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.

Rachel’s Texas Bloody Mary Recipe

spicy bloody mary with bacon and spicy green beans

Do you want to build a snowman? No? How about a Bloody Mary? Yes? I knew you were my kinda people. Huge Thank you to Absolut for sending me an incredible complete bar set up, that scrumptious bottle of Absolut Peppar (my favorite) and a gift card to have a Bloody Mary brunch in celebration… 

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Easy Shortbread Cookie Recipe

shortbread cookies, fudge, and chocolate cookies for the food blogger cookie swap

It’s finally here! The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap Recipe Reveal Day!  Today is the day that I can share the recipe for the easiest shortbread cookies!   This was my 2nd year participating in the Food Blogger Cookie Swap and I love it! Not only are delicious cookies shipped from food bloggers all across… 

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Texas Pecan Butter Cookies

pecan sandies aka pecan snowballs

A Texas Staple; these easy and delicious buttery, pecan filled, powdered sugar coated cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie swap recipe.  Thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this recipe    Bring these Pecan Sandies to your next Christmas party or cookie swap, and you’re guaranteed to be invited back! They’re buttery, sugary, crunchy, powdered sugar coated… 

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Spiced Pear Cake

Cast iron baked spiced pear cake

Spiced Pears baked into a cake in a cast iron skillet.  This cake is simple to make, and delicious to eat! This spiced pear cake is rustic, simple, delicious, and makes your house smell incredible.

Bacon Pecan Brittle

Crunchy, Salty, Delicious Bacon Pecan Brittle

Bacon, Pecans, and Sugar OH MY!  You can’t go wrong with ingredients like those!  a huge thank you Fisher Nuts for sponsoring this post I’m not one for jumping on bandwagons, and while I love bacon – I don’t think that every single food out there needs bacon added to it, however… the saltiness and savoriness… 

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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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