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UT’s Pumpkin Bread

This Pumpkin Bread recipe—a University of Tennessee campus tradition from the kitchen of Smokey—makes two loaves. One to enjoy, one to share! We are a Tennessee Orange-blooded alumni family—in other words VFLs, Vols for Life! I know it’s been a little rough on the football field the last few weeks, but we still love the University of …

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Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are bursting with fresh berries and are crowned with a brown sugar streusel crumble for a bakery-style result. Fresh blueberries are the perfect compliment to a bowl of breakfast oatmeal, so I thought it just made sense that tossing a handful into these oatmeal muffins would kick the recipe up a notch – and it did! These …

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Spiced Pumpkin Scones by The Loveless Cafe

My girls’ weekend in Nashville included a visit to the famous Loveless Cafe and my first taste of their delectable Southern biscuits. These were some of the BEST biscuits I’ve ever tasted, and I’ve tasted quite a few! I came home with a package of the Loveless biscuit mix, but was afraid making them at home …

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Hushpuppies

Did you know that hushpuppies actually were first attributed to hunters who fried up some basic cornmeal mixture to feed to their howling hounds on hunting trips? “Hush, puppies!” Later on, these quick-fried delicacies became a popular side dish at Southern fish frys and barbecue dinners. Hushpuppies have come a long way since the colonial times deep-fried …

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Peach Streusel Muffins

Fresh peaches are in season and this year they are really delicious. I couldn’t resist trying a sample last week at the market and of course ended up bringing a bag home. I love baking fresh peach cobblers, grilling peaches with pork chops, and peach salsa. I’d never thought about peach muffins, but I had left overs and needed …

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Fresh blueberries in my fridge on Saturday morning called for baking these scrumptious Blueberry Streusel Muffins. The brown sugar-cinnamon-walnut streusel is layered along with the batter and then sprinkled on top of the muffins before baking, creating a little bit of spice and crunch both inside and outside. Right in the middle of mixing up …

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Espresso Hazelnut Pull-Apart Mini Bread

My life has been a little crazy lately (I’ll share more about that in a few weeks) and last Saturday morning I woke up without a cooking plan. What that meant for this weekend food blogger was that I needed to think fast if I was going to stick to my self-imposed twice-a-week posting schedule.With so many things to do, …

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