Recipes handed down from Grandma to Grandma. Louisiana Love~

Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Sausage Alfredo, homemade dinner ready in no time with pasta, Italian sausage, onions, and homemade Alfredo sauce. Tasty and so easy to make!

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Southern Bacon Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and Grits is a classic Southern dish full of flavor. Creamy grits, topped with delicious sauteed shrimp and topped with bacon. You can’t go wrong with this dish! So many things I love bout this dish, but the flavor is wonderful, and the grits are creamy. This dish is a Southern favorite and has been around a long time for a reason.

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Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

If you love finger foods, then you need to make these hot honey chicken tenders! Chicken tenderloins coated in buttermilk, flour, then fried to perfection and smothered in sauce. These hot honey chicken tenders are crispy, juicy, and taste so good. They’re sweet with just a hint of spice.

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Jalapeno Popper Mac N Cheese Lasagna

Classic lasagna meat sauce and pasta, meets jalapeno poppers and mac n cheese. These three favorites come together to create a symphony of cheesy flavors that the whole family will love! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Duck Camp Tamales

This one takes a little extra time and patience but it's so worth it! Using corn masa and corn husks to engulf tender braised duck meat, these duck camp tamales always pair well with a glass of whiskey and an open fire. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cochon de Lait Po'Boys

Tender pork, crusty French bread, and creamy, tangy coleslaw make these po’ boys a delicious treat. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Ranch Garlic Parmesan Chicken Skewers

Juicy chicken pieces that are basted in the most delectable garlic parmesan butter sauce. You can pair skewers over warm rice and add some of the leftover garlic-parm butter into the rice for the most incredible meal. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Chicken Scampi Stuffed Pasta Shells

Jumbo stuffed shells filled with a mixture of diced chicken and cheese, drizzled in a delicious garlic, lemon, white wine, butter sauce. Then topped with more cheese and baked. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Blackened Cajun Tilapia

Blackened tilapia makes a super quick and flavorful weeknight meal. The fish fillets are dusted with a rub made from spices, brown sugar, and salt and then sautéed in olive oil until blackened and flaky. Serve the blackened tilapia with, cornbread, rice, or hush puppies along with a vegetable. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Almond Flour Chicken Tenders

I use this recipe a lot when making chicken tenders at home and it's much healthier than your normal fired chicken tenders. These are a great option when you want to keep things low carb and healthy. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

For an easy, satisfying, and healthy chicken casserole dinner, check out this lightened up version of one of the most popular chicken dishes of all time! Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight and bake as directed. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Maple-Chipotle Air Fryer Pork Chops

Pork chops can be tricky to cook exactly right, but with this recipe, the meat is juicy and tender. The rub is spicy and flavorful, and the sauce is tangy and sweet, not to mention you'll get a healthier version by using the air fryer to cook them! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Butter Pecan Praline Poke Cake

This recipe came from a friend at work. They brought it in one day and everyone was raving! A heavenly cake infused with butter pecan, drenched in coconut pecan frosting, and oozing sweet-condensed milk sauce with crunchy pecan bits. The ultimate sticky-sweet delight! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Homemade Bite-Sized S'mores

Bringing this popular campfire treat indoors! Just don’t get hung up on how the bite-size treats look. The recipe is meant to be rustic. These marshmallows are made from scratch y'all! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Ritz Cracker Salted Caramel Icebox Cake

 No-bake dessert with lots of salty/sweet flavor. There’s layer after layer of creamy goodness all drizzled with salted caramel sauce. This is a cool dessert great for summertime! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Turtle Cookie Bars

This Turtle Cookie Bars recipe is based on the classic Turtle Candies. It’s a traditional sweet often served around the holidays with soft caramel and chocolate layered over the top of salty pecans. This wonderful cookie bar takes the same classic flavors from the homemade candy recipe and turns them into a shareable bar dessert. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Praline Crackers

Graham Cracker Pralines is a tasty and addicting treat! This cookie-like dessert is sweet, crunchy, buttery, and topped with nutty pecan pieces. This dessert is perfect any time of the year, especially around the holidays. The best part about this recipe---how easy it is to make! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Chocolate Truffle Cake

This chocolate dream will be making an appearance on our family's Thanksgiving table. A chocolate layer cake recipe with dense, moist chocolate cake, silky chocolate ganache and crunchy hazelnut wafer cookies. Wow your guests with this decadent showy cake! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Oreo Dirt Cake

Crushed Oreos are layered between chocolate devil's food cake and French vanilla pudding mixture for a kid-friendly, make ahead dessert recipe. Perfect for any potluck, BBQ, or Halloween treat! In this version I dyed the pudding green, but the pudding can be left in its original color and still tastes and looks delicious! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Grandma Whatley's Divinity

I have special memories of going to my Mea's house and making her mother's Divinity recipe together. We did this during the holidays and it's one of my favorite memories. Divinity is a classic southern Christmas treat made of egg whites, sugar and corn syrup. It has melt-in-your-mouth soft and fluffy texture, sweet and creamy taste. The name says it all. It’s divine! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Kelly's Cinnabon Popcorn

If you’re someone who enjoys an ooey gooey cinnamon bun every once in a while, (Me!), you’re going to love this Cinnabon popcorn recipe. My Mom's close friend, Ms. Kelly makes this to bring to all of their get-together's and I had a chance to try it out and let me tell you, this stuff is addictive! It’s packed with all the delicious flavors of a regular cinnamon bun; except it’s bite sized. This popcorn treat is a new must-have for our holiday family gatherings! Quick, easy, and delicious! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie

I used to make this every Thanksgiving to bring to my grandmother's house and my cousins loved it! This is the perfect chocolate meets pecan pie recipe. I think this will make an appearance this year on our table. I have had this recipe for years and it's a total keeper. Do not miss out!! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce

This Southern Pecan Praline Cake with Butter Sauce is so scrumptious that no one will know it's made with a cake mix! All topped with an easy, sweet butter sauce. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin

Scalloped potatoes are a big deal at my house, and I found this recipe that is delicious!! Thinly sliced potatoes with layers of onions and smother them in a creamy cheese sauce. It’s seasoned to perfection and then baked until tender, bubbly and golden brown. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Oven Fried Green Tomatoes

Oven Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce are such a tasty idea and this is a lower-carb version of fried green tomatoes! You have to be a little persistent to get the tomato slices evenly coated with the almond flour mixture after you mix the almond flour with the Old Bay Seasoning. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Crash Hot Potatoes

These crispy smashed potatoes are so good, you'll want to eat them straight off the pan! But they'll also taste delicious on a plate with a piece of steak. Once you try this smashed potatoes recipe, you will come back to it time and time again! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cajun Mashed Potatoes

You don't want to skip out on these potatoes. This is the only way my household wants their potatoes now. Creamy, buttery, and some extra flare sets these apart from just any mashed potato recipe. So good, gravy isn't needed! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Broccoli Salad

This crisp, crunchy salad is prepared just the way we like it—with lots of flavorful mix-ins! We're talking raisins, shredded cheese, and crispy bacon. This is a must-have around the holidays for my family!  Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Squash Casserole

Many think that Southerners prefer their vegetables smothered in butter, cream, and cheese. That especially holds true for the yellow squash, which more often than not is at the center of a cheesy squash casserole. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole

This classic green bean casserole with a special twist will be a hit on any holiday table. Creamy and cheesy green bean casserole with bacon is the ultimate comfort food. What is there not to love about cheese and bacon!?  Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Broccoli Slaw

Don't knock it 'til you try it! Tangy and colorful, this easy broccoli slaw recipe is a delicious side dish with apples and raisins it's a perfect accompaniment to any Fall dish. It's a bit on the sweet side, if you like you can reduce the sugar to a 1/2 cup. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Creamy Southwestern Pumpkin Soup

A good bowl of soup can be as comforting as a silent prayer. This Spicy Pumpkin Soup recipe is satisfying and healthy, bold and rich with southwest flavor. Made silky smooth without cream, this pumpkin soup is comfort to the soul. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 

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Smothered (Fried) Cabbage

Some of you say fried, we say smothered! So good you will drink the juice and don't count on any leftovers. This dish can be made as an entree or a side depending on how much meat you like to use. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 

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Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Parmesan

These easy to make Smashed Sweet Potatoes are insanely delicious. They make the perfect sweet and savory healthy side dish for a weekend supper or holiday dinner. The herb and garlic butter magic is poured over the smashed sweet potatoes and works its way into all the little nooks and crannies to make this sweet/ savory situation that is totally insane! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 

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Roasted Butternut Squash

This is one of my favorite sides to accompany a cozy entree. Crispy and caramelized on the outside with a soft and buttery inside. Also, a delicious alternative to potatoes! Homemade comfort food at its best and easy to make. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cajun Brown Sugar Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Bacon + Chicken.  This sounds like a win already, but add on lots of savory spices and a chili powder- brown sugar mixture and let me tell ya, you have a triple threat. The perfect blend of sweet-smokey-spicy. Seasoning makes them like whoa!  You can really throw on any seasonings that you like but I’ve included a blend below that I like to use. It’s simple.

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Chicken Alfredo Bread Sticks

Indulge in the delightful fusion of tender chicken, creamy Alfredo sauce, and warm breadsticks in this Chicken Alfredo Breadsticks recipe. Then dip them in the rich and creamy Alfredo Sauce! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cheesy Andouille Dip

It’s almost cheating to pair crispy andouille sausage with a cheesy, creamy dish, but this easy dip comes together in a flash! Just be sure to grate the cheeses yourself for the best flavor and texture. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Mini Garlic Buffalo Chicken Tacos

These garlic buffalo chicken tacos are perfect for feeding a crowd or an easy weeknight dinner for the family. Filled with a garlic buffalo lime chicken filling, these mini tacos are loaded with flavor from the green onions and cilantro to the fresh garlic, melted butter and buffalo sauce. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Gulf Crab Cakes with Lemon Butter

Whether it’s a special occasion dinner, or just another Sunday with family and friends, these crab cakes are sure to be a hit. They’re bursting with flavor, with a blend of lemon, Dijon mustard and garlic to add a kick to creamy crabmeat. A lemon and butter sauce completes the gourmet dish. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Pork Picadillo Empanadas

These baked, Carribean inspired, Pork Picadillo Empanadas have a ground pork filling stuffed into a refrigerated biscuit. This is the easiest empanada recipe ever. Serve with a side of salsa for an unbelievable appetizer, lunch, dinner, or gameday snack. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Tex Mex Egg Rolls

These flavorful eggrolls are the perfect party appetizer or an easy meal, especially dipped in sour cream, salsa, or guacamole. They are extra crispy on the outside and bursting with an insane amount of flavor and texture on the inside. Not only are they delicious but they are EASY to make. Grilled, diced chicken breast can also be added for an extra punch! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Ham and Cheddar Muffins

Start the day with these Ham and Cheese Muffins or enjoy one with a steamy hot bowl of soup! These satisfying muffins have a flavor of a biscuit combined with ham, cheese and onion baked to golden brown perfection in just 20 minutes! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Cheesy Bacon Pull A-Parts

These Cheesy Bacon Pull-A parts are a simple biscuit recipe that will have your family raving! They're packed with bacon, butter, and cheese. They're everything you didn't know you needed in a biscuit. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Bacon and Ranch Cajun Baby Cheeseburgers

These little guys are so adorable! They pack a ton of flavor for such tiny bacon cheeseburgers. Plus, they are super fun to make and the whole family will enjoy them! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Homemade Olive Garden Bread Sticks

This simple recipe for Copycat Olive Garden Breadsticks makes buttery, garlic-scented, and chewy breadsticks that are utterly addictive! This breadstick recipe is the perfect complement to any meal, or a delicious snack all on its own. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 

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Recipes Coming Soon

Hey y'all! I will be adding as many recipes as quickly as I can to the site. I am working on uploading family cookbooks, my personal recipes, and also tested and approved recipes from other sources. I am SO unbelievably excited to start this food blogging journey. I have so much to share with you guys and I am so proud of my family's special recipes from the South!

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Raspberry Vanilla Frose

Inspired by the famous Frosé Y’all at Willa Jean in New Orleans, this sweet version will be your official drink of summer. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Morning Punch

A fun morning punch is a great way to start off a special day! This drink is easy to prepare and everyone loves it! It can be kid-friendly or you can add some bubbly for adults. this recipe can be made ahead of time, just chill and combine until ready to serve. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Strawberry Margarita Popsicles

There's no recipe here, just an easy entertaining idea to beat this heat! These are made with Mike's Hard lemonade Strawberry Margarita. The traditional margarita made with tequila needs a much colder temperature to freeze than regular home units will allow. Instead of using the salt and worrying about it melting, you can use chunky crystal sugar for an aesthetic effect, and it won't melt. Enjoy! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Mea's Hot Spice Cider

Perfect for any Fall day when you are trying to warm up. Something about this cider always helps me to feel better when I'm feeling under the weather. Thanksgiving, Halloween, or Christmas, it's a perfect addition to any holiday party! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 Sweet T

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Apple Pie Moonshine

Man oh man, this is a great party favor to have! My husband and I enjoy spending time with our friends outdoors doing recreational activities. We ride ATV's at mud parks many times throughout the year and a favorite thing to bring is moonshine. During the day we ride trails and get MUDDY and watch people race against each other in the bounty holes. At night, we all gather around a fire with good music going and great conversation and pass around some jars of moonshine! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 Sweet T

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Nana's Party Punch

This Easy Party Punch Recipe is a super quick and easy drink recipe that’s great for entertaining, holidays, or any celebration! This Easy Fruity Punch Recipe is kid-friendly, packed with fruit flavor! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 Sweet T

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Peach Moonshine

Man oh man, this is a great party favor to have! My husband and I enjoy spending time with our friends outdoors doing recreational activities. We ride ATV's at mud parks many times throughout the year and a favorite thing to bring is moonshine. During the day we ride trails and get MUDDY and watch people race against each other in the bounty holes. At night, we all gather around a fire with good music going and great conversation and pass around some jars of moonshine! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 Sweet T

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Mea's Slushie Punch 1

This easy slushy pineapple party punch is perfect for any group gathering or shindig! Pour the goods into a punch bowl, top them off with sprite or ginger ale, and keep it non-alcoholic, or freeze it then spritz it up with some prosecco for a wedding shower or holiday. Either way, you can't go wrong! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞 Sweet T

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Peach Cobbler French Toast Bites

Perfect for brunch or even dessert, these peach cobbler French toast bites are crispy on the outside, and fluffy, pillowy soft on the inside, gushing with warm cinnamony peach cobbler filling. There are so many craveable elements in these French toast bites.  Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Caramel Sticky Buns with Homemade Sauce

Soft, sticky, sweet, with a touch of salt and the crunch of pecans, these delightful old fashioned sticky buns make a special dessert treat. These buns can be frozen before cooking to save on time and just bake when you are ready for them! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Jalapeno-Cheese Grits

Grits go beyond breakfast these days. Let them replace rice or pasta. They're great for supper with shrimp or even pork roast. Through the years grits have been the workhorse of the Southern table. Give this flavorful grit mix a try! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Breakfast Enchiladas with Homemade Cheese Sauce

Better than an everyday omelet or a bland breakfast granola, this easy breakfast casserole is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Better yet, you can prepare it ahead of the crowd so that you're not stuck in the kitchen with a frying pan while the family is having fun. For an extra win, check out the homemade cheese sauce recipe included. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Brown Sugar Bacon

Dark brown sugar gives this sinfully good bacon a blackened appearance after baking. Try the sweet-salty strips in a BLT, a grilled cheese-apple slice sandwich, or crumbled over a salad. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Hash Brown Potatoes

If you're a fan of a hearty breakfast, this recipe is a great addition to your bacon and eggs. These homemade hashes can even make an excellent supper side and are especially good with steaks, roast beef, ham, hot dogs, sausages, and baked beans. The key to crisp hash browns is cooking them in a single layer in a hot skillet and avoid over stirring the potatoes while they cook. Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Croissant French Toast with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

A delicious French toast, made with croissants and served with a strawberry syrup, this unusual and delicious variation on French toast is really a winner. Top it off with powdered sugar or whip cream if you like! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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Spanish Omelet with Fresh Avocado Salsa

A fiesta of flavors for your taste buds. This spicy chorizo omelet blends spicy, savory ingredients like chorizo and bell pepper, and is topped with cheese, avocado salsa and even sour cream. You also get a fresh avocado salsa recipe! Please share the recipe link and leave a comment for me if you gave it a try and how you shared it with your family! 💞

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