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Peach Cobbler

This peach cobbler is an old-fashioned beauty made with peaches, flour, milk, sugar, and a surprise trick to make the surface irresistibly crackly and crisp. What we consider one of the best stone fruit cobbler specimens ever. Adapted from Renee Erickson | Jess Thomson | A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus | Sasquatch Books, 2014 Peach cobbler takes many forms. This particular one has been deemed by our testers as “The finest cobbler that I have… devour more »          

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Nashville Hot Fried Chicken

Nashville hot fried chicken boasts just the right level of heat which it takes from a bath of buttermilk and habanero sauce. It’s the style served at Prince’s Hot Chicken down South. Here’s how to make it at home. Adapted from Kelly Alexander | Southern Living: No Taste Like Home | Oxmoor House, 2013 Hot and spicy enough to make you holler. That’s what we think about this Nashville hot fried chicken. Which is exactly how… devour more »          

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Iced Berry Cake

This iced berry cake couldn’t be easier. A store-bought cake is filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whipped cream. An easy and fast celebration cake. Adapted from Bill Collison | Cook, Eat, Smile | Salt Yard Book Co., 2011 As author Bill Collison explains, “This is an all-singing, whooped-up, somewhat-over-the-top, photo-opportunity cake that requires no cooking at all and can be… devour more »          

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Grilled Carrots

Grilled carrots. They’re easy and quick and gonna revolutionize your weeknight side dish situation. Seriously. They’re a backyard grilling game-changer. Adapted from Ben Tish | Grill Smoke BBQ | Quadrille Publishing, 2017 These grilled carrots are a backyard grilling game-changer. No need to crank up your oven in the heat of summer to get sweet and tender roasted carrots. And no longer do you need to run back and forth between stovetop… devour more »          

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Basic Chocolate Cake

This basic chocolate cake checks all the boxes: easy, moist, simple, classic. And, most importantly, it boasts a rich chocolatey flavor thanks to a lovely blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Dress it up with frosting and prepare to be asked for seconds. Adapted from Emily Luchetti | The Fearless Baker | Little, Brown & Company, 2011 This basic chocolate cake may be modestly named but it elicits reactions far more impassioned than its… devour more »          

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Bayou Fried Shrimp

The best Cajun fried shrimp recipe. That’s what this is. Go on. Try it for yourself and see. It’s easy, authentic, and Cajun through and through. Adapted from The Editors of Southern Living | Southern Living Home Cooking Basics | Oxmoor House, 2012 Bayou fried shrimp. Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, the best Cajun fried shrimp you’ve ever tasted. And it’s… devour more »          

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Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

This Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake is dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake at the boutique where it’s sold in Philadelphia. True to it’s name, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner. Adapted from Linda Hinton Brown | Norrinda Brown Hayat | The Brown Betty Cookbook | Wiley, 2012 This coconut cake from Philadelphia’s Brown Betty Dessert Boutique is charmingly dubbed… devour more »          

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Memphis BBQ Mop Sauce

This Memphis BBQ mop sauce is an amazing yet simple concoction of everyday ingredients that captures that elusive balance of sweet, spicy, salty, and tangy. Slather onto brisket, chicken, ribs, burgers, and pulled pork. Here’s how to make it. Adapted from Ray Sheehan | Award-Winning BBQ Sauces and How to Use Them | Page Street Publishing, 2020 This award-winning Memphis BBQ mop sauce manages to achieve that elusive balance of sweet, spicy,… devour more »          

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Raspberry Crumble Tart

This raspberry crumble tart has a crisp shortbread crust, raspberry preserves as filling, and a buttery streusel. Kinda like having the best parts of a tart and a crumble in one scrumptious dessert. Adapted from Yvonne Ruperti | One Bowl Baking | Running Press, 2013 This raspberry crumble tart, as the name implies, comes together as if it’s a tart yet with the ease of a crumble. And it’s mindbendingly spectacular not just to behold but… devour more »          

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Smoked Pork Shoulder

This smoked pork shoulder with its simple and soulful dry rub and foolproof instructions mean no more standing in line ever again for takeout ‘cue. Here’s how to make it at home. Adapted from Jennifer Hill Booker | Field Peas to Foie Gras | Pelican Publishing, 2014 If smoked pork shoulder isn’t the most rewarding thing you can pull off your smoker, we don’t know what it. Yeah, it’s an all-day affair. But it’s not a… devour more »          

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