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Strawberry Pretzel Salad + VIDEO

More a dessert than an actual salad, strawberry pretzel salad layers salty, crunchy pretzels with sweetened cream cheese and juicy strawberries. I don’t know why this dish is named strawberry pretzel salad. Because honestly, there is nothing salad about this. Dessert is more like it. A crust of crunchy, salty […]

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Mint Julep + VIDEO

No other cocktail is more synonymous with the South than a classic mint julep. Learn how to make this easy cocktail for yourself right at home. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. It’s probably the one […]

overhead shot of a blue skillet of tomato gravy with plates of biscuits topped with gravy and a basket of biscuits to the side on a dark wooden background

Tomato Gravy

Tomato gravy is a breakfast essential in the South. Fresh or canned tomatoes are simmered with a roux and served over flaky buttermilk biscuits. Tomato gravy. If you’re not from the South, you might assume it’s something your put over pasta for dinner. While you certainly can eat it for […]

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Hurricane Cocktail

The Hurricane cocktail is one of New Orleans most popular signature drinks. Rum, passion fruit juice, lime juice and grenadine give this rose-colored drink a tropical flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. I’m proud to […]

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Mock Turtle Soup

Turtle soup is a popular dish still served in Louisiana. Since turtle meat can be hard to find for the average home cook, this mock turtle soup replaces turtle meat with ground beef. Turtle soup, in its original form, is made with the meat and eggs of snapping turtles. You […]