Laurie Triplette

On Cooking Southern: Can It Be Christmas without the Candied Cherries?

SOUHERNISM OF THE WEEKSmart Cookie: A person whose intelligence is notably outstanding. Never to be mistaken for someone who has behaved stupidly and is...

On Cooking Southern: It’s That Happy-in-Your-Cups Time of Year

          Editor's note: This article first ran on HottyToddy.com in December 2014.Southernism of the Week:Been in the ignorant oil (OR looks like he was sent...

On Cooking Southern: Let’s Celebrate Our Foreign Food Roots

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEKSweet as pie: A descriptive term referring to a person with a pleasant nature. A high compliment when conferred by a...

On Cooking Southern: A Groggy Night Inspires End-Of-Summer Cocktails

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEKTom and Jerry: A grog of powdered sugar, beaten egg yolks and whites, whiskey and hot milk, seasoned with nutmeg. Dates...

On Cooking Southern: Beat Summertime Heat With Stick Food

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEKTo love on: The action of being lovey-dovey with another person, including physical petting, hugging, kissing and making generally mushy-sounding small...

On Cooking Southern: Spring Teatime Offers Treats Even A Manly Man Will Like

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK I’m losing my religion: Some extreme situation or person has provoked the speaker almost to the point of no return, beyond...

Yac’s 2017 Miss-I-Sippin’ Beerfest Was Hoppin’ With Fun

By Laurie TripletteThe air in Oxford was heady with hops last weekend when the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosted its ninth annual Miss-i-sippin’...

On Cooking Southern: Shake Up St. Paddy’s With Fried Green Tomato Stacks

IRISH SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEKLose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day: A late start puts a person...

On Cooking Southern: Let The Good Times Roll All Year Long

CAJUN SOUTHERNISMS OF THE (MARDI GRAS) WEEKBonne Chance (pronounced bone shahnz): Good luck. Lache pas la patate (pronounced Losh pa la pa tot): “Don’t let...

On Cooking Southern: Share The Love Every Day This Week With Chocolate (A Girl’s...

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK About as useful as a chocolate chisel in a diamond mine: Might not be able to carve out any diamonds, but...