Southern Cooking

At Sunday supper on my grandparent’s farm, my grandmother always serves up a big basket of her incredibly soft and fluffy yeast rolls. They have a deliciously warm, yeast taste to them and are perfect for mopping up gravy from a Sunday roast or for piling pieces of fried chicken onto. There is always a […]

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A long running Southern tradition is Virginia ham. It is also called Smithfield hams after the oldest & most famous ham company is call Smithfield ham, or it may also be called country ham. You can get these hams at a variety of places, but the original Smithfield Ham is a touch above. They really […]

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Everyone has that one dish. That go to favorite. The dish that was always your answer when your mom asked you what you wanted for a special dinner. For me, that was Hawaiian Meatballs. I’m not sure if it was the salty sweet combo of the pineapple & meatballs (still a favorite combo to this […]

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Ambrosia or “food of the gods” is best in its truest form of fresh oranges layered with flakes of coconut. (Yep, I’m on a coconut kick this summer after making coconut shrimp earlier this week!) This Southern dish became popular back in the 1800’s when getting fresh citrus was becoming a possibility. You will find […]

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Coleslaw is a pretty quintessentially Southern side dish. You can’t have a pulled pork sandwich without coleslaw on it and you’ll definitely never see a church luncheon or picnic without coleslaw! This version of the classic has sweet cranberries and crunchy almonds to kick the flavor up a notch. You could also substitute in Napa jalapenos […]

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