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)

Breakfast

Sausage-Stuffed Parker House Rolls

Sprinkle yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar over the warm water and let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes....(more)

Candied Bacon

Any good Southerner knows a platter of crisp, caramelized bacon makes everything better!...(more)

Homemade Blueberry Waffles with Southern Flair

There is nothing like waking up on Sunday morning with the smell of blueberry waffles wafting through the house. Everyone knows they ought to get up quick or there won't be any left for them to eat. Blueberry waffles are a special treat that mean something; they mean that you took the time to get up early and make a special meal for your family. Whether this is a post-holiday recovery session or just a regular Sunday morning, it has now become something special. Take a look below for a delicious blueberry waffle recipe that is sure to delight all....(more)

Tips and Tricks

Southern Food History: What is Hoppin' John?

Hoppin' John is a classic Gullah dish made with field peas and rice. Often tomatoes, onions, stock, and pork fat are included for flavor, and hot pepper vinegar and hot sauce are served on the side. Less traditional (but no less delicious) variations abound outside of the low country including the addition of black-eyed peas, smoked sausages, and bell peppers....(more)

How To Make A Perfect Apple Pie

The types of apples you choose are crucial to the success of your pie. Each type of apple provides both positive and negative qualities. Tart apples hold up well during cooking but don't offer the best "apple-y" flavor. Sweet apples provide wonderful flavor but often turn to mush.Most bakers prefer using a mix of sweet and tart apples, which together yield a flavorful sauce and tender yet firm bite. Northern Spy and Cortland apples are two worth seeking out; they are considered the gold standard for pies. Granny Smith are also very common for pies; they are quite tart and hold their shape well. Other apples to consider for pie are Gravenstein, Braeburn, Cameo, Pink Lady, Jonathan, and Empire...(more)

Southern Ingredient: Cooking with Butter

Butter is primarily composed of milk fats and water. Cheap butter contains more water and less fat than higher-end brands, creating an inferior product capable of altering an otherwise decent recipe. High quality, high fat butter yields tender baked goods, crisp pastries, and creamy icings. I am a firm believer that good ingredients equal good results, and great ingredients equal great results; sometimes it is worth paying the extra couple of dollars if you strive for the very best....(more)