Category Archives: Side Dishes

Two Excellent & Easy Recipes for Macaroni and Cheese

Finding a good macaroni and cheese recipe became a little bit of an obsession while I was in college.  I finally got one — actually, I got two.  Today I wanted to share these two macaroni and cheese recipes with … Continue reading

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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms

I used to hate mushrooms. I even picked them out of anything with cream-of-mushroom soup.  Then, one day on a rare splurge at Red Lobster, Jonathan convinced me to try the crab-stuffed mushrooms.  My life has never been the same. … Continue reading

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Nanny’s Shrimp-Crab Salad

My grandmother (who we all call Nanny) came by the shop the other day with a little container of shrimp-crab salad.  I’d never heard of such a thing.  And I liked it. So I called her to get the recipe. … Continue reading

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Tennessee Fried Corn (or Creamed Corn, to You Non-Tennesseans)

Marked “Yummy!” by an unknown previous owner of my copy of The Nashville Cookbook: Specialties of the Cumberland Region, this fried corn recipe just looked appealing. And it turned out to be worth trying. I made it on my six-hour … Continue reading

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Traditional Southern Green Beans

I had fun on the Fourth. I cooked for six hours. This is the result (not pictured, my beautiful deviled eggs, which I forgot to set out). Clockwise from top left: Mint limeade, green beans, ribs, fried corn (a.k.a. creamed … Continue reading

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Frozen Fruit Salad (With a Discourse on What Constitutes a Salad)

The president of a local university here in Nashville, not blessed with the privilege of having been raised in the South (bless his heart), recently expressed perplexity — and perhaps a little contempt — that salads here usually don’t consist … Continue reading

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Old-Fashioned Gravy

Jonathan has decreed that pot roast shall never be made anymore in our home without gravy.  So, to accompany the pot roast recipe, here’s your gravy (shown in the pan because my poor gravy boat is lost in a stack … Continue reading

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