Lisa Cericola

Lisa Cericola

Lisa Cericola is the senior food editor at Southern Living. She works with the Southern Living Test Kitchen to create recipes for the website and magazine, and writes and edits stories about all aspects of food in the South.
Skip the canned stuff this year and make a batch of easy homemade cranberry sauce that people will actually want to eat.
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Creamy Dijonnaise
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Paired with crab cakes, this sauce is amazing.
Spicy Pepper Sauce
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A little spice never hurt anyone.
Herbed Crème Fraîche
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The perfect sauce for seafood.
Christmas Crab Cakes
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Crab cakes are a special dish that go perfectly with celebrations.
You haven't had mashed potatoes like these before.
Flank steak is a great weeknight dinner option.
This savory tomato sauce works perfectly with grits and chicken thighs.
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This one-pot meal will be a weeknight staple.
Give your old pork chop recipe a night off.
It's all in the sauce.
If you're willing to spend a bit more and look beyond the supermarket, these hams are guaranteed to impress your Easter crowd.
Helping home cooks have fewer kitchen fails.
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Redefining barbecue in the South.
Feeding her community in more ways than one.
Spiced carrots will soon be your family's most requested Thanksgiving side dish.
This dish is a fast take on the usual long-simmered greens. Swap out other hearty greens like kale, collards, or turnip greens for the mustard greens if you prefer.
Baked Brie Bites
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This five-ingredient appetizer packs a lot of flavor and texture into one bite. For some holiday green, top red pepper jelly with fresh parsley.
Smashed Baby Red Potatoes
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Crispy on the outside, silky on the inside, these aren't your everyday roasted potatoes.
This recipe frees up precious stove-top space and reminds us of the traditional green beans our grandmothers used to make.
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This classic Southern side gets a slow-cooker makeover with this recipe that you'll use countless times this holiday season.
You might not be hosting the holiday but the pressure is still on. Show up to the Thanksgiving feast with one of these foolproof dishes.
Apple cider vinegar is a must in coleslaw, according to our food editor. This pantry staple adds the right amount of acidity to any coleslaw recipe, whether you prefer it with or without mayo.