• Basic Pesto
  • Glazed Salmon
  • Cranberry and Cornbread Stuffing Muffins with Jones Sausage
  • Fried Ham Steak with Cider Ginger Glaze
  • My Famous Chex Party Mix
Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake is the perfect coffee cake. It is tasty enough for any special breakfast or brunch and easy enough to make for any day of the week. Simply Sated

Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake

I found a long, lost love at the Hotel Frederick in Boonville, Missouri, two years ago. I only wish that sentence was the beginning of a steamy love story with an amour, but alas, it is not. It does, however, pertain to Easy 7-Up Coffee Cake, and that’s as tantalizing as this story gets. Hotel… 

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