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sliced brisket on a cutting board with potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans to the side

Coca-Cola Marinated Oven Baked Brisket

No smoker? No problem! The Coca-Cola marinade used for this oven baked brisket is lends a tangy flavor and will melt in your mouth. The best things come to those who wait. That’s definitely the case with this oven baked brisket. It has to marinate for at least 14 hours, […]

Venison bourguignon over egg noodles garnished with chopped parsley

Venison Bourguignon [Venison Stew]

Venison Bourguignon is a Southern remake of Julia Child’s most famous dish. It’s a rich and hearty venison stew that’s perfect for a chilly winter night. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Chef and TV personality Julia Child […]

Overhead shot of a red bowl with a handle filled with rice, Hoppin' John and greens. A pan of cornbread and a dish of butter with a knife are to the side.

Instant Pot Hoppin’ John

Instant Pot Hoppin’ John, made of black-eyed peas, pork and rice, is a Southern New Year’s Day tradition that can be made right in your electric pressure cooker. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Hoppin’ John […]

chicken and sausage gumbo

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This yummy chicken and sausage gumbo recipe has a taste of New Orleans in ever bite. It’s loaded with chicken, smoked sausage, vegetables and spices. Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about 50 miles west of New […]

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a unique Southern treat. Learn how to make this delightful snack yourself at home today. I never considered myself a peanut lover. Until the first time I tried really good boiled peanuts. Every year, The Husband and I take our boys and my mother-in-law to a huge […]