Leigh Brown's Blog Posts

Understanding Your NC Property Tax Reassessment

Hello, fellow North Carolinians and curious minds! Recently, my mailbox in Cabarrus County got a little surprise—notice of real estate assessed value notices. Ah, the joy! One for my

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Discover Why Everyone's Moving to North Carolina in 2024 | Allied Vans Migration Report

As we step into the vibrant beginnings of 2024, I find myself reflecting on the dynamic shifts in American living patterns, particularly highlighted by the latest 2023 Allied US Moving Migration

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How to Deal With Pests and Lawn Disease

How to Deal With Pests and Lawn DiseaseBy Rela CatucodImagine this: You’re about to put your home on the market or you’ve just settled into a new neighborhood, but you step outside,

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How to Revive Your Lawn’s Health with Lawn Aeration and Overseeding

How to Revive Your Lawn’s Health with Lawn Aeration and OverseedingBy Alison HooverWe’ve been taught our whole lives not to judge a book by its cover, but every potential home buyer is

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The Four Seasons of Lawn Care: A Year-Round Guide

The Four Seasons of Lawn Care: A Year-Round GuideBy Jo Ellen Meyers SharpPhoto Credit: Photo by Guy Bianco IV on UnsplashFor a lot of Carolinians, there’s nothing like a velvet

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Low and Slow Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Low and Slow Roasted Pumpkin SeedsDOWNLOAD RECIPEFORGET HIGH-HEAT SHORTCUTS. BOIL AND BAKE LOW AND SLOW FOR PUMPKIN SEEDS WITH A CRISPY TEXTURE AND INTENSE FLAVOR IN EVERY BITE.Hey friends, I am

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Mini Applesauce Spice Cakes

Mini Applesauce Spice Cakes | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download NowApril 3, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Welcome back, friends, to #MyKitchenMyRules! I’m in BAKING MODE today and

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Lubbock Love Oat Bars Recipe

Lubbock Love Oat Bars RecipeDOWNLOAD RECIPEMY DAUGHTER'S COLLEGE CARE PACKAGEMy daughter just headed off to school, and I wanted to find a simple treat to send in her care package that would be both

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Holiday Wishes & Peanut Butter Kisses | My Kitchen! My Rules!DOWNLOAD RECIPEWelcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesPeanut Butter Cookies are SO incredibly delicious, even though

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A Taste of Summer: Blackberry Mush Recipe

A Taste of Summer: Blackberry Mush RecipeThis easy blackberry mush recipe turns extra berries and day-old biscuits into a comforting Southern dessert with just three ingredients.DOWNLOAD RECIPEA

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Red Eye Gravy: A Southern Classic

Red Eye Gravy: A Southern ClassicThis simple yet deeply flavored gravy made from coffee, country ham drippings, and a touch of sugar is a quintessential Southern side dish.DOWNLOAD RECIPERed eye

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The Saga of the No Rise Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to Fluffy and Flaky!

The Saga of the No Rise Southern Buttermilk Biscuits to Fluffy and Flaky!A simple yet delicious homemade biscuit recipe made with White Lily flour, butter, buttermilk, and a few tricks to achieve

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No Bake Blueberry Lemon Icebox Dump Cake

No Bake Blueberry Lemon Icebox Dump CakeDOWNLOAD RECIPESometimes on a hot summer day, all you want is a quick and easy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth without heating up the kitchen. This

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Mama’s Peach Crisp Dessert | My Kitchen! My Rules!

Welcome, friends, to #MyKitchenMyRules! You know we love our peaches here in the #South! So, today we will take these fresh, juicy #peaches and make my Mama’s Peach Crisp dessert.Download the

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Mama’s Peach Crisp Dessert Recipe

🍑 Mama’s Peach Crisp Dessert Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJuly 15, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!🍑 Mama’s Peach Crisp Dessert Recipe | My Kitchen!

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Small Batch Strawberry Jam

Small Batch Strawberry Jam | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeGet ready to indulge in the sweet taste of summer with this easy-peasy homemade strawberry jam! 🌞🍓🍯Ingredients:🔸 1 pound

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Homemade Chicken and Dumplings

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 11, 2023Chicken and Dumplings the Myrtle Thomas WayGet ready for some finger-lickin' fun, y'all! You won't believe what I've

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No Box Mix Brownies

No Box Mix Brownies | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 5, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!You DON'T need a box mix for really scrumptious brownies, PLUS you know what is in them

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Easy Bake FIVE Ingredient Pound Cake

Easy Bake FIVE Ingredient Pound Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeApril 22, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!This is the easiest dessert recipe ever - FIVE Ingredient Pound.

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Free Spring Shred Day

Secure Your Identity and Declutter Your Space – Join Us!Free Spring Shred DaySaturday, May 13, 9-11 AM Harrisburg Town CenterOne Community Real Estate® and our great partners are returning

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Mom’s Famous Pistachio Salad

Mom’s Famous Pistachio Salad | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 21, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!This Southern Pistachio Salad, AKA dessert, is a recipe staple of my

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North Carolina Reported as Top 5 Inbound States for 2022

Report Credit: https://www.allied.com/migration-mapNorth Carolina Reported as Top 5 Inbound States for 2022To kick off 2022, Allied Van Lines, one of the largest relocation companies in the moving

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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Pound Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeFebruary 14, 2023Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! I have one of my Grandma’s old

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A Buttermilk Pound Cake That Will Make Your Valentine Swoon

I wanted to take to wish you a Happy Valentines Day! I understand that cake (or your favorite dessert - mine is my Grandma's Buttermilk Pound Cake) has no calories on this special day!Check out my

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Nursing Homes in Concord, North Carolina

There are 20 nursing homes serving Concord, North Carolina. This includes 10 in Concord and 10 nearby. The costs per day for nursing home care in North Carolina range from $130 up to $283, with a

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Leigh Brown to be installed as 2023 NC REALTORS® President

Download the official Press ReleaseGreensboro, North Carolina (January 24, 2023)Concord REALTOR® Leigh Brown will be installed as the 2023 president of NC REALTORS® President during a

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Memory Care Options in North Carolina

One Community Real Estate® has partnered with Caring.com – a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other

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Homemade Lemonade

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make LEMONADE | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJanuary 21, 2023Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!When Life Gives You Lemons, Make LEMONADE 🍋 | My Kitchen!

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NC REALTORS® President's Letter 2023

NC REALTORS® President's LetterExcerpt from Insight the Voice of Real Estate in North Carolina, Volume 102, Issue 12022 had its triumphs and trials like any other year, but we came out on top

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Yummy Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Yummy Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 10, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Yummy Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules,

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Yummy Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 10, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Yummy Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules,

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Easy Key Lime Ice Box Pie Recipe

Easy Key Lime Ice Box Pie Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download Recipe October 8, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Easy Key Lime Ice Box Pie Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!I&rsquo

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Old School Egg Custard Recipe

Old School Egg Custard Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download Recipe September 25, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Old School Egg Custard | My Kitchen! My Rules!I’ve got the

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Flossie’s Baked Omelet Recipe

Flossie’s Baked Omelet Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeAugust 6, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Flossie’s Baked Omelet Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules! I

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Cheerwine Bundt Cake Recipe

🍒 Cheerwine Bundt Cake Recipe | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJuly 11, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!So easy. So fast. So creative. This homemade cake recipe has a truly

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Mandarin Orange Dream Dessert

Mandarin Orange Dream Dessert | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJune 24, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!I love mandarins and marshmallows, so today let’s try one of my

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Betty Feezor’s Porcupine Meatballs

Betty Feezor’s Porcupine Meatballs | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 27, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Do I have any meatball lovers out there? Today we are going

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Old-fashioned Banana Pudding

Old-fashioned Banana Pudding | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 27, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Please *stop the madness* if you are using box mixes for your favorite

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Betty Feezor’s Italian No Bake Cake

Betty Feezor’s Italian No Bake Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 13, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!I am making one of my favorite Betty Feezor recipes that will

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Bang Bang Buffalo Cauliflower

Bang Bang Buffalo Cauliflower | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeApril 29, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Have you ever craved the taste of juicy buffalo wings, but a little voice

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Home Brew Good ‘Ole Southern Sweet Tea

How to Home Brew Good ‘Ole Southern Sweet Tea | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeApril 15, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!It’s Easter weekend and time for family to

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Air Fryer Meatloaf

Air Fryer Meatloaf To Die For! | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeApril 1, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Y’all know I like traditional cooking with my cast iron! 🍳

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Southern Homemade Yeast Rolls

Southern Homemade Yeast Rolls | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 15, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!Southern Homemade Yeast Rolls | My Kitchen! My Rules! Who doesn&rsquo

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Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe

THIS Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe is the bestDownload RecipeMarch 1, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!I have been searching the web for the best chocolate cake recipe for my baby girl

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5 Ingredient Apple Brown Betty Dessert Recipe

5 Ingredient Apple Brown Betty Dessert RecipeDownload RecipeFebruary 16, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules! How many of y’all love #APPLES? I’m talking about those farm-fresh

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Best Guacamole Recipe

The Best Guacamole Recipe: How to Make a Fresh and Fast Guacamole DipDownload RecipeFebruary 16, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules! I have a question - ARE YOU A DOUBLE DIPPER? 

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Shepard's Pie Recipe

THIS Shepard's Pie Recipe is the BESTDownload RecipeFebruary 3, 2022Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules! I’m back this week with some homemade COMFORT food that will bring a smile

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No Sugar Homemade Applesauce

How to Make No Sugar Homemade Applesauce – 30 Minutes Start to Finish! | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeNovember 9, 2021How to Make No Sugar Homemade Applesauce – 30 Minutes Start

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Grandma Thomas’ Cowboy Cookies

Grandma Thomas’ Cowboy Cookies | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 26, 2021Grandma Thomas’ Cowboy CookiesWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  This here recipe

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Pride of the South Pimento Cheese

Pride of the South Pimento Cheese | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 12, 2021Pride of the South Pimento CheeseWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  Download RecipeWhether it

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Super Moist Five Flavor Homemade Cake

How to Make a Super Moist Five Flavor Homemade Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 1, 2021How to Make a Super Moist Five Flavor Homemade CakeWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!

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Authentic Southern Fried Okra

How to Make Authentic Southern Fried Okra | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeSeptember 15, 2021My Authentic Southern Fried Okra RecipeWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  Today

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Chess Pie

How To Make a Delicious and Simple 6 Ingredient Dessert | Chess PieDownload RecipeAugust 31, 2021How To Make a Delicious and Simple 6 Ingredient DessertWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!;

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Homemade Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Homemade Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeAugust 19, 2021Homemade Oven Roasted Tomato SauceWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  It’s always good to

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Everything From The Garden Pie

Everything From The Garden Pie | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeAugust 3, 2021Everything From The Garden PieWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  What do you do with all of the fresh

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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJuly 6, 2021Homemade Chicken Pot PieWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  Today my recipe is the king of all comfort foods!

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Figolicious Fig Jam

Figolicious Fig Jam | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJuly 6, 2021Figolicious Fig JamWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  My sun-loving fig tree is completely overloaded so it&rsquo

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Grandma's Broken Glass Torte

Grandma's Broken Glass Torte | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJuly 2, 2021Grandma's Broken Glass TorteWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  Today I have a special occasion #dessert

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Cherry Lemon Icebox Pie

Cherry Lemon Icebox Pie | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJune 8, 2021Cherry Lemon Icebox PieWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  This week I have one of the best summer desserts

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Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 25, 2021Cast Iron Skillet Pineapple Upside-Down CakeWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  Who loves

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Easy 30-Minute One-Skillet Lasagna

Easy 30-Minute One-Skillet Lasagna | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMay 11, 2021How to Make An Easy 30-Minute One-Skillet LasagnaLeigh Brown here with an easy recipe for One Skillet Lasagna

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Low Sugar Breakfast Snack

How to Make a Delicious Low Sugar Breakfast Snack | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeApril 27, 2021How to Make a Delicious Low Sugar Breakfast SnackWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules! We

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Southern Fried Apple Jackpies

How to Make Southern Fried Apple Jackpies | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 17, 2021Daddy’s Favorite Fried Apple JackpiesWelcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules!  I’ve

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Southern Deviled Eggs

How to Make Southern Deviled Eggs | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 17, 2021How to Make Southern Deviled Eggs with a Dusting of Spice!Welcome back friends to My Kitchen! My Rules!  I

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Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Fast and Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 17, 2021How to Make a Fast and Easy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce!Welcome back friends to #MyKitchenMyRules! Why would

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Healthy Chicken Skillet Meal

How to Make a Healthy Chicken Skillet Meal the Family Loves | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeMarch 2, 2021Healthy Chicken and Green Beans SkilletWell, 2021 is here and we’re making sure

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3 Ingredient Cheerwine Brownies

How to Make Easy 3 Ingredient Cheerwine Brownies for your Valentine!Download RecipeFebruary 11, 2021Cherry and chocolate come together in this scrumptious easy to make dessert.Friends, this recipe

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Everything In My Pantry Casserole

Everything In My Pantry Casserole | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeFebruary 2, 2021My Kitchen! My Rules! | New Year! New Rules? Well!  It’s been a fast new year so far! Barely

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Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies | My Kitchen! My Rule!Download RecipeJanuary 20, 2021Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies | My Kitchen! My Rule!Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules!Let’s

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The Secret to Really Good Pinto Beans

The Secret to Really Good Pinto Beans | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeJanuary 5, 2021Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules!Get you some beans, ya’ll!  Pinto beans are an extremely

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Hug Your Mama Collard Greens

Hug Your Mama Collard Greens | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 30, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules!Eating collard greens on New Year's Day is a tradition

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How Cooking Can Be a Therapeutic Retreat

How Cooking Can Be a Therapeutic RetreatDecember 30, 2020How Cooking Can Be a Therapeutic Retreat from Your Day of Zooms and Not Going AnywhereCooking isn’t just about sustenance anymore. It

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Soulfully Southern Green Bea

Soulfully Southern Green Beans | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 23, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesGreen beans, string beans, snap beans, haricots verts

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Holiday Festive Rum Balls!

Holiday Festive Rum Balls! | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 15, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesThese rum balls are one of my favorite things to make for the

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Impossible Coconut Pie Holiday Special

Impossible Coconut Pie Holiday Special | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 9, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesI know during the holiday season we allow ourselves

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Holiday Wishes & Peanut Butter Kisses

Holiday Wishes & Peanut Butter Kisses | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeDecember 2, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesPeanut Butter Cookies are SO incredibly delicious,

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Bless Your Heart Red Velvet Cake

Bless Your Heart Red Velvet Cake | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeNovember 19, 2020Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Holiday SeriesSince it’s my Birthday this Sunday, I’m making

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Sausage Fa-La-La Balls

Sausage Fa-La-La Balls | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeNovember 12, 2020Welcome to the Holiday Edition of My Kitchen! My Rules!'Tis the season for sausage balls. Sure, they’re perfectly

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Old School Chicken & Rice Casserole

How to Make a 6 Ingredient, Cheap and Easy Dinner! | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeNovember 4, 2020Welcome Fall! And welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules!It's Fall and we tend to lean towards

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Southern Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread

Southern Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 28, 2020What comes to mind when you hear COUNTRY AS CORNBREAD?For me, it's the love of so many things, including:

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Soul Satisfying Southern Chili

Soul Satisfying Southern Chili | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 21, 2020Welcome back friends to My Kitchen! My Rules! We all know cold months make us long for warm, soul-satisfying

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Easy-Cheeeeesy Baked Ziti

Easy-Cheeeeesy Baked Ziti | My Kitchen! My Rules! Download RecipeOctober 14, 2020Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! The assignment: A satisfying, crowd-pleasing, creamy,

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Tex-Mex Turkey Cornbread Casserole

Tex-Mex Turkey Cornbread Casserole | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeOctober 7, 2020Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! I was hankerin’ for a yummy southern,

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Chef Boyardee Can't Beat This Lasagna!

Chef Boyardee Can't Beat This!Download RecipeIt is that time again! Today we are cooking up another Italian classic, lasagna! It can't get much better than gooey layers of meat, cheese, and pasta...

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Scrumptious Smothered Avocado Chicken

Scrumptious Smothered Avocado Chicken | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeSeptember 30, 2020Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Did someone say Smothered Avocado Chicken

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Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon

Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon | My Kitchen! My Rules!Download RecipeSeptember 16, 2020Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! I have a dish tonight that is packed with health benefits

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Roasted Garlic Side Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Side Potatoes | My Kitchen! My Rules!September 15, 2020Hello friends, welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! Welcome back to My Kitchen! My Rules! CATCH! my Baked Sesame Ginger

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Cheerwine Fudge

Cheerwine FudgeWhen you’re a North Carolina native, you drink soda. Which is always called Coke (which kind of Coke do you want? Oh, Cheerwine/Sprite/Dr Pepper/or whatever). We love our sugary

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