Get your pie crust ready for our 3 very best fall pie recipes

It’s that time of year again — time to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. We recommend you do as we do and plot out your pie baking schedule first. They are, after all the best part of the meal. (Don’t tell the turkey). To help give you a head-start, we’ve rounded up our three of our favorite fall pie recipes that also happen to be drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet Potato Pie with Marshmallows and Pecan Streusel This pie captures the essence of sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows, but it is rightfully presented…

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Smoky bacon meets hearty black-eyed peas in this easy, potluck-ready salad

Here’s an idea for the next time you’re invited to a neighborhood potluck, picnic or cookout: Bypass the grocery store deli’s goopy, sad, ready-made potato-pasta salad, and try your hand at making your own chilled salad, from scratch. After all, that’s what your neighbor really meant when she asked you to bring a side dish. One of my favorite dishes makes use of hearty, flavorful black-eyed peas. Yes, these peas are often overlooked in the hierarchy of legumes; pinto and kidney beans, revered as the the stars of many chili con…

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Make this delicious barbecue shrimp at home with Red Clay Hot Sauce

Here at Southern Kitchen, we love our barbecue shrimp. Whether New Orleans style or swimming in a hoppy beer, we can get enough of this classic Low Country dish. Recently, South Carolina chef Geoff Rhyne launched a hot sauce that has added yet another favorite recipe to our list. Red Clay Hot Sauce is a fresno chili-based sauce that was created to bring out the best in dishes like fried chicken and raw oysters, not mask them. We absolutely love it with this barbecue shrimp recipe. Here Chef Rhyne’s peppery sauce…

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You’ll be sure to scare off any vampires that come knocking with these 3 garlic-filled recipes

We’ve already got you covered when it comes to Halloween candy, cocktails and even music, but what about actual, well, food? Our favorite thing on which to chow down on this spookiest of holidays is vampire-repelling, garlic-filled dishes. Not only will these meals fight off whatever comes knocking on your door this evening, but they’ll also keep your belly happy with bold, savory flavors. Here are our three favorite garlic-filled recipes, perfect for whipping up while you wait for trick-or-treaters. Anne Quatrano’s Scalloped Potatoes This hearty potato dish from Atlanta’s…

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3 hearty, unexpected fall desserts that don’t involve making pie crust

Fall baking is about more than just pumpkin and apple pies. When we’re planning the dessert course for weekend dinner parties (or hey, just Thursday night’s treat), we glean inspiration from fall colors and cooling temperatures just as often as fall ingredients. Caramel, warm spice and golden brown toppings all make an appearance in our favorite new fall desserts. Cast Iron Apple Cobbler Fewer dishes are more comforting in fall than a warm apple cobbler. In our cast iron skillet version, we use tart Granny Smith apples to offset the…

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Make it fast or make it slow: Two ways to cook beef chili

For those of us who love to cook, there’s nothing better than spending an entire Sunday afternoon in the kitchen, simmering sauces and baking cakes. But the reality is that those days of long-recipe luxury are few and far between. In Make it Fast or Make it Slow, we’re bringing you two versions of the same dish: one that’s quick and easy and one that’s well, not so quick. Both are worthy of an addition to your repertoire, whether you’re feeling ambitious or just hungry. This week, we’re cooking chili — beef…

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From spiced lattes to delicious pies, find out the secret ingredient in all of your fall favorite treats

When people say they like pumpkin spice-flavored foods, what they mean is they like pumpkin pie-flavored foods, the difference between spice and pie being a few hundred calories’ worth of cream and sugar, not to mention actual pumpkin (or squash, as is the case with much canned pumpkin pie filling). Take a look at the ingredient list of most any iconic vehicle for pumpkin spices, such as the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, and you will see more than just a sweet, spiced coffee drink. There are actual pumpkin particles in…

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Love beer? We’ve got 10 recipes that will have you hopping (see what we did there?) into the kitchen now

There is something about the idea of falling leaves that makes me want to cook with beer. I have no clue what that’s all about, but whenever the temperatures even hint at dropping a few degrees, I want to bust out a six-pack of lager style beer and start making chili. If I’m being honest however, I just enjoy beer period. Whether in a beergarita or in place of a light-bodied white wine in my mussels, I believe that beer is one of the most underutilized tools in any must…

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