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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 […]

tray of baked crab cakes with condiments and two glasses of white wine to the side

Baked Crab Cakes

Love crab cakes, but don’t love the mess of frying? Give these oven baked crab cakes a try! Authentic flavor without the mess. Crab cakes are one of my guilty pleasure. I love ordering them in a restaurant. But I don’t often cook them at home. I hate frying — […]

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Drunk Chicken [Oven or Grill]

Tender and juicy drunk chicken is seasoned with a blend of Cajun-inspired herbs and spices. Serve with my homemade sauce on the side for maximum flavor. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. You know, taking an […]

two gray plates with oysters on toast sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, sliced green onions, glasses of white wine, a hand spooning an oyster onto a piece of bread

Oven Baked Oysters

Oven baked oysters are topped with a buttery mixture of garlic, herbs, and white wine and sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Several years ago, The Husband and I made a road trip to Louisiana to visit friends. They took us out to a seafood restaurant that was known for […]