Craving Beans – and a not funny, funny story about them

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Beans

There is a story behind these beans.... I worked up this recipe about three years ago, when I was writing my book, Come Home To Supper. It took about two tries to get the flavors just right and the very next day after that, I woke up CRAVING these beans. I called my friend Jyl and ranted like a mad woman over how amazing they were, so she made them that very day - and then she woke up the next ... Continue Reading

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Old Fashioned Lemonade – and the folks who have it figured out

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lemonadebeautiful

Whenever you see homemade lemonade where I'm from, it's usually served out of an old pickle jar and stirred with a stick! This is a staple in the South for summertime, along with iced tea. It's pretty served with a slice of lemon on the side (if you have it) and that also allows those who like it a little more tart to customize things a bit. There is nothing like the perfect blend of sweet and ... Continue Reading

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Complete June Recipe Archives 2008-2015

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Photo from feature in Southern Living, 2010

Good Morning! Here is a list I pulled together of all of my posts from past months of June on SouthernPlate.com, in one convenient place for you should anyone want to catch up or see what they might have missed. I’m planning on doing this with each month as it arrives throughout the year so stay tuned and make sure you subscribe by email to avoid missing anything. Meanwhile, If you’re hankering ... Continue Reading

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Spiced Fritters with Orange Marmalade Dipping Sauce

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Hot from the pan spiced fritters and orange marmalade dipping sauce. My stomach just rumbled writing that. This is my final installment of my #pumpkincan series where I've developed recipes to help you dust off that can of pumpkin that you thought had to sit on the shelf until November! (Be sure and check out the other recipes at the bottom of this post.) I love to bring a little something ... Continue Reading

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Easy & Decadent Caramel Tiramisu (and a simpler life inside my kitchen)

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I am an avid supporter of Tiramisu. If it is on the menu at a restaurant, I'm ordering it. If a grocery store sells it, I'm buying it, and if I'm making it, it is going to be good. I don't have a t-shirt yet but I can come up with a pair of pom poms if need be and I even wrote a little jingle for it this morning "Tiramisu! It's so good for you! Tiramisu! It's so good for you!!". So I got to ... Continue Reading

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One Bowl, No Egg Fudgey Brownies

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final brownies

This is a very special recipe to me because my daughter has some friends who are allergic to eggs. Now I'm not talking "break out in hives" allergic, I'm talking "Mama brings me a red medical bag and epi-pen when they come to play" allergic. So I always enjoy finding special recipes for treats that they can have. This is my one bowl brownie recipe, but with a distinct difference because of what ... Continue Reading

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Linda’s Old Fashioned Spaghetti (Crock Pot)

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Linda's highlighted Spaghetti

This is my mother in law's signature dish and one we always look forward to whenever we visit them in Georgia. A meaty spaghetti with a sauce that is definitely a step up from your typical store bought canned sauce and far more flavorful than what most folks are used to. Linda has always made it on the stovetop, setting aside hours for it to simmer and cook down. Last time we visited she mentioned ... Continue Reading

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*Food Bloggers* Vlog Every Day In June Challenge

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I had so much fun taking part in the Vlog Every Day in May Challenge put on by my friend, Conni, at Cosmopolitan Cornbread that I decided to host my own challenge for June! You can view all of my May videos by clicking here. This challenge is specifically for Food Bloggers, so if you're not a food blogger, this will be a fun way for you to get to know more about some of your favorite go-to people ... Continue Reading

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Oven Roasted Butter & Herb Corn – and one of those days :)

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Okay so let me start by disclosing that technically, this isn't roasted corn. It's moister, It's simpler, Your oven doesn't have to get as hot, and for goodness sakes there is no standing over, beside, or even remotely near an open fire in the middle of summer. So technically, this isn't roasted corn - because it's a little bit better. But I chose the name "roasted" because it sounded as ... Continue Reading

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Good For You Pineapple Pumpkin Smoothie

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Do you have a can of pumpkin in your pantry that you thought would just languish away until Thanksgiving? With all of the health benefits and flexibility of pumpkin, it's time to get that can off the shelf, blow the dust off, and get busy in the kitchen. You may be thinking "Pumpkin? But it's summertime!". Believe me, I get that. We have become so entrenched into thinking of pumpkin as a fall ... Continue Reading

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