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    Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

    Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms

    yield: 16 stuffed mushrooms (4 per serving) prep time: 20 minutes cook time: 40 minutes Stuffed mushrooms always tempt me when I see them on restaurant menus, but some of them contain hidden carbs, such as breadcrumbs. I like making my own stuffed mushrooms because I...

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    Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

    Cucumber Finger Sandwiches

    yield: 4 servings prep time: 10 minutes The reason I included such an easy recipe is to get you thinking about using vegetables, such as cucumbers, as a replacement for bread or crackers. After all, the filling is what makes a great sandwich! These little finger...

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    Pecan Ranch Cheese Ball

    Pecan Ranch Cheese Ball

    yield: 8 servings prep time: 15 minutes, plus time to chill overnight This is a family favorite that I serve during the holidays and at parties. It’s always a big hit. No respectable cheese ball in the South would be coated with anything other than pecans. • 2...

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    Deviled Eggs

    Deviled Eggs

    yield: 12 egg halves (3 per serving) prep time: 20 minutes cook time: 15 minutes Although this seems like a simple recipe, deviled eggs are special to me. When I was young, I would sit with my grandma at the kitchen table and watch her make the perfect deviled eggs....

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    Hushpuppies

    Hushpuppies

    yield: 10 hushpuppies (2 per serving) prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 15 minutes Yes, you read that right. This is a recipe for hushpuppies, and they taste like the real deal! When I developed this recipe, I was so excited about how close they are to the restaurant...

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    Sweet Pepper Poppers

    Sweet Pepper Poppers

    yield: 4 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 20 minutes Southerners enjoy entertaining, and that often involves serving lots of hot dips and finger foods. During football season, you frequently find jalapeño poppers on the appetizer table. My family likes...

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    Cheese Crisps

    Cheese Crisps

    yield: 2 servings prep time: 5 minutes cook time: 14 minutes These lacy cheese crisps are great when you’re craving something crunchy. There are so many uses for them—on a taco salad, with a dip, or just as a snack. You can season them however you like. I like to use...

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    Dill Pickle Chips

    Dill Pickle Chips

    yield: 4 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 20 minutes This recipe combines two Southern favorites: pickles and fried foods. There was a restaurant called Toots in my college town, Bowling Green, Kentucky, that had the best fried dill pickle chips in the world!...

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    Pimento Cheese

    Pimento Cheese

    yield: 8 servings prep time: 20 minutes, plus 1 hour to chill If you live in the South, you know that prepared pimento cheese is readily available in stores, but it doesn’t begin to compare with the goodness of homemade. The best pimento cheese is made with freshly...

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    Cheesy Sausage Balls

    Cheesy Sausage Balls

    yield: 6 servings prep time: 10 minutes cook time: 25 minutes When I was growing up, sausage balls could always be found on the table during the holidays, alongside finger foods and desserts. Everyone in my family—including myself years later—made sausage balls with...

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