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Best of 2015

January 1, 2016
by Jackie Garvin
Most popular recipes of 2015 from Syrup and Biscuits

Happy New Year! It sure doesn’t seem like it was one year ago that we celebrated the new year. Gosh, time flies by so quickly it’s a little scary to me.  We really need to savor each moment because as soon as we turn around good, another year has passed. Speaking of savoring, y’all savored… continue reading »

Buttermilk Scalloped Potatoes and Family Promise

December 30, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Buttermilk Scalloped Potatoes. Thinly sliced Yukon gold potatoes baked in a white sauce made with buttermilk, sweet onions and garlic.

Our church serves as host to families in the local Family Promise program.  I can say a lot about Family Promise but I think their mission statement says it best: Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. The goal and mission isn’t to foster dependency, but… continue reading »

Skillet Monkey Bread

December 29, 2015
Skillet Monkey Bread. Bits of yeast dough coated in butter and cinnamon sugar, baked with raisins and pecans in a caramel-y topping and finished with buttermilk glaze

My husband picked up a package of Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls thinking they were quick rolls that I needed for that night’s dinner.  I was short of time and couldn’t afford the time needed to double rise before baking.  I’ve used several of Bridgford’s frozen dough products before and knew I’d put this package of… continue reading »

Country-style Ribs and Great Northern Beans

December 23, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Country-style Ribs and Great Northern Beans. A one pot meal of seasoned boneless country-style meal cooked over a stew of dried beans, onions, carrots, celery, garlic and fresh herbs.

If I could get away with making everything a one pot meal, I’d do it just as sure as I’m sittin’ here.  Some recipes are called one pot because all the ingredients eventually wind up in the same pot but takes messing up every pot you’ve got in your kitchen before the ingredients arrive at… continue reading »

Cranberry Oatmeal

November 28, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Cranberry Oatmeal. Fresh cranberries and brown sugar form a lite syrup and are added to quick cook oatmeal for a delightful breakfast.

So….right about now,  the hurry and scurry of Thanksgiving is over and  you’re trying to arrange the leftovers in your refrigerator and make room for more stuff.  You find a cranberry bag in your vegetable crisper containing a handful of cranberries and you utter,  “What on Earth am I supposed to do with this little pittlin’… continue reading »

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

November 19, 2015
by Jackie Garvin

Our family has an Aunt Bea that all we love. She passed away recently and she’s certainly missed.  I introduced you to Aunt Bea when I shared her Classic Pecan Pie recipe.  Cream Cheese Pound Cake is another Aunt Bea recipe.  She made a Butternut Frosting for it but I like the cake best when… continue reading »

Southern Cast Iron Giveaway and More!

November 17, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Southern Cast Iron collage

The giveaway contest is closed but you can still enjoy the beautiful photos and the recipe for Coconut Pecan Pie Wedges shared by Hoffman Media.  Hoffman Media publishes many well-loved magazines.   Taste of the South is beautiful and filled with recipes that pay homage to our Southern heritage and lifestyle.  They’ve included a few… continue reading »

Three Southern Thanksgiving Menus

November 7, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Three Southern food writers share Thanksgiving menus. Jackie Garvin, Melissa Sperka and Mary Foreman invite you to the table.

Southerners are famous for their love of good food.  Many of us wait all year long for the day in November when we give thanks for our many blessings and fill our tables, sideboards, and counters with favorite dishes.  We celebrate and give thanks for family, our heritage and our food. I got together with… continue reading »

Apple Cider Braised Pulled Pork

November 3, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Apple Cider Pulled Pork. Boston Butt pork roast braised in apple cider, apple cider vinegar and aromatic vegetables until fork tender. Serve as a sandwich or entree.

So, they tell me today is National Sandwich Day. I guess we should celebrate that by making a good sandwich. I can’t make a good tomato sandwich because it’s off-season for tomatoes and my fall plants haven’t started producing. So, the next best thing is a sandwich made from Apple Cider Braised Pulled Pork.  … continue reading »

Shrimp Creole

September 19, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Shrimp Creole (2)

I woke up in the middle of the night, a few nights ago, thinking about Shrimp Creole. I suppose that means I dreamed about it. Maybe. I rarely remember my dreams. What made me think or dream about Shrimp Creole is a mystery, but that’s okay. Maybe some of you out there want a recipe for… continue reading »