Category Archives: Southern

Jam Cake with Easy Caramel Icing – A Southern Tradition

This Jam Cake recipe is as authentic as it gets; loaded with blackberry jam, pecans, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, and topped with caramel icing, it’s a perfect Autumn and Winter treat. And the recipe is one I have, … Continue reading

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Pimento Cheese Updated

This is an updated Pimento Cheese recipe. It’s not drastically different, but I have combined elements of my regular Pimento Cheese and my Jalapeno Pimento Cheese to come up with new method for a super-creamy cheese spread with a delightful flavor. 

Posted in Dips and Spreads, Living in Elegant Simplicity, Meatless Monday, Salads, Sandwiches, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Southern | 2 Comments

Corn and Zucchini Succotash

While succotash is traditionally made with corn and lima beans, this succotash recipe substitutes zucchini for the beans and is one of our favorite side dishes. 

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Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds

With Derby Day quickly approaching (the first Saturday in May), I started thinking what I could add to my Derby  Day food lineup. This recipe for Salt and Vinegar Roasted Almonds is my healthy nod to the Southern favorite salt and … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Gumbo with Andouille Sausage and Chicken (Crock-Pot Recipe)

This recipe for Slow Cooker Gumbo is very simple, even though it takes about 20 minutes of advance preparation. It is worth that few minutes of time to allow this delicious gumbo to simmer all day in your Crock-Pot. 

Posted in Crock Pot Cookery, Entrée, Living in Elegant Simplicity, Meats, Rice and Grains, Saucy Southerner Recipes, Soups, Southern | 3 Comments

Tennessee Teacakes (Cookies for Kids’ Cancer)

Today’s post is a special one; this Tennessee Teacake recipe is what I sent out to three other food bloggers participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  

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Country Ham Pâté

Country Ham Pâté is a really great recipe for a simple-to-prepare, delightful appetizer spread that can be served on crackers or crusty bread. On a platter with pickled vegetables, it would be a perfect addition to your holiday snacking. 

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Bourbon Apricot Pecan Stuffed Pork Roulade

With Thanksgiving approaching in the US, most of us are looking forward to a turkey feast; I’m sure not everyone is a fan of the big birds, though. Here is an alternative for any of you with a turkey aversion: … Continue reading

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Fried Corn Southern-Style Side Dish

Fried Corn is a staple in the South, but the name is misleading. Fried Corn is really fresh corn that is sautéed in bacon fat. This recipe for Fried Corn also includes onion and sweet bell pepper; it’s simple and … Continue reading

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Peach Sangria

Fresh, ripe, juicy, sticky Southern Peaches will be trickling into grocery stores, farmers’ markets and roadside stands about now, so it’s time for a peachy drink. This Peach Sangria recipe is simple, and so refreshing! The best part? They’ll certainly … Continue reading

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