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Three crab stuffed shrimp and a fork on a teal plate.

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Crab stuffed shrimp are a tasty appetizer that can be made ahead of time. Jump butterflied shrimp are stuffed with a mix of crab and veggies. These little crab stuffed shrimp look so elegant perched on a platter and served as an hors d’oeuvre. Everything can be made ahead of […]

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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 […]

black bowl filled with rice and chicken peanut stew with a gold spoon to the side

Chicken Peanut Stew [Alabama Peanut Harvest Tour 2021]

Warm up this fall with a bowl of rich and hearty chicken peanut stew, made with diced tomatoes, chicken thighs, creamy peanut butter and sautéed veggies. This post is sponsored by Alabama Peanut Producers Association. The opinions contained within are my own. Until recently, I didn’t give much thought to […]

slice of fig cake being served on a blue and white floral plate

Upside Down Fig Cake with Vanilla Glaze

Upside down fig cake is a great way to use up a bounty of fresh figs. Halved figs and pecans mixed with butter and brown sugar adorn the top of a light and fluffy cake drizzled with vanilla glaze. I’m fortunate that my parents have a huge fig tree in […]

baked southern tomato pie on a dark wooden table with fresh tomatoes, plates and forks to the side

Southern Tomato Pie

Southern tomato pie, with flaky buttermilk crust, thinly sliced tomatoes, fresh herbs and cheese, is perfect as an entrée or appetizer. Do you prefer thin crust or thick crust pizza? I am of the school of thought that when it comes to pizza, the crust is the best part.  None […]