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Brenda Gantt's Strawberry Cake; photo credi by: Brenda Gantt

Brenda Gantt's Strawberry Cake

The Facebook sensation and queen of Southern-style home cooking shares her recipe for a dessert the whole family will love.

Southern cooking expert Brenda Gantt

3 Kitchen Tips from Cooking Sensation Brenda Gantt

The Facebook star, an expert in Southern cooking, offers advice on how to get good results in the kitchen and discusses the role of faith in her own life as a cook.

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The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Artist Michelle Mahnke gathered a diverse group of casino workers together to make Christmas cookies.  From traditional cut-out cookies to Russian Tea Cakes, you can try one—or all— of these recipes at home!

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Mulled cider and Christmas cookies

How to Use Mulling Spices for Cider and Tea

Your house will smell gorgeous and your heart will be warmed when you simmer these spices in your favorite hot winter beverage.

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Katie Brown's Thanksgiving Cornbread Loaves

Katie Brown's Thanksgiving Cornbread Loaves

The lifestyle expert and author shares a quick and easy way to transform cornbread made from a mix into an appealing addition to your holiday table.

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Katie Brown's Rice Krispies Pumpkins

Katie Brown's Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkins

The lifestyle expert and author shares an easy-to-make treat that will please every child—and grown-ups, too—this holiday season.

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Different, healthy cheeses to enjoy

Beyond the Cow: Delicious, Different-Dairy Cheeses

Cheese boards are now brimming with savory bites from other milks.

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Above view of passing food during Thanksgiving dinner (Getty Images)

15 Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Mix things up and impress your guests with these unique side dishes from beloved Guideposts authors and celebrities like Trisha Yearwood, Lacey Chabert and Ina Garten. 

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Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie; photo by Amy Roth

Patti LaBelle's Sweet Potato Pie

The “Godmother of Soul” shares her mother’s special recipe for a Southern-style (by way of Philadelphia) holiday treat the whole family will love.

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Eating roasted veggies

How to Cook Once, Eat Twice

Easy ways to mix up your meal planning while cutting back your work.

Fruit bars

Fruit Bars to Bake for Now and Later

Gift-giving and winter snacking are both easier when these make-ahead bars are in your freezer.

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Carrie Morey; photo by Andrew Cebulka

Carrie Morey's Angel Biscuits

The biscuit maven shares a family recipe for hearty, Southern-style biscuits.

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Brother Andrew's Ginger Cookies; photo by Scott Goldsmith

Try Making This Award-Winning Baker's Ginger Cookies

Brother Andrew, the 2019 winner of ABC’s The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition, shares his recipe for a treat the whole family will love.

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Carrie Morey's Savory Butter; photo by Andrew Cebulka

Carrie Morey's Flavored Butters

The host of public television's How She Rolls and owner of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit shares a pair of recipes for flavored whipped butters.

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Brother Andrew Corriente; photo by Scott Goldsmith

Brother Andrew's Christmas Baking Tips and Tricks

Award-winning baker Brother Andrew Corriente offers advice for baking for loved ones during the holidays.

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Drinking lemonade

Lemonade—Savor the Last Sips of Summer

Here are fresh, new ways to enjoy this delicious quencher.

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