Andra's Southern Sweet Tea

Andra’s Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Southerners swear by their traditional Southern sweet tea and drink it by the gallons.  In the Southern states, ice tea is not just a summertime drink, it is served year … Continued

Belle's 8-Layer Torte

Belle’s 8-layer Chocolate Torte Cake Recipe

  Belle’s 8-Layer Chocolate Torte Cake Recipe, also know as Stack Cakes and Layer Cakes, are a traditional Southern recipe where the cake can vary anywhere from this 8-layer cake up to … Continued

Benne Wafer Cookies

Benne Wafer Cookies Recipe

    Benne Wafer Cookies (Sesame Seed Cookies) have been a southern favorite for over a hundred years.  Benne Wafers are a delicate tuile-like cookies are light, crisp, and paper … Continued

Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew History and Recipe

    “Brunswick Stew is what happens when small mammals carrying ears of corn fall into barbeque pits.” – by Humorist Roy Blount Jr.  “The stew is not done until … Continued

Carolina Pork Tenderloin Pinwheels

Carolina Pork Tenderloin Pinwheels Recipe

  I made this delicious pork tenderloin pinwheels for a dinner party that I hosted.  This recipe was so easy to make and very delicious!   These pinwheels were developed … Continued

women preparing chitlins

Chitterlings (Chitlins) History and Recipe

  Let us consider what chitlins are – they are hog intestines or guts  Some people turn up their noses at the mention of chitlins; other leave the house while … Continued

Vichyssoise Soup

Classic Vichyssoise Soup Recipe and History

 Leek Soup Vichyssoise Soup will be one of your favorite soup recipes as this is a delicious leek and potato soup that is so smooth and creamy!  A great first … Continued

Club Sandwich

Club Sandwich History

The Club Sandwich is a sandwich with cooked chicken breast and bacon, along with juicy ripe tomatoes and crisp lettuce layered between two or three slices of toasted bread with … Continued

Collard Greens

Collard Greens History and Recipe

But I have never tasted meat, nor cabbage, nor corn, for beans, nor fluid food on half as sweet as that first mess of greens. By James T. Cotton Noe … Continued

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy History and Recipe

Virginia hams or Smithfield hams are universally recognized to be the country’s finest, and serving these hams with red eye gravy is a regional specialty. Red Eye Gravy:  When coffee … Continued

Sweet Pickles

Craven County Sweet Pickles Recipe

  This fantastic Craven County Sweet Pickle recipe was shared with me by my friend, Andra Cook of Raleigh, North Carolina.  The recipe also appears in our cookbook called What’s … Continued

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew History and Recipe

Frogmore Stew is actually not a stew and it contains NO Frogs! Frogmore Stew is considered a classic Low Country South Carolina dish.  This dish is also know as Low-Country … Continued

Dill Pickles

Grand Mammy’s Carolina Sharps Recipe

  This fantastic Grand Mammy’s Carolina Sharps dill pickle recipe was shared with me by my friend, Andra Cook of Raleigh, North Carolina.  The recipe also appears in our cookbook … Continued

Homemade Lemonade

Homemade Lemonade Recipe

Homemade Lemonade is so refreshing and delicious!  When you have lemons, you should make old-fashioned Homemade Lemonade.  When you make it yourself it tastes just like your Grandma used to … Continued

Hoppin John

Hoppin John Stew History and Recipe

This recipe for hoppin john black eyed peas is a southern dish rich with tradition and lore served to celebrate the New Year.   History of Hoppin’ John: Hoppin John is found … Continued