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    Corn Casserole

    Super easy and a great side dish! There are a ton of variations out there but I like to keep mine simple.   Print Recipe Corn Casserole Prep Time8 minsCook Time55 minsTotal Time1 hr 3 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: corncasserole, thanksgiving Ingredients1 15oz Can Corn Drained1 14oz Can Creamed Corn1 pckg Corn Muffin Mix I use Jiffy1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt Can sub Sour Cream1/2 stick Butter1 cup Shredded Cheddar InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, yogurt, and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9 by 13-inch casserole dish. Bake for 45 minutes, or until…

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    Bacon Green Bean Casserole

    Yes I said bacon! I mean how else do you make an already great dish perfect! I don’t use canned green beans either and am thankful my hubby doesn’t mind breaking beans! Print Recipe Bacon Green Bean Casserole Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: sidedish, thanksgiving Ingredients2 lbs Fresh Green Beans Snapped, trimmed and blanched2 cans Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup1/2 cup Milk1 1/3 cup French Fried Onions I use French's Salt & Pepper to taste6 slices Bacon (prepared & crumble) I use applewood InstructionsPreheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Stir the soup, milk, salt, pepper, crumbled bacon, 2/3…

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    Mashed Potatoes

    Being Irish the potato is a staple in my house! I love them cooked any way possible especially mashed! Enjoy this super creamy easy recipe. Print Recipe Mashed Potatoes Ingredients2.5 lbs Potatoes I love Russett or Yukon Gold3.5 cups Water for boil1 1/2 tsp Salt To taste1 1/2 tsp Pepper1 1/2 sticks Butter1 cup Milk I use almond for my allergy people InstructionsIn a large pot place peeled and diced potatoes and cover with water. Cook on high heat and boil about 10 minutes and medium heat another 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and discard water. (Save the water and sip on for a potassium boost) In a mixing…

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    Simple Cranberry Sauce

    There are only a few of us that enjoy cranberry sauce so I don’t make a lot. This is a super quick and easy recipe that you are sure to enjoy! Print Recipe Cranberry Sauce Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: AmericanKeyword: thanksgiving Ingredients1 pckg Cranberries1 cup Sugar1 cup Orange juice InstructionsIn a medium saucepan over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the orange juice. Stir in the cranberries, and cook until they start to pop (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat, and transfer to a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

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    Nana’s Cornbread Dressing

    So this is a recipe passed down from my Nana and I have attempted to add directions as best as possible. As you can imagine Southern mama’s tend to cook everything by taste and look so it can be a challenge to get exact measurements. I made this last year for the first time and it was wonderful though a little dry. You will want your mixture wet but not swimming prior to baking. You will want to bake this at 350° for about 30-45 minutes checking frequently.   Print Recipe Nana's Cornbread Dressing Course: Side DishCuisine: SouthernKeyword: cornbread, dressing, sidedish, southern, thanksgiving IngredientsCornbread2 cups Self Rising Cornmeal Not Plain…

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    Yia Yia’s Sweet Potato Casserole

    AKA Goodness! I was introduced to this recipe 8 years ago and it is so darn good I can’t stand it! The sweet goodness and crispy topping make this a dish that is not for the faint at heart. It is not diet friendly either but hey, it’s only twice a year right? Hope y’all enjoy this as much as my family does.   Print Recipe Yia Yia's Sweet Potato Casserole Prep Time5 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time35 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: SouthernKeyword: delicious, sidedish, sweetpotatoes, yummy Ingredients3 cups Mashed Sweet Potatoes I use Bruce's Yams with most of the liquid drained1 cup Sugar2 Eggs1 tsp Vanilla Extract1 stick MargarineTopping1/3 cup…

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    7 Amazing Holiday Desserts

    Guilty, I have a sweet tooth. I don’t indulge often however but when I do I make sure it counts! Here are 7 Amazing Desserts to try this Holiday Season that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser! Pumpkin Creme Brûlée from TidyMom.net   Mini Pecan Pies from Live Well Bake Often   Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Food Folks and Fun   White Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Truffles from Southern Made Simple   Aunt Hattie’s Caramels from The Mama Life   Mini Pumpkin Pies from One Little Project   Salted Caramel Bittersweet Chocolate Tart from Life Made Simple Have a fabulous recipe you would like to share? Email me details so I…

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    Aunt Hattie’s Caramels

    Another perk of a blended family is more recipes handed down and this one is AMAZING! Hattie is my step-dad’s aunt and I would love to get hold of her cookbook one day. This caramel recipe is guaranteed to be your favorite as it is mine. This makes great stocking stuffer candy too! Print Recipe Aunt Hattie's Caramels Course: DessertKeyword: caramel, holiday Author: Aunt Hattie Ingredients2 cups Sugar1 3/4 cups White Karo2 cups Cream use 1/2 pint coffee cream & 1/2 pint whipping cream1 cup Butter1 1/2 tsp Real Vanilla InstructionsMix sugar, Karo, half of cream and butter in a medium saucepan Cook over medium heat. When mixture boils, stir…

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    Halloween Rice Krispies Treats

    I found a recipe for  Soft Batch Candy Corn Cookies that are to die for, okay not literally but they are delish! This got me thinking what other tasty treats can be made with candy corn? I love candy corn and and I also love Rice Krispies Treats! I mean its sugary, gooey goodness so whats not to love! Oh and chocolate, my weakness, almost forgot that, so I decided to mix the three! I hope y’all enjoy and let me know what clever creations you have come up with!   Print Recipe Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats with Drizzled Chocolate I make the original recipe Rice Krispies® treat because…

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    Caviar of the South

    Okay y’all let’s talk pimento cheese! Now that I am back in the Good Ole South I am introducing foods to Coop that he can’t get enough of! Pimento cheese is one of those foods! A basic recipe only has a few ingredients which include sharp cheddar cheese, mayo and pimentos. The varieties are endless however which can add, hot sauce, jalapenos, onions, and on and on. Pimento cheese can be served as a spread or in a sandwich. I made Coop a pimento cheese quesadilla the other night that he gobbled right up. Mix it with mashed yolks for a twist on deviled eggs! Again the possibilities are endless.…