Classic Gin Rickey Cocktail Shooters By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & baking Tutorials Tv Cooking Personality Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Recipes Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Party Menu Pastry Chef Birmingham Alabama Writer Food Stylist

Cocktail Classics: Gin Rickey

Cocktail Classics Southern Socials Gin Rickey Signature cocktails are a lovely way to get celebrations underway so when the weather is warm, it’s important to choose something cool & refreshing. The original Gin Rickey was created & served at Shoomaker’s in Washington, DC in the late 1800’s. It’s a straightforward recipe prepared in a highball […]

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Baking Classics: Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeño Muffins

Baking Classics The Technique Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeño Muffins Blend. Portion. Bake. Charred Sweet Corn-Jalapeno Muffins are simple to prepare & a good alternative to serve with barbecue in place of buns. The corn offers sweet & added smoky notes since it’s prepared on the grill. Look to The Basics: Sweet Corn for pointers on how to […]

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Lemon-Thyme Succotash Salad By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques Cooking & Baking Tutorials Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Entertaining Modern Southern Socials Game Day Tailgating Birmingham Alabama

Summer Entertaining: Lemon-Thyme Succotash Salad

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Lemon-Thyme Succotash Salad When summer socials are planned nothing says more about the gathering than the side dishes. Integrating a blend of classic favorites such as Buttermilk Fried Okra that highlight the very best seasonal produce of the moment & taking a few cues from your favorite barbecue joint by offering […]

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The Basics. Butter Beans By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick A culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Game Day Tailgating Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Parties Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Fresh Butter Beans

Cooking Essentials The Technique  Fresh Butter Beans There’s nothing quite like truly savoring summer than by preparing a few recipes featuring freshly shelled beans. Although available at farm stands & markets, they sometimes get overlooked as many may not know what to do with them. Butter beans start making an appearance early in the summer […]

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Classic Bread & Butter Pickles By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Tailgating TV Cooking Personality Modern Southern Socials How To Make Pickles Home Canning & Food Preservation Techniques How To Make Sweet Pickle Slices The Essential Guide To Canning & Home Preservation By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Techniques. Safe Methods & Practices For Preserving Foods

Canning Classics: Bread & Butter Pickles

Canning Classics The Technique Bread & Butter Pickles  The classic pickle variety was once used as a bartering tool during lean times for grocery staples such as bread & butter. We rely on them to make a good sandwich or cheeseburger better. However, when this particular recipe is prepared, processed & cured, I think you’ll find them […]

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The Basics: Kirby Cucumbers

Cooking Essentials From The Garden Kirby Cucumbers Kirby cucumbers is a generic classification used to specifically refer to those vegetables ideal for pickling although it should be noted that not all cucumbers that are good candidates for this particular cooking technique fall specifically into this category. Kirby cucumbers are considered to be smaller & more […]

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The New Classic Macaroni & Cheese By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Techniques TV Cooking Personality Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Birmingham Alabama Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director

Cooking Classics: The New Macaroni & Cheese

Cooking Classics The Technique The New Macaroni & Cheese Although classic cold side dishes such as Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad & Bourbon-Mustard Roasted Potato Salad are ideal to serve guests when entertaining, macaroni & cheese deserves a spot on your party menu. The New Classic Macaroni & Cheese takes a cue from your favorite […]

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Buttermilk Fried Okra With Lemon-Garlic Sauce By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Editorial Director Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama

Cooking Classics: Buttermilk Fried Okra

Cooking Classics The Technique  Buttermilk Fried Okra Fried okra makes a crowd pleasing side dish to classic barbecue favorites so be certain to integrate this seasonal recipe on party menus for upcoming outdoor gatherings when smoky ribs & chicken are planned. I cannot think of a better application for frying using a standard cast iron skillet […]

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How To Make Classic Buttermilk Fried Okra With Lemon-Garlic Sauce By Rebecca Gordon Editor In Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist Food Researcher Tester Developer Teacher TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Southern Hostess Southern Entertaining Summer Entertaining Party Menus Game Day Tailgating Modern Southern Socials Birmingham Alabama

The Basics: Okra

Cooking Essentials From The Garden Okra Okra is that special southern vegetable signifing summer has officially arrived. It thrives in our hot, humid climate & we save it a seat at the supper table with good reason. This versatile vegetable most notably offers thickening power to rich, slowly simmered gumbo & pairs beautifully with an […]

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The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer

Summer Entertaining  Southern Socials The Essential Sundown Entertaining Party Primer  Hosting summer gatherings in the evening offers endless menu possibilities. Often times these get togethers start early in the day & last well after sundown. The selection of recipes should most certainly showcase seasonal produce coupled with traditional fare guests have grown to expect. New […]

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