Soul Food

Black-eyed pea salad in a large oval bowl, on a blue and white checked tablecloth, beside a wooden spoon.

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.

A slice of sweet potato pie on a large metal plate with a napkin and a knife.

Southern Sweet Potato Pie

Sugar and spice and everything nice—that’s what you’ll find in this magnificently spiced traditional Southern pie from baker extraordinaire, Cheryl Day.

Two-thirds of a blueberry custard pie in a pie plate, with 2 dessert plates with a slice of pie on them, one with a fork and a bite missing.

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.

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 rimmed baking sheet with rows of Southern buttermilk biscuits.

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

“Spectacular.” “Sinful.” “Easy.” “Airy.” “Buttery.” “Lofty.” “Perfect.” That’s what folks are saying about these lovely buttermilk biscuits.

Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo with a serving of rice, in a white bowl with a spoon.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

Plate of oven-baked barbecue ribs slathered in sauce with more sauce on the side

Oven-Baked Barbecue Ribs

We’re all familiar with the glory of ribs slowly smoked in the backyard. But sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t agree with our barbecue plans. Thankfully there’s this recipe.

A glazed ham on a cutting board with several slices cut from the end and a carving fork and knife resting beside it.

Glazed Ham

Plonk this brown sugar glazed ham on your holiday table, step back, and listen to the gasped oohs and aahs, accept all manner of accolades, and watch it disappear.

A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.