Southern Cooking

One of my favorite Southern dishes is grits. For those of you who do not live in the south, grits are to say it simply, crushed corn. Grits are small broken grains of corn that are often mashed apart by stone mills. There are hundreds of farms that grow corn and dry it out, and […]

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You can find plenty of great recipes on Sweet Tea Sweetie to make a romantic dinner for your Valentine, but sometimes a holiday calls for going out somewhere with romantic candlelight, gorgeous views, and someone serving you! I am sharing my collection of the most romantic restaurant options for Valentine’s Day, including a recommendation from […]

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Brussel sprouts are simultaneously one of the most hated and most popular vegetables. A 2008 survey by Heinz showed that they were the most hated vegetable in America, yet now they can be found at all of the hottest restaurants. You can eat them fried like chips, roasted with balsamic and cranberries or even shredded in […]

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I often get sad in the grocery store during the winter. It is usually a freezing cold walk from the parking lot, then once I get in the store, my produce options are limited.  I miss the bounty of the summer fruits and vegetables. I tend to fall into a rut of having broccoli and cauliflower […]

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Ring in the new year with a Mandarin Champagne cocktail! It’s like a mimosa but with more of a kick! Ingredients: Champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco Simple syrup Sparkly sugar Mandarin Vodka Slice of Orange Directions: Dip the rim of a champagne glass in simple syrup. Twist glass in a bowl of sparkly sugar. Pour 1 […]

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Welcome to Sweet Tea Sweetie! This sweetie is a Virginia native who grew up in California & Texas. I was raised by a very Southern mother who moved all the way across the country when she married my California dad. I grew up learning and developing a very blended style of cooking. We would have […]

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