For The Love of Food: 5 Favorite Recipes

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Food and lifestyle blogger Nicole Hood has amassed quite a following thanks to the unique and delicious recipes she shares on her blog For The Love of Food. With over 14,000 likes and counting, the blog’s Facebook page is another great way to keep up with Nicole’s most popular mouthwatering recipes – many of which have gone viral. An Army wife with Southern roots, Nicole brings real-world and family-friendly recipes to life on her website, with step-by-step instructions, home and family anecdotes, and cooking videos. Here are five favorites:

1. Southern Fried Cabbage with Bacon



Billed as a New Year’s recipe, this fried cabbage is great year ’round. Simple and savory, this is a great dish alongside cornbread, beans, or noodles. View the full recipe here.

2. Brown Sugar Crockpot Ham



If you’re looking for the most tender, sweet, and juicy ham – check out this easy and delicious recipe. Hood’s blog has a number of crockpot recipes, which are lifesavers for on-the-go cooks! Throw a few simple ingredients together in the morning, and enjoy this melt-in-your-mouth ham for dinner.

3. Haystack Cookies

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Everybody loves a cookie! This haystack cookie recipe is easy to make, and a fun way for kids to help out in the kitchen. Peanut-buttery, sweet, and crunchy, these cookies are always a hit.

4. Molasses Barbecue Chicken

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Inspired by a sandwich served at the Hard Rock Cafe, this molasses barbecue chicken is a mouthwatering recipe that will become a family favorite. Serve on a warm bun with a side of coleslaw and seasoned fries for a hearty and delicious meal.

5. Crockpot Fire Crackers

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This salty, spicy snack mix is great for gift bags, after-school snacks, or as munchies for the big game. Another wonderful crockpot recipe, this mix is quick and easy, but be sure to make extra – it doesn’t last long!

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