Food and Recipes

Cajun Seasoned Shrimp and Grits

I am completely in love with these grits. I crave them so often that I have to force myself not to make them because I don't want to get tired of them. I have met so many people who are completely put off by them, but my guess would be that they ate grits that were not made properly. Often, a lot of northerners can be turned off by the texture of grits. It doesn't help that they typically have only tried them as the bland, microwavable packet, and/or lumpy and lackluster. You really don't want to skimp on quality. I would recommend a kicked up version (such as this recipe) if you've never tried them before--there is just so much flavor going on that it's difficult not to like them. Also, as I've stated before, I am a vegetarian, my husband is not. For us, this is another easy meal to prep both ways. As another side note, if you live in an area where grits are more difficult to come by, it's easier than ever to purchase them thanks to the internet. You can have them delivered to your door with the quick click of a button.

Food and Recipes

Southern Praline Recipe

Addicting. If I had to sum pralines up in one word to someone who doesn't know what this sweet, southern delicacy is, it would certainly be 'addicting.' I fell in love with this insanely rich, sugary and buttery candy in Savannah years ago. The brown sugar just melts in your mouth. I really struggle to stay away from them. So while everyone is busy making their Christmas fudge, I'm working on my traditional pralines (even though there's never a bad time to make or eat them). They also make for nice little gifts because usually, most of our family and friends don't make them .