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On Cooking Southern: Multicooker Minestrone

Southernism of the Week Here’s the deal: You’d better listen up because what I have to tell you is the way it is and the way it’s gonna be. (For example, “Here’s the deal. The 12th Man is coming to any Seahawks party, and he will get in your head. Just …

South-of-the-Border Super Bowl Food

Stay Warm and Toasty With South-of-the-Border Super Bowl Food By, Laurie Triplette Southernism of the Week Omaha: Need I say anything? Are we ready for some (more) football? This is the week it all comes together — at Super Bowl XLVIII, the February 2 showdown between the two teams left standing after …

Palm Springs Restaurant Features Gimme Some Sugar Darlin’ Recipes

Twin Palms Reopens With Familiar Comfort Food Dishes Palm Springs restaurant also features nightly “all-you-can-eat” specials By, Lawrence Karol of Palm Springs Life, California’s Prestige Magazine There’s a whole lot of Southern hospitality and home cooking going on at the recently reopened Twin Palms Bistro & Lounge in Palm Springs. The restaurant …

Go Nuts!

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Nuttier’n a fruitcake: (Also “nutty as a fruitcake” or “he/she’s a fruitcake”) Crackbrained or crazy. Not just Southern, the expression originated in England, like many of our favorite regional idioms. Being “nutty” was first recorded between 1821 and 1846 to refer to insanity: The “nut” was Anglo …

Cooking Up Fun at the Memphis Cotton Museum

HottyToddy.com food writer Laurie Triplette served up some Christmas cheer to children and adults on Saturday at the Memphis Cotton Museum’s Gimme Some Holiday Fun event. Laurie felt right at home in her native city and at the downtown museum dedicated to the history of cotton. Laurie’s own father, Louis …

Low-Fuss Cheese and Cookies for the Holidays

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK High and Dry: A state or condition of being abandoned and stranded, without hope or recovery, like a beached boat. Think Delta frequent flyers out of Memphis…. The Christmas Parade is over, first-semester exams are winding down, and folks are frantically mailing those last gifts to loved …

Laurie Triplette’s Thanksgiving Turkey Run

Each November, HottyToddy.com food writer and cookbook author Laurie Triplette makes the trek to Zion Farms in Primrose, Mississippi, to pick up the pasture-raised turkey that graces the Thanksgiving table at her home in Oxford, and this year was no exception. Despite rainy, 27-degree temperatures on the Wednesday before the holiday, Laurie set out early with …