Appetizer · Sides · vegetable

Fried Green Tomato & Pimiento Cheese Stacks

I've lived in the South for more than 3 decades now, and have been cooking Southern food for almost as long as that. Despite that, I keep discovering new Southern classics. Most of the "new" dishes I find come from the Carolinas. I just stumbled upon one today: peas and dumplings. Never in my life… Continue reading Fried Green Tomato & Pimiento Cheese Stacks

baking · breakfast · Snack · sweet

Three-Grain Sunflower Seed Muffins

Let's talk about renovating houses, shall we? Whoever (me) decided to buy an 80-year-old house that had been poorly fixed over the last few decades needs to be punched. Or at the very least, have some sense knocked into them. A simple, "let's repaint this spare bedroom!" has turned into a "well, we need to… Continue reading Three-Grain Sunflower Seed Muffins

dinner · entree · fish

Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata

Is there anything more summer, or Southern, than a fish fry? Just the smell of catfish fillets (or nuggets) dipped in golden cornmeal and then fried until crispy makes my mouth water. I've grown up around catfish, and good 'ol fish fries, my entire life. Catfish may be a bottom feeder, but it sure does… Continue reading Buttermilk Fried Catfish with Southern Gremolata