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Drunk Chicken [Oven or Grill]

Tender and juicy drunk chicken is seasoned with a blend of Cajun-inspired herbs and spices. Serve with my homemade sauce on the side for maximum flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. You know, taking an […]

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Southern Potato Salad

Southern potato salad is sure to be a crowd favorite at your next barbecue. Tender red potatoes mixed with tangy mayo, hard boiled eggs, celery, pimentos, pickle relish and mustard. Is it really a backyard barbecue without potato salad? I rank it right up there with barbecue baked beans and […]

mixed berry fried pies

Mixed Berry Fried Pies

Mixed berry fried pies are the perfect summer time treat. Blueberries and strawberries are simmered with sugar and fried in a flaky pie crust. Whoever invented the fried pie should be given a posthumous James Beard Award. Think about it. Everything that is good about pie packaged into a neat […]

blueberry icebox cake garnished with mint leaves on a white plate served on a blue and white napkin with a silver cake server and a small bowl of blueberries in the background

Blueberry Icebox Cake

Blueberry icebox cake is a light a refreshing summer dessert. Angel food cake is layered with sweetened cream cheese, whipped cream and blueberries. Rising temperatures and the abundance of summer produce seem to beg for a light sweet dessert loading with fresh fruit. Oh my word, does fit the bill! […]

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Bourbon Slush

Cool off on a hot summer day with a bourbon slush in your hand. Sweet tea, lemonade, orange juice, pineapple juice and bourbon are frozen to a slushy consistency. If you are a bourbon lover like me, this bourbon slush recipe is pretty much perfect. It’s my favorite booze in […]