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The Basics. Blackberries

The Basics: Blackberries

Cooking & Baking Essentials From The Garden Blackberries Blackberries are a nutrient dense, low calorie fruit filled with vitamin C & fiber. They can be sprinkled over salads & added to smoothies for instant taste & vibrant color. Blackberries hold up well in baking applications & can be used to prepare some of our favorite […]

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How To Make Blackberry Crumble Tartlets By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking, Baking, Grilling & Smoking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Modern Southern Socials Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Summer Entertaining Party Menus Party Planning Barbecue Socials Birmingham Alabama

Baking Classics: Blackberry Pie

Baking Classics The Technique Blackberry Pie Every summer there was a spot in our neighborhood where wild blackberries emerged simply ripe for the picking. We would gather a basketful & pass them to my mother who would always create something wonderful with them. Sometimes it was a cobbler or a crisp but blackberry pie made […]

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Cooking Classics. Spoonbread With Sweet Corn By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques How To Make Sweet Corn Spoonbread Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Game Day Entertaining Birmingham Alabama Pastry Chef Food Stylist Writer

Cooking Classics: Spoonbread With Sweet Corn

Cooking Classics The Technique Classic Spoonbread With Sweet Corn Spoonbread is a savory pudding prepared from corn meal & eggs that puffs like a souffle when baked. It pairs extremely well with a variety of hearty roasts & gravy during the cooler months but when fresh corn is at it’s peak, it compliments Smoked Chicken […]

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How To Make Summer Squash Tart By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials TV cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Food Stylist Pastry Chef Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Entertaining Party Menus

Baking Classics: Summer Squash Tart

Baking Classics The Technique Summer Squash Tart  Savory tarts & pies are fine ways to enjoy the summer bounty. Buttermilk-Cornmeal Pasty Dough offers good texture to the crust that contrasts well with the ricotta cheese based filling. Fresh lemon, garlic & a smidgen of nutmeg are simple flavors that allow the crookneck yellow squash to […]

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How To Boil Crookneck Yellow Squash By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef TV Cooking Personality Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Party Menus Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Crookneck Yellow Squash

Cooking Essentials The Technique Crookneck Yellow Squash Crookneck yellow squash begins making an appearance early in the summer & becomes a reliable staple throughout the season. It can be used to prepare beautiful tarts, fritters & classic casserole favorites or cooked & served as a simple side dish. When purchasing crookneck squash, choose small, firm […]

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Grilled Zucchini & Farro Salad. The Basics. Zucchini How To Grill Zucchini By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Grilling & Smoking Tutorials Tv cooking Personality Pastry Chef Food Stylist Writer Modern Southern Socials Parties Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Birmingham Alabama

Summer Entertaining: Grilled Zucchini-Farro Salad With Tomatoes & Feta

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Grilled Zucchini-Farro Salad With Tomatoes & Feta Fresh summer vegetables served in new & exciting ways need not be complicated. Zucchini can be grilled quickly & placed directly on the grate for effortless preparations & when paired with good for you grains such as farro, it offers quality nutrition & lovely flavor […]

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The Basics. Zucchini How To Grill Zucchini By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking Baking Grilling & Smoking Tutorials Tv cooking Personality Pastry Chef Food Stylist Writer Modern Southern Socials Parties Game Day Tailgating Southern Entertaining Southern Hostess Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Zucchini

Cooking Essentials From The Garden Zucchini Zucchini is a summer squash that’s highly abundant during the warm weather months & it offers a host of uses in the kitchen. Slice & sauté in a bit of olive oil with garlic, salt & pepper for a fast summer side dish or grate the vegetable for use […]

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How To Make Watermelon-Feta Salad With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Tv Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Food Stylist Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Party Menus Simple Entertaining Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Summer Entertaining: Watermelon-Feta Salad With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials  Watermelon-Feta Salad With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette Watermelons are one of the most iconic warm weather fruits. When chilled & diced, they make lovely additions to all sorts of summer recipes. Watermelon-Feta Salad With Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette is a salty-sweet blend of fresh from the garden taste. The citrus in the vinaigrette balances the […]

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Cocktail Classics. Moscow Mule Shooters By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick Game Day Entertaining & Tailgating Recipes. Southern Entertaining Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editor In Chief Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Southern Hostess TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Party Menus Planning Birmingham Alabama

Cocktail Classics: Moscow Mule

Cocktail Classics Southern Socials Moscow Mule The Moscow Mule is a refreshing cocktail to serve when entertaining during the warmer months. The combination pairs particularly well with Smoked Chicken, Sweet Chili-Lime Ribs With Honey-Ginger Barbecue Sauce & Sweet Chili-Lime Smoked Pork Shoulder. While the Moscow Mule formula is simple enough– vodka, spicy ginger beer & lime juice– there’s […]

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Canning Classics. Ginger-Peach Hot Pepper Jam By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Canning Recipes How To Make Hot Pepper Jelly

Canning Classics: Ginger-Peach Hot Pepper Jam

Canning Classics The Technique Ginger-Peach Hot Pepper Jam A blend of tree-ripened peaches & jalapeños offer a host of serving options when combined & preserved using traditional canning methods. Ginger-Peach Hot Pepper Jam is a spicy-sweet combination that merges the crushed, seasonal fruit found in jam with the classic flavors of a homemade pepper jelly. […]

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