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My Kitchen Serenity is my blog about great food and recipes. I write about great main courses, sides, and desserts. I also write about delicious low-carb and keto options as well. Great food has been bringing families together for centuries. That is what I love doing.
Orange Jello Fluff Salad
2023-12-03 23:24
Orange Jello Fluff Salad has been around for generations! Why? Because it's cool and creamy, has a sweet citrus flavor, and super easy to make. We always had this during the holidays whe… Read More
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup
2023-11-29 23:46
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup is a delicious combination of seasoned ground sirloin, tender red potatoes, and the richness of heavy cream, all coming together with the sharp kick of cheddar… Read More
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
2023-11-16 22:20
Few desserts can match this Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. This cake is dense and moist but it doesn't stop there! Studded with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and finished with a silky choco… Read More
Macaroni And Tomatoes
2023-11-09 17:05
Macaroni and Tomatoes is an old-fashioned southern recipe that many people remember from their childhood (have you tried it?). It's a quick 20-minute meal that uses basic pantry ingredients… Read More
Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders
2023-11-04 02:12
You'll fall in love with these Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders for their unbeatable combination of sweet and savory flavors. Inside those little sweet Hawaiian rolls are layers of hearty, f… Read More
Corn And Rice Casserole
2023-10-10 19:33
Corn and Rice Casserole is a side dish you'll want to serve at every get-together! It's prepared using seasoned yellow rice, Mexican whole kernel corn, creamy chicken soup, butter, and che… Read More
Mini Pumpkin Pies
2023-10-09 18:16
These Mini Pumpkin Pies have all the fall flavors you love in a classic pumpkin pie, but in a smaller, cuter version. With their creamy pumpkin filling and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cl… Read More
Pineapple Cheese Casserole
2023-10-04 14:24
This pineapple cheese casserole with Ritz cracker topping might just be the next big hit at your next holiday eat-together! It's a sweet and savory side dish that boasts a little crispy and… Read More
Southern Homemade Chili
2023-09-24 20:56
Southern homemade chili is a true comfort food classic that's easy to make and irresistibly delicious! Tender ground beef is slow simmered with chili beans, zesty chili tomatoes, onions, be… Read More
Crock Pot Corn Casserole
2023-09-13 22:16
You're going to love this deliciously easy Crock Pot Corn Casserole for your Thanksgiving feast! It's a creamy and comforting holiday side dish that everyone will love. Just grab some Ji… Read More
Southern Green Bean Casserole
2023-09-01 17:06
What sets this Southern Green Bean Casserole apart is its 5 layers of irresistible taste! A layer of green beans is topped with a creamy mixture of sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. T… Read More
Stove Top Candied Sweet Potatoes
2023-08-31 16:21
These Candied Sweet Potatoes are sweet, tender, and coated in a caramelized, sweet as candy glaze. Sliced sweet potatoes are slow cooked on the stove top in a mixture of sugar, brown sugar… Read More
Shrimp Spaghetti With Marinara
2023-08-25 19:18
Shrimp Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce is not only incredibly easy to prepare but also bursting with delicious flavors that will delight your taste buds. Imagine succulent shrimp in a thick a… Read More
Paula Deen Taco Soup
2023-08-16 16:28
Paula Deen Taco Soup is the ultimate comfort food that effortlessly combines the flavors of your favorite Mexican dish into a warm and hearty bowl. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a… Read More
Mixed Berry Parfaits
2023-08-08 22:45
These Mixed Berry Parfaits are a simple breakfast, light dessert, or healthy snack. A thick and creamy blend of yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and honey is layered with fresh strawb… Read More
Beefy Mac And Cheese
2023-07-26 17:54
This Beefy Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food combo! It comes together when creamy cheesy mac and cheese meets hearty ground beef with tangy tomato sauce, and a dash of sour cream… Read More
Frugal Family Meals
2023-07-17 21:40
As the cost of food is on the rise, it becomes a challenge for your family to manage the grocery budget effectively. However, fret not! I've rounded up 25 delicious frugal meals for familie… Read More
Cajun Baked Salmon
2023-07-16 17:25
Cajun Baked Salmon is a delicious dinner that will transport your senses straight to the heart of Louisiana. With its perfect balance of heat, tenderness, and simplicity, this dish is a mus… Read More
Ritz Cracker Meatloaf
2023-07-05 17:07
Move over boring meatloaf, because Ritz Cracker Meatloaf with its brown sugar glaze is here to save dinner time! With its crushed Ritz crackers adding a burst of buttery goodness, this dis… Read More
Peach Cobbler Pound Cake
2023-06-13 15:50
If you love peach cobbler, then I'm positive you'll love this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake! This made-from-scratch pound cake boasts juicy peaches in the middle and on the top! This peach… Read More
Lemon Chicken Tray Bake
2023-06-05 22:49
Lemon Chicken Tray Bake is a healthy and easy weeknight dinner! Lemon slices, fresh rosemary, and garlic are tucked away under the skin to ensure lots of flavor, then roasted to golden brow… Read More
Instant Pot Mushroom Rice
2023-05-16 21:22
Listen up, foodies! If you're looking for a dish that's got everything – flavor, texture, and nutrition – then look no further than this Instant Pot Mushroom Rice. Not only does… Read More
Spanish Rice With Ground Beef
2023-05-03 17:43
Spanish Rice with Ground Beef is a classic comfort food that is both delicious and satisfying. This family recipe is packed with flavors from the seasoned beef, vegetables, and spices, maki… Read More
Coconut Coffee Cake
2023-04-24 21:02
Listen up folks, if you haven't tried a coconut coffee cake with a cinnamon pecan swirl in the middle yet, you're missing out on a slice of heaven! It's like a tropical vacation and a cozy… Read More
Country Style Steak
2023-04-14 14:56
Ah, country style steak - the ultimate southern comfort food that warms your heart and fills your belly! It's like a hug from your grandma, but in the form of a juicy, tender cube steak sim… Read More
Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole
2023-03-24 19:30
Cheeseburger tater tot casserole has been around for a long time. One taste, and you'll know why! It's a tried and true comfort food that's totally customizable and ready to eat in under a… Read More
Avocado Egg Boats
2023-03-15 19:15
Avocado Egg Boats are a delish, easy breakfast or quick dinner with only 2 net carbs per avocado half! They're made with ripe avocado halves and filled with an egg, baked to perfection, and… Read More
Blueberry Orange Muffins
2023-03-06 21:27
These Blueberry Orange Muffins bake up moist and flavorful and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes! No need to drag the mixer out, all you need is a whisk and a bowl. This easy recipe… Read More
Paula Deen's Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe
2023-02-27 21:35
Paula Deen's Old-Time Beef Stew is an easy beef stew recipe with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions, and seasonings. This classic vegetable beef stew makes a comforting, delicious meal any t… Read More
Panko Chicken Tenders
2023-02-25 04:09
Panko Chicken Tenders are made with the most tender cut of chicken, the tenderloins! Coated in a creamy mayonnaise-Dijon mustard mixture (Dijonnaise), pressed in seasoned panko breadcrumbs… Read More
Shrimp Stuffed Baked Potatoes
2023-02-17 10:00
Turn an ordinary baked potato into a flavor-packed, creamy, loaded baked potato filled with tasty shrimp! Simply bake the potatoes, scoop out the inside, and mix with cheese, half and half… Read More
Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers
2023-02-04 18:18
These keto stuffed bell peppers are filled with ground beef, creamy tomato sauce, and cauliflower rice. Topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection!  Ready to eat in under 1… Read More
Keto Cauliflower Soup
2023-01-20 14:00
This creamy keto cauliflower soup is a warm and satisfying meal for any day of the year. This perfectly seasoned soup gets its flavor from fresh garlic, chicken stock, and green onions and… Read More
Broccoli Bacon Salad
2023-01-13 14:00
This broccoli bacon salad is crispy and crunchy thanks to the broccoli, red onion, and pumpkin seeds. With a hint of saltiness from the bacon and a touch of sweetness from the honey, this… Read More
Cast Iron Pork Tenderloin
2023-01-06 16:00
Tender and juicy cast iron pork tenderloin gets a flavor blast from the super easy blackberry jam BBQ sauce! Delicious and ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Simply seasoned pork tender… Read More
Dark Chocolate Brownies
2022-12-31 01:01
These dark chocolate brownies with dark chocolate frosting are so fudgy and moist, they may become your new favorite brownie recipe! Made with dark chocolate chips and two kinds of sugar s… Read More
Lemon Garlic Pasta
2022-12-16 23:23
This Lemon Garlic Pasta is made extra special by adding fresh asparagus and sweet peas! It features a fresh and silky, lemon garlic cream sauce that only takes a few minutes to p… Read More
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
2022-12-13 23:55
These homemade chewy peanut butter cookies are always a welcome treat.  Peanut butter lovers will devour these cookies. Melt in your mouth goodness means you can't eat just one!… Read More
Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie
2022-12-12 19:51
Old fashioned butterscotch cinnamon pie may become your next favorite holiday pie! It boasts a rich and creamy, buttery brown sugar filling with just a hint of warm cinnamon and is made wi… Read More
15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup
2022-12-02 18:16
This delicious 15 Bean Slow Cooker Soup recipe is easy to put together, packed with veggies, and slow cooks to perfection in as little as 6 hours for a great family meal! This soup gets… Read More
Chocolate Muffins From Scratch
2022-11-21 20:45
Moist chocolate muffins from scratch are an easy sweet treat! Chocolate pudding mix ensures a nice fluffy muffin! Not too sweet but will satisfy your sweet tooth. Ready in 30 minutes! Th… Read More
Mexican Marinated Chicken
2022-11-15 18:00
Baked chicken breasts are marinated in a tangy, smokey citrus marinade that makes them super flavorful and juicy, and baked in the oven for a fuss free meal. This easy marinade takes jus… Read More
Crispy Chicken Parmesan
2022-11-10 16:00
Juicy, crispy thin chicken breasts are pan-fried to perfection. Top with easy marinara sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, freshly grated parmesan cheese, then baked to perfection.  Ready i… Read More
Lemon Poppy Seed Cup Cakes
2022-11-09 17:54
These easy Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes from scratch are beautiful, flavorful, and moist. They're topped with a sweet lemon icing that's the perfect final touch. Welcome to My Kitchen S… Read More
Muffin Pan Cinnamon Rolls
2022-11-08 22:13
These homemade cinnamon rolls are baked in a muffin pan then topped with a cream cheese frosting while still warm! These ooey gooey cinnamon rolls are made without yeast which means they'r… Read More
Honey Roasted Carrots And Parsnips
2022-11-06 01:30
Fresh carrots and parsnips are tossed in honey, olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper.  These honey roasted root vegetables are sweet and savory and so delicious.  Your family will lo… Read More
Pineapple Pound Cake
2022-11-04 20:26
This Pineapple Pound Cake is a super star! Sweet pineapple flavor is infused in the cake and the glaze. It's rich and dense, but best of all it's super easy to make! It's the perfect dess… Read More
Sweet Potato Cornbread
2022-11-03 00:05
Take your cornbread to the next level! This sweet potato cornbread is reminiscent of sweet potato pie with its mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, and a hint of cinnamon. Moist and easy… Read More
Mashed Potatoes Without Milk
2022-11-01 20:44
Yes, you can have creamy, delicious mashed potatoes without milk! In fact, you don't need any dairy at all for these scrumptious potatoes. Best of all, they're ready to eat in 20 minutes!… Read More
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes
2022-10-18 22:45
What's not to love about these homemade pancakes? They are quick and easy to make, light and fluffy, have a sweet banana flavor, yummy chocolate chips with every bite, and have the perfect… Read More
Pecan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
2022-10-09 23:05
An easy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe with a hint of cinnamon.  Makes 24 delicious, homemade cookies!  Butter, oats, brown sugar, pecans, and the perfect spices come together for t… Read More
2022-10-02 21:55
This chicken and sausage pastalaya has all those delicious creole seasonings and flavors you'd expect from jambalaya. Thanks to a handy shortcut, it's ready to eat in about 30 minutes! T… Read More
Easy Biscoff Blondies
2022-09-25 22:22
These Biscoff Blondies are loaded with classic Biscoff cookies (in the middle and on top!). Cookie butter provides warm spicy flavor and a super creamy texture. An added cookie butter drizz… Read More
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes
2022-09-21 23:59
These bite size Oreo cheesecakes are super easy to make and packed with flavor! They're baked in a muffin pan with a whole oreo for each individual crust. Plus, crushed Oreo cookies a… Read More
Keto Mexican Chicken Casserole
2022-09-14 00:35
This ultimate, quick and easy Mexican chicken casserole has a little something extra (surprise, I threw in a veggie!). No rice or tortilla chips in my version which means this rich and cream… Read More
Southern Deep Fried Potatoes
2022-08-23 02:13
Take fried potato slices to the next level with these spicy deep-fried potatoes! Thinly sliced potatoes are soaked in buttermilk, dredged in flour, then fried. Twice seasoned with Nashvill… Read More
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
2022-08-16 18:52
Spicy parmesan roasted cauliflower is an easy side dish, snack, or appetizer.  Those crispy red pepper flakes and toasted parmesan cheese give cauliflower southern flair as you can see… Read More
Southern Fried Potatoes And Onions
2022-08-12 01:26
The best fried potatoes and onions are made in a cast iron skillet! Russet potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Bits of sweet yellow onion, garlic, herbs, and butter… Read More
One Pot Chicken And Rice
2022-07-31 16:13
This easy one pot chicken and rice is made with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, a flavorful blend of seasonings, a tender veggie blend, and rice simmered together in a rich chicken broth… Read More
Easy Cheesy Stuffed French Bread
2022-07-24 22:10
This amazing Stuffed French Bread with Cheesy Beef is an easy appetizer or main meal!  Take a loaf of crusty french bread and fill it with a mixture of ground beef, lots of cheese, and… Read More
Keto Stuffed Chicken Breasts
2022-07-20 21:30
Chicken breasts stuffed with crispy bacon, creamy goat cheese, and fresh basil leaves.  Baked in the oven, then topped with an easy balsamic glaze.  An easy healthy chicken dinner… Read More
Easy Homemade Chocolate Cake
2022-07-15 18:05
The best chocolate cake is made from scratch with easy homemade chocolate frosting.  Rich and decadent 3 layers of chocolatey goodness! Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity!  You… Read More
The Best Blueberry Pound Cake
2022-07-12 18:05
Homemade Blueberry Pound Cake is packed with sweet and juicy blueberries! It's baked in a sugar-coated bundt pan for a crispy outer crust. Moist and fluffy on the inside. Pound cakes ha… Read More
Garlic Butter Pork Chops
2022-06-28 18:18
These Garlic Butter Pork Chops are flavored with an easy, homemade garlic and herb seasoning blend, then perfectly pan-seared in real butter creating a juicy, flavor-packed chop! We thro… Read More
Easy White Forest Cake
2022-06-14 13:41
This simplified White Forest Cake will knock your socks off! Key ingredients are white cake mix, white chocolate pudding mix, and frozen cherries with a homemade whipped cream frosting!… Read More
Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie
2022-06-11 01:05
Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie has all the creamy, delicious goodness as the original but without gluten! Soon to become your favorite southern dessert. Uses a gluten-free pre-made crust to… Read More
Cajun Shrimp Stew
2022-06-07 10:13
This easy shrimp stew begins with a homemade roux. It's packed with shrimp, trinity, and flavor! Serve over cooked rice, or add some hard-boiled eggs after the stew has cooked. You'll love… Read More
Southern English Pea Salad
2022-06-03 12:00
You're going to love this English Pea Salad! Tender English peas nestled in a creamy dressing with a hint of crispness and sweetness from sweet pickle relish. Shredded cheddar cheese adds… Read More
White Chocolate And Raspberry Muffins
2022-05-19 01:13
These White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins are bursting with juicy raspberries and have white chocolate chips on the inside and outside! The flavor combination of white chocolate, raspberry, an… Read More
Cheesy Italian Zucchini Pie
2022-05-12 17:50
Cheesy Italian Zucchini Pie is a perfect side dish for any meal. Loaded with fresh zucchini and cheese, it's similar to a quiche and can even be made crustless for a low-carb / keto zucchini… Read More
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese And Potato Soup
2022-05-02 17:50
This thick and creamy soup is ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! Frozen broccoli florets, fresh potato, cream, and cheeses combine for a flavorful, totally satisfying meal. You'll love th… Read More
Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs
2022-04-30 22:55
Juicy cast iron chicken thighs are pan fried with fresh garlic, chicken broth, and pickle juice. The pickle juice adds delicious flavor. The cast iron skillet distributes heat evenly, so the… Read More
Keto Chocolate Crunch Bars
2022-04-06 17:22
These no-bake, crunchy, crispy, keto candy bars are the easiest homemade keto treats! Cocoa powder, walnuts, and sugar-free maple syrup are the key ingredients and give these bars their mout… Read More
Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip
2022-03-30 00:46
This keto buffalo chicken dip is super easy to make and packed with flavor! Just 5 ingredients and 30 minutes are all you need for this fabulous dip. Bake in a cast-iron skillet for extra s… Read More
Chocolate Heath Bar Trifle
2022-03-25 00:30
This easy chocolate Heath bar trifle recipe is made with boxed brownie mix and Heath bar toffee bits and is a one-of-a-kind dessert! The easy recipe uses instant chocolate pudding, whipped t… Read More
Italian-American Lasagna With Ricotta
2022-03-19 21:48
This easy homemade American lasagna with three layers of lasagna noodles, meat sauce, and lots of creamy ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses. If you love lasagna but the thought of… Read More
Old Fashioned Tuna Casserole
2022-03-15 02:13
This old-fashioned tuna casserole is made with albacore tuna, pasta, mushrooms, peas, and a quick and easy homemade, creamy sauce. Plus, it's topped with a buttered breadcrumb topping. T… Read More
Easy BLT Dip With Cream Cheese
2022-03-06 22:20
Need a great dip recipe for that upcoming party and have no idea what to make?  If so, you are going to love this easy BLT dip with cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo! … Read More
Lazy Beef Enchiladas Casserole
2022-02-28 19:20
This easy beef enchilada casserole is seasoned with classic Tex-Mex spices, enchilada sauce, and salsa. It's layered with corn tortillas and cheddar cheese and ready in 30 minutes - so what… Read More
Pasta Bake With Chicken And Broccoli
2022-02-28 01:05
Homemade pasta bake with chicken and broccoli is simple and delicious -- and ready to eat in 30 minutes!  Chicken, broccoli, homemade alfredo sauce, penne pasta, and shaved parmesan che… Read More
Cajun Chicken And Sausage Jambalaya
2022-02-20 02:10
Easy, authentic Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya is a family favorite. Ready in 40 minutes! This recipe for Cajun chicken and sausage jambalaya is simple to make and full of Cajun flavors.&n&hell…Read More
21 Best Ways To Substitute For Honey
2022-02-20 00:08
Are you in need of a honey substitute for your recipe? Maybe you're allergic to honey, on a restricted diet, or just want to watch your sugar intake. No matter what your reason is, ther… Read More
Easy Cajun Rice Dressing
2022-02-07 19:05
This rice dressing with sausage and ground beef is simple to put together.  Brown ground beef and sausage, then add onion soup mix, water, rice, and seasonings.  A delicious Cajun… Read More
Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken
2022-02-01 20:40
You'll fall in love with this Greek yogurt marinated chicken recipe! The Greek yogurt marinade ensures the chicken will be tender, juicy, and full of flavor. The secret to the bold flavor… Read More
15 Simple Ways To Substitute For Beef Broth
2022-01-31 01:29
Just because you don't have beef broth on hand doesn't mean you can't make a delicious soup or sauce. In this article, we will explore 15 easy ways to substitute for beef broth that will add… Read More
Easy Strawberry Cookies With Cake Mix
2022-01-24 02:09
This easy strawberry cake mix cookie recipe bakes up a batch of 24 delicious cookies in just 15 minutes! With only 4 ingredients, you'll want to make these cookies time and time again. W… Read More
Easy Stuffed Cheeseburgers
2022-01-15 02:40
These crazy easy hamburgers are bold, juicy, beautiful, and oh so cheesy.  Hamburger patties are stuffed with blue cheese and cheddar cheese, grilled, then topped with pimento chee… Read More
Best Irish Potato Nachos
2022-01-07 02:19
This easy Irish Nachos recipe makes a great appetizer for St. Patrick's Day. Crispy, homemade potato fries are topped with bacon, cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, green onions, and cilantr… Read More
How To Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
2021-12-29 19:15
Chocolate covered strawberries are not only for Valentine's Day! This easy recipe uses fresh strawberries, three kinds of chocolate chips, coconut oil, and chopped pecans.  Use your mic… Read More
Southern Baked Beans
2021-12-22 00:30
Hearty, sweet, and savory southern baked beans with ground beef, bacon, and brown sugar are super easy to put together! It is a perfect side dish recipe for a holiday, cookout, bbq, picnic… Read More
Keto Squash Casserole
2021-12-16 19:31
Easy keto squash casserole recipe that uses fresh or frozen yellow squash! Made with cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, butter, onion, bell pepper, and celery and baked till golden brown.  A… Read More
Easy Apricot Nectar Cake With Glaze
2021-12-10 19:18
Old fashioned apricot nectar cake is an easy pound cake recipe that starts with yellow cake mix.  The apricot nectar juice adds a light, citrus flavor.  Sour cream and butter make… Read More
Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
2021-12-09 03:40
This Keto Strawberry Cheesecake is thick and creamy and baked with a sweet almond flour pecan crust with a sugar-free strawberry jam topping!  This low carb dessert is our favorite when… Read More
Ground Beef Vegetable Soup
2021-11-29 02:05
A quick and easy vegetable hamburger soup that's perfect for the whole family. Ready in 45 minutes, so it can be made on any day of the week. [feast_advanced_jump_to] Why You'll Love… Read More
Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake
2021-11-26 22:40
The perfect fall cake begins with a box of spice cake mix!  Throw in some canned pumpkin puree, chopped pecans, and a few other ingredients.  Just 10 minutes of prep time is all th… Read More
Easy Chocolate Chess Pie
2021-11-23 21:15
This southern chocolate chess pie is an authentic southern dessert. Rich and creamy are the best two words to describe this classic chess pie from an old family recipe. If you have never… Read More
Easy Sweet Potato Casserole
2021-11-19 03:00
The best sweet potato casserole is made with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon then topped with an amazing pecan topping. This yummy side dish will be… Read More

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