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This yummy spaghetti pie recipe makes a pie to eat and a pie to freeze.

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Spaghetti pie for you and a friend

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| April 5, 2021

Spaghetti is one of my favorite foods. I loved Mama’s spaghetti sauce when I was a child, and I love...

Lisa Boykin Batts

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A new twist on an Easter favorite

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 30, 2021

One of my favorite Easter traditions is baking hot cross buns. I try to make them in time to eat on...

Lisa Boykin Batts

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Frosting makes lemon cupcakes even better

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 22, 2021

It’s always fun to try a new recipe for holiday meals or parties, and it’s even better when the reci...

Keep the ingredients on hand to make this delicious peach cobbler when you crave a sweet treat.

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Easy peach cobbler delicious way to end meal

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 15, 2021

I had a small bowl of delicious peach cobbler a few weeks ago at one of our monthly lunches at work....

Neapolitan cake is pretty on the inside and the outside.

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Pretty cake has surprise inside

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| March 8, 2021

Who else loves a good cake mix recipe? I have an especially good one to share. Recently, my husband ...

Lisa Boykin Batts

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Warm up the family with delicious vegetable soup

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| February 16, 2021

I thought our snowy day last month was the perfect time to try a co-worker’s vegetable beef soup rec...

This holiday bread is delicious as a winter treat.

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Quick bread packed with goodness

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 25, 2021

When Christmastime rolls around, I start making lists of goodies I want to make. Alas, the list gets...

This fruity French toast is prepared the night before and refrigerated. Just bake it the next morning for a special breakfast or brunch treat.

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Baked French toast a morning treat

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 18, 2021

We had a special breakfast at my house recently, overnight French toast filled with fruit and pecans...

Lisa Boykin Batts

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2020: A year of new favorite recipes

By Lisa Boykin Batts
| January 4, 2021

I love my annual tradition of sharing the year’s favorite recipes from my food column. Last week, I...

Easy dish features sweet potatoes

October 19, 2020

I love cooking with sweet potatoes, especially this time of year. At my house, I serve baked sweet potatoes with chicken pastry, make sweet potato biscuits, put diced sweet potatoes in soups and …

New cookbooks bring new recipes

By Lisa Batts
| February 17, 2021

New cookbooks arrived at my desk last week, and I was so excited to open up the box they came in and see what was inside. Page Street Publishing had sent me three of its latest volumes: “101 …


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