Southern Food

Crock Pot

Party Appetizers in the Crock Pot

If you have been looking for something to cook in your crockpot, then look no further than this easy saucy meatball recipe. Crockpots are perfect...(more)

Easy Swedish Meatball Recipe for the Beginner Cook

Swedish meatballs a delightful Southern dish that can add a twist to your next meal. This delicious tummy filler is not only easy to make...(more)

Viva Italian: Veal Parmesan in the Crockpot

Veal Parmesan is not actually an Italian dish. It was actually created in the South of America. It is known as a "Southern Italian" dish....(more)

Main Dishes

Tomato & Vidalia Onion Pie

Southern-style tomato pie is a hearty summer casserole comprised ripe heirloom tomatoes, freshly grated cheese, and creamy mayonnaise layered and baked in a crisp, buttery shell. ...(more)

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

While most of the famous regional dishes that make up Creole and Cajun cuisine hail from France, jambalaya is actually of Spanish descent. And despite being made hundreds of different ways, all are essentially some variation of the their famous paella....(more)

Southern Food So Good You'll Want to Move to the South

The American South is very charming--the people, the accents, the hospitality and beautiful sights draw visitors from all over the world. However, one the greatest appeals of the south is its cuisine. The food in the south is some of the best that is around, and just thinking about it can make anyone's mouth water. Here is a list of some of the best foods that you can enjoy from the South. Some of them are so good you may even consider moving there yourself to enjoy them full time....(more)

Holiday

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)

Candy Recipe: Heavenly Hash Bars

Many people make the assumption that 'heavenly hash' is ice cream similar to that of Rocky Road. And while yes, it is an ice cream flavor and yes, there are similarities, heavenly hash actually started out as a candy invented in New Orleans in the early 1900's. The fudge-like confection made with chocolate, marshmallows, and almonds was originally created by a Canal Street department store as a treat for hungry shoppers. The delicious bars quickly gained popularity around the city, and in 1923 Elmer's Candy Corporation acquired the recipe. Elmer's later modified the original shape from a square to an oval, and the new egg-shaped version became an instant classic. Those same Elmer's candies are still a beloved Easter tradition throughout Louisiana and along the gulf coast. Homemade heavenly hash bars (which more closely resemble the original recipe than that of the chocolate-covered marshmallows sold in stores) are still quite...(more)

Southern Recipe: Apple Pie

If you don't already have an heirloom recipe recorded in your family history, I promise this apple pie is definitely worth your time. If you've never made an apple pie from scratch before (or even if you're an old pro), I suggest spreading the process over the course of a few days....(more)

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