These buttermilk biscuits are authentic. This recipe came from my great-great-grandmother, and was handed down to all the women in my family, and we are all Southern. I am the first one to commit the sin of using a food processor (lol) but I find it works very well. I would put these biscuits up against anyone's - they are perfect in every single way. I hope you all enjoy them.
I tested 8 different butter cookie recipes, looking for the "perfect" butter cookie. It had to be buttery, a little crumbly (like shortbread), and not too sweet. This is the winner. I think these are the Worlds Best Butter Cookie, courtesy of Chef Alice Medrich.
This is my families recipe, with a small change in the method which I learned from a book. It's the only cornbread I will eat. Please use a 10 inch cast iron skillet -- it makes a big difference in how this bread turns out.
These cookies are absolutely delicious and absolutely addictive! I keep rolls of it on hand in the freezer and just slice off as many as I want to bake at one time. They never last long. My 2 year old LOVES them. Another winner from FC...
After many years of experimentation, I think these are the best biscotti I've ever made. They are nice and dry and crunchy the way real biscotti should be - they are not cookie-like like many you buy in the store these days. They are perfect for dipping, they have a long shelf-life, they are delicious and flavorful. My toddler LOVES them and even asks for them before bed with a cup of milk for dipping. Another great recipe from Alice Medrich.
This is an authentic Mexican rice dish from Jim Peyton, and despite it's somewhat odd sounding ingredients, it is fantastic!!! Great with any meat dish. I sometimes make this for myself for dinner, with nothing but the rice and a glass of white wine to enjoy with it. Leftovers heat up well, too.
From Baking with Julia, my favorite baking book. DO NOT make substitutions, or shortcuts in this recipe. I can not and will not guarantee the results if you do. But if you elect to take on this, the Queen of Bread, you will be rewarded with an incredible bread that is great on it's own, makes great sticky buns, and makes really fabulous french toast and bread pudding.
Brining pork chops is undoubtedly the best way to prepare them. After I did it once, I will no longer prepare them any other way. They are juicy and delicious and far better than any I've ever had before.
I hate meatloaf - DH loves it. I came up with this, modifying a recipe for meatballs, and we both love it. It doesn't have a sauce because it doesn't need it. It's wonderful on it's own. We like to roast carrots with it, and serve it with mashed potatoes and biscuits.
From Fine Cooking Issue #39, recipe and method by Paul Kirk, a BBQ genius! I had never ever had any luck making BBQ chicken until I read this article and followed it to the letter. Now, I am famous for my BBQ chicken. This recipe is ridiculously easy, and requires very little effort on your part, mostly just monitoring the grill. The sauce and rub are just mixing everything together. I guarantee you will love this chicken.
From Tom Douglas of the Dahlia Lounge in Seattle. I admit it - when I first saw the amount of salt in this recipes I thought, "WHAT?" but Chef Douglas is incredible so I decided to trust him and try this recipe just like he said to. What can I say - it's just delicious. My favorite way to roast a chicken now. You will be converted, too, once you try it. Great with mashed potatoes.
I got this recipe from a wonderful friend who is a chef and cooking instructor in Canada. I love it because it is super-moist, and has intense flavor. In a test of 5 different banana bread recipes, this is the one my husband and neighbors liked the best.
This recipe is from a dear friend, and it has become one of my weekly comfort meals in the winter. It is absolutely delicious, and you can tweak it all you like. It is very fast to put together and almost completely fat-free. I love this soup.
This recipe is from an old friend, Carolina, who makes a fabulous biscuit. This is different than my other recipe for buttermilk biscuits because it has the addition of an egg. It has a different taste and texture, but it is equally as good.
This cake is from a wonderful pastry chef, Mary Bergin. It's very simple, and it's simply the finest chocolate cake anywhere. When I make chocolate cake, this is the recipe I use. I may vary the accompaniments, but the cake is the same.
I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can't - it came from a chef named Diane Morgan, who wrote The Thanksgiving Table. My husband likes Brussels sprouts so I'm always looking for new ways to serve them. This is the best way I've ever tried. Even people who don't like Brussels sprouts like them this way. Try it.