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

beef · pork · slow cooker · Squash September

Farmers Market Stew

Bachelorette party was a success! My friends and I traveled down to WinStar casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. That's a sprawling casino and resort near the Oklahoma-Texas border. I had never gambled before, but I was in the presence of one of the best gamblers (my friend Jordann). My best friend drove up from Austin, and another bestie from… Continue reading Farmers Market Stew

baking · dinner · pork

Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake

Have you ever visited a farm before? I'm talking a real, live farm----like Old MacDonald's---complete with cows, chickens, gardens and barn cats. That kind of farm. I got to visit one for the first time this past week: Providence Farms. The old farmhouse was cute and the ducklings and chicks were even cuter. The family that owns the… Continue reading Smoky Pork, Potato & Apple Bake