Archives for Heritage Recipes category

There are few things that can brighten up a dreary winter’s day better than pickled blackberries. They are an addictive combination of tart and sweet, and are traditionally served over ice cream or pound cake. This recipe is based on several from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

A classic New Orleans cocktail made with gin, cream and lemon juice.

In the eastern part of North Carolina, barbecue sauce is a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar and red pepper flakes. Yield: 2 1/4 cups 2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons tabasco sauce 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons […]

A recipe for Southern fried chicken livers.

Benne Brittle

A recipe for benne brittle, a nineteenth century sesame seed candy made in Charleston and the South Carolina Low Country.

A traditional cornbread recipe used by my family for almost 75 years.

A traditional pumpkin pie recipe based on one from the 1890s made with pure maple syrup, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

An old Southern family recipe for lemon pound cake made with real butter. It has a fine crumb and a delicious lemon flavor.

Baby Back Ribs

North Carolina style Baby Back Ribs with wet rub and a Lexington Style Mop Sauce. For the wet rub: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon sage 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. […]

Great on hot buttermilk biscuits on a cool fall morning. 6 pounds apples 1 cup apple cider 21/2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon cloves Remove stems from apples. Place apples in a large kettle, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until apples are tender. […]