Actually, variations of this New Year’s dish can be traced back to the era of the Babylonian Talmud and North Africa where versions of the meal were eaten in celebration of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), but let’s face it, hoppin’ Johns and collards have become synonymous with southern cuisine and tradition.
Legend (or myth) has it that when… Read More “Hoppin Johns and Collard Greens: A Southern New Years Tradition”
The holidays bring out the inner baker in all of us…what’s Christmas without homemade cookies, right? From pecan pie to grandma’s fruit cake and everything in between, there is no shortage of delicious homemade goodies, and it’s fun to share them as gifts with friends, family, coworkers and others. The only thing about baked goods is they do have a… Read More “Hard Candy Christmas: Making Homemade Cracked Glass Candy”
A staple of every church dinner or family reunion, the pound cake is a southern art form. There are many varieties from chocolate and cream cheese to key lime and lemon, but if you can master the original, the others are a piece of “cake”!
It’s almost a rite of passage for a southern girl to learn how to make… Read More “Summer Recipe Series: Classic Vanilla Pound Cake”