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

Andouille Sausage

Andouille is a spicy Cajun smoke sausage made from pork buttand seasoned with cayenne pepper and garlic. It is used in gumbos, jambalaya and many other dishes from south Louisiana.

Cheesecake Tips

Hints and tips for baking great cheesecakes, including information on why cheesecakes crack and how to keep cheesecakes from cracking.

Ultimate Cheesecake

For the Crust: 2 1/2 cups Graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup Butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar For the Filling: 5 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons All-purpose flour 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 large eggs 2 […]

Basic Rice Recipe

The basic formula for cooking rice is one part rice to two parts water; i.e, if you have one cup of rice, you need two cups water. This recipe will give good results with any long grain white or brown rice. Yield: 4 servings 2 cups cold water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 […]

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. […]

Italian Cream Cake

This cake is a holiday tradition at my house. It’s rich, moist, and filled with coconut and walnuts. For the cake: 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups sugar 5 egg yolks 5 egg whites 1 small can flaked coconut, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish 2 cups all-purpose […]

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. […]

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Florida Coconut Shrimp

1 pound shrimp – peeled and deveined 3/4 cup flour 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup beer 1/4 cup flour 1 1/2 cups dried grated coconut 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper 1/2 tablespoon cayenne 1/2 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon garlic powder Mix 3/4 cup flour, egg, baking powder and beer […]