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Mississippi Mud on a rainy day

There’s a lot to love about Southern food…not the least of which is this decadent Mississippi Mud Cake, which features moist chocolate cake, crisp pecans, and a gooey chocolate-marshmallow icing. Perfect for dessert after a family supper, or to take to a holiday gathering. Today, we are enjoying it during football games. It’s so good!

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Skillet recipes: Simple ways with squash, greens, and grits

Dig out your cast iron skillet and let it impress you with its versatility! It adds a beautiful texture to these new, simple vegetable recipes. Plus, I have a new vintage find to share with you!

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An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

(Image source: Southern Foodways Alliance) You know about Duke’s mayonnaise, right? It’s the smooth, creamy, flavorful mayo that Southerners have loved since Mrs. Eugenia Duke began sharing it with the world in 1917 from her home in Greenville, SC. (You haven’t really had a proper tomato sandwich unless you’ve had one with Duke’s.) 😀 I… Continue reading An ode to Duke’s mayo: 3-ingredient fluffy biscuits

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Cooking basics: Slow-cooker apple butter

Apple butter is a must for my fall each year. Its flavor and fragrance are so reminiscent of my childhood years that I make sure to either make or buy some every autumn. A few years ago I learned that making my own isn’t terribly difficult, so I made it yearly for my family,  but… Continue reading Cooking basics: Slow-cooker apple butter