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Another “Too Many Tomatoes” Solution, and Green Too

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Most of us who have dirt-stained pants knees nurture vegetable gardens south of the Dixon-Mason Line have now reached a common state of affairs. The tomatoes now look like Little Shop of Horrors plants, just as we’re all getting a bit tired of tomatoes for dinner. […]

Best. Southern. Green Beans. Ever…

It’s not a brag, it’s a fact. Or maybe a simple statement of philosophy…

Green beans are something that all too many families take for granted these days. Even in the South, where we really, really know how to cook beans. Canned green beans now are the go-to version of this classic vegetable side. Frozen […]

Late-Lunch Steaks at the Blue Oak Grill

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This restaurant has closed.

Not too long back I found myself in a part of town I hadn’t visited in a couple of years. I had a half hour to kill, so I drove around the area to see what all had changed, and maybe what had […]

Sunday Brunch Anniversary Celebration: Moonshine Restaurant Patio Bar and Grill

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I’m not sure how it is in your life, but sometimes the women in mine cause me no end of grief. Fortunately, this state of affairs seldom lasts longer than the time left until the heat death of the universe more than a short while. Truth […]

The Nashville Hot Chicken Craze

Hanna Raskin of Slashfood recently published an article about Nashville Hot Chicken, which is apparently all the rage these days. I’d call it a fad, but apparently it’s been 40+ years in the making. Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack was first, but lately others have jumped into the fray: Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack, Zingerman’s Roadhouse […]

Tis the Season: Southern Sips and Tipple

There’s no drink like punch for the Holidays…

Actually, I’m already tired of the “standard” party punch. Even mulled or spiced wines don’t excite me much anymore. Yeah, they’re good. They’re just everywhere. And there’s still more than two weeks to Christmas…

So I dug around in my “other” cookbook and found these four recipes for you […]

Creamy Jalapeño Cornbread With Dinner Tonight

Jalapeño Chiles: They’re not just for breakfast anymore! Nor are they reserved for salsas or entrées. The versatile jalapeño can be used in cooking too.

A classic bread for serving with barbeque, or roast beef, or even chili or soup on a cold afternoon, is this one:

Creamy Jalapeño Cornbread

This version of cornbread is different than any […]