Southern Cooking Debates

Southern Cooking Debates The Great Southern Cooking Debates If there’s one thing Southerners take seriously, it’s food. Well…maybe there are three things Southerners take seriously: Thanksgiving, cookouts, and old family recipes. Whether she made her fried chicken with cornstarch or cornflakes, Grandma’s word – and recipes – are law. That’s why so many of our…

Cooking Secrets from Your Southern Grandma’s Kitchen

Cooking Secrets from Your Southern Grandma’s Kitchen Sometimes, you really can taste the difference an old family recipe makes. When it comes to cooking, Grandma knows best, especially if she’s Southern. One bite of her country-fried chicken or peach cobbler could take you straight back to a simpler time when food seemed to magically appear…

How to Make Your Favorite Southern Foods a Bit Healthier

How to Make Your Favorite Southern Foods a Bit Healthier Whether you’re planning to visit the Lowcountry soon or are lucky enough to live here, two things are probably on your mind this month: beach season and indulging in your favorite Southern foods, especially as RBC Heritage week approaches. But your two priorities don’t work…

Secrets for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Secrets for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Behind every family photo of loved ones gathered around a Thanksgiving dinner table, there’s one person who’s spent two days slicing, dicing, baking, and basting. And if you’re reading this, we’re guessing that person is you. If you’ve ever cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner, you know that it’s easy…

Five Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Baking Pumpkin Bread)

Five Ways to Use Pumpkin (Besides Baking Pumpkin Bread) Ahh, fall is in the air…or maybe that’s just pumpkin bread we smell? If you’re like us, you’ve been looking forward to the return of your favorite fall treats since, well, longer than you’d probably care to admit. There’s nothing quite like the first guilt-free bite…

Destination Wedding Tips the Magazines Won’t Tell You

Destination Wedding Tips the Magazines Won’t Tell You Beautiful beaches, winding rivers, and romantic oak trees are only a few reasons why so many couples are choosing the Lowcountry for their destination weddings. In addition to the timeless scenery, the area’s laid-back lifestyle lends a similar atmosphere to weddings and elopements. But couples know that…

The Cottage’s Italian Sesame Christmas Cookie Recipe

The Cottage’s Italian Sesame Christmas Cookie Recipe While chestnuts roasting on an open fire sounds nice, we would much rather have Christmas cookies baking in the oven. Whether you’re heading to a neighborhood potluck, your best friend’s cocktail party, or a good old-fashioned Southern cookie swap, these Gingerbread Snickerdoodles will be the first to disappear…