Pa’s Pickled Pepper Recipe

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I always thought home canning was time-consuming process that required special equipment, time, and patience in spades. This is case for many foods, but not for jalapenos. I had no idea it was this easy to pickle peppers until my dad enlightened me with this pickled pepper recipe. This is the way he cans jalapeno […]

Hot Cheese Crab Dip

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Quick Easy Crab Dip This delicious hot cheese crab dip recipe came from my mother’s 1978 Junior League of Jackson, MS Cookbook (and no, no one in my family ever has had or ever will have enough wealth, clout, and class to be in the Junior League. We’re still good enough to buy their cookbooks though […]

Southern Stewed Tomatoes

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This is another of my Aunt Katy’s fantastic original recipes. She’s been making stewed tomatoes longer than I’ve been alive and we had the privilege of enjoying this treat over Labor Day. Now you can too! The great thing about this tomato dish (besides the wonderful taste) is the convenience. Stewed tomatoes can cook for […]

Skillet Fried Oreos

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Welcome to Crazytown. We have fried Oreos. After being stuck at home for a couple of days with a sick, cranky toddler I needed to do a little self-medicating and this did the trick! No need to waste a lot of oil deep-frying as these turned out beautifully in just an inch or so of […]

Decadent Hot Chocolate Affogato

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Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1T sugar a pinch of salt 1 cup Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high […]

French Press Frozen Cappuccino

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I made this for Hubs over the weekend and he raved over it. He likes his coffee strong and simple so this was a winner. Yield: 2 Ingredients: 2 cups ice cubes 1 1/2 cups strong coffee or two espresso shots, chilled 1/4 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer 3 tablespoons granulated sugar Ground cinnamon […]

Simple Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients 3-5 medium bell peppers 1/2 cup Stove Top stuffing 1lb ground beef or turkey 6 oz shredded cheese 1/4-1/2 cup diced onion 1 T Worcestershire sauce 1 clove minced garlic 3/4 cup tomato sauce salt and pepper to taste Halve and seed bell peppers then lightly salt the insides. Set aside. Brown beef in […]

Shortcut Lasagna Recipe

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Shortcut lasagna, lazy lasagna, cheater’s lasagna; whatever you want to call it. I have toddler and need at the time savers I can get! This dish tasted much better than I thought it would and with only 7 minutes of prep work is perfect for busy nights when you just don’t have time to make […]

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 […]

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. […]