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, […]
This time of year, farmers markets are overflowing with eggplants, bell peppers, basil and other summer offerings. Make this Vegetable Ragout in your slow cooker to keep the kitchen cool and use up all those veggies so they don’t go to waste in the back […]
Lemon meringue pie and I go way back. When I was a kid, it was an occasional treat, and when I was a teenager it was something I could scarf down without thinking of the scale. When I had minor surgery in my early twenties, […]
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.
Compound butter sounds like something fancy that would take a long time to make, something you might bring out for special occasions or holidays or when you host your best friendâs baby shower. It doesnât sound like something you might prepare for a family dinner on a weeknight or when the baby is crying and the dog wonât leave the kitchen. Compound butter just sounds like work.
The truth is, compound butter is incredibly easy and…
We posted recently about the Black Cow, an ice cream soda made with vanilla ice cream and root beer, but we donât want to stop there. Today is National Ice Cream Soda Day in the United States, a day that brings back happy memories from our teenage years at the soda fountain or diner. To honor this beloved pastime of combining ice cream with soda water and syrup, we pulled together these fantastic recipes from around the web that are sure to make you smile.
Thank you for all of your awesome comments on the Drink Mixer Giveaway post. Congrats again to Barb, our Week 1 winner, and Bryan, our Week 2 winner. The drink mixer is an instant family favorite, and the white model is perfect for the summer. We canât wait to hear what our newest lucky winner makes with this fun mixer.
One of the easiest dishes to make in a slow cooker is homemade baked beans and preparing them this way means you donât have to turn on your oven in July! They taste great and you know exactly what ingredients are used. Today, we made baked beans in our slow cooker. We started with dried beans from the grocery store and let them soak overnight…
One of Americaâs most popular dishes (and a tried-and-true Southern staple) is fried chicken. We coated ours with a seasoned flour mixture and then double-dipped it to create a crunchy, fluffy fried skin. The chicken comes out succulent and juicy, enveloped by a deliciously decadent coating.
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments over at the Drink Mixer Giveaway. Congrats again to Barbara, our Week 1 Winner. The drink mixer is an instant family favorite, and we can’t wait to hear what our newest lucky winner makes first.
The randomly chosen reader who is the lucky winner of the DrinkMaster® Drink Mixer in black is…