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Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake is a genuine southern classic. It's a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate cooked frosting that has just a hint of Coca-Cola flavor. Get my Coca-Cola Cake recipe below ... Read More about Coca-Cola Cake

Cinnamon Rolls

This cinnamon roll recipe comes directly from my great-grandmother's cookbook that came with her 1930 model Home Comfort cast iron range. I've never made this recipe before, but you can be sure I'll make it again! Get my Cinnamon Roll recipe below ... Read More about Cinnamon Rolls

No-Bake Cookies

This is my mom's recipe for No-Bake Cookies, and it was my great-grandmother's recipe before her! We love these so much! These are known by different names in different families. I have just learned they are also called Minute Cookies and Preacher Cookies! Get my No-Bake Cookies recipe below ... Read More about No-Bake Cookies

Spaghetti and Meatballs

This Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe is a slight variation on a delicious recipe shared by Italian Grandma (link is below) from YouTube. This is for one pound of ground beef and for me it makes almost 20 meatballs. (Of course, if you made larger meatballs, you'd wind up with less.) Get my Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe below ... Read More about Spaghetti and Meatballs

No-Knead Crusty Bread

This is one of my favorite bread recipes. I use this for crusty artisan-style loaves, as well as for dinner rolls and bread bowls. The delicious No-Knead Crusty Bread recipe comes from King Arthur Flour. Get my No-Knead Crusty Bread recipe below ... Read More about No-Knead Crusty Bread

How to Make Tamales: Tamales Rojos de Puerco (Pork tamales in red sauce)

You want to learn how to make tamales. I'm here to show you exactly how it's done! If you're going to take time to learn, this is a great, classic tamale recipe to make! In this post, I'll teach you how I make delicious tamales rojos de puerco (pork tamales in red sauce). This is the first part in a 2-part video/recipe series. The second part will cover how I make tamales de rajas con ... Read More about How to Make Tamales: Tamales Rojos de Puerco (Pork tamales in red sauce)

Snow Buttons (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Christmas Cookies)

Snow Buttons, aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, aka Danish Wedding Cookies, aka Snowballs, aka "Snow Crescents," are a wonderful Christmas cookie to put on your Christmas recipes 2020 bake list! They look like they've been rolled in fresh driven snow. These are ideal with a nice cup of coffee or hot tea! For more holiday recipes, visit my playlist. ... Read More about Snow Buttons (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Christmas Cookies)

How to Make Karaage (Japanese style chicken nuggets)

Karaage, or Japanese style chicken nuggets, are delicious and so easy to make. Serve with a side of steamed rice. The kids will love this recipe — you will too! This recipe comes from THE MANGA COOKBOOK by Yoko Ishihara (https://amzn.to/3oyz7Tw). In the video's introduction, I also mention movies like Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro. Both are now available on Amazon Prime: Ponyo - ... Read More about How to Make Karaage (Japanese style chicken nuggets)

How to make traditional, southern Pecan Pie from scratch

Pecan pie is a traditional southern staple around the holidays and any time. When you see this pecan pie recipe, you'll realize just how easy it is to make! And while pie crust and sugar and Karo syrup might not be healthy choices, pecans absolutely are! So as pies go, this is a pretty good one, I think! 😄 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged and approved the ... Read More about How to make traditional, southern Pecan Pie from scratch

Quick and Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

This quick and easy banana pudding recipe is the perfect dessert to whip up on short notice. Chances are you'll have most of these items on hand anyway! Banana pudding is one of the quintessential southern desserts. It doesn't have to be complicated. This recipe only calls for five ingredients: Jello vanilla pudding (2 boxes), milk (4 cups), 2 bananas, about 36 vanilla wafers, and Cool Whip. It ... Read More about Quick and Easy Banana Pudding Recipe