Simple Party Punch (Can be made Sugar Free!)

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If you're on Facebook, please click the "Like" button above. Thanks! With New Years Eve upon us, I thought this would be a great time to bring you an old fashioned, super simple punch recipe that is suitable for everyone. If you are hosting a party, having this punch on hand in addition to your other preparations would be a very gracious and welcoming gesture because.... Time to state ... Continue Reading

Happy Day After Christmas – Our Family Video for 2012

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Video features "Happy Day After Christmas" by Matthew West from his Heart Of Christmas album. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and friends (and some good food, too!). This video contains some photos of my Christmas dinner as well as video and photos of our family throughout the year. The song is so fitting, too. I hope you'll enjoy the message and video as much as we ... Continue Reading

My Christmas Menu 2011 – and A Post For YOUR Christmas Wishes!

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Please leave your Christmas Wishes for the Southern Plate family in the comments section on this post! Thank you!  MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday and I hope you all have an abundance of Christmas in your heart! I wanted to send you our Christmas card and share with you what I'll be serving on Christmas day when my parents, my in laws, and some dear friends ... Continue Reading

Icebox Fruitcake

I'm doing my last minute running around before both of my kids are out of school and so my friend, Stacey, offered to share one of his recipes with you to give me a little more time to get my Christmas ducks in a row. This is his special Christmas story and I know you'll enjoy it! Be sure and head on over to read My family's Christmas story when you're done, the Seven Cakes of Christmas (I have a ... Continue Reading

3-Cheese Tortellini Party Wreath

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Hey Everyone! I'm thrilled to be able to bring you a guest post from one of the head Chefs at my University's Culinary School today. I told Chef Lewis that we were always on the lookout for quick and easy dishes that could impress, especially at Christmastime and he came through with one that is just beautiful. I know you're going to love this idea! Special thanks to the culinary department of the ... Continue Reading

Big Old List Of Christmas Candies & Gift Mixes on Southern Plate

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  There are around 500 recipes so far on SouthernPlate.com so it can get a bit overwhelming at times. Today I thought I'd pick out a few of my Christmas Candy and Gift Mix posts to make your holidays a bit easier. Feel free to browse through the entire index of recipes on Southern Plate my clicking here.    Candies and Christmas Snacks  Microwave Chex Mix Holly Jollies - ... Continue Reading

My 14 Favorite Things For Christmas – GIVEAWAY

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If you're on Facebook, please click the little "like" button above. Thank you! I went shopping for you! I went out and bought some of my favorite things to share with my wonderful Southern Plate family. Below, you'll find my list of things I treat myself with and hopefully get a few ideas if you are looking to mark a some folks off of your gift list. You'll find that I'm a practical gal with ... Continue Reading

Fruitcake Bar Cookies

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Stay tuned for my Favorite Holiday Gifts Guide and lots of giveaways coming up in a few days!  We've never been fruitcake fans, but we do love our fruitcake cookies! Dried fruit layered with cinnamon, brown sugar, and just enough flour and butter to hold it all together until it reaches your mouth! Mama has made fruitcake cookies each year for as long as I can remember. She goes shopping for ... Continue Reading