Sweet, Savory, and Simple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for the obvious reasons such as family, food, and compressing all of the year's gratitude into one waist-expanding day. I especially enjoy all of the wonderful, traditional foods that accompany the meal such as turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, but I've never really been a huge fan of... Continue Reading →

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Classic Buttermilk Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is easily one of my favorite accompaniments to barbecue or Southern cooking. It's hearty, comforting, and adds a touch of savory-sweetness to any dish. It's often one of the touchstones by which I judge any self-respecting barbecue restaurant. Unfortunately, it's shocking how many restaurants don't know how to make a good cornbread. Often, it... Continue Reading →

Collard Greens Recipe

One of my friends described the feeling of coming back from New Orleans as "NOLA withdrawal."  That makes sense because while in New Orleans for a friend's wedding we tasted many delicious foods ranging from po' boys to turtle soup to smoked bbq to boudin (a ridiculously amazing cajun sausage).  At Mother's Restaurant in New... Continue Reading →

Smoky Pickled Okra

I was kind of on an okra kick this summer for some reason. It's definitely an overlooked vegetable and that probably has something to do with the fact that when cooked or eaten, it has a very viscous quality that some people don't enjoy.  It also has a kind of hairy outer skin, which is... Continue Reading →

Chipotle Flavored Pinto Beans Recipe

These spicy and flavorful beans are absurdly easy to make.  I made them for the first time with just what I had lying around the house.  The chipotle peppers really make this dish, but the Canadian Bacon really added another element and depth to the flavor.  I often make these beans to serve with any... Continue Reading →

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