Born and raised in Georgia and now currently living in Alabama, you could say I know the southern customs pretty well. We say "y'all" on average fifteen times daily and when places do not serve sweet tea, it might be considered a sin. Although they are two viable ones, those can not be the only reasons why people love the south. The people are charming and oh so welcoming, say "please" and "thank you," using their manners as they hold open a door for a stranger, and a handshake without a doubt becomes a hug. But most importantly it is that down home southern food that keeps the crowd coming back for more. There is nothing better than a meal of homemade fried chicken, mac and cheese, and fried okra with a warm buttered biscuit. Or barbecue and Brunswick stew with corn bread and banana pudding for desert. Mm mm I could go on for hours!
I feel this blog should be dedicated to all of those southern recipes we grew up loving and eating, and I feel there is not a better way to do that than to share some of our favorite recipes with one another. Of course don't be shy to comment on others or give suggestions. Or simply try the recipes out for yourself and let the food do all the talking. We all know we could use a break from our "diet" to enjoy some of the good stuff!
By the way, if you have a great recipe for homemade biscuits my best friend has been trying for months to perfect hers and has not quite gotten it. Plus we all need to know the recipe to a man's heart! :)
You will be hearing again from me soon and I cannot wait to hear from you!
With southern love,