Get Joanna Gaines' Family-Favorite Appetizer — Plus 9 More of Her Easy Recipes!

While social distancing, Joanna Gaines has been busy in the kitchen cooking up recipes from her two cookbooks Magnolia Table and Magnolia Table: Volume 2. Her children — Drake, 15, Ella, 13, Duke, 11, Emmie, 10, and Crew, 22 months — have all gotten involved by either helping her cook or shooting the recipe videos for Instagram and YouTube. Click through to see the simple, accessible dishes to inspire your next home-cooked meal.

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Cheese Balls

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Joanna Gaines. Magnolia Network

This simple cheese ball recipe is a Gaines' family favorite. The mixture of cream cheese, cheddar, gouda, and sun-dried tomatoes can be topped three different ways — with chopped parsley, freshly cracked ground pepper or chopped walnuts — to satisfy anyone's tastes.

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Jojo's Biscuits

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It took Gaines' over a year to perfect her biscuit recipe, but the many weeks of trial and error resulted in these fluffy pastries. "Chip thinks they are nothing less than heaven on earth," she says. "Every Saturday he has the same breakfast—fried eggs cooked over-medium and two biscuits, one slathered with butter and strawberry jam and the other one tucked under a generous serving of sausage gravy."

Get the recipe HERE

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Margherita Pizza

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Jennifer Causey

"My kids love a simple at-home pizza night, especially when they get to customize their toppings," the star says about her family's "go-to" pick from the Magnolia Table: Volume 2 cookbook.

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Creamy Chicken Poblano Soup

Joanna Gaines creamy chicken soup recipe.
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This soup holds special sentimental value in Chip and Joanna Gaines' hearts — they had it on one of their very first dates at a restaurant in Dallas. "Honestly, it was the best soup either of us had ever had," Gaines said in her Magnolia Table, Volume 2 cookbook. Though the establishment has since closed, she replicated the recipe to bring back memories of the early days of her relationship.

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Zucchini Bread

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Joanna Gaines/ Instagram

Banana bread has a become a quarantine baking staple, but Gaines thinks this recipe is even better. "I really think zucchini bread might be the new banana bread," she said.

"It's easy to make, my kids love it for breakfast, and it's a guest favorite at the restaurant!" Gaines added of their breakfast spot, Magnolia Table.

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06 of 10

Gaines Family Chili

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Chili is a simple, hearty meal that you can cook with items you probably already have. The Gaines family serves it in a special way — over chips, topped with cheese and with cornbread on the side. Yum!

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French Silk Pie

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Both kids and adults will love this chocolatey pie. "It's the most requested dessert around our house and I don't blame them: smooth chocolatey filling + crumbly chocolate cookie crust + homemade whipped cream... it is just so good!" says Gaines.

Get the Recipe HERE

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Spinach Tortellini Soup

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This is a meal that the whole family will love! The soup is filled to the brim with cheese-stuffed tortellinis and vitamin-packed spinach. Serve with grilled cheese or some artisanal bread.

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Jo's Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Joanna shows that you can seamlessly make three versions of her chocolate chip cookies using the same batter — traditional chewy chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips (like her son Drake likes), and a skillet cookie topped with ice cream for special dessert days.

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Oatmeal Cream Pies

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Times like these call for an extra sweet treat. These oatmeal cream pies are some of Gaines' favorite. "These are what my childhood dreams were made of," she says. Get the recipe in her first cookbook Magnolia Table.

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