Besides Dolly Parton and Lynyrd Skynyrd, two of the best things to ever come out of the South, have to be peaches and bourbon. It's no secret I love bourbon, so when I was creating this recipe and wanted to give it a bump in flavor I naturally reached for the bourbon bottle.
I'll also confess, the caramelized peaches was a happy accident; I turned my back a little too long when the peaches were cooking. When I smelled the sugar start to caramelize I knew I had a winner.
Needless to say I would serve it with a little bourbon on the side, and of course Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gimmie Three Steps should be playing in the background!
Tired of the same old side dishes? If you've never heard of it, let me introduce you to Panzanella. And if you have had it, let me introduce you to a fun new way of making it.
For those of you who don't know Panzanella, the easiest way to describe it is a stale bread and vegetable salad. Sounds appetizing doesn't it? Well, if you make it right it can be one of the best salads you'll ever have.
I love Panzanella for a number of reasons. Of course it's a great way to use leftover bread but that's not what makes this dish special. The beauty of this salad is to use the best ingredients you have available and then not do a whole lot with them.
It's one of the leanest cuts of pork you can get, it can be prepared for both casual and upscale dinners and it's pretty economical (translation, it's often on sale), so what's not to love about grilled pork tenderloin? Well, if you're not careful there are plenty of reasons it can go wrong.
I made this yesterday for my mother's birthday and in less than 30 minutes, four adults and two little kids polished off the entire bowl.
Trust me, it's great served as an appetizer but you can also dish it up on top of lettuce greens for a delicious salad. The other great thing is pickled shrimp is an easy way to impress with a minimum amount of work. It takes about 10 minutes to stir together and then it simply chills for 2 to 8 hours.
Would you believe me if I said you could have crispy, hot, savory dinner rolls in less than 1 hour? FROM SCRATCH!
Even though this uses yeast it's made more like a quick bread than a traditional yeast bread. The ingredients are quickly stirred together, put into the pan and set aside for a few minutes before going in the oven. It really is that easy.
This casserole is a great dish to serve when you're having company. It's easy to make, costs next to nothing and can be made ahead of time. Once you have the pasta in the baking dish, just cover with some plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 8 hours. An hour before you're ready to serve just pop it in the oven and bake until golden brown.