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 […]
Peaches are everywhere this time of year, not to anyone’s dismay. Peaches are fabulous on their own as a juicy afternoon snack, as long as you don’t mind the juice running down your arm or getting all over your face. When peaches are overflowing and […]
School is about to start up again and we will soon fall back into our normal routines. This means more extracurricular activities, homework and tighter schedules will be in store for most of us. Fitting in a good dinner with the family can be tough […]
As a child, I ate fresh figs constantly because we were lucky enough to have a fig tree in the backyard. Ripe figs are largely made up of water and spoil quickly, which is why you’ll often find them dried instead of fresh. However, raw […]
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…