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Darcie
the frozen North
I'm a food and drink enthusiast.
Interests: In addition to baking and bacon, my interests include cocktails/mixology, motorcycles (never combining the two!), travel and reading. I live with my husband and 5 cats.
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My husband's grandmother was a true Southern cook, and her biscuits (which I could not taste because they exist only in my husband's memory) were my Moby Dick. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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I think I just found my favorite way to enjoy peanut butter and chocolate. Mmmm, peanuts. One shouldn't underestimate the importance of peanuts to the South. In the late 1800s, agriculture in the Deep South was in serious trouble because poor cotton cultivation practices had left the soil depleted, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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Today's cake is brought to you by the letter P. This is the "mystery ingredient" cake from my last post - have you guessed it yet? (If not, you really weren't trying. This is not rocket science.) It's prunes! This cake hails (again) from the Southern Heritage Cakes Cookbook, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird...it's a plane...it's....a mystery ingredient. I'm sure you can fairly easily guess what the next cake will feature. For those who don't know what it is, I'll give you a hint: it used to be a key ingredient in Dr. Pepper. Stay tuned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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If Richard Dawson were to ask a Family Feud contestant to name a food that is associated with the South, it's a safe bet that 'cornbread' would be an answer worth a lot of points. Cornbread also rates as one of the most contentious disputes between Southerners and damn Yankees,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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Remember when I said that almost all the recipes in the Southern Heritage Cakes Cookbook (SHCC) contained pecans and/or coconut? Well, this one not only has half a pound of pecans, it also has a full cup of bourbon! It's called Bringhurst Pecan Cake (my best guess is that it's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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Some recipes make you question their origin. Were they invented by a frugal housewife, crazy chemist, or hungry stoner? While stoner recipes don't tend to hold up well to reexamination, there are other excellent recipes that beg the question of what circumstance prompted their creation, or at least what set... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), one of the South’s most venerated heroes, was affectionately known to Southerners as Marse Robert. He was respected by leaders on both sides of the Mason-Dixon, and many historians believe that had he accepted Lincoln’s offer of command over the Union Army, the Civil War... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
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What better way to begin the new year than to make a resolution that puts undue pressure on oneself? I am starting another baking blog, even though I can't even keep up with my other one (Bacon-n-Bakin). This blog is a tangent off my first: having lived in the Upper... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2012 at A Yankee Bakes the South
I love Canadian bacon. I was going to do some of that in addition to the pork bellies but couldn't find any decent loins. Maybe we need to get a "pet" pig LOL.
That looks wonderful. I can serving this with a really crisp cookie and a dollop of whipped cream. Would you mind if I use a variation of your recipe for a newspaper article (credit given, of course)?
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Mar 15, 2010
I keep going back and forth on wanting a vita-mix. They look very handy, but oooh, that price tag.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2009 on Perfect Southern Cornbread at Porter House
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