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Simple Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Handmade mashed potatoes are traditional for Thanksgiving the same as turkey and stuffing. They are also a favorite for many retro family meals like meatloaf. They are perfect every time when made in the Instant Pot In my cooking experience, as a young wife, my mashed potatoes have gone through many transitions. Some years they…

Easy Brown Sugar Pineapple Crock Pot Spiral Ham. Ham with pineapple rings with red cherries in the center in a black crock pot dish.
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Easy Brown Sugar Pineapple CrockPot Spiral Ham

Easy Brown Sugar Pineapple CrockPot Ham recipe cooks all by itself for a perfect big holiday dinner we love this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas Dinner, and Easter dinner.  It is so easy because once you have the spiral cut ham and the brown sugar glaze all in the CrockPot it is the easy way to…

Simple Sweet Moist Cornbread -Traditional Recipe or Quick Mix
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Simple Sweet Moist Cornbread -Traditional Recipe or Quick Mix

If crisp fall air and beautifully changing colored leaves remind you of savory bubbling chili on the stove, fall chili reminds me of my Grandmother Mable Landfear’s cornbread. Her traditional recipe from the early 1900s is easy, most, and simple to mix together. When you have a house full of little ones, our favorite box…

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