A compilation of road-tested recipes from years of college football tailgating, across the South. 

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Moroccan Chicken with Olives, Raisins and Lemon

(Adapted from Closet Cooking) If you are interested in a meal that bursts with flavor, then this dish might be for you. It is packed with tanginess and saltiness from the preserved lemon and olives then the sweetness of the raisins adds another layer of deliciousness....

Spanish Bean Soup

(Adapted from The Columbia Restaurant) I grew up vacationing in Longboat Key with my family, and every summer we'd trek to Sarasota for a meal at the famous Columbia Restaurant. I'd get a cup of their incredible Spanish Bean soup and half of a Cuban sandwich. Life was...

Pork Tacos with Cole Slaw & Guacamole

PULLED PORK TACOS with COLE SLAW AND GUACAMOLE PALOMAS (Adapted from Christan Willis) I first saw this recipe and wondered about the combination? You've got slow cooked barbecue pulled pork combined with coleslaw, cilantro topped with guacamole and queso fresco. Would...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

(Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction) I know, I know, this cake has been around FOREVER. But...I've always liked it, and I've never made it myself. So, I set out to find the best recipe, and I think I've found it. My favorite baker (Sally's Baking Addiction) came to...

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I’m a wife, mom, dog lover, blogger and love cooking, blogging, volunteering, antiquing, traveling, reading, and working out – and of course EATING really good food. I especially relish planning and preparing delicious food for friends and family to enjoy.


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