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Favorite Derby Pie Just In Time For Derby Week
It doesn't have to be Derby Week to enjoy this favorite Derby Pie. It's a family favorite and easy to make. Even make the pie ahead and freeze it. The chocolate whipped cream can be served on the side. Some even enjoy a Derby Pie with regular whipped cream or ice cream.
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Cast Iron Skillet Coffee Cake Recipe
There’s just something about cooking in a cast iron skillet that creates the perfect hearty and comfort food. This Cast Iron Skillet Coffee Cake Recipe proves that to be true – and I think you’ll agree. This simple coffee cake recipe is loaded with delicious flavor. The best part about making dessert or breakfast recipes in a cast iron skillet is that it creates an outer crunch with a perfectly soft and moist middle. Just wait until you try this easy coffee cake recipe!
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Best Buttercream Frosting Ever
This recipe is The Best Buttercream Frosting Ever. I love a good buttercream which isn’t greasy tasting or overly sweet. That’s what you will find in this one. This is a great crusting recipe so it will firm up but doesn’t completely harden. Great for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. #buttercream #buttercreamfrosting #frostingrecipe #buttercreamrecipe #cakefrosting #cookiefrosting #cupcakefrosting #frosting
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Easter Cookies
These are the cutest Easter Cookies, ever! If you’re a fan of having holiday-themed cookies, you’re not going to want to miss out on these! These cookies are not only fun to make, but they taste great, too! The more cookies that you can make from this list, the better! Easter Cookies are great for you dinners, brunch, Egg Hunts, or to bag and give as treats to friends and co-workers.
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Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day - My Home and Travels
It’s that time of year to make sure you’re thinking when you will wear your green for St Patrick’s Day! We figured we’d help you out with Lots Of Green Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day too. Some are sure to surprise and satisfy just about every taste bud there is (yes even for that complicated one who you never know what to make for them). There’s a range of salty to sweet baked goods and more and they’re all GREEN!
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Easter Desserts, Easy for the Family
If you’re looking for some great Easter Dessert recipes that are certain to have everyone wanting more, get ready to love all these 20 simple and easy Easter dessert recipe ideas. Not only are these all Easter-themed and fun to make, but they also taste really great, too! Maybe your Easter isn’t the normal, but you can always enjoy these recipes. Maybe make your celebration last all month.
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Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day - My Home and Travels
It’s that time of year to make sure you’re thinking when you will wear your green for St Patrick’s Day! We figured we’d help you out with Lots Of Green Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day too. Some are sure to surprise and satisfy just about every taste bud there is (yes even for that complicated one who you never know what to make for them). There’s a range of salty to sweet baked goods and more and they’re all GREEN!
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St. Patrick's Day Snacks Everyone Will Love - My Home and Travels
Before you know it, St. Patricks Day will be here. What better way to celebrate this day of luck than with some truly delicious treats? The great part about these snacks is that they all have a bit of green in them as well! (Does green crumbs on your face count as wearing green that day? If so, count me in!) I know one of these 12 St. Patrick’s Day Snacks Everyone Will Love will quickly become a favorite in your household. Snacks are always a great way to share treats.
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Derby Pie Just In Time For Derby Week
It’s Derby Time. There are so many traditions associated with The Kentucky Derby (bucket list item) and a lot involves food and drink. Remember my Classic Mint Julep, well now I’m sharing my favorite Derby Pie just in time for Derby Week. I’ve made a few changes over the year, so I hope you will try this out for the Derby, or with a few hints, it is great to serve any time. Make ahead and freeze then top with whipped cream right before serving.
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Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake - My Home and Travels
Do you have a favorite Bundt Cake? Having a few Bundt Cake recipes in your recipe file, is always a great way for those last-minute cakes you may need. Whether it’s inviting neighbors over for coffee, taking a special treat to someone, or asking to bring something for a party, this is one of those recipes which will always be a hit. This Chocolate Guinness Bundt Cake is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or let’s face it – anytime.
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Dessert Charcuterie Board Made With Trader Joe's Desserts
This Dessert Charcuterie Board Made With Trader Joe’s Desserts is pretty simple to put together after a trip to your local Trader Joe’s. No Trader Joe’s, most of these items are available in some form at most any grocery store. Serve sweet treats with chocolate and caramel dipping sauce. Add items in red, pink, and white for a festive charcuterie or grazing board.
delicious and nutritious whiskey walnut bundt cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion
A Delicious Whiskey Walnut Bundt Cake - My Home and Travels
If you love homemade cakes, you’ll fall head over heels for a delicious Whiskey Walnut Bundt Cake!It’s loaded with flavor and full of taste! I’m always on the hunt for a delicious Bundt cake and once I discovered this delicious recipe, I was hooked. There’s just something about the taste of a Bundt cake that has me coming back.And honestly, this is one homemade cake that I could literally eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There’s not that much Whiskey in it, and the alcohol bakes out.
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Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Oreos
Are you a fan of cupcakes? If so, you’re not going to want to miss out on these Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Oreos! They’re packed full of so much flavor and taste that you’re literally not going to want to stop. I’m a fan of all types of cupcakes but these are some of my favorites. I just love the whipped frosting and crushed up cookie bits because together, they’re perfectly combined.
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Greek Yogurt Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
If you’re on the fence about eating Greek yogurt, then you must try my Greek yogurt berry cheesecake parfaits. This delicious recipe will have you loving Greek yogurt and provide you with a lighter cheesecake parfait option to enjoy on a hot summer day. You’ll find that Greek yogurt tends to taste like sour cream when used in recipes such as this Greek yogurt berry cheesecake parfait recipe.
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Best Buttercream Frosting Ever
This recipe is The Best Buttercream Frosting Ever. I love a good buttercream which isn’t greasy tasting or overly sweet. That’s what you will find in this one. This is a great crusting recipe so it will firm up but doesn’t completely harden. Great for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. #buttercream #buttercreamfrosting #frostingrecipe #buttercreamrecipe #cakefrosting #cookiefrosting #cupcakefrosting #frosting
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How To DIY A Ceramic Tile Serving Tray
This is one of the most simple projects you will make, and also can be made for just a few dollars. Even a non-crafty, non-DIYer, can learn how to DIY a ceramic tile serving tray in a matter of minutes. The hardest part might be deciding on your tile and the handles to use.I have seen these around on Pinterest and even made one at my favorite conference, so I thought it would be something all of you would enjoy. Here’s the supplies you need and don’t forget to add this to your Pinterest boards.
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Mocha Buttercream Frosting
This is the best and yummiest Mocha Buttercream Frosting I’ve ever made. Or had. Let me just say about the cake. This wasn’t made for a fancy blog post but thought you might want to try it on one of these cold and snowy days while you are stuck inside. This mocha buttercream combines a couple of my favorites - coffee and chocolate.
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How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
It’s that time of year when everything seems to be pumpkin flavored. Learn How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix to have on hand for your favorite recipes.Don’t let this recipe fool you – it’s not just for pies. This can be used from drinks to desserts. Are you a pumpkin person? Ideas to use - pumpkin pies, drinks, pancakes, pudding, mousse, trifles, desserts, hot chocolate or cocoa.
red velvet recipes you must try for valentine's day desserts and other treats
Really Good Red Velvet Recipes To Try
If you don’t have a Red Velvet Cake recipe in your recipe box, well, maybe you would rather have one of these really good Red Velvet recipes to try. The true Southerner will most like have the Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting, but so many variations on that too. I’ve gathered some yummy recipes for you to try out.
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Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate Made In The Crockpot
The time is here to start thinking and preparing for the cold weather. In preparation for that, you’re going to want to have this Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate Made In The Crockpot recipe on your radar. It’s delicious and simple to make and oh so good! I love a good hot chocolate recipe. Not only does it warm the entire body with every sip, but there’s no denying that it tastes like a true liquid dessert. It’s time to start planning on consuming anything and everything pumpkin.
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14 Apple Cocktails For The Fall Season
Move over pumpkin – It’s apple time. It’s no surprise that the flavor of Fall that’s loved and craved by so many is apples. Literally, apples anything will work. Why not enjoy a few adult beverages by making them apple-friendly? Here’s 14 Apple Cocktails For The Fall Season.
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How To Make Pumpkin Butter in the Crockpot
Are you ready to learn how to make pumpkin butter in the crockpot? It’s a recipe that signals that it’s time for all things fall! This sweet butter recipe will have you craving more and you just might find yourself adding it to just about everything that you’re going to eat. If you’re new to the slow cooker pumpkin butter world – welcome. I can assure you that the flavor of pumpkin butter is one that you’re not going to forget.
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Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Oreos
Are you a fan of cupcakes? If so, you’re not going to want to miss out on these Easy Cookies and Cream Cupcakes with Oreos! They’re packed full of so much flavor and taste that you’re literally not going to want to stop. I’m a fan of all types of cupcakes but these are some of my favorites. I just love the whipped frosting and crushed up cookie bits because together, they’re perfectly combined.
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Rum Cake Recipe with Cake Mix - Perfect for Christmas
There’s no doubt that the holidays are the perfect time to make a delicious homemade treat to share with friends or your family. This Rum Cake Recipe made with a cake mix, is not only loaded with sweet flavor, but it also has the perfect hint of rum. The best part is that you get to use a boxed cake mix, cutting down on the prep time and making the measurements a breeze. Get ready to have the hit of the holiday season at your next Christmas party or family gathering!
Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert
This Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert is perfect for upcoming holiday meals, including Thanksgiving. It is made with an Oreo crust, pumpkin mousse, and whipped cream. Don’t you just want to dive into this? This could become your new favorite pumpkin dessert for the Fall season.
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Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip To Your Recipe Book - My Home and Travels
With only three ingredients, you can add this simple pumpkin cheesecake dip to your recipe book for those last-minute guests. It’s one of those recipes you will find yourself making for all kinds of fall events. Maybe even a tailgate party, who doesn’t love a little sweet? Serve with vanilla wafer or gingersnaps or even plain shortbread. This simple pumpkin recipe is so simple and easy to make.
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Baked Pumpkin French Toast In A Cast Iron Skillet
Who loves French Toast? You HAVE to try this Baked Pumpkin French Toast In A Skillet? It’s an easy way to get that delicious pumpkin fall flavor with the texture of French Toast. This is a perfect fall morning breakfast idea that will have your taste buds craving more.
red velvet recipes you must try for valentine's day desserts and other treats
Really Good Red Velvet Recipes To Try
If you don’t have a Red Velvet Cake recipe in your recipe box, well, maybe you would rather have one of these really good Red Velvet recipes to try. The true Southerner will most like have the Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese frosting, but so many variations on that too. I’ve gathered some yummy recipes for you to try out.
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Trader Joe's Cookie Butter Cookies
A tried and true recipe that has been in my family my entire life is Peanut Butter Cookies, AKA Crisscrosses. I can’t remember my Mom not making them. Easy to make, plus freezes well so they can be one of your make ahead cookies. A slight change was made for a new taste by making them as Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter Cookies.If only I knew how many batches I have made for my family who loves them, and I will admit I eat raw cookie dough.
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German Chocolate Mini Trifles Are Full of Memories
A German Chocolate Cake has been a tradition at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. My Dad’s birthday was November 22, always falling around Thanksgiving. With this being his favorite cake, it was a given we would have it for dessert. There usually was a traditional birthday cake, or maybe a pie, but you could count on this. This German Chocolate Mini Trifles Are Full of Memories for me, and passing along to my family.
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe, A Southern Tradition
This Easy Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe just might be my favorite summer treat to make. I Well, really time if I’m honest. I love the creaminess of the filling and the crunch of the pretzels and of course the strawberries… It’s literally the perfect bite every single time. You will find this at most any get together or potluck you will attend, especially in the South. Could it be a dessert? Why yes it could.
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Best Buttercream Frosting Ever
This recipe is The Best Buttercream Frosting Ever. I love a good buttercream which isn’t greasy tasting or overly sweet. That’s what you will find in this one. This is a great crusting recipe so it will firm up but doesn’t completely harden. Great for cakes, cupcakes and cookies. #buttercream #buttercreamfrosting #frostingrecipe #buttercreamrecipe #cakefrosting #cookiefrosting #cupcakefrosting #frosting
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Cocoa Ritz Pie No Crust Required
This Cocoa Ritz Cracker Pie is perfect for any holiday and especially around Thanksgiving. This homemade pie is packed full of flavor and has an easy to make process that you’ll be certain to love. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that will have everyone running to the table, this is the one for you! And it can be made ahead of time. A perfect dessert for holidays or to make any occasion special.
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
You’re going to love these Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! This simple cupcake recipe is not only flavorful and easy to make but it’s gluten-free as well! Literally the perfect fall dessert that everyone can enjoy. All-purpose flour can be used if you aren’t worried about gluten-free.
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Mini Pumpkin Pies
These adorable mini personal pumpkin pies will be a delightful addition to any fall event you’re planning this year. My recipe makes approximately 21 personal pan sized pumpkin pies to serve for dessert on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special event this year! Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite fall pies to eat, serve, and make.
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Christmas Tree Brownies - Holiday Brownies Made Simple - My Home and Travels
These Christmas Tree Brownies – Holiday Brownies Made Simple are great for a family activity. They are the perfect holiday brownies to treat your friends and family! How cute would they be on a Charcuterie Dessert Board????Use your favorite brownie recipe, or during this busy time – your favorite boxed brownie mix. Duncan Hines is usually a good one. I have never thought using a good boxed mix is wrong.
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Red Velvet Brownie Bites Made With Buttermilk - My Home and Travels
You can’t be a true Southerner and not love Red Velvet Cake, but have you tried Red Velvet Brownies? You will think you have died and gone to heaven. These Red Velvet Brownie Bites made with buttermilk are more than just a chocolate, fudgy brownie with red food coloring. A traditional Red Velvet Cake recipes calls for vinegar so I thought Red Velvet Brownies made with buttermilk would help with a real Red Velvet Cake taste – and it did.
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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
It’s still pumpkin time in Tennessee, and elsewhere, so think about making this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole maybe for Thanksgiving morning. With using canned pumpkin, this could be made anytime of the year. Who likes breakfast for dinner? A great advantage to this Pumpkin French Toast Casserole is you can make it ahead of time.My recipe is rich but remember it is the Holiday season. You can try to limit the portions – TRY.
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All Things Pumpkin Spice Recipes and Crafts For You
Are you ready for all things pumpkin crafts and pumpkin spice recipes? It’s that time of year when we’re all pumpkin crazy! I’m all for it because it means that cooler temperatures and beautiful leaves are coming down the track as well. If you’re ready to start making that scent of pumpkin spice be in your house for the next few months, these simple recipes using pumpkin spice are exactly what you need! There are also some great pumpkin crafts sprinkled throughout as well.
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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
It’s that time of the year when you start thinking of things like Football? Fall? Back to School? Not what a lot are thinking – many are thinking PSL – yes everyone is waiting on those Pumpkin Spice Lattes at all their favorite coffee shops. Can’t wait for it? Use this Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer and enjoy a drink now. With this simple recipe, you are going to be able to enjoy your favorite Pumpkin Spice drinks anytime of the year.