About The Editors of Southern Living

Southern Living Magazine

Based in Birmingham, AL, the editors of Southern Living have celebrated the best of life in the South since 1966. The magazine, originally created to share the beauty and culture of the South, explores Southern food, gardens, home design, and travel. The editors also publish a Southern Living Annual Recipes cookbook with their favorite recipes from the magazine every year. @southernlivingmag

The makings of beef fajitas on a wooden board - tortillas, steak, guacamole, salsa.

Beef Fajitas

Steak marinated in beer and spices, grilled to juicy magnificence, and piled atop lightly charred tortillas. Beats plain old ground beef tacos, eh?

Three Texas smoked chickens lined up next to each other on a sheet pan with a metal fork beside them.

Texas Smoked Chicken

Juicy, tender, and subtly spiced, this Texas-style chicken is as good as barbecue gets with its intriguing four-ingredient spice rub that beautifully melds heat with sweet.

A cast-iron skillet filled with a cooked sweet potato cornbread with two pats of butter on top and a dish of butter pats beside it.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

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

Pieces of bayou fried shrimp in a paper towel-lined bowl.

Bayou Fried Shrimp

Say the word “bayou,” and we conjure romantic notions of swampy marshlands and, natch, Cajun fried shrimp.

A jar of refrigerator pickles on a white napkin with a fork resting against the jar.

Refrigerator Pickles

These kaleidoscopic little lovelies don’t require the typical processing and patience that classic pickles demand. Woohoo!

A chess pie with a homemade crust cut into four slices in an antique tin pie plate on top of a napkin

Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.

Texas Dry Rub

Texas Dry Rub

This Texas dry rub recipe has just the right blend of seasoning for bbq ribs, chicken, even flank steak for fajitas.

Two ancho fish tacos in a metal dish with lime wedges and chipotle mayo on the side.

Ancho Fish Tacos

Rubbed with spices and grilled rather than battered and fried, these fish tacos are so easy, so healthy, and so something we want to make again and again and again.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

These wee biscuits are spectacular just with a smidgen of butter, but slap some ham or turkey on them and woah.