vegetables and sides

Jalapeño Cornbread

Jalapeño Cornbread

In the South, we like it hot! I’m not talking about the weather here, but our food: cornbread, BBQ sauce, soups—just about…

Five Easy Rice Recipes

Five Easy Rice Recipes

Rice recipes are my go-to side dish for just about any main course. In some cases, they get top billing as the…

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Happy Independence Day! I’m so thankful we are still celebrating it 244 years later. I’m guessing that the first anniversary of the…

How to Make Giblet Gravy

How to Make Giblet Gravy

Classic Giblet Gravy is iconic and a must-have on the Southern holiday table. If you aren’t familiar with the gravy, it’s prepared…

Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Best Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Creating this Southern Cornbread Dressing recipe has been a pleasure, yet a little grueling. Truthfully, I have never tasted any better dressing…

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Cheesy Squash Casserole is simple and easy to prepare and is the perfect family dinner food. It graces the tables during holidays…

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Classic Green Bean Casserole

This Classic Green Bean Casserole recipe is not only a staple on my holiday table, but a staple throughout the year on…

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Classic Homemade Green Bean Casserole is a favorite in my home around holiday time. It was a favorite of mine from my…

Classic Pickled Okra

Classic Pickled Okra

Okra is an amazingly versatile vegetable, meaning there’s so many ways you can eat it. Because of its unique texture, it can…

Classic Tomato Jelly

Classic Tomato Jelly

Tomato Jelly may sound like a stretch for some, but I’m of the opinion that the rest of the world only needs…

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan is an easy, low-carb meal choice. The flavors are classic and the ingredients are healthy (and in-season during the…

Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

This homemade roasted tomato basil soup recipe became a reality to me way too late. As a child, my only experiences with…