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southern favorite: fried green tomatoes

Southern Favorite  Fried green tomatoes have edged out as a culinary marvel in the last 20 years as a backdrop to showcase other local flavors region by region. You’ll find them on menus topped, slathered & stacked with anything from goat cheese, shrimp, blackberry preserves & pimiento cheese to pork belly, bacon & barbecue. What began […]

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Good Day Alabama: The Ultimate Tomato Sandwich

Southern Favorite Top Tomatoes Nothing says that summer has pulled up a chair quite like making your first tomato sandwich of the season. It’s simplicity at it’s finest & just plain good eating. Many heirloom tomato varieties make a delicious sandwich from the highly popular classic reds such as Beefsteaks & Brandywines to the stunning […]

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the basics: homemade mayonnaise

Cooking Essentials Homemade Mayonnaise Freshly prepared mayonnaise is a ritzy way to enjoy your favorite sandwiches, bread spreads, sauces & salad dressings. Take it one step further & fold into your best chicken salad or pimiento cheese recipe for unbelievably pure decadence… Good old-fashioned southern staples at their finest. The simple emulsion in which oil […]

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the basics: classic vanilla butter cake

Cooking & Baking Essentials Sweet Celebrations Our backyard magically became a carnival one July afternoon in about 4th grade or so when I planned my younger sister’s birthday party complete with a themed layer cake. My siblings & a few of the neighborhood kids manned face painting & go-fishing prize booths but what the little […]

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the basics: american buttercream

Cooking & Baking Essentials A good frosting recipe that you can count on for a number of occasions should be in every recipe box. They often times serve to springboard creativity in the kitchen when a baker feels inspired to experiment with new techniques & flavors. Buttermilk, coconut milk & whipping cream are wonderful flavor […]

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Good Day Alabama: Peach Melba Crisp With Cornmeal Streusel

Good Day Alabama Join me during the 8 am hour for easy recipes, tips & techniques for making these fool proof summer-fresh fruit desserts. See you soon! Homestyle Classics A short drive to Chilton County for fresh peach ice cream and a basket or two of the local specialty welcomes summer without effort in Alabama. […]

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artisan cooking: sweet pea-mint spread

Company’s Coming Sweet & Simple Fresh ideas start with fresh ingredients… & sometimes a shortcut or two. Frozen peas brighten up this effortless nibble pairing beautifully with a small batch of homemade cheese. Store the spread in jam jars. Dollop over salads & tuck into sandwiches for big flavor all summer long. Sweet Pea-Mint Spread […]

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artisan entertaining: buttery crostini toasts

Company’s Coming Savor Simplicity Crispy, petite toasts are the perfect backdrop for an array of exciting flavor combinations. Fresh cheeses, jams, nuts, seasonal fruits & vegetables, pickled favorites & smoky meats kissed with a bit of saucy goodness are an invitation worth accepting on a breezy summer evening. Omit the butter & brush the bread with […]

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artisan cooking: handcrafted creamy farmer cheese

Small Batch Beauty Making your own fresh cheese is simple to do The bonus… a minimal time investment There’s a big difference between eating food & tasting food. Once you experience the latter, your curiosity will more than likely take the lead down a path of exciting new discoveries. If you love cheese like I […]

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spring showers: citrus-poppy seed bars

Company’s Coming A Welcome Invitation Southern spring get-togethers just aren’t complete without a classic bar cookie favorite. Quick to make & much easier than pie… a hostess can rely on a crowd-pleasing lemon bar to balance a table of delicious offerings. Traditionally prepared with loads of freshly squeezed lemon juice & a simple shortbread crust of […]

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