Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this authentic Mexican hominy soup. Toppings range from avocado, tortilla chips, cheese, radishes, and red onions and add celebration and ceremony to a rustic meal.
Country Captain is an old Southern recipe inspired by the Indian spice trade. Serve up slow-cooked chicken pieces flavored with spices and veggies, next to a pile of sweet coconut rice.
Planning a party? Try these two easy appetizer ideas that can be prepped ahead of time. Top mini crab cakes with a tangy, creamy artichoke tartar sauce, and toss toasted pecans with bacon bits.
Filled with lemon curd, topped with a sweet lemony glaze, and decorated with lemon drops, this lemon bundt cake is tart and sweet and full of flavor from top to bottom.
Chase away the end-of-winter blues with this homemade bolognese sauce. Veal, Italian sausage, fennel, and leeks give it a unique, bright flavor.
Spring is the season for brunch. Try this sophisticated, savory bread pudding for an Easter brunch, a graduation party, a wedding shower, or your next family get-together.
Buttermilk biscuits and salty country ham are a match made in heaven. Kick it up a notch by incorporating the ham directly into the biscuit and adding a layer of cheese.
High-quality lamb makes all the difference in this stew. Bacon adds a smokey saltiness, and peppery parsnips, sweet carrots, and potatoes compliment the other flavors nicely.
Chocolate truffle filling in a Nutter Butter cookie crust... what could be better? Make a weeknight extra special with this simple dessert.
Big, juicy shrimp made bright with a citrus sauce over a bowl of comforting pasta is just the thing to stay warm in the winter while hoping for the first signs of spring.
Make an authentic batch of crawfish cornbread to celebrate Mardi Gras. Use frozen crawfish tail meat, Creole seasoning, jalapenos, and cheddar cheese for that Louisiana flavor.
Persimmons are a rare in-season fruit in winter. They can be sliced and added to salads and side dishes, or puréed and used in quick breads and muffins.
Make a cozy, comforting meal with this potato chowder flavored with spicy kielbasa, smokey Gouda cheese, and fresh dill, accompanied by simple yogurt drop biscuits.
Stave off winter's chill with this warm and comforting roasted garlic soup. Roast garlic, onions, leeks, and green onions in the oven, then purée them and add broth and cream.
Black-eyed peas on New Year's Day is a Southern tradition loved by many. Here is a variation that bakes black-eyed peas beneath a cornbread topping.
Make the batter a day or two ahead, then simply scoop them out in the morning and bake. The deep ginger and molasses flavor sings of Christmas and the tart, sweet cranberries add to the festive flavor.
A lovely bag of flavored nuts makes a wonderful gift, and they are handy to have around during the busy holidays. This nibble combines the best of the South, abundant pecans and sweet tea.
Egg nog can easily be incorporated into a quick custard pie using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Chestnuts are nutty and slightly sweet and pair beautifully with woodsy sage and salty pancetta. Add them all to a thick pasta for hearty and satisfying meal.
Kids and adults alike love these festive treats, and they are a perfect make-ahead, portable party delight. Stored in an airtight container, they will last for days, and paired with green ribbon, they make a lovely gift.