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Blackened Chicken Recipe

From dull to dynamite – this Blackened Chicken recipe quickly turns a dinner-time staple into a de-lish de-light! Regardless of what that song says, I think most of us feel like time is not on our side. Days are hurried, and getting a tasty, home-cooked meal on the table can feel like a real chore. I often like to (have to) use store-bought convenience items to make that chore a doable one, things like rotisserie chicken, bottled sauces and soups, and frozen veggies. Sometimes, though, I find dishes that defy the odds – ones that use just a few...

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Beer Cheese Dip Recipe

Beer and cheese? Yes, please! Skip the queso and make my Beer Cheese Dip for your next party. Warm cheddar infused with your favorite malted beverage and spicy seasonings makes short work of soft pretzels and shoves any thoughts of moderation out the window. If you have little ones in your family, you know Halloween is arguably the most anticipated holiday of the year. Kiddos seem to look forward to sacks of candy even more than that guy with the red hat who visits in December! Adults look forward to October too, though it’s not candy that entices us. It’s...

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Classic Deviled Eggs

This is our family recipe for Classic Deviled Eggs.  I can still remember my grandma bring plates of these and big bowls of potato salad to every family gathering!  The deviled eggs never made it to dinner time because the whole family would descend on the plate and absolutely devour them.  I think my Grandma was just happy we didn’t attack the potato salad at the same time and had a modicum civility to wait and actually use forks to eat it at the dinner table! LOL 😉 Classic Deviled Eggs are a snap to make!  You hard boil...

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The Best Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese is truly one of my all-time favorite dips. Well, actually, it’s a favorite for the whole family. We can go through gallons of this stuff! When friends try this recipe, they always ask for the recipe. Now it’s often referred to as, “That Amazing Cheese Dip Thing You Make”!  LOL!!! Little do they know that this seemingly humble appetizer is actually a Southern delicacy! This recipe is one my family has been making as long as I can remember. For me, it has just the right combination of cheeses, pimentos and spices. It’s Classic Pimento Cheese and...

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Macaroni Salad

OOoooohhh Yum. Macaroni salad. A must have at any barbecue, 4th of July celebration or large family gathering. Classic macaroni salad is always a stellar choice. I’m mean, seriously, who the heck doesn’t love a good classic macaroni salad?!? Well….sometimes…. I have to admit, I have a hankering for a macaroni salad that’s just a little different. On those occasions, this recipe is my go to. It’s all macaroni yumminess with a little coleslaw sweet attitude. Really!!!! Now, I love a good amount of dressing. On some salads,  I have to make 1 1/2 recipes of dressing just so...

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