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.

Overnight Garlic Bread

unsliced garlic bread

This garlic bread is the garlickiest garlic bread you’ll ever meet. Should you want to repel vampires, this is the recipe for you. Do you see those rich, gold swirls of color in the bread?  That’s garlic and olive oil. Have you ever seen a garlic bread that was so infused with flavor that you… 

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Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites

rum soaked banana nut muffins

Can we talk a little about kitchen magic?  The kind of magic that occurs when you take basic ordinary ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and spices – but what happens once those ingredients are combined is anything but ordinary; it’s kitchen magic. I firmly believe that banana bread and banana nut muffins are made of… 

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Homemade Sugared Pecan Caramel Corn

Homemade Caramel Corn with Sugared Pecans

Do you have a snack that whisks you back to the sticky fingers, smudged faces, gap toothed smiles, full bellies, and pure happiness of childhood? Caramel Corn is one of those foods that immediately takes me back to baseball games, county fairs, rodeos, and lazy afternoons sharing bowls of sticky caramel coated corn with my… 

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Devilishly Good Spicy Chex Mix

Chex Mix Holiday giveaway

Do you remember your first Chex mix? I vividly remember the first salty, crunchy handful of Chex cereal mixed with pretzels and spices.  It was intoxicating and completely addicting.     Playing with Chex cereals to create different mixes, blends, holiday recipes etc… is something that I find great pleasure in, and I’ve been known… 

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Chewy Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

butterscotch oatmeal cookies

What cookie takes you on a trip back to childhood?   What cookie whisks you back to flour coated faces, sticky fingers, and snatching barely cooled straight-out-of-the-oven-still-too-hot-to-eat cookies? One bite of an Oatmeal Scotchie sends me straight back to my Granny’s kitchen.  Straight back to fighting with my brothers over pouring, stirring, mixing, spoon licking, and… 

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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread With a Twist

Cranberry Avocado Pumpkin Bread

Perhaps I should have called this slightly tipsy, just a little bit adult cranberry avocado pumpkin bread? C’est la vie. For the past year or so I’ve been playing around with different pumpkin bread recipes, because  I adore the rich, creamy, subtle flavor that pumpkin adds to bread, and because Fall, y’all.    I have… 

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Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

guacamole stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos

You read that right. Guacamole Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos! Whenever we grill, whether it’s for a few people, a huge crowd, for a football game, a birthday party, or just because; we make cream cheese stuffed grilled jalapenos.  We’ve been making them since Moby Dick was a minnow – I’m talking 17 years or more. … 

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Hershey's Syrup

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Hershey’s Syrup and a Giveaway!  There’s something about an ice cream sandwich that simply makes me happy. Delicious, creamy, smooth, ice cream sandwiched between two hunks of chocolate. Yes. Please and Thank You. I have so many memories that involve sitting on sun-warmed curbs licking the ice cream from the… 

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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk Brined Southern Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is one of the most southern of all southern recipes.  There’s not a family reunion, picnic, church potluck, pool party, or southern restaurant that doesn’t include fried chicken.  Heck y’all, there are even entire restaurants dedicated to nothing but the pursuit of the perfect southern fried chicken. There is a lot of talk… 

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The Perfect Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Simple and Delicious Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

You read that right, in honor of my birthday today, I’m sharing with y’all the last lemon drop martini recipe you’ll ever need. Last year, on my 35th birthday, a few of the ladies on the street took me to a local pub for Bingo and Beverages. {Little did I know the night would end… 

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Grilled Banana Splits

Grilled Banana Splits

Let’s talk about turning banana splits on their sides – because it’s summer and that means grilling, but it also means ice cream, and Hershey’s Syrup so I combined my love for both, and I’m here to tell you; the result is mouth watering, delectable, sweet, rich, and bottom of the bowl lickable good.  Grilling… 

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