A Southern delicacy!
A Southern delicacy!
Spicy Pimento Cheese has just the right kick!
If you’re on Pinterest or Facebook, I’d love it if you could use one of the buttons above -Thanks! Oh the wonders of Bacon Grease!!! Southerners are known for our love of bacon grease and the zeal with which we save this “Liquid gold” but I’ve found that a lot of folks are saving bacon [...]
All that is reverent and good in the world of old fashioned soul food.
A simple and delicious Southern classic!
Crispy Breaded Pork Chops with Milk Gravy Ingredients4 Pork Chops (I prefer thicker, boneless ones but you can use whatever type you like) 1 sleeve saltine crackers 2 eggs Milk Gravy 3 tablespoons bacon grease (optional but sure is good) 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste [...]
Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings like my Grandmother Made Ingredients2-10 count cans of biscuits 3 granny smith apples ¾ stick butter or margarine 1 cup sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon InstructionsBoiling water (Enough to completely cover the dumplings and then another 1/2 cup) Let biscuits sit out while you peel and chop apples (They’re easier to roll [...]
My Nanny kept these in the “Fridgidare” all the time. Once the pickle jar was almost empty, she started a new batch!
How to make some awfully good baked beans.
I’ve lost count of how many of you have tried this icing since I first brought it to Southern Plate back in 2008 on Red’s birthday cake. Our family tradition has us putting it over a yellow cake but the combination of chocolate brownies paired with this old fashioned boiled icing is a whole new level of old fashioned decadence – so much so that I’m devoting a whole new post to it!
Mention Southern food and whats the first thing that comes to mind? Fried Chicken, lard, deep fried everything. We have a reputation for eating what many consider the most unhealthy food out there but I think that is mostly due to tourists stopping over and getting “authentic” Southern cuisine served at roadside diners. Now don’t [...]
I just love all of our SouthernSayings and talking about them never seems to get old. A few times now I’ve asked people to tell me their favorites on our Facebook page and that page lights up with hundreds of contributions, everyone tickled to get to talk about them and see what quirky sayings others [...]
We had a wonderful year here at Bountiful and Southern Plate and I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed getting to spend time with my Southern Plate family. As we look towards 2010, lots of great things are in store for us, including a Southern Plate cookbook which will be released in the fall [...]
If you’re planning on having a traditional Southern New Years Day dinner, go get your black eyed peas now before they sell out! I mentioned this on the Southern Plate Family page and some readers are already reporting not being able to find any. While you’re at it, pick up some collards or turnip greens [...]
Southern Plate is more than just me typing and chatting away. In fact, YOU are the most important part of SouthernPlate.com. With that in mind, I hope you’ll take time to leave a comment and share your favorite sandwich from your childhood. See bottom of this post for more details! Gratefully, Christy When my mama [...]
This morning I was making biscuits when my daughter announced that she wanted chocolate for breakfast. Hey, the gal is smart. Even at the tender age of three, she knows what she needs. As I mixed up my biscuit dough, I had one of those light bulb moments – chocolate gravy. Its one of those [...]
(Originally published July 1, 2008) I told my mother I was going to do a web tutorial on how to make buttermilk biscuits, a staple in the south. She said “Oh, you HAVE to do that new recipe!”. Now, admittedly, these are awfully good. So good, in fact, that my mother has abandoned the long [...]
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and an amazing Easter filled with family, friends, and FOOD! Hey, you know I was thinking it! I was on the Darla Shine show this past Saturday and I have never been so nervous in my life! Okay, the time I won first place in [...]
Every self respecting Southerner has a deviled egg plate, usually two. We have one for “fancy” company and a travel one which has a handy little lid (in the interest of disclosure, I have three fancy ones and one travel one). Deviled eggs are standard fare at all family reunions, church gatherings, and holidays but [...]
Lemon pie is a staple in the south, especially in the hotter months. Often referred to as “lemon icebox pie”, it is commonly kept in the fridge and served cold as a refreshing ending to any meal. Of course you can purchase a lemon meringue pie at any grocery store and most fast food chains, [...]
I’m about to stop watching the news folks. I pretty much have it memorized like a kid on their hundredth airing of Toy Story. Economy, recession, depression, financial, bailouts, wall street, cutbacks, foreclosure, deficit, Washington, Washington Washington. Enough already! Tonight I realized that all of the gloom and doom is rubbing off of me and [...]
My mother got this recipe from her grandmother, Mama Reed. Mama Reed had an expansive array of recipes but this cake was my mother’s favorite by far.
I love to bake ham (the proper pronunciation in my neck of the woods is “ha-yum”). Its super simple, incredibly delicious, and yields enough to provide several meals. Whats more, anything that is left over is easily frozen to recycle into casseroles, beans, omelets, and more at a later date. There are as many ways [...]
Mention Southern food and whats the first thing that comes to mind? Fried Chicken, lard, deep fried everything. We have a reputation for eating what many consider the most unhealthy food out there but this reputation is incredibly unwarranted and I think mainly due to tourists stopping over and getting “authentic” southern cuisine served at [...]
I have always loved greens. Turnip, collard, or mixed, I just adore them. Among the greens I like, my Grandmama’s ranks the absolute highest. No one can make them like her. However, I did learn that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing… When I was working on my degree, [...]
New Year’s day hosts the most important meal of the entire year for Southerners. Deeply rooted in tradition, superstition, and hope for the future, we have definite must have dishes which even those of us who might not be as superstitious as others dare not shirk on this day. I’ve told this story before, but [...]
Boiled peanuts have been popular in the south since at least the civil war when our troops used to carry them as a large part of their rations. With salt being a natural preservative, the boiled peanuts could be carried and eaten for up to a week, providing a quick nutritional source on the go [...]
Perfect Pecan Pie Ingredients3 eggs 1 C sugar 1/2 C White Corn Syrup 3/4 stick margarine, melted 1 C chopped pecans 1 unbaked pie shellInstructionsIn a medium bowl, beat eggs. Blend in the sugar. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Pour in pie shell and place in cold oven. Turn oven to 300 degrees. Bake [...]