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The Basics: Dixie Pesto

Cooking Essentials Southern-Style Pesto  Rocketing up & over herb containers with the promise of well seasoned goodness, August has always been particularly fond of basil, almost making it as common as leaves of grass. Sometimes. If you look real close. You will discover an itty-bitty pair of emerald Ray-Bans shading the tippy cluster of broad […]

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The Basics: How To Blanch Fresh Basil

Cooking Essentials How To Blanch Fresh Basil It’s about that time… To snap up the last burst of summer basil in your patio pots before it’s gone, gone, gone. But have you ever made a batch of pesto only to discover it looking dull after a few hours in the fridge? Well, I have the […]

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Talk Of Alabama: Classic Chocolate Icebox Pie

Talk Of Alabama Classic Chocolate Icebox Pie {watch the video}  Homestyle Classics Icebox pie. It’s dreamy. It’s creamy. And it’s cool… quite possibly the coolest, most sophisticated in the icebox spectrum exuding an understated elegance like a strand of beautifully curated pearls. A homemade slice of icebox pie is a southerners reward for scorching summertime temperatures. No […]

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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 How To Make 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 […]

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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 How To Make American Buttercream 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 & […]

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Good Day Alabama: Peach Melba Crisp With Cornmeal Streusel

Homestyle Classics Pass The Peach Melba, Please 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. Not too far behind are easy supper desserts that grace our tables. Sweetened fruit baked with crumbly toppings are a wonderful way […]

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Summer Entertaining: Sweet Pea-Mint Spread

Summer Entertaining 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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