Cantaloupe & Ice Cream — An Easy Summer Treat

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When I was a child we would take summer trips to my grandparents’ farm. They always had glorious vegetable and fruit gardens, and one of my favorite things was the fresh cantaloupe. Back then, in the golden days, cantaloupe was seasonal and not available year-round as it is today. So the summer harvest of melons was a great time for …

Scones Classic Recipe

How to Make Scones with Clotted Cream

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I love having afternoon tea, especially when a wonderful scone is served as an added bonus. Making scones and a mock Devonshire or clotted cream is really fun. These simple steps will show you how you can create your own delicacies right in your own kitchen. Enjoy, and be creative as you serve delicious tea delights.  A Scones Classic Recipe …

Egg-Plates

An Easy Deviled Egg Recipe for Easter

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Whether you call them deviled or stuffed, they’re one of the South’s quintessential dishes, particularly for springtime gatherings. The best thing about a deviled egg is its versatility. The humble egg is just a vessel for so much more. To Southerners, deviled eggs are the ultimate comfort food. We eat them in al fresco picnic lunches with the family or take …

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Chicken Pot Pie Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Cold weather makes me crave comfort food. And after the recent cold snap in Birmingham, I’m ready to whip up something hot, golden, and bubbly. The Extra-Cheesy Mac and Cheese Recipe I posted a few weeks ago was such a hit, I thought I’d share another from Taste of the South‘s Southern Classic Mac & Cheese special issue. This one combines …

Quiche-Recipe

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

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“Real men don’t eat quiche.” I am sure you have heard that many times, but the truth is that real men in my life love quiche, especially my grandson Hays. We have a favorite café that has become our family’s gathering spot when we have good news to tell. Katie announced both the forthcoming grandchildren there, and we go there …

Pumpkin-Tart-Recipe

Pumpkin Mousse Tartlets Recipe

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It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without something pumpkin on the table. And every year, I can’t wait to serve a new, wonderful pumpkin dish to my family and friends. You see pumpkin in everything these days—lattes, donuts, breads—but I think it really shines most in a classic dessert. The recipe below is so easy and beautiful, we knew it just had to be the cover …