condiments & accompaniments

Buttermilk Citrus Green Goddess Dressing

Buttermilk Citrus Green Goddess Dressing (and roasted vegetables & shrimp skewers)

Here’s an old dressing with a bright twist thanks to some citrus alternatives to the standard lemon. Super simple to throw together, it’s free of preservatives and packed with vibrant flavor. Use as a sandwich spread, veggie dip, topping for meat and fish or a pasta sauce  — the possibilities are endless!

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Church Hot Dog Chili

Church Hot Dog Chili

It’s hard to beat a good ole hot dog. And the best are topped with simple homemade chili, fittin for dogs and burgers. All the way please… chili, mustard and chopped onions! And a dollop of slaw doesn’t hurt either.

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Sweet ’n’ Spicy Chili Vinaigrette With pickle juice

Sweet ’n’ Spicy Chili Vinaigrette with pickle juice

Drizzle this sweet n’hot chili vinaigrette over a simple salad along with my Carnitas Enchiladas Suiza, or put it to work in a shredded cabbage slaw. Need a quick marinade for chicken or shrimp? This is your go-to! Keeps in the fridge for about a month.

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Sticky Pig Twigs

Sticky Pig Twigs… can bacon get any better?

Make a pile of these Sticky Pig Twigs, because they will disappear right before your eyes. Enjoy as is, or chopped on salads. Especially good on a juicy summer BLT … add more hot pepper if your crowd can take it!

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Grilled Fish Tacos with Watermelon Pico de Gallo

Grilled Fish Tacos with Watermelon Pico de Gallo

This sweet and hot watermelon pico de gallo is the perfect topping for fresh North Carolina fish, shrimp or crab tacos. For the best texture, stir together just before serving.

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Aloha Hula Hot Dogs with Mango Slawsa

Hot Diggity Dogs… Aloha Hula Hot Dogs Y’all!

Hot dogs are such a fun food for entertaining, and we do love our traditional fixin’s here in the South. But how about a fun twist? Light the Tiki torches and head outside and fix some Aloha Hula Hot Dogs with Mango Slawsa!!

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Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish

Don’t throw out that watermelon rind! It won’t take long for you to cook up a batch of this delicious Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish!.. soooo good on just about everything!

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collards + cabbage + frost = “cabbards” time…. with Crispy Cornbread Cookies, Molasses Bacon Butter & Pot Likker

The time has just about come for the annual “cooking of the cabbards” to fill the freezer!  Like a squirrel stowing away acorns for the winter, I too, “get my …

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