All Things Southern

OK, I’m back with my annual cookie swap! Can you feel the excitement today? I’m sharing my favorite Southern delicacy that is the only savory cookie I’m doing in this year’s cookie swap. Southern Cheese Straws make the perfect snack with holiday drinks, holiday gifts for friends or a salty snack for a night in. […]

Cookie Swap: Southern Cheese Straws Recipe

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For years I avoided making pie crust.  I thought it a daunting task and I was afraid.  I am afraid no more!  After finding this easy and delicious, all-butter pie crust recipe, I can’t believe I waited so long to start making my own crust.  This all-butter crust is made with a food processor which […]

Baking Secrets: How to Make Butter Pie Crust + Recipe

November is Pecan Season and there is nothing like a Georgia Pecan. And no matter how you pronounce it pecans are a Southern staple. I love to eat them on salads, as a crust for pork, chicken, in trail mix. However, honey, I LOVE to bake with pecans! Shelled pecans are a great staple food. […]

Baking Secrets: How To Toast Your Pecans

Mama managed a household of four girls, one work-acholic husband, and volunteered outside of the home three days a week.  Busy as she was, Mama always managed to serve a delicious home-cooked meal complete with dessert, every night.  Looking back now, I marvel at her ability to get things done and to do it with […]

Simple Snack Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Peaches have a special place in my heart.  Daddy owned a farm in Sylvania, GA for many years.  Mama referred to it as a “gentlemen’s farm” because they never intended to make a living from the farm, it was just something Daddy loved doing and Mama humored him.  One of my favorite memories of the […]

Georgia Peach Crisp Recipe with Filling & Topping

Born and bred a Southern woman, I appreciate the generations of women who have passed down hospitality, traditions, and recipes. My twenty years as a cake designer, have afforded me my own tribe of Southern food experts including my dear friend, Southern Author, Pat Branning. If you are ever looking for the perfect Sweet Tea […]

Southern Recipes & Friends + The Perfect Sweet Tea Recipe

What do you serve in the South in the summer. Banana Pudding of course! A summertime favorite and perfect for a casual supper party or family get together.  You can serve it in a bowl or use small mason jars for individual servings. Mama always topped her banana pudding with meringue, but whipped cream is […]

Banana Pudding Recipe

One of my favorite things about Summer is the abundance of fresh, local fruit.  I miss the days when we drove up to the family farm and picked peaches from the orchid.  Daddy grew several different varieties, all so good it was hard to pick a favorite.  Peach shortcake remains one of my favorite summertime […]

Shortcake Biscuits with Peach Filling Recipe

The cool tartness screams summer. In fact, there are a few places that I always order their key lime pie around Savannah. One is The Crab Shack, a Tybee Island joint that has turned into a bit of a tourist hot spot. Nevertheless, after a pile of boiled shrimp with Old Bay and an icy […]

Easy Key Lime Pie with Graham Crust Recipe

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The temperature is rising here in Savannah and spring is starting to feel more like summer. I combat the heat and humidity with cool, fresh desserts. Lemon pie’s cool, slight tartiness brings a delightful chill to my tastebuds. Plump blueberries give a little contrasting color and plump juiciness this fabulous summer pie. Did I mention […]

Southern Lemon Blueberry Pie Recipe

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