Traditional Southern New Years Day Meal

One of the best parts about being Southern is the FOOD! We have a seemingly endless supply of amazing recipes and cooks to spare, so naturally on holidays food takes the center stage. For most of my life I’ve been eating the Traditional Southern New Year’s Day Meal and been told that the various dishes bring good luck for the New Year, but I never really knew the origin of the beliefs attached to them. Until now. The Southern Weekend has published my article on The Traditional Southern New Years Day Meal, so go check it out to learn why in the world we insist on eating pork, greens, and black eyed peas every January 1st. And for Heaven’s sake, don’t wash your clothes on New Years Day, or you’ll wash the luck right out of your year. I know it’s true because my grandmother told me so.

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Gluten Free Chex Mix Recipe

Yep, you read that right… I have created my own recipe for Gluten Free Chex Mix, and the world is definitely a better place. For years, I anxiously awaited the time around Christmas when my mom would start making Chex Mix to give as gifts to friends, neighbors, and party hostesses, hoping that she’d save me some of my all-time favorite snack. I loved everything about it, from the buttery, baked-in goodness to the spicy splash of Worcestershire sauce, but when the gluten-free lifestyle chose me, I had to start turning down my beloved Chex Mix when it was offered. For some reason it never occurred to me to just make a Gluten Free Chex Mix, but I finally wised-up this year and my entire family LOVES it! You’re going to need a few things to make your Gluten Free Chex Mix: 4.5 Cups of Corn Chex 4.5 Cups of Rice Chex 1.5 Cup of Mixed Nuts 2 Tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce 1 Cup of Mary’s Gone Crackers, broken into bite size pieces 6 Tbsp of Butter 1 tsp of Garlic 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp of Emeril’s Essence 1 tsp Tony Chachere’s Seasoning 3/4 Tsp Onion Powder Preheat the…

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Christmas Traditions in the South on The Southern Weekend

Finally, Christmas Traditions in the South is available for reading on The Southern Weekend! I am SO proud to be regularly writing for The Southern Weekend, where you can find great content about… you guessed it… The South! TSW publishes great videos, photos, stories, and features event information surrounding locations all over the American South, and whether you’re a Southerner, looking to visit The South, or just curious about what goes on down here, this website is worth every second of your time. My first article for The Southern Weekend went live last week, but things have been so crazy over here with Christnas and four kids running around the house that I haven’t had time to tell y’all about it! Go read Christmas Traditions in the South and let me know what you think! The editors of The Southern Weekend and I have cooked up a lot of great ideas for posts, so you’ll be seeing my work over there several times a month. Be sure to share it with your friends if you like it… and of course you’ll like it, because The South and Christmas go together like biscuits and gravy. You’ll be able to find all…

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