s my favorite birthday cake, and guess what ? My birthday was this week, so I made one. And can I just say. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!  This is layer on layer of  to die for… 

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

The Holiday season is upon us, which in the south means two things. Cooking and Baking. This Vegan Pumpkin Pie is an all american favorite sure to please even the pickiest eaters at your holiday table. Top with a spoonful of fresh whipped heavy cream and voila! The perfect dessert at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Many… 

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Orange Candied Pecans

Here in the South, we’re blessed with wonderful goodness like fresh veggies, fruits  (oh the peaches in summertime!) and nuts! Lots of Nuts. We have acres and acres allotted to pecan groves when the property isn’t relegated to peaches, so its only natural (to me at least) that the favorite ingredient in Southern desserts comes… 

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A Hot Southern Mess™

These pulled pork stuffed potatoes are what I call a ‘Hot Southern Mess™’ because you get all the comfort of a slow cooked pull pork combined with a creamy coleslaw served over a piping hot slow baked potato. A real mess to look at but oh so temptingly tasty. Substitute a medium sized sweet potato and what’s… 

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Potato Corn Chicken Chowder

 Cool fall days. They’re finally here and so I get to whip out my best soup recipes. This weekend’s choice is my Potato Corn Chicken Chowder recipe. This my friends is true comfort food ! All the things you love from potatoes to bacon and then some. Garnish this tasty delight with  a sprinkle of… 

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Southern Shrimp and Grits

Grits are a must in southern cooking and this Southern Shrimp and Grits Recipe is no exception! We love our grits in the south and they’re not just for breakfast! If you’ve never been south of the Mason Dixon line, odds on you’ve never truly enjoyed these yummy bites of deliciousness. For those of you familiar… 

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White Bean Chicken Chili

Football season brings on the tailgate classics. This White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe has been a favorite of ours for years. I find I’m partial to it over traditional chili because of its freshness with the lime juice being added at the end.  I’m a brand loyalist when it comes to canned beans so I… 

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

Fall is here! And with fall comes all the rich earthy comfort smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples and pears. Today I’ve taken a fresh look at a southern favorite desert, bread pudding. I’ve added a few of my favorite flavors like cinnamon and wham, a Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe! Who could ask for more? Grab… 

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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer? Frankly, who doesn’t love ICE CREAM? Mostly I’m a vanilla girl, (with a dose of chocolate or caramel on top)  But this!? This easy chocolate ice cream cake recipe is without a doubt the cure for anyone’s chocolate craving and ice cream craving. (Not to mention, the… 

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