Tag: Southern Living recipe

Potluck Broccoli-Grape Pasta Salad

I have a crowd-pleasing recipe for your next potluck or picnic, Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Grapes! This colorful pasta salad is a medley of sweet, tangy, crunchy and salty, thanks to a tangy red vinegar dressing and the addition of toasted pecans and bacon. I reduced the amount of mayonnaise and onion slightly from the original…

Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? We’re gathering together at my mother-in-law’s house instead of ours, for which I am truly thankful :) and everyone brings a dish or two. I’m always looking for a make-ahead side to add to our family favorites for our Thanksgiving feast! Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad can be made ahead, which is always a…

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust!

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie was one of six drool-worthy desserts, starring the South’s favorite nut, in the “pecan delights” section in the November issue of Southern Living Magazine! Alas, I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie {insert *gasp* here}. . .  it’s a texture thing for me. So when I saw this recipe, I loved the idea of a streusel topping for a sweet crunchy…

Mini Derby Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Mini Derby Pies marry pecan pie with chocolate and a touch of Kentucky bourbon for a winning trifecta! This Bluegrass-inspired recipe is just the right size for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and to accompany your Mint Julep while watching the Kentucky Derby or as an sweet ending for a party or crowd! I used a Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe, dividing the filling to make…

Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes

Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s worthy of company, but so quick and easy to assemble, you’ll want to treat yourself and enjoy with a glass of wine for cocktail hour! I’ve seen several recipes recently for roasted grape appetizers, this recipe comes from the pages of Southern Living Magazine in the…

Bourbon-Pecan-Gingerbread Cookies for Santa

I haven’t done much holiday baking this December but did find a new cookie for Santa to sample, Bourbon-Pecan-Gingerbread Cookies! This cookie has a fluffy, muffin-like texture with a bourbon glaze on top! I ended up with more cookies than the recipe called for so there’s plenty to share. They’re also large cookies so one is…

Butternut-Apple Soup with Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Butternut-Apple Soup is a sweet and savory soup,  ideal for fall with butternut squash and apples in season!  I’m serving it up with a side of with  Cranberry-Cheddar-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves,  pie crust leaf “sandwiches” of pecans, cranberries, and cheese! The pie crust leaves are a variation of Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves, with the addition of cheddar cheese…

‘Just Peachy’ Crab Salad with Avocado!

‘Just Peachy’ Crab Salad with Avocado is perfect for a summer appetizer or light dinner and pretty enough to serve company! Summer peaches and creamy avocado are a delicious complement to fresh and naturally sweet crabmeat that has a touch of ocean saltiness! I found this recipe in my search for a salad using summer peaches. I knew this…

Hot Bacon Caprese Salad

Everything is better with bacon, including the classic Italian Caprese Salad with the addition of a hot bacon dressing! Fresh from the pages of the June issue of Southern Living Magazine, I was not-so-patiently waiting for the arrival of heirloom tomatoes at our Farmers Market! Hot Bacon Caprese Salad, recipe courtesy Southern Living Ingredients Assorted heirloom…