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The Best Un-fried Fried Chicken

In the South, fried chicken is not just a favorite, it's a staple. Who can resist the crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside, flavorful entree that pairs perfectly with other traditional Southern dishes like greens and mashed potatoes? Homemade, made-from-scratch fried chicken is truly delicious, but it is also quite the undertaking. I've made homemade fried chicken, but just once, due to this lengthy process.

Recipe: Grape Grilled Cheese

Nothing quite says comfort food like an ooey-gooey, warm grilled cheese sandwich. And while you can't go wrong with a classic American cheese version, one thing I love about recipe development is putting new spins on old favorites, so my perfect grilled cheese sandwich combines both sweet and savory flavors. Sweet from fresh, plump and juicy California grapes and local honey and savory from the creamy brie and tangy blue cheeses.

Recipe: Mini Meatloaves

Anything that is mini-sized is cute, don't you think? In cooking, making miniature versions of foods is also a great way to keep portions in check. As an added bonus, it often speeds up the cooking time. Those are just a few of the benefits of these mini meatloaves. Cooked in a muffin tin, they come together in less than half the time of a traditional meat loaf, are sized-just-right so you get to have 2 of them in a serving, and are cute and fun to boot, if I do say so myself!

My Favorite Christmas Treat!

Merry Christmas y'all! In this video, I share one of my favorite Christmas treats in honor of my Grandma Bradley who passed away earlier this year. It is one of my favorite made-from-scratch recipes that she made every year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

My Fall Must-Have Recipe

Just in time for this cooler weather we've been having, I have the perfect Fall recipe for you! It's a must-have comfort food that will keep your body warm and your belly full all through Fall and into the Winter as well! Take a peek at the video above to get the recipe for my take on this Fall-favorite one-pot meal.