Laurie Triplette

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On Cooking Southern: Fill the Freezer Now – July Is National Blueberry Month

SOUTHERNISM OF THE MONTH Glow: What Southern Belles do instead of sweating, as they gently blot their faces with lace-edged hankies and languidly move their...
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On Cooking Southern: Quick and Easy Road-Trip Foods Enhance the Travel Experience

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Down in the dirt: Someone is willing to roll up their sleeves and participate at an elemental level, getting dirty and...
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One Patriot’s Thoughts About Recent and Coming Events

A few weeks ago I made a two-day bus journey to the annual Continental Congress of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution...

Currence’s Debut Tome Blends Best of Cookbook Styles

Laurie Triplette reviews Big Bad Chef's Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey. By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes From My Three Favorite Food Groups, the first book...

On Cooking Southern: Canned Tomatoes, Pickled Okra, and Fridge Jam

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Well that just dills my pickle: Uh-oh. Something has turned everything sour and I’m het up about it… related...

There Was a Whole Lotta Shaking in Central Park for Mississippi Picnic

Folks were all shook up on Saturday in New York City, as the Magnolia State held its 36th annual Mississippi Picnic in Central Park....
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On Cooking Southern: Serve Up Sunday Flavor With Savory Chicken, Spring Veggies

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Hallelujah and pass the cornbread: Southern epithet of support favored by Madea and most church-goers, meaning “Praise the Lord, Amen and...

On Cooking Southern: Turkey Bone Gumbo

Flavor is bone deep By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Hankerin’: A desire for something. Think more coconut cake or a bowl game. ON COOKING SOUTHERN: Turkey Our...

On Cooking Southern: Bread Pudding and French Onion Soup

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Bread and butter: A universal American expression having several definitions, according to usage… (1) One’s basic livelihood, presumably the means...

On Cooking Southern: Dressing and Roasting a Duck

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week: Like a duck on a junebug:  Attracted so strongly a person is gonna get right onto it physically or literally...