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Jalapeño Poppers With Smoked Pimento Cheese and Country Ham (Gluten-Free Friendly)

Jalapeño Poppers With Smoked Pimento Cheese and Country Ham

A staple of many a tailgating gathering, jalapeño poppers are pretty much as ubiquitous as queso this time of year. A bad thing? Not in the least. These bites are sure to shake up the usual equation, injecting some irresistible Southern flair into your festivities in practically no time at all.

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The Lady and Sons’ Shrimp and Grits, at Home (Naturally Gluten-Free)

shrimp and grits

This Yankee-turned-Deep-South resident doesn’t need any convincing to eat grits in any form — classic cheese, light-and-crispy waffles, salumi-stuffed arancini? I’m there. But shrimp, well, that’s another story. That is, until I met this version of shrimp and grits inspired by a friend’s visit to The Lady and Sons. Swimming in a creamy pool of highly-seasoned sauce studded with a generous amount of spicy, smokey tasso ham, all served over intensely cheesy grits, it’s nothing short of indulgent. Be prepared to fall in love at first bite.

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The Strand’s Grilled Peach Salad (With Praline Bacon!), At Home

Grilled Peach and Praline Bacon Salad

Peaches. I can’t seem to get enough of them (and, it seems, all other stone fruit) this time of year. Maybe it’s my semi-new status as a Georgia-adjacent-state resident (read: Florida). Or perhaps it’s because their sweet, summery smell is just impossible to resist whenever I wander through the produce department. Regardless, this salad is a spectacular way to showcase their flavor beyond in the usual cobbler.

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Buttermilk and Grits Waffles

Buttermilk and Grits Waffles (Gluten-free)

Last Wednesday morning, I awoke to a beautiful sight on my Twitter feed, these buttermilk and grits waffles from Southern Souffle — I just had to make them! I immediately got to work on a gluten-free adaptation, and was in the kitchen, waffle iron preheating, maybe fifteen minutes later. They are virtually the most ethereal cornbread you’ve ever had, nice and crisp on the outside and light in fluffy in the middle, a fantastic breakfast treat — even David, who isn’t usually a cornbread fan, came back for seconds. They are simply addictive!

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