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.

Weekly Meal Planning {Week 2 (20)}

week 20 weekly meal planning

 Hey y’all!  It’s that time again, time to plan our meals for the week.  Feel free to move this one around, and rearrange since it’s Thanksgiving Week! I love the Meal Planning ideas and having a delicious pool to choose from makes it even nicer!  Thanks for joining in on my week 2 (total week… 

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Quick and Easy Sopapilla Beignets

honey soaked beignet

This deliciously easy sopapilla-beignet-hybrid-cheater recipe is inspired by my kids, our love of cooking with each other, their desire to contribute their own dessert to Thanksgiving, and Pillsbury Grands!®, in conjunction with Tap Influence Growing up in Texas means a familiarity with a delicious puffy, light, fried dough dessert by the name of Sopapilla; growing… 

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Chocolate Cobbler

southern chocolate cobbler | A Southern Fairytale

Today is National Chocolate Day, and today’s chocolate cobbler recipe is dedicated to Joan Hayes of Chocolate, Chocolate and More. This past week, Joan, one of the most generous, kind, talented, loving members of our food blogging community passed away.  She leaves behind 3 children, hundreds of friends, and a legacy of kindness, laughter, and chocolate.


Cinnamon and Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies | A Southern Fairytale

Snickerdoodles, or “Snickering Doodles” as Princess calls them are one of our family’s favorite cookies.   Sweet buttery cookies, rolled in cinnamon-sugar, slow baked to a chewy-crisp perfection, and then sprinkled with a bit more cinnamon-sugar just as they’re removed from the oven to finish them off.

Lemon-Horseradish Potato Salad

lemon horseradish potato salad by Katie Workman

If you’ve ever been to a picnic, a church luncheon, or any backyard barbecue, chances are that you’ve had potato salad; but I’d wager that you’ve never had potato salad like this. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, spicy horseradish, savory dijon mustard, fresh cracked black pepper…  I’ve got your attention now, don’t I.  My sweet friend… 

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The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad

The Bacon, Blue Cheese, Basil, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad

The Triple ‘B’ Avocado Tomato Summer Salad just might be my new favorite summer salad; it combines some of my favorite summer ingredients, comes together quickly, and is a delightful complement to any grilled main dish.  Basil, Bacon, Blue Cheese, Avocado, Tomato Summer Salad  Fresh basil leaves, ripe California Avocados and juicy tomatoes are one of my… 

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Butterscotch Pecan Monkey Bread

Caramel butterscotch pecan monkey bread

Caramelized Sugars, crunchy pecans, hot baked bread dripping with butterscotch and served piping hot – for breakfast. Are you intrigued? This is Monkey Bread‘s decadent southern grandmother – Sassy, Classy, and Irresistible …  

Restaurant Style Frozen Margaritas

frosty homemade frozen margaritas | A Southern Fairytale

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which for many people is just an excuse to drink a Frozen Margarita and eat guacamole.  If, however, you’d like to know the REAL reason that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration, and no, it’s NOT because Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican equivalent of the 4th of July, read… 

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Simple and Delicious Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

overnight sausage and egg casserole | A Southern Fairytale

One of the reasons that I love this sausage and egg breakfast casserole is that it’s easy, it’s delicious, and it can be made the night before!  It doesn’t hurt that the blending of the spicy sausage, the creamy eggs, and the rich, sharp cheese makes for an incredibly delicious, mouth-watering meal.  Seriously y’all your taste buds… 

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Granny’s Sock It To Me Cake

Granny's Sock it To Me Cake | A Southern Family Tradition | A Southern Fairytale

One of the first cakes that Granny made for Nathan was her Sock It To Me Cake. I’m pretty sure he asked her to marry him after the first bite. Granny would have turned 95 today. Mary Cecil Trew {Granny} April 18, 1920 – April 16, 2014 Granny was everyone’s Granny.  Every single one of… 

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Easy Funnel Cake Recipe

powdered sugar and funnel cakes | A Southern Fairytale

Whenever we go to the rodeo, the fair, the boardwalk – my kids want funnel cakes. Fluffy, crispy, chewy, sweet, powdered sugar dusted fried swirls of awesomeness. I had no clue that funnel cakes were so simple to make, or so much fun to make… let’s just say that now that I know, there will be lots… 

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