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Sweet Tea Brined Cast Iron Roast Chicken

You’ll never eat a dry bird again with this cast iron roast chicken recipe. The sweet tea brine adds flavor and moisture while cast iron produces more even cooking. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Roast […]

baked graham cracker pie crust against a blue wooden background with a pie serve and graham crackers to the side

How to Make a Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Why would you waste money on a store-bought graham cracker pie crust when you can make your own? With three simple ingredients, you can have a tasty graham cracker crust for your next pie in 10 minutes. It’s no secret I love pie. Especially a pie with a buttery, crunchy […]

makings of a roux in a cast iron skillet

How to Make a Roux

Knowing how to make a roux is a basic cooking skill every aspiring home cook should master. Never made a roux before? I’m sharing some of my favorite tips and techniques. Roux. It’s a funny word and if you were raised anywhere close to Louisiana, you probably know what it […]

apples for baking

The 5 Best Apples for Baking

Not all apples are created equal. With so many varieties to choose from, find out which are the best apples for baking, snacking, and everything in between. Even though the pumpkin has the market cornered on fall produce, let’s not forget about some of our other favorite fall treats – […]

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Step-by-Step Guide to Lattice Pie Crust

This easy step-by-step guide (with pictures), will give you the confidence to make a beautiful lattice pie crust at home. Lattice pie crust is like the epitome of homemade goodness. It makes for a beautiful pie, but can seem a little intimidating to make. With my simple step-by-step guide, you […]