Classic Southern Recipes For Every Month in 2021
Down South, there are certain recipes that have been passed from generation to generation for a reason. These dishes have a dash of Southern soul baked right in, from their flaky crusts and cheesy centers to their sweet buttercream-laced layers. Whether it's a holiday tradition or backyard BBQ essential, these recipes are celebrated staples on our Southern tables.
So, why not learn to master them? Some Southern cooks might be able to whip up a summer tomato pie or an Easter-worthy cake without looking at a recipe, but they all had to start somewhere. To help you realize your cooking potential this year, we've rounded up a classic Southern recipe for every month in 2021 everyone should try at home. Whether you're a seasoned chef or just learning the ropes, there's nothing like mastering a new dish, even if it's been around for quite some time.
January: Classic Hoppin’ John
March: Homemade Orange Rolls
April: Ultimate Carrot Cake
Recipe: Ultimate Carrot Cake
Made with grated carrots and sweetened coconut, these Easter-worthy cake layers are moist, sweet, and soft.
May: Crawfish Boil
Recipe: Crawfish Boil
The rumors are true—all you really need for a good crawfish boil is fresh crawfish, a big cooking pot, a few friends, and a beautiful day.
June: Heirloom Tomato Pie
July: Deep South Barbecue Ribs
Recipe: Deep South Barbecue Ribs
Tomatoes, light brown sugar, vinegar, and yellow mustard make this BBQ recipe a perfect blend of regional flavors.
August: Easy Peach Cobbler
September: Classic Baked Mac and Cheese
Recipe: Classic Baked Mac and Cheese
Step away from the boxed stuff. This Southern staple is simple enough to make on a school night and proves homemade is always worth the extra effort.
October: Mississippi Roast
November: Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
December: Snowy Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream
For Southern Living, it wouldn’t be the holidays without a white cake on the cover of our December issue. Start a new Christmas tradition this season, and try one of our favorites for yourself.