Laurie Triplette

On Cooking Southern: Jelly Beans, Cake, and Petit Fours

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week:  Well slap me silly! … and call me Susan (or Sally or Darlin’… ): An upbeat expletive related to Butter...
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On Cooking Southern: Go Ahead And Waffle Around With That Chicken

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Southern Fried: A term that refers to something soaked in Southern culture -- like our fried chicken soaked in buttermilk and...

On Cooking Southern: Trumpets Sound for Passover, Orthodox Easter

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Resting in peace in the marble orchard: Somebody’s been laid to rest in the cemetery...called by the Moravians “God’s Acre,” whose...

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: Celebrate Cinco With a Bit of Mole and More

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week: Holy Moly: An emphatic expression of surprise, interchangeable with Holy Smoke, Holy Cow, or Holy Mackeral! Known as early as...

On Cooking Southern: South-of-the-Border Super Bowl Food

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Southernism of the Week Omaha: Need I say anything? Stay Warm and Toasty With South-of-the-Border Super Bowl Food Are we ready for some (more) football?...

On Cooking Southern: Spinach and Sausage Gnocchi and Bruschetta

Keep it lighter with a Mediterranean twist By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Carry on: To express oneself in an exaggerated manner, just shy of a...

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

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

On Cooking Southern: Crowd Food

Feeding—and comforting—the masses By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK (Looks Like) Something the Cat Dragged in: That person’s seen better days or better moments in the same...

On Cooking Southern: ‘Tis Apple Season

By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com Week of  October 27, 2014 Southernism of the Week: Don’t insult the alligator before you cross the stream: A simple concept — do not arouse...