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.

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 Frozen Margaritas 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 this…. 

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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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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want a perfectly delicious, yet simple – chocolate chip cookie – a crisp around the edges, chewy in the middle, chocolate chip cookie. If you’re anything like Princess – you want one without frills – no additions. no fruit. no silliness.  Just sugars, butter, vanilla, chocolate chips and happiness. A couple months ago… 

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Easy Spicy Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry

delicious spicy ginger beef and broccoli stir fry

I adore stir fry.  I have a passion for tossing veggies, spices, and meat in my wok until the steamy, spicy, fragrant aroma has taken over my kitchen and the veggies are bright and crisp, the meat savory, tender, and spicy.   I could eat stir fry every single day – especially when it’s packed with chili… 

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Rodeo Style Smoked Turkey Legs

Delicious smoked turkey leg recipe from A Southern Fairytale

March means it’s Rodeo Season in Houston! Bring on the boots, the food, the music, the food….. When Nathan and I think about rodeo foods, we immediately think of smoked turkey legs. Juicy, fall off the bone tender, crispy, crackling skin, melt in your mouth delicious smoked turkey legs. Have you ever smoked a turkey leg?… 

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Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Grilled Sausage Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes.  Double Baked Potatoes.  Whatever you call them, they’re one of my favorite comfort foods. So very, very many mouthwatering adjectives could be used to describe this wonderful dish from my childhood. Delicious, Creamy, Cheesy, Comforting, Rich…. the list goes on and on. This is a combination of two of my favorite dishes… 

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Carnival’s Melting Chocolate Cake Recipe

carnival cruise lines chocolate cake

When we went on our first Carnival Cruise in 2010 – everyone said: Eat the Melting Chocolate Cake.  It’s to die for, it’s the best thing on the ship, it’s legendary, it’s incredible, their chocolate cake is the thing of legends. Seriously, every single person told us to try the molten lava, volcano chocolate, melting… 

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Honey, Walnut, and Bacon Topped Baked Brie

Honey Walnut Bacon topped Brie ready to go into the oven

I’m all about delicious, and easy foods – and this baked brie topped with walnuts, bacon, and honey is extremely easy to make and super delicious, too!  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this scrumptious appetizer! Have you ever had baked brie?  It’s rich and creamy, and lends itself to a number of toppings and… 

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