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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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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… 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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Smoked Spare Ribs

These smoked spare ribs are rubbed with sugar, chili powder, cumin, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne then smoked for 5 hours. A Texas-style barbecue sauce is the final flourish. Adapted from Matthew McCarry and Stacy Toth | Beyond Bacon | Victory Belt, 2013 Learning to smoke ribs to finger-lickin’ perfection is super simple. And this smoked spare ribs recipe is an exquisite example of just how easy it can be. Authentic… devour more »          

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Barbecued Beef Back Ribs

These barbecued beef back ribs are easy to make. Just coat with a sweetly spicy rub and then slooooooowly cook them to tender terrificness. Here’s how to make them. Adapted from Ray Lampe | Ribs, Chops, Steaks, & Wings | Chronicle Books, 2010 When we mention “ribs,” you may think only of pork. That’s understandable. Though lamentable. Because these barbecued beef back ribs are ridiculously affordable  (truth be told,… devour more »          

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Raspberry Jam

Raspberry jam made with nothing but lipstick-red raspberries and sugar. Simple and easy as can be to make. Yet you’d never guess it from the taste.  Adapted from Rachel Saunders | The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook | Andrews McMeel, 2010 This raspberry jam recipe is the simplest jam ever. Or so says its creator, Rachel Saunders. We have to say, we’ve made a lot of jam recipes, and we have to concur. It’s also one of the best jam… 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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Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

This cornmeal-crusted fried chicken with white barbecue sauce has a crispy exterior thanks to its breading and tender, juicy meat, which pairs beautifully with a creamy, tangy mayonnaise-based white barbecue sauce. Adapted from Rebecca Lang | Fried Chicken | Ten Speed Press, 2015 While living in Birmingham, Alabama, I had my first and eye-opening taste of cornmeal-crusted fried chicken with white barbecue sauce. To see a barbecue sauce that’s on… devour more »          

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Pressure Cooker Ribs

These pressure cooker ribs, which are easy and ideal for the Instant Pot, are finished in the oven with a brown sugar and Dijon glaze. It’s a super-fast method for knee-wobbling, lip-smacking, fall-off-the-bone tenderness. Adapted from Janet A. Zimmerman | The Healthy Pressure Cooker Cookbook | Sonoma Press, 2015 We confess that until we tried this pressure cooker ribs recipe, we’d always been a little leary of pressure cookers…. devour more »          Related Stories Pressure Cooker Ribs  

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