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Baked Chicken with Okra and Tomatoes

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 ago has finally given away to […]

White Fruitcake

Eudora Welty’s White Fruit Cake

Moist, white fruit cake is a little lighter than traditional dark fruit cake. This Southern version is “improved” by dribbling it with bourbon instead of rum. Several notions may come to mind when you think of Eudora Welty — author, Pulitzer Prize winner, famous Mississippian. But, fruit cake? Yes. I […]

creamed collard greens

Creamed Collard Greens

If you love creamed spinach, you will adore this Southern spin on creamed collard greens. Tender greens are sauteed with onion, garlic and heavy cream. As you may have guessed, The Husband and I have been on a greens kick. After my successful attempt to cook greens in my slow […]

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

Try this set it and forget it recipe for slow cooker collard greens.¬†Collards are slowly simmered with bacon until tender for a truly tasty Southern side. One Sunday afternoon after church, The Husband asked if I would teach him how to cook greens. He was having a hankering, but he […]

Southern sweet potato pie recipe

Praline Pecan Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Southern sweet potato pie recipe is made with fresh roasted sweet potatoes, bourbon and molasses. It’s topped with a sugary, crunchy praline pecan topping.¬† Oh, the sweet potato pie. When compared to its more popular counterpart– pumpkin pie — it’s like the red headed stepchild of Thanksgiving dessert. But why? […]