From my Mom’s made-from-scratch pound cake to my father in law’s you-won’t-believe-how-good deep fried cajun turkey, yummy Southern recipes run in my family. I may be culinarily-challenged myself (I’ve burned Pop and Serve rolls! True story, y’all!), but let me tell you that I know some incredible Southern cooks! And you know what comes with fabulous Southern cooks? Even more fabulous Southern recipes! I know you’ve got ‘em, too, those flour-covered recipes cards that have been passed down for generations. Well, it’s time to do what your Momma taught you to do as a tiny child – share! We’re putting together the ultimate list of treasured Southern recipes for a future feature and some really fun downloadable recipe cards, and we want the details on your family’s most delicious eats!
We want your MeeMaw’s famous apple uglies and your Great Aunt’s collard greens! That’s right, it’s time to give up the goods, y’all! We’re sending out a Southern Recipe Call for all your favorite beneath-the-Mason-Dixon delectables. Have a favorite recipe? Send it my way.
Don’t forget to include the following items in your submission:
- The recipe text (of course!)
- A quick history or story behind the recipe from you or the original cook.
- What you love about it, when you most love to eat it, etc.
- Best served with (help a girl out: what other Southern dish or favorite Southern beverage pairs perfectly with your dish?)
- A photo of whoever created it or a photo of the dish itself. (Have a picture of you and your Papaw making his famous blackened craw-daddies? Send it along with the recipe – I’d simply adore it!)
Need a little inspiration? Well, since my Mama taught me right, I’m going to share this yummy recipe for Smells Like Home’s red velvet brownies with white chocolate buttercream frosting! Divine, right?!
I cannot wait to see (and try) all the wonderful recipes I know y’all have!