Chef Wesley True of Montgomery, Alabama’s True shares his Easter secrets. Rack of lamb is actually pretty simple if you remember three main points.
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Chilly fall and winter weather signal the perfect time for eating oysters, and in coastal South Carolina (aka the Lowcountry), that means it’s time to have an oyster roast. This Sunday, The Lowcountry Oyster Festival–likely the world’s biggest oyster roast–will celebrate its 30th year at Boone Hall Plantation. More than 80,000 pounds of oysters will be steamed and served. That’s a lot […]
Now that the Oscar nominees have been announced, and the ceremony is little more than a month away, the really serious deliberations begin: What should you serve at your party? This year we’re giving dainty little bites a pass, and handing the statuette to over-the-top Southern fare served by Atlantan-turned-Beverly Hills-resident, Alex Hitz .
Make Southern memories tomorrow morning–bake a batch of high-rising buttermilk biscuits. You can get them into the oven in about 25 minutes, and will only need 5 on-hand ingredients. For the tastiest, most tender biscuits, use real butter and soft-wheat flour such as Martha White or White Lily. Serve with more butter, honey, your favorite preserves, or ham for an […]
We love a big, rich breakfast casserole in the South, especially on Christmas morning, and Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is a delicious, hearty choice. Get a jump start by cooking the sausage the night before, and placing it in a plastic zip-top bag to chill overnight. You’ll be one step ahead on Christmas morning, giving you time to enjoy the […]
Looking for a truly special holiday poundcake? Cream Cheese-Coconut-Pecan Pound Cake is one of our all-time favorites. It’s a stately cake, crowned with a snowy layer of coconut, and enhanced with a touch of bourbon. Garnish it with easy sugared cranberries and rosemary for a truly dazzling dessert. Cream Cheese-Coconut-Pecan Pound Cake Makes 10 to 12 servings Total time: 3 hours […]
There’s still time to bake, and these beautiful, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are well worth the time. Raspberry jam is the traditional filling, and its tart sweetness complements the buttery shortbread cookies. Use 2 different-size star cutters to create the dramatic look. But if these don’t squelch your cookie-baking enthusiasm, try one of our other favorites.
Brrr! The weather outside is frightful in much of the South, and a cup of something warm and creamy beckons. We’ll take Chocolate Latte, thank you. Curl up on the couch with a cup, and bask in the cozy glow of the Christmas tree–you’ve earned a sweet reward.