Fun is in full swing when the Lee brothers throw an easygoing Christmas dinner that's oh-so-Southern.
Dip your knife in flour after each cut to give six-ingredient Cheese Straws clean edges. Vary the width of your cuts--from ¼ to ½ inch; then break into desired lengths after baking.
New Ambrosia With Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing is one of the tastiest holiday twists we've seen in a long time. Prepare the Buttermilk-Coconut Dressing ahead; store it in the refrigerator up to three days.
Soul-soothing Sweet Potato-Buttermilk Pie starts with a refrigerated piecrust. We recommend baking it in the morning, letting it cool, and serving it at room temperature.
Chopped, toasted pecans and crushed vanilla wafers lend an extra layer of flavor and texture to Hot-Spiced Bourbon Balls. Serve them with coffee, or package them up as take-home gifts.
Have a hankerin' for scuppernong jelly or watermelon rind pickles? How about a bag of stone-ground grits or a 12-pack of Cheerwine?
Look no further than Matt and Ted's much-celebrated Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue(BoiledPeanuts.com). What began more than a decade ago as a way for displaced (read: hungry) Southerners to get their hot little hands on fresh
boiled peanuts has turned into a superb general store for some of our region's most prized culinary delicacies. While shopping,
be sure to order one of their trendy T-shirts or an "I Brake For Boiled Peanuts" bumper sticker ("For safety's sake," say
the brothers). You can also purchase a copy of their best-selling cookbook.