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Salmon Appetizers

Salmon Appetizer Muffins Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 2 dozen muffins Ingredients1 can (14 ounces) salmon, drained, flaked, any cartilage and skin discarded 2 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese … Continue reading

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Stephens College Butterscotch Brownies

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Butterscotch Brownies Prep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 22 minutes Yield: 18-24 medium brownies Caution: indulge in only small bites of my favorite dessert. Back in the day, these were a direct cause of my freshman 15.IngredientsIt’s very important to follow … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Cousins

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DESSERTS: COOKIES Ingredients5 cups flour 2 teaspoons each: ground ginger, baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter 1/4 cup shortening 1 egg, lightly beaten 3/4 cup molasses 2 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Perfect Pie Crust from Grandmother

Perfect Pie Crust from Grandmother Prep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts Ingredients2 1/2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and chilled … Continue reading

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Skillet Diaries™Flavors of Home

Gingerbread Cousins click on the image for recipe Each year before she baked the special cookies she had renamed “Gingerbread Cousins,” our grandmother made us promise we would always treasure those relationships and stay close… Now we pass down her message … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Roast Turkey & Fresh Chorizo Cornbread Dressing

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HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING: TURKEY & DRESSING Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutesTotal Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Yield: 16 servings Our family tradition changed when Mom passed away almost a decade ago. Now, family travels from all over … Continue reading

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Carolyn’s Special Occasion Macaroni & Cheese

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VEGETABLES & SIDE: MACARONI & CHEESE Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Yield: 12 servings Yes, this recipe comes with a warning label: “Holidays and Special Occasions Only.” My sister, Carolyn, reserves … Continue reading

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Parker House Rolls

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BREAD: ROLLS Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 12 minutesTotal Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes Yield: 3 dozen rolls Southern yeast rolls are a delicious holiday tradition.IngredientsSouthern Parker House Yeast Rolls 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast 3 tablespoons … Continue reading

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Best Sweet Potato Pie

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DESSERT: PIE Prep Time: 35 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings Forcing potatoes through a ricer gives the perfect texture for this Soul2Keep favorite.Ingredients2 large sweet potatoes, cooked, riced (about 2 cups) 2 eggs, … Continue reading

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