Food

The Art of Picking Food

The Art of Picking Food

Written by: Marsha Jones  †  Photograph by: Marsha Jones Have you ever bought fruits and vegetables and found they’re overripe, not ripe enough, tasteless or ruined? You’re not alone. There is a technique to picking out food and most are not just old wives tales from the past.

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Miss Daisy King
By March 27, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Miss Daisy King

Tennessee’s “First Lady of Southern Cooking,” Daisy King was the founder and chef of the renowned Miss Daisy’s Tearoom and is now the proprietor and executive chef of Miss Daisy’s Kitchen at Grassland Foodland Market in Franklin, Tennessee. The author of fourteen cookbooks, including the million selling Recipes from Miss Daisy’s, she’s appeared on the […]

Homemade Pecorino Tortellini
By March 25, 2013 7 Comments Read More →

Homemade Pecorino Tortellini

Your family and guests will think you were cooking all day when you serve them this surprisingly simple to make homemade tortellini.  Once you get the basics down, the rest is super easy!  Mix it up and add different cheeses, spinach, meat, chicken or even lobster.  Once you have made them at home you will […]

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Easter Shopping for the Kitchen
By March 20, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

Easter Shopping for the Kitchen

From whimsical honey bees and adorable baby chicks to easy to use tools for making  elaborate and fanciful cakes that will thrill your holiday guests, Southern Guide to Life has discovered some fabulous and affordable finds to liven up your kitchen and your table this Spring and Easter season.        

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Fancy Fruit Parfait
By March 9, 2013 7 Comments Read More →

Fancy Fruit Parfait

Who says that breakfast, brunch or a midday snack can’t be elegant and easy?   This Fancy Fruit Parfait is both!  Serve in your nicest crystal goblet, champagne flute, or margarita glass and you turn the healthy and delicious into the spectacular.  It is the only way I eat yogurt anymore!

Posted in: 5 Minute Meals, Food, Recipes
Double Crusted Chicken Pot Pie
By March 1, 2013 6 Comments Read More →

Double Crusted Chicken Pot Pie

A pot pie is classic comfort food.  It is also versatile and easy to make.  This can easily become vegetarian by omitting the chicken and using vegetable broth.  Also try adding lobster or fish for a fantastic seafood pot pie.

Posted in: Food, Main Dish, Recipes
Old Fashioned Skillet Corn
By February 28, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

Old Fashioned Skillet Corn

Nothing beats the taste of  fresh cooked corn and it is simpler than you may think to create this old fashioned Southern delicacy.  

4th of July Cakes and Treats
By February 3, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

4th of July Cakes and Treats

We stopped by one of our favorite sites, Wilton.com, to find a cake or two to share with you for your 4th of July festivities, but we had a hard time selecting just one.  So, here are our top nine favorite cakes, cupcakes and cookie ideas. They range from incredibly simple or elaborately beautiful, and […]

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Golden Delicious Honey Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)
By September 5, 2012 9 Comments Read More →

Golden Delicious Honey Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)

This Golden Delicious Honey Wheat Bread walks that perfect line between being dense and being light and airy.  It is exceptionally moist and the hint of honey sweetness allows even kids (or those of us adults who dislike wheat bread) to enjoy this bread.  Try adding honey produced in your local area.  It makes the […]

Posted in: Bakery, Food, Recipes, What's New
Southern Fried Okra
By August 28, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Southern Fried Okra

Fried okra is a staple food of the South, but it is not always easy to make picture-perfect fried okra at home. This is a foolproof  recipe for restaurant quality fried okra that will turn out perfectly every time.

Old Fashioned Peach Pie
By August 7, 2012 3 Comments Read More →

Old Fashioned Peach Pie

It is Peach Season, so what better way to celebrate this delicious fruit than an Old Fashioned Peach Pie?  It is a true southern staple and a recipe every southern kitchen should have. I use locally grown Freestone peaches.  “Freestone” simply means that the peach pit (or stone) is easy to remove.

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Tuscan Baked Eggplant Parmesan
By August 2, 2012 4 Comments Read More →

Tuscan Baked Eggplant Parmesan

  Eggplant Parmesan is yet another complicated looking restaurant dish, that really isn’t so complicated.  This is a recipe that will feed a lot of people for not a lot of money and convince your friends and family that you are a true gourmet chef.

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