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Grillades and Grits on a gray plate with a red and white napkin on a wood table

Grillades and Grits

Last updated on May 23rd, 2023 Grillades and grits is a traditional New Orleans brunch dish. Seasoned round steak is slowly braised until tender with vegetables and served over creamy corn grits. Methods for the Instant Pot, slow cooker and stovetop are included. Grillades and grits is a dish I’m […]

turnip greens in a white bowl with a wedge of cornbread on the side

How to Cook Turnip Greens [Southern Turnip Greens]

Last updated on September 3rd, 2023 Learn how to cook turnip greens just like they do in the South. Greens are slowly simmered with salt pork, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper for a tender, tasty soul food side dish. I recall a conversation I had with my husband our […]

light blue pot full of green beans and potatoes with a plate and serving spoon to the side

Southern Green Beans with Ham and Potatoes

Last updated on August 23rd, 2022 Southern green beans are a delicious side dish enjoyed all over the South. Fresh green beans are simmered in broth with country ham, potatoes and spices until tender. This post is sponsored by Clifty Farm. The opinions contained within are my own. Blue plate […]

two sweet tea mint julep cocktails on a metal tray

Sweet Tea Mint Julep Cocktail

Last updated on September 27th, 2022 Not a bourbon lover but want to jump on the mint julep cocktail craze? Try a sweet tea mint julep. Sweeter than a traditional julep, but just as satisfying. The mint julep is the epitome of genteel Southern cocktail. It’s enjoyed on a back […]

Baked Chicken with Okra and Tomatoes

Last updated on January 17th, 2019 Tasty bone-in chicken thighs are roasted in a rich sauce of sliced okra and tomatoes with fresh herbs. Perfect way to use up a late summer garden bounty. My summer garden is looking pretty pitiful these days. Where bounty once thrived just a month […]