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.

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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Brown Sugar, Amaretto Whipped Cream with Grilled Angel Food Cake and Strawberries

grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade amaretto brown sugar whipped cream

grilled strawberry shortcake with homemade brown sugar amaretto whipped cream Have you ever had homemade whipped cream?  It’s 3 simple ingredients, but it tastes anything but simple.  I remember the first time I had homemade whipped cream, it was at my Aunt Ellen’s house.  It had never dawned on me that whipped cream was something… 

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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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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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