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Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!

Sweet Potato Pie is a southern staple whenever the holiday season starts to approach.  Much like pumpkin pie, the texture is smooth and the flavor has some spice to it.  I don’t remember a single Thanksgiving without Aunt Gay’s famous Sweet Potato Pie.  I used her recipe as my inspiration.  This is the perfect not-too-sweet dessert for any fall gathering.  I …

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Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These PF Chang’s-inspired lettuce wraps are delicious, healthy, and easy enough for a quick weeknight dinner.  Everything comes together in about 20 minutes in one pan.  More importantly, they are low carb, which means you can gorge on them shame-free! I’m constantly trying to come up with new healthy recipes that are actually satisfying.  Let’s face it, chicken, broccoli, and …

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Home: A Week in South Carolina

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”   -A.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh Every time I fly home there’s one song lyric that always goes through my mind as those airplanes wheels touch down in Columbia – Alan Jackson’s “Home.”  The lyric goes, “Lord, there will never be another place in this world that …

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Banana Bread Muffins

  Y’all, this is the best banana bread recipe I’ve ever tried!  These muffins have a cloud-like texture with just the right balance of banana flavor and sweetness.  My friend Lauren has been a little down lately, so to cheer her up I whipped up a batch of these muffins.  Both she and Stella (her adorable pit bull) were smiling: mission accomplished. …

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Oatmeal Whole Wheat Pancakes

Don’t let the title fool you, these pancakes may be healthier, but they are also packed with flavor and are incredibly fluffy and satisfying! The struggle is real.  After a very gluttonous holiday season it seems like everyone (myself included) is trying to get back on track with healthy eating.  I absolutely adore pancakes, but they don’t always go along …

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Sitting here early Christmas morning watching It’s a Wonderful Life and drinking hot chocolate…George Bailey will always be the richest man in town.  “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.” May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Merry Christmas from Shug 🙂

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Sausage Balls

Greetings from South Carolina, y’all!  Since I flew home, the last few days have been jam-packed with last-minute shopping, hanging out with my niece and cousins, and of course, spending every possible moment in Mama’s kitchen baking holiday treats – both classics and new recipes! Mama and Daddy get to be my guinea pigs for everything, so rest assured there’s …

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Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Cheesecake is one of my absolute favorite desserts.  In fact, I have yet to meet a cheesecake I did not instantly fall in love with.  Since fall (now winter) is finally upon us, I wanted to make something festive using seasonal ingredients.  When I think fall desserts, apple is usually one of the first things that comes to mind.  What goes …

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