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

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.

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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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Four whole Texas smoked chickens on a baking sheet with grilling fork on the side

Texas Smoked Chicken

Juicy, tender, and subtly spiced, this Texas smoked chicken is as good as barbecue gets with its intriguing four-ingredient spice rub that beautifully melds heat with sweet and a traditional low-and-slow spell in the smoker.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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