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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When I was growing up, whenever I got sick I would ask my mom for Potato Soup. She always made it super thick, creamy, and loaded with cheese. It was so warm and comforting. To this day, Potato Soup can always make me feel better. I’ve tried to find something similar at restaurants with no […]

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Spiced Peach Cobbler This Spiced Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite dishes to serve it with Dinner in a Pumpkin. The peaches give the dessert a nice fall orange color while the cobbler portion adds a sweet spice crunch. The best part of this dish is that it is really easy to throw together. Dump […]

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Now that I have shared how to make the Thanksgiving Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Lima Beans, and Cranberry Brussel Sprouts, what’s left? Dessert! There are a lot of delicious options for Thanksgiving dessert. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, apple cake (my favorite but its a secret family recipe), pecan pie, cheesecake, lemon chess pie….those are just a few of […]

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