Batter-Fried Chicken

Proof that it doesn't take buttermilk or an insufferably long overnight brine to make insanely tender, crazily crisp, gosh darn perfect fried chicken.

1 hr 30 mins

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You're welcome.

1 hr

Brownie Pie

Known in some parts as tar heel pie, this ridiculously rich chocolate brownie pie filling is impossibly fudgy, so much so it's simply too gooey to consume out of hand.

4 hrs

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!

1 hr 15 mins

Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese

Our testers are calling this the best macaroni and cheese they've ever tried. Go on. See what all the fuss is about.

1 hr 30 mins

Corn and Roasted Poblano Soup

Our testers are calling this creamy, comforting bowl of sweet corn and roasted poblano soup "the essence of summertime". We couldn't agree more.

1 hr 45 mins

Peach Iced Tea with Mint

One taste and you'll understand why this refreshing, lightly sweetened peach iced tea is our new go-to summer sipper.

2 hrs

Creamy Red Potato Salad

This make-ahead, tangy, lightened-up version of the classic is going to be on repeat all summer long.

1 hr 45 mins

Creamy Coleslaw with Cilantro

Skip the store-bought slaw. This easy-peasy creamy coleslaw that combines crunchy cabbage, onion, carrot, and cilantro with a creamy citrus dressing comes together in just 20 minutes.

20 mins

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it's nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

1 hr 45 mins

Cat Head Biscuits and Gravy

Sometimes you just need a biscuit as big as a cat's head. And we'd never turn down a creamy sausage gravy on top.

1 hr

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

There's a reason that this Southern cake is a classic. One bite of the pineapple, maraschino cherry, and pecan-topped dessert, and you'll understand why.

1 hr 15 mins

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

A sublime and tasty crossover between vegan and soul food—who would have thought it was possible? It is and it's fabulous. Healthy and filled with flavor, it's everything a salad should be.

30 mins

Pecan Tassies

Here's another recipe for those of you that desire a higher crust to filling ratio. Tassies are really just tiny pecan pies, y'all.

1 hr 25 mins

Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Mini food always makes a big statement. Tiny chicken burgers from Trisha Yearwood do just that--and they taste amazing, too.

40 mins

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

We're excited for National Pulled Pork Day and it’s not hard to understand why. Knee-wobblingly tender pulled pork collide with cool, crisp, tangy coleslaw to terrific effect.

13 hrs 30 mins

Chocolate Buttermilk Pie

A creamy, custardy pie that everyone who tested it, also ate it for breakfast. Pie is breakfast, people. Chocolate pie is better than dry toast, for sure.

2 hrs 30 mins

Blueberry Custard Pie

A custardy pie, filled with summer's favorite berry (come on, you know it's true), and baked into your choice of crust. Sweet, silky perfection.

4 hrs 10 mins

Smothered Pork Chops

Juicy pork chops are a perennial favorite around here. Smother 'em in a creamy, Creole, caramelized onion gravy... oh my lord.

1 hr