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Recipes: Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Fire it Up! 5 Smokin’ Hot Grilling Recipes for Memorial Day

I love to grill. My first grill was a Weber that I actually put together myself. It was a pretty scary moment when I clicked the ignition. It all worked out and I didn’t blow myself to kingdom-come. So, yes there you have it. I use a gas grill. Quelle horreur. I know that many… Read more »

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Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Simple, Satisfying, Steak

No, that’s not a steak, silly goose. That’s a cheddar biscuit. WHOA! I was thrilled with last week’s response to Southern Saturdays with Virginia with Five Weekend Breakfast Recipes! The kind folks from Smith Bites took the photo above and blogged, too. Here are some pics from Molly Folse from BhamDigest and Karmic Kitchen completely… Read more »

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Spicy (or Maybe Not So Much?) Pork Shoulder Results

Last weekend, just before the holiday, I gave a call out on Facebook, Twitter, and in this blog asking for folks to participate in a recipe test for Spicy Pulled Pork Shoulder. WOW. I was overwhelmed with the response! So many people responded. Thank you so much! I was blown away. The results were overwhelmingly… Read more »

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Spicy Pork Shoulder: Recipe Testing for Basic to Brilliant, Y’all

My next cookbook, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Recipes and Recollections of a Southern Culinary Journey is the lead book for Ten Speed for Fall 2011. The concept is much like my first book – simple basic recipes with accessible ingredients. I’ll have the same smattering of stories about Mama, Meme, Martha – my travels around… Read more »

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