Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

It’s not like you need another carb for your Thanksgiving dinner, but I’m giving you one anyhow. After all, once a year you should be able to engorge yourself with anything and everything on the table without an ounce of guilt, right? I don’t think it would be Thanksgiving without some form of bread, so… [read more]

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Collard Greens Gratin

Collard Greens Gratin

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Lamb Stew with Apricots and Chickpeas

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Pumpkin Pound Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

It's time to start thinking Thanksgiving, so what do you say we start with dessert? How about a Pumpkin Pound Cake with a Bourbon Caramel Glaze? First off, did you ever wonder why it's called a pound cake? I always thought it was because it was made with a pound of butter, but actually the original pound cake recipe called for a pound of each of the four main ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, and eggs. It's believed that the pound cake originated in England in the 1700s. The cake morphed ... [read more]

Stuffed Artichokes

Stuffed Artichokes

It's hard to believe that two years have passed since Jim's Mom passed away. We still miss her, and I know we always will. Some of my fondest memories of her were of us sitting in her apartment watching her make Eggplant Parmesan. She always made it for me each time we visited and as I would help myself to a third serving, she would look at me and say, "God bless." I don't think she could believe how much I ate! Jim often talks about growing up in an Italian/Polish household and his mother's ... [read more]

Pan-Seared Chicken with Parmesan Grits & Mushroom Gravy

Chicken Breast with Parmesan Grits

In 2002, Georgia declared grits as its official prepared food. So, being a transplanted but almost native Georgian, I thought it only fair that I revisit grits on a semi-regular basis on Southern Boy Dishes. If you grow up in the South, grits practically become part of your DNA. In my childhood, this ubiquitous staple was found on breakfast tables across the deep South. As time has passed though, the days of families sitting down for breakfast have long gone. The rise of fast food breakfast ... [read more]

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Easy Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

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Desserts

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze

It's time to start thinking Thanksgiving, so what do you say we start with dessert? How about a ... [read more]

Kiki's Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Kiki’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I consider myself somewhat of a chocolate chip cookie aficionado. I’ve cooked and devoured my weight ... [read more]

Flatbreads with Brie and Chipotle Peaches

Flatbreads with Brie and Chipotle Peaches

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