Family Favorite Southern Recipes

Hundreds of southern family favorite recipes - some passed on from generation to generation, others new family favorites. From Balsamic Glazed Pot Roast to Chicken Fried Chicken - from Homemade Ice Cream with Bourbon Caramel Sauce to Texas Sheet Cake and Glazed Pecans.

How to Make The Best Damn Guacamole Ever

molcajete guacamole | A Southern Fairytale

It’s no secret that guacamole is one of my favorite foods.  I’m constantly checking in at Mexican restaurants, tweeting and instagramming with the #guactribe hashtag, and devouring guacamole by the bowl-ful. Some of my favorite memories, biggest belly laughs, deepest soul baring conversations, and silliest moments have happened over a dish of guacamole. So when… 

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Spicy Ginger Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

spicy ginger beef stir fry

For as far back as I can remember, my Dad’s pepper-steak has been one of my favorite Chinese foods – tender steak, crispy bright veggies, and the delicious umami from the soy and spices.  Pepper Steak is one of the dishes we save for special occasions, it’s a bit time intensive and I’m all about… 

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1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila… Floor

margarita on the rocks

The title has nothing to do with the post, other than there’s tequila involved in making margaritas and every time I see tequila I think back to our Senior Class trip to Cancun and the t-shirt that one of the guys wore that said – “1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila.. Floor” Welcome to my… 

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Making Muffins and Memories

Granny's Bran Muffins

Some of my favorite, and most vivid memories of childhood are centered around my Granny’s kitchen. Like many southern women of her time, Granny showered those she loved with food. Whether it was chicken fried steak, chess pie, apple pie, cinnamon rolls or chicken spaghetti; Granny’s kitchen was always a source of love, food, family,… 

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Honey Chipotle Glazed Spiced Almonds

Honey Chipotle Spiced Almonds

I have a confession to make, y’all. I’m completely obsessed with these Honey Chipotle Spiced almonds. I have serious love for honey-chipotle anything, and when added to these almonds… oh. my. word. I made several variations of these, playing with the heat level, the honey, the spices, and the version that I’m sharing with y’all… 

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Lighter Chicken Poblano Soup

chicken poblano soup

I like soup, when it’s really really good soup – like this skinny Chicken Poblano Soup.  If soup isn’t succulent, delicious, and completely moment of silence inducing – I don’t see the point. This soup is moments of silence-worthy – if it weren’t for the moans of delight that it elicits. Spicy poblano peppers –… 

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Candy Cane Dipped Dark Chocolate Cookies

candy cane dipped dark chocolate cookies

Chewy, rich dark chocolate cookies, dipped in creamy white chocolate and topped with crushed candy canes. I am so excited to be a part of this year’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, the brainchild of two people whom I absolutely adore:  Julie and Lindsay. If you want to learn more about the Great Food Blogger… 

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Feta and Olive Cheese Straws


Feta Olive Cheese Straws~ Tickled Red Hello, y’all I’m Shari known to some as Red and I am thoroughly honored to be rounding out Rachel’s month of amazing Handmade Holiday treats. I write over at Tickled Red about my impromptu surf life with my three guys. We are always up to something be it globetrotting,… 

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Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix

sweet and spicy snack mix

Hiya – I’m Julianne, aka The Ninja, and I’m thrilled to be helping Rachel wrap up this year’s Handmade Holiday series. I blog at Yankee Kitchen Ninja about what I call “stealthy homemaking” – reasonably healthy recipes that are also easy, gardening and tips and the occasional DIY project. Today I have a total winner… 

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Homemade Candied Pecans

candied pecans

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Hello! This is Jessica Erin from Stuck on Sweet! It’s so nice to meet you. I am super excited to be a part of Handmade Holidays: Bake, Craft & Sew – thank you Rachel!! Homemade gifts are the way to go! It’s not only a fun way to use your creative side, but… 

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