Summer Succotash

Succotash in a white bowl.Summer Succotash is a wonderful southern side full of corn, lima beans, and bacon with lots of vibrant colors.   Invented by Native Americans, the ingredients can vary. Succotash is one of those quintessential southern sides. But it sometimes gets a bad rap and it does have a tendency to be a bland, flavorless mix of veggies. But ...

Bacon-Braised Red Potatoes

Bacon-Braised Red PotatoesBacon-Braised Red Potatoes make an easy side dish and they have tons of bacon flavor . In addition to bacon, they are also flavored with onion and thyme. They make a great side for chicken, pork, or steak. How To Make Bacon-Braised Red Potatoes:  Small red potatoes are cut in half and placed cut side down in ...

Apple Butter Muffins

Muffins on a white plate with apples in background.Apple Butter Muffins are flavored with apple butter and fall spices. So much flavor in these easy to make fall muffins.   A full cup of apple butter not only adds flavor but also moistness to these muffins. You can use homemade apple butter or store-bought apple butter. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves are also added to this ...

Sweet and Tangy Oven-Barbecued Chicken

Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken on a plate with mac and cheese.Oven-Barbecued Chicken in a thick sauce that's sweet and tangy makes an out of this world family dinner. It's made with boneless chicken breasts so it's really easy to eat.   This is one of my all-time favorite recipes and I find myself making it again and again. It's a recipe from America's Test Kitchen and if ...

Easy Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots on a baking sheet.Easy Garlic Knots- This quick and easy recipe produces wonderfully buttery garlic knots that make a great appetizer or side for an Italian meal. With as much buttery garlic flavor as restaurant garlic knots, these easy rolls take less than 20 minutes to make start to finish. What makes these Garlic Knots so easy? You'll start with a ...

Raspberry-Pecan Blondies

Raspberrry Bars on a plate.Raspberry Pecan Blondies- fresh raspberries and crunchy pecans are baked right into these buttery blondies. They bake up thick and chewy with the perfect amount of sweetness to balance the slight tartness of the raspberries.     This recipe is fabulously easy. Just prepare a simple blondie batter using simple ingredients, stir in some pecans, and plop the ...

Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

Tetrazzini in a baking dish with a serving spoon.Classic Chicken Tetrazzini is outrageously creamy and topped with lots of cheese and sliced almonds. There is so much flavor in this tetrazzini. It is pure old-fashioned comfort food. Mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, and diced pimentos add flavor and a little color. Half-and-half and a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup make for a really ...

Chicken Paprikash

Parikash in baking dish.Chicken Paprikash- chicken tenderloins bake up tender and juicy in a creamy paprika flavored sauce. Serve over egg noodles for a comfort food dinner with a little Hungarian flavor.   There's not much that's traditional about this Chicken Paprikash, but it is delicious. I like to serve it over egg noodles with green peas. The chicken tenderloins ...

Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake topped with raspberries on a cake stand.Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze- This rich, buttery pound cake flavored with lemon is both sweet and tart and topped with a thick, lemony frosting. Such a bright and fresh summer dessert!   Growing up in the South there was a pound cake at practically every social event, church luncheon, and holiday meal. My ...