Mardi Gras

Pibil-style pork ribs on sheets of parchment paper with a bowl of habanero salsa next to it.

Pibil-Style Pork Ribs

Here’s a sweet little recipe for Pibil-style ribs–less work than a traditional full pig but with all of the taste. Roll up your sleeves and pass the napkins!

A cast-iron pan filled with smothered pork chops in a thick caramelized onion and cream sauce beside a plate of wild rice.

Smothered Pork Chops

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

A large enamel pot filled with chicken perloo with a ladle.

Chicken Perloo

A richly warming, comforting combination of earthy spices and smoky chicken. Comes together easily and brings everyone to the table.

A floral tablecloth with a cellar of pink salt, a plate of cornbread, and a pot of field peas and snap beans along with pot liquor and a chunk of salt pork.

Field Peas and Snap Beans

A pretty quick simmer turns field peas and snap beans into a pot full of Southern perfection. The pot liquor that you end up with is tasty as heck, too.

A blue skillet with paper towel and a pile of breaded, deep-fried cauliflower. A bowl of dip in the background.

Popcorn Cauliflower Bites

A terrific snack, appie, or side dish, that nearly everyone will devour. Crispy fried vegetables dipped in your choice of sauce? Yes, please!

A Fiesta bowl filled with cheesy shrimp and grits with bacon

Shrimp and Grits

Creamy Southern stone-ground grits with Cheddar cheese, plump sautéed shrimp, crisp bacon, garlic, and scallions.