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Fresh Peach Shortcake

Peach shortcake made with fresh peaches and a sweet biscuit shortcake. A delicious summer dessert from the Old South.

Real Southern Sweet Tea

Brewing good iced tea is not rocket science, although it is beyond the grasp of some folks. But by following these simple instructions, I guarantee at the end you’ll have a glass of genuine Southern iced tea.

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 […]

Hummingbird Cake

Recipe for hummingbird cake, a Southern white layer cake made with mashed bananas, crushed pineapple, pecans and spices. The story goes it’s so good you’ll hum while you eat it.

Carolian Pulled Pork Barbecue

A recipe for North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue with a Lexington, NC style dry tub and basting sauce.

A recipe for Southern fried chicken livers.

Muffaletta Bread

1 cup warm water (110 degrees) 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 package active dry yeast (about 1 Tbsp.) 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening Sesame seeds In a 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine water and sugar.  Stir in yeast.  Let stand until foamy, 5 to 10 minutes. In a food […]

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.

Blackberry Cordial

Cordials were very popular in the late nineteenth century; they are easy to make and are a refreshing and elegant way to end a dinner party.