Every winter when I was a kid, my mother would bake butternut squash for dinner. It looked yucky — like an alien’s head split down the middle with a pool of butter in place of the brains. Mom said I had to sit at the table until I ate it. Once, I sat there 4 months.
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When Atlanta star Ford Fry (the chef and owner of No. 246 and The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist restaurants), asked E.J. Hodgkinson to step into the role of executive chef at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, the popular Southern farmstead-style restaurant that opened last year, the young cook didn’t think twice.
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 .
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.