Spring and Summer

overhead shot of two black dishes filled with fried okra, a black and white napkin, metal strainer and whole okra to the side

How to Make Fried Okra

It’s easy to learn how to make fried okra. Fresh, sliced okra is dipped in a mixture of eggs, milk, and hot sauce, then dredged in cornmeal and fried to golden brown. Okra is a vegetable that’s not much thought about outside the south. It’s often used as a thickener […]

No boxed pudding here. Authentic Southern banana pudding from scratch starts with homemade pudding, sliced bananas and real whipped cream. It's true heaven in a dish.

Banana Pudding from Scratch

No boxed pudding here. Authentic Southern banana pudding from scratch starts with homemade pudding, sliced bananas and real whipped cream. It’s true heaven in a dish. You’ve heard the old saying, “When in Rome. . .” When in Mississippi, it’s not pudding. It’s puddin’. Banana pudding is the fried chicken […]

Love sweet tea? Look no further than this Southern sweet tea recipe. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than slowly sipping on an ice cold glass of tea.

Southern Sweet Tea

Love sweet tea? Look no further than this Southern sweet tea recipe. Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than slowly sipping on an ice cold glass of tea. I wondered if sweet tea was too plain for a blog post; too low key. But then I realized that […]

zucchini patties

Zucchini Patties with Dill Dipping Sauce

Zucchini patties made from fresh sliced zucchini and seasoned breadcrumbs are fried until golden brown and served with a creamy and cool dill sauce. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Unfortunately this year, I don’t have […]

Frozen popsicles

Strawberry Basil Frozen Popsicles

The perfect summertime treat — strawberry and basil are a unique but tasty combination in these refreshing homemade frozen popsicles. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. When I saw this recipe in my latest Taste of […]