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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 »

Buttermilk Pound Cake

September 12, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Buttermilk Pound Cake

You don’t have to read much of my stuff to know that I value tradition and love heritage recipes. I woke up with pound cake on my mind today and decided to try my hand at a traditional pound cake that contained a pound of each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar, hence the name… continue reading »

Funeral Sandwiches

September 4, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Funeral Sandwiches. Virginia ham and Swiss cheese on Hawaiian rolls, marinated in a savory butter sauce and baked. Serve warn or at room temperature

One of my cherished Southern traditions is feeding people when they need it the most. You’ve just had a baby.  We’re going to feed you and the whole family. New in the neighborhood?  We’re bringing you some kind of fresh baked good that’s loaded with sugar. Just lost your job? Here we come with a… continue reading »

Tomatoes and Rice

August 31, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Tomatoes and Rice. Onions cooked in bacon grease and combined with tomatoes and rice.

On our recent book promotions tour for Biscuits: Sweet and Savory Southern Recipes for the All-American Kitchen, we had the occasion a couple of times to eat butterbeans. What I call butterbeans might be known to you as tiny green limas. Well, to me, they’ve always been, and will be forever more, butterbeans.  It’s summer… continue reading »

Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade and a GIVEAWAY

August 19, 2015
by Jackie Garvin
Fresh squeezed lemon juice, blackberry puree, sparkling water and Equal come together for a refreshing beverage.

Sponsored ad A refreshing beverage is a treat in any season but they’re most appreciated in the summer.  Everyone enjoys a rocking chair on the porch with a summer sipping cold beverage in their hand.  I’ve teamed up with Equal® 0-Calorie Sweetener to bring you a delightful beverage in celebration of National Lemonade Day, August 20,… continue reading »