Southern Cooking

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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I used frozen peas, frozen baby lima beans, and chopped up baby carrots for these Dijon Mustard Vegetables. These are simple veggies that I keep on hand at all times so that I have no excuse when it comes to making a healthy dinner. Seriously, no excuse. Sometimes it is tempting to stop in somewhere […]

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Growing up we had cornbread as a side with dinner at least a couple of days of the week. To this day, there are dishes that taste weird to me without a side of cornbread. We don’t usually have carbs at dinner anymore, but I do enjoy making it on the weekend when friends visit […]

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Can you believe that Easter is next week? How is it here already? In my family we make turkey for Thanksgiving, ham for Christmas, and pork chops or lamb for Easter. We have made the pork chops a few different ways, but my favorite is always Apple Roasted Pork Chops. They are decadently sweet from […]

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