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A whole deep-fried turkey, garnished with sage, bay, and thyme leaves on a wooden cutting board.

Deep-Fried Turkey

Crisp, burnished skin and moist, impossibly tender meat can be yours. (Yes, deep-fried turkey IS everything it’s bragged up to be.)

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A Texas style smoked turkey cut into breast and leg pieces on a cutting board with a knife.

Texas Style Smoked Turkey

Behold, your latest favorite turkey, whether on your Thanksgiving table or your Super Bowl bash or your next backyard barbecue.

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A cast iron skillet filled with cooked sweet potato cornbread topped with two pats of butter, resting on a old blue wooden chair with a dish of butter beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising and stunning (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic that everyone is swearing is the best cornbread they’ve ever had. But you best experience it for yourself.

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A slice of pecan torte with bourbon whipped cream dolloped on the side

Pecan Torte with Bourbon Whipped Cream

This incredibly indulgent yet not too sweet dessert is crazy rich despite being made with just pantry staples and very little work. Don’t skip the game-changing dollop of bourbon-spiked whipped cream.

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Glass bowl filled with pecan pie bread pudding, caramel sauce, bourbon-vanilla ice cream on a marble table

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

This Southern melding of pie and pudding is obscenely, ridiculously rich. Oh, Lord, just take us now.

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A pile of Cajun fried chicken pieces.

Cajun Fried Chicken

Bathed in buttermilk and spiced ever so slightly, this Cajun-style fried hen is memorably moist inside, superlatively crisp outside, and gosh darn perfect through and through.

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A three-layer hummingbird cake with a cake server beside it.

Hummingbird Cake

This Southern classic is an oh so sweet and charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans slathered with cream cheese frosting.

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A white plate of pan-fried bananas with brandy that have been drizzle with coconut cream with a fork resting on either side.

Pan-Fried Bananas with Brandy

Boozy bananas are lavished with a cheater’s caramel sauce made with butter, brandy, and brown sugar in this outrageously simple riff on a Southern classic. No flambé required.

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A glass cake stand topped with several slices of Cornelia Walker Bailey's pear bread.

Pear Bread

Quick bread. Tea cake. Spice bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

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A piece of chicken fried steak with a dish of cream gravy beside it all on a white plate.

Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy

Cookbook author Lisa Fain divulges a culinary legacy, one which she inherited from her father, who acquired it from his mother, who in turn learned it from her mother.

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A rectangular casserole dish filled with spicy tomato crumble, and a spoon resting in it.

Spicy Tomato Crumble

This spicy tomato crumble isn’t your run-of-the-mill crumble with its savory tomato filling and gently spiced crumble topping. And leftovers reheat beautifully.

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  • 1 H
  • 4
A platter with several crab cake burgers topped with tomato in a soft roll.

Crab Cake Burgers

Fresh crab necessitates only Old Bay and very little in way of other ingredients. That’s exactly what you’ll find here.

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A spiced peach shortcake on a white plate with spiced peaches layered between two biscuit halves and topped with whipped cream.

Spiced Peach Shortcakes

Ethereally airy biscuits. Sweetly spiced stone fruits. This riff on classic shortcake swaps strawberries for the unexpected to really quite surprising and clamor-for-more effect.

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