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mixed berry fried pies

Mixed Berry Fried Pies

Mixed berry fried pies are the perfect summer time treat. Blueberries and strawberries are simmered with sugar and fried in a flaky pie crust. Whoever invented the fried pie should be given a posthumous James Beard Award. Think about it. Everything that is good about pie packaged into a neat […]

blueberry icebox cake garnished with mint leaves on a white plate served on a blue and white napkin with a silver cake server and a small bowl of blueberries in the background

Blueberry Icebox Cake

Blueberry icebox cake is a light a refreshing summer dessert. Angel food cake is layered with sweetened cream cheese, whipped cream and blueberries. Rising temperatures and the abundance of summer produce seem to beg for a light sweet dessert loading with fresh fruit. Oh my word, does fit the bill! […]

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

Grillades and Grits

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 familiar with, but never tried to […]

slice of coca cola cake on a white plate with a bottle of soda and the pan of cake in the background

Coca-Cola Cake

Coca-Cola Cake is a sinfully rich chocolate sheet cake covered in decadent chocolate icing. The addition of the soda creates a moist texture. There is a running joke here in the South … all soda is called a coke. If someone tells you to help yourself to a coke in […]

three baked crawfish pies on a wooden background with a red plaid napkin

Crawfish Pie

Savory crawfish pie is filled with tender crawfish tails, vegetables and seasonings then baked in a flaky pie crust until golden brown. I was in college before I ever attended my first crawfish boil. I remember this steaming plate of tiny boiled crustaceans was set before me. People on either […]