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Despite being one country, America is made up of different regions that enjoy different cuisines. Southern cooking is known for its African, European and Native American roots that can be found in dishes such as collard greens, cornbread, biscuits and more. The recipes get passed down from generation to generation, but these classic Southern recipes are probably better than your grandma’s.
Buttermilk biscuits are one of those staple dishes you'll find on any Southern breakfast table. This classic recipe requires only a few ingredients and tastes great with some butter or jam as a side for a big plate of fried chicken.
This Southern sausage balls recipe is quick and easy and one of those things you didn’t know you could make with biscuit mix. Simply mix together ground sausage, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and that biscuit baking mix for a fun appetizer.
What makes a great addition to any regional breakfast dish you can make at home? Hash browns. This traditional potato hash brown recipe uses chili powder for a little kick.
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This shrimp etouffee and grits recipe adds flavor to traditional grits using the light roux from the etouffee with shrimp scattered on top. It’s the perfect mashup of traditional Southern food and classic Cajun recipes.
You can likely find a crawfish boil happening at many of America's best seafood shacks. But now you can get the same enjoyment right at home. Though it is a long process and may get messy, it’s worth it for the joy of chowing down on crawfish with family and friends.
There are plenty of unexpected ingredients that go great with mac and cheese, and this recipe uses cream cheese to take the dish to another level.
You can make this old-fashioned peach cobbler using the ingredients you already have in your pantry. Choose fresh, frozen or canned peaches to create this classic.
This creamy mac and cheese recipe is perfect for feeding your family on a weeknight. The secret is to grate your own cheese rather than using pre-grated cheese from the store in order to achieve that smooth, creamy texture.
This fresh, zesty key lime pie is one of the regional desserts you need to try. The Florida-inspired recipe calls for you to use an Instant Pot to create the pie filling before it chills in the fridge for two hours or overnight.
There are probably some dishes you didn’t realize you can make in a cast-iron pan. This cornbread recipe is one of them. What’s a Southern dinner without cornbread?
Not only are black-eyed peas among the groceries with a long shelf life, but they also make for an amazing Southern side. This recipe calls for you to use an Instant Pot to prepare the legumes in less than an hour.
Pimento cheese is a classic Southern delight that is typically served on bread or crackers, but this recipe adds a twist to turn it into the perfect breakfast meal. Pimento cheese is an unexpected ingredient that goes great with eggs. If you want to continue experimenting with eggs, consider the 101 ways to cook an egg.
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