Southern Food

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Creamed Collard Greens

Creamed spinach is an American tradition, but using collards give it a delicious Southern twist. Collards provide a subtle bitterness to cut the richness of...(more)

Southern Side: Cheese Grits Casserole

This decadent cheesy grits casserole, also known as Louisiana grits, is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. ...(more)

Buttermilk Cornbread

Cornbread preferences can cause quite a dispute across either side of the Mason Dixon line. As a general rule Northerners prefer a sweeter cornbread made...(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)

Southern Food

From-Scratch Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti is an old Southern favorite that isn't really "spaghetti" at all. Traditional recipes include Velveeta processed cheese spread, canned cream of mushroom soup, and Rotel tomatoes to create the cheesy base. This modern version is a fresher take on the classic — creamy homemade bechamel and grated sharp cheddar replace the outdated processed ingredients, while bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes add big flavor and nutritional bonus points. This updated no-bake casserole is guaranteed to be an instant-hit among the entire family....(more)

Southern Recipe: 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.It is a widespread tradition in the South to serve hoppin' John, along with cornbread and collards, on January 1st in hopes to bring prosperity into the coming year. Each component's color represents fortune and wealth — cornbread for gold, collards for green (paper money), and black-eyed peas for pennies (loose change)....(more)

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)

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