Mayonnaise is not just a popular sandwich spread, it’s also a base for many dips, spreads and sauces. It’s easy to make a customized mayo for a burger or sandwich or to serve as a special dip with french fries. All you need to do […]
appetizers & snacks
Your slow cooker gets put to good use on this recipe for Apple-Pumpkin Butter. It is done over two days, first making apple sauce and then cooking pumpkin puree down until it turns into a rich, concentrated butter. I love combining apples and pumpkin as […]
It’s finally football season and many of us are gearing up for tailgates, parties, get-togethers and fantasy football craziness. For many of us, football season comes with friends, family and a lot of food. Good tailgating or football party food needs to be easy to […]
Do you know what food tastes good fried? Trick question. All of them! But there are some things you may not have thought to fry that lend themselves well to the irresistible crunch of an expertly fried dish. Dill pickles are one of these things. […]
Labor Day has become a day not just to honor the workers in our country, but to celebrate the end of summer. Schools start back up, vacations come to an end and grills get their last big workout. Many people will celebrate the Labor Day […]
August is the busiest travel month of the year as most families try to fit in a vacation or long weekend before school starts back up. Many of us are trying to enjoy the last bits of summer or visiting family before settling into our […]
In the South, “okra” is synonymous with “fried okra.” Fried okra is an absolute treat, especially when spiced and served with a delicious dipping sauce, but there are many other ways to enjoy okra. Okra can be roasted, added to stews and curries, pickled, […]
Like many people who live near oyster reefs, I have a love/love relationship with the slippery bivalves. Some people prefer them raw, some fried, some grilled with herbs and butter, and I like them all. Today is National Oyster Day, so letâs salute the briny fruit of the sea with a recipe based off one we ate in Austin, Texas while in town for the BlogHer Food 2013 conference.
In my house, we look forward to tomato season all year. We rush to farmers markets and produce stands in the summer, eagerly awaiting the sight of red, yellow, orange and pink tomatoes to take center stage in our everyday cooking. Itâs fun to see the colorful heirloom tomatoes on the counter, and sometimes I donât want to use them because they look so beautiful. Some have stripes, some have weird ridges and bumps, but they all have that perfectly tart and sweet, juicy flavor we all love.