Mini Nutella Fried Pies

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Fried pies (or hand pies) are a tradition here in the South. My personal favorite was always apricot¬†until I made these Nutella fried pies. Traditional fried pies are usually 6″ in diameter, but I made these 4″ so they are more like little snacks instead of a full-fledged dessert. Means you can eat double the […]

The Ironman and Vegacal

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In our rural Alabama community there is an Ironman Road, Ironman grocery, and an Ironman Baptist church all named after this iron statue. He is believed to have been created in Birmingham, AL around 1900 as an advertisement for Vegacal Liver Tonic which was manufactured in New Jersey at the time. The front of the […]

Green Beans and Taters

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This is my favorite way to eat green beans. We have an abundance in our garden right now so I thought I’d share. The cool thing about this recipe is that you can make it with very few green beans if you have to. Just use extra potatoes and onions to make up for it. […]

How to Make a Towel Animal: Monkey

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Mr. Monkey is a little more challenging than the towel animal elephant, but if I can do it then so can you. You will need: 1 Bath sheet (I used a regular bath towel, but my monkey isn’t as long as he needs to be because of it) 1 Hand towel safety pins Lay the […]

No Bake Healthy Banana Split “Cake”

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Now that you’ve stuffed yourself silly over the holiday weekend, here’s a healthy way to get back on the wagon while still indulging. Ingredients: 16 graham cracker squares 1-2 bananas, sliced (soak them briefly in the pineapple juice if you like to maintain color) 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1 cup canned pineapple pieces 2 sugarfree […]

Miniature Reese’s Cheescakes with Peanut Butter Glaze

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Ingredients Crust: 1/4c butter, melted 1/2 pack of vanilla wafers OR 3 sleeves graham crackers Filling: 12 miniature peanut butter cups 8oz cream cheese, softened 4oz peanut butter 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1t vanilla extract Optional glaze: 1T peanut butter 1T powdered sugar water Crush up vanilla wafers or graham crackers using a ziplock […]

Quick and Easy Meatloaf Made with Stuffing

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Hubs is a HUGE Stove Top Stuffing fan. One of his favorite dinners when he was single was a package of Stove Top Stuffing Mix served straight out of the pot in which he prepared it! Being a Southern gal, I’m more of a cornbread dressing eater so it was Hubs who introduced me to […]

Layered Mexican Cornbread Salad Recipe

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This is another of my Aunt Katy’s original recipes that she gave me permission to share with ya’ll. This Layered Mexican Cornbread Salad Recipe is a huge hit at church potlucks and our family gatherings. I’m told that it doesn’t keep well for leftovers, but I don’t know how anyone can know that since there’s […]

Three Unique Ways to Demonstrate Gratitude

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  It’s well and good to have an “attitude of gratitude,” but how about actually putting it into practice to those around you? Here are three simple things you can do today to show your appreciation and make someone’s day. 1. Leave a treat for your mail carrier – If your mail runs about the […]

Hurry Up and Wait Coconut Cake

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Hurry up and Wait Coconut Cake My mom has been making this cake for 15 years and it’s as big a hit today as it was the first time she ever made it. She’s nicknamed it “hurry up and wait” Coconut Cake since it has to “rest” in the refrigerator for three days after making. […]