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Southern Tomato Pie

Great year round, this Southern Tomato Pie recipe is perfect for family gatherings. With minimal ingredients and a short prep time, this is an ideal summer dish! 1, 9" pie crust, pricked with fork 1/2 cup chopped bacon 2 medium tomatoes, sliced 3/4 cup Blue Plate Mayo 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded 3 tablespoon chopped onion salt and pepper Bake pie shell for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, then add bacon and tomatoes. Mix cheese, onions, and mayo. Spread on top of the tomatoes. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool and you are ready to serve!!

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Fried Pecan Okra

Fried, pickled, or grilled, okra is a signature southern ingredient. Named one of Southern Living's best okra recipes, this twenty minute recipe is sure to be any ones favorite! 1 cup pecans 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen whole okra, thawed or fresh okra Peanut oil First, place the pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Process the pecans, baking mix, and next two ingredients in a food processor until the pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl, add the okra, tossing to coat. Then gently press pecan mixture into okra. Pour...

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The Best Basic Grilled Corn Recipe

What better food is there to have as a side when grilling out than grilled corn? Quick, easy, and with only three ingredients, this grilled corn recipe is a great staple for any grill master! Ingredients: 8 ears corn, shucked and rinsed 1/2 stick butter  Kosher salt Light and prepare charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Or, if you want to use a gas grill. Set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Place corn directly over hot side...

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TOMATO BASIL AVOCADO MOZZARELLA SALAD WITH BALSAMIC DRESSING

Another great summer recipe, this simple tomato and basil salad uses just a few ingredients: tomatoes, fresh basil, avocado, Mozzarella cheese, and easy homemade balsamic dressing. It's healthy and delicious and makes a great side dish for any meal! Salad Ingredients: 1/2 pound red grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups) 1/2 pound yellow grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups) 2 avocados , diced 8 ounces small fresh mozzarella cheese balls 1/2 cup fresh basil , chopped Dressing Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons honey , warmed salt to taste In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, except the Mozzarella cheese balls. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients: whisk olive oil, balsamic vinegar and honey until nice and smooth. Then, add the salad dressing to the large bowl with salad, sprinkle...

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Strawberry Pecan Salad

 Loaded with sweet, ripe berries, this easy and light salad is perfect for summer gatherings. With only a ten minute prep time, even the busiest of people can whip this up in their kitchens!! Salad: 1 cup Pecan Halves 1/4 cup granulated sugar 12 oz package Romaine lettuce, chopped 8 oz fresh strawberries, halved 4 oz fresh blueberries 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled 1/4 cup red onion, sliced  15 oz can Mandarin oranges, drained 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped Salad Dressing: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 tsp kosher salt 2/3 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp poppyseeds In a small skillet over medium heat, saute pecans with sugar. This should take several...

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