Southern Food

BBQ

Pineapple Pork Chop Recipe

Grilling usually means to cook your meat quickly over a high heat. Barbecued meat is smoked over indirect heat with the flames never reaching the...(more)

Quick and Simple Southern Style Bar-B-Q Pork Chops

If you are looking for a for a quick and delicious bar-b-q that you and your family can feast on in less than an hour,...(more)

Tangy Meatballs With Barbecue Sauce

These tangy meatballs with barbecue sauce are sure to be a family favorite. These do not last long on the table at large family gatherings...(more)

Seafood

Fantastic Seafood Recipes: Pan-fried Haddock

This pan-fried haddock dish is quick and easy to prepare when you are pressed for time. It goes well with rice, mashed potatoes or couscous. Add a fresh garden salad for a balanced lunch or dinner. A refreshing glass of white wine is the perfect complement for this meal. Add your favorite dessert for a truly delicious and satisfying meal....(more)

Southern Seafood Recipes: Stuffed Clams Casino

Clams casino is a zesty seafood dish that has its origins in Rhode Island. It is popular along the East Coast of the United States, especially in the South. Southern dishes, such as this clams casino recipe, place an emphasis on comfort food and seafood blended seamlessly together. The following recipe is a simplified but delicious take on stuffed clams casino. This specific stuffed clams casino recipe is perfect for entertaining or an elegant weekend meal....(more)

Southern Seafood Etouffee Recipe with Shrimp

The word "etouffee" actually means "smothered" in French, and in this recipe the shrimp is smothered with a variety of delicious ingredients. Etouffee is a Cajun or Creole dish that hails from New Orleans and it is normally made with crawfish. This recipe is made with shrimp, since crawfish can be a little difficult to find in some areas, whereas shrimp is more available. Etouffee is a very old recipe that was made in the bayous of Louisiana with a roux of flour and chicken stock to make a thick, stew-like consistency. The following is a Creole shrimp etouffee recipe that smells as wonderful as it tastes....(more)

Desserts

Southern Recipe: Chocolate Chess Pie

Chess pie is a quintessentially Southern dessert, and it is one of the quickest pies in the Southern repertoire. Its origins are hard to trace, but it began appearing in published cookbooks in the early 20th century. True chess pie is nothing more than a simple custard of milk, sugar, eggs, and butter baked in a buttery crust, however creative cooks have adapted the basic recipe over the years — popular versions now include chocolate, bourbon, and coconut chess pie. There are quite a few explanations for the name. The most popular is due in part to storing the sugary pie in a cabinet known as a pie chest — eventually the 't' was dropped and it became known as chess pie. The other popular explanation suggests that hired house cooks, when asked what kind of pie was made, replied "it's jes [just] pie and the jes became chess. This...(more)

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Cake

Old-fashioned chocolate pudding cake, also known as chocolate cobbler, is one of those feel good desserts with an easy, retro vibe. The recipe isn't really like a cake, pudding, or even cobbler, yet it holds some of the best qualities of each. The bottom layer of this dessert is brownie-like, very tender, fudgy, and moist, while the top layer bakes into a river of chocolate sauce that swirls into each and every bite. This recipe is simple in that it comes together quickly and uses only the most basic baking ingredients. It's hands off enough that you can whip it up on a weeknight, yet delicious enough to serve during a weekend spent with friends. Vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream take this over the top (in the best way possible)....(more)

All Butter Pie Crust

Pie crust made from scratch is infinitely better than any you can buy at the store. This simple pie crust relies on butter for its amazing flavor and flakiness. The food processor makes quick work of everything, so you can have perfect pie dough in a flash. There is no sugar in this recipe, making it perfect for both sweet and savory pies and tarts. It is easy to handle and bakes into an earth-shatteringly crisp shell....(more)

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