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one serving of strawberry pretzel salad on a plate garnished with whipped cream

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 […]

two silver mint julep cups on a wooden background

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 […]

mason jar full of simple syrup with sugar and water in the background

How to Make Simple Syrup + VIDEO

Every home cook should know how to make simple syrup at home. With only two ingredients, the process is “simple” and the uses are endless. I was astonished recently while perusing the cocktail aisle of my grocery store. There sitting between the Agnostura bitters and the grenadine was a small […]

two bourbon Sazeracs with a tumbler and bottles of spirits in the background

Bourbon Sazerac

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Usually made with rye whiskey, a bourbon Sazerac combines bourbon, absinthe and bitters. It may surprise you that the Hurricane isn’t the official cocktail of New Orleans. It’s the Sazerac. Known known as America’s oldest cocktail, its origins predate the Civil […]

side shot of a slice of cracklin' corn bread topped with a dollop of butter on a white plate with a cast iron skillet of bread in the background

Cracklin’ Corn Bread

Cracklin’ corn bread is a traditional Southern treat that goes back decades. Meaty pork cracklings are baked into tender yellow corn bread. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Before we dive into this recipe, I just […]