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The Dutch Oven: Pound Cakes, The Workhorse of Southern Desserts

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Lift the lid and see what’s inside today. The beloved pound cake has been the workhorse […]

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The Dutch Oven: Happy Birthday, Loretta!

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Today marks the birthday of Loretta Lynn, the Queen of Country Music. For over 50 years […]

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The Dutch Oven: Prevent Unsightly Cheesecake Cracking

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips, answers, and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Q: How can I prevent my cheesecakes from cracking? A: A common problem with cheesecakes […]

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The Dutch Oven: Simplify Your Easter Dessert

  Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips, answers, and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Q: I want to make the Coconut Cake from the April issue for Easter […]

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The Dutch Oven: Perfect Banana Bread

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips, answers, and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that! I didn’t know that! I can do that! Q:  How can I get perfect banana bread every time? I often get different results […]

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The Dutch Oven: Perfect Piecrusts

Hello readers, and welcome to The Dutch Oven, a mixture of tips, answers, and information about our wonderful Southern culinary culture. What you learn here should produce one, or all, of these comments: I should try that!  I didn’t know that!  I can do that! Q: How can I keep my piecrust from getting soggy? A: We have a few […]

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Our Secret to Celebrating National Blueberry Pancake Day

Okay, the secret to celebrating National Blueberry Pancake Day is a special recipe that can be used any day! Affectionately known as “Pam-cakes”, it is a recipe I have used for many years. It was published in 2010–you can get the recipe here. I serve them on special occasions, in fact I’m making them today. Just sprinkle a few fresh […]

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Southern Living Food Awards

We’re searching for the best Southern-made food products. Whether it’s jarred, baked or distilled, we want to taste what you’re making. We’re accepting submissions now through February 2nd. The winners will be featured in an upcoming issue and, of course, be featured right here on SouthernLiving.com. Interested to enter? Get started now!

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Five Days, Five Dinners: August 4-8

Weeknight chaos can make putting a home-cooked meal on the table a daunting task. Don’t fret—our handy meal planner relies on a few key ingredients and gives new life to leftovers, so you can serve a delicious meal each night no matter what. Peaches, tomatoes, corn, okra, squash, and more—we’ve packed this week with recipes that feature summer’s best. Make […]

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Five Days, Five Dinners: July 28-August 1

Weeknight chaos can make putting a home-cooked meal on the table a daunting task. Don’t fret—our handy meal planner relies on a few key ingredients and gives new life to leftovers, so you can serve a delicious meal each night no matter what.

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