Mashed Cauliflower and Cheese Gratin
You don't have to wait for the fair to roll into town to enjoy homemade Funnel Cakes
Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes stuffed with Italian sausage, leeks, and topped with Swiss cheese
Crab Cakes dredged in cornmeal on salad greens with creamy garlic dressing
Grilled Polenta Shrimp Rounds - if you have never grilled polenta, you are missing out.
Beer can chicken seasoned with a homemade blend of Cajun-inspired seasonings.
Smoked Pork Ribs with Apricot-Bourbon Sauce
Grilled Shrimp with Cherry Tomatoes on Linguine - a simple summer supper ready in 15 minutes.
Creamy, buttery, homemade butter pecan ice cream.
Roasted vegetable pizza cooked on the grill with fresh mozzarella and whole wheat crust.
Recipe for making and canning homemade dill pickle slices.
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake - juicy blueberries, lemon zest and tangy buttermilk make this easy to prepare coffee cake an early morning pleaser.
Seared Scallops with Sauteed Red Cabbage
Strawberry shortcakes with cinnamon-sugar biscuits.
Chewy chocolate brownies - if you love chewy brownies, this is the only recipe you will ever need.
Basic homemade strawberry jam - you can't buy flavor like this from the store.
Freshly squeezed homemade pink lemonade.
Lemon-Thyme Bread - slightly sweet, tastes like spring and smells like heaven.
Carrot cake sandwich cookies - it's carrot cake in cookie form.
Chicken, cheddar, and black bean quiche - perfect for Easter brunch!
Elegant and buttery French vanilla-bean sable cookies.
Potato soup - russet potatoes are slowly simmered with an entire head of garlic for this tasty, rich and creamy soup.
Got leftover corned beef and cabbage? Don't throw it out, make egg rolls!
Pork ribs are marinated overnight in Guinness beer, then grilled and basted with a glaze of honey, soy sauce, garlic, and black pepper.
Onion rings are battered in a mixture of flour, seasoned salt, and beer and fried until golden brown.
Bang Bang Shrimp - shrimp is double batter in a mixture of panko bread crumbs and flour, fried until golden brown, and served with a creamy and spicy chili garlic sauce.
Strawberry Pizza - chocolate chip shortbread crust, topped with sweetened marcapone cheese and glazed strawberries.
Rich and creamy New England Clam Chowder
A quick and easy meal - Chicken Miso Soup with Ramen Noodles
Spicy Venison Beef Stew - Venison is slowly simmered with vegetables and a variety of spices until tender. If venison isn't readily accessible, you could always substitute with beef.
Look forward to coming home to this after a hard day at work: hearty slow cooker jambalaya with diced chicken, sausage, and shrimp.
Potica - also known as Slovenian Nut Roll - is a traditional holiday pastry made out of sweet yeast bread and filled with sugar and walnuts.
Turnip green pesto with cornbread crostini. You'll never know it's not basil.
Marinated in Bourbon overnight, this Bourbon chicken teriyaki is tender, sticky, and oh so yummy.
The Southerner's popcorn - sliced okra breaded and fried until golden brown.
Real pimento cheese does not come from a plastic container. This homemade version has grated smoked cheddar, bacon, and chipotle peppers.
Banana pudding, the fried chicken of desserts. Vanilla wafers, fresh sliced bananas, real whipped cream, and homemade vanilla pudding.
Creamy white "sawmill" gravy. You just can't serve biscuits in the South without it.
Homemade buttermilk biscuits like mama used to make.
Southern sweet tea - the lifeblood of the South. First post in a series on Southern cooking. Come on in and sit a spell.
Homemade mini corn dogs - dipped in a slightly sweet cornmeal batter and fried until golden brown and crunchy!
Zucchini patties fried to a golden brown and served with a cool and creamy dill dipping sauce.
Garden fresh salsa - tomatoes, onion, and cilantro with a spicy kick from a jalapeno pepper.
Yummy dry rubbed smoked chicken quarters. Crispy smoky skin, juicy and delicious on the inside, and tastes of summer.