Southern Food

Sauces

Holiday Gift: Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam

If you haven't already discovered bacon jam for yourself, here's your chance. Every single bite is full of rich, savory, oh-so-sweet goodness. There are a...(more)

Homemade Mayonnaise

There is no Southern recipe not enhanced by homemade mayonnaise — heirloom tomato sandwiches, pimento cheese, and potato salad to name a few. ...(more)

Hot Pepper Vinegar

Hot pepper vinegar is perhaps the most ubiquitous of Southern condiments. It is a mainstay at barbecue joints, meat-and-threes, and dining room tables across the...(more)

Appetizers

Southern Appetizer: Pickled Shrimp

Shrimp are fat and plentiful in the waters along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and marinating them in vinegar and aromatics, such a lemon, onion, and capers, has long been a favorite way for Southerners to preserve them. The name pickled shrimp may sound off putting, but this refreshing recipe, which is more of a marinated salad than pickled, is as timeless as it is addictive.Pickled shrimp is an ideal snack to serve at gatherings large and small. Not only is it easy to make as much or little as you would like, but all of the quantities are open to tinkering (and what's available in the pantry). It can be served any time of the year and is especially popular at football tailgates and holiday open houses....(more)

Southern Food History: Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese at its simplest is nothing more than grated cheddar, jarred pimentos, and a dollop of mayonnaise. Humble as it sounds, it remains one of the most talked about Southern food traditions. ...(more)

Cheese Straws

Cheese straws — also known as cheese wafers, cheese biscuits, and cheese crackers — are by no means a Southern culinary invention, but they have long been enjoyed by Southerners and should be considered a part of its authentic regional cuisine. ...(more)

Chicken

Easy Chicken Parm Recipes for Non Chefs

Chicken parm recipes are definitely a staple in most southern homes that people don't want to miss out on. This is a meal that is commonly served on "Italian" night, or at family get togethers. There are many ways it can be made, using many recipes, and it's even a dish that can be frozen and eaten later....(more)

Easy Chicken Marsala for the Novice Chef

Not too familiar with the kitchen, but you need a dish that convinces your future mother-in-law you are the perfect homemaker? Stop worrying, and take a deep breath. You are just a few steps away from preparing a chicken Marsala meal that will convince her you are the perfect woman for her son....(more)

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan is a classic Italian dish, and it's not as complicated as it looks. A great tasting baked chicken parmesan recipe is a great addition to any cook's repertoire. Not only does it become a family favorite, it is also a great dish to use anytime you need to take a meal to someone, as it is relatively inexpensive to prepare....(more)

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