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10 Must Try Birthday Bash Recipes

By Paula Deen

Bobby’s birthday is this next week, y’all. I look at him and he’s still that little dark eyed boy with a great baseball arm and the sweetest smile I’ve ever seen. Happy Birthday son, I love you, I’m so proud of you and I’m real proud to be your momma.

In honor of Bobby, I thought I’d share some delicious recipes that are perfect when throwing a birthday bash and you’re just not quite sure what to fix for all of the guests.


While your guests are busy playing games or mingling with each other, why not let them munch on some delicious finger foods.

Fig Balsamic Blue Cheese Crostini
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Bacon Wrapped Bread Sticks
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Cheesy Shrimp on Grits Toast
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Here are some punch recipes that are made with a party in mind!

Watermelon Cooler
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Paula’s Party Potion
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Minted Lemon and Limeade
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Cake Recipes

What’s a birthday without cake? It’s like peanut butter without jelly, or macaroni without cheese. Any of these options are sure to be a hit.

Strawberry Tall Cake
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Basic 1-2-3-4 Cake
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Chocolate Pecan Layer Cake
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Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Icing
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Paula Deen - As a young girl growing up in Albany, Georgia, Paula Deen never dreamed she would become an American icon. As a young mother, Paula was living the American dream — married to her high school sweetheart and raising two adorable boys — when tragedy struck. Her parents died, her marriage failed and she began a prolonged battle with agoraphobia. With her boys in their teens and her family near homelessness, Paula took her last $200, reached deep inside her soul and started The Bag Lady, a home-based catering company that marked the start of Deen's professional cooking career. With sons Jamie and Bobby delivering lunch-and-love-in-a-bag, beginning in June 1989, Paula turned her life around by sharing what she knew best, traditional Southern cooking.