Heading out to a delightful spring-time gathering? Arrive with one of these easy appetizers in hand, and you’ll wow the crowd!
Birmingham Food & Dining
If you like to eat great food, you've come to the right spot! We've got recipes for busy weeknights and for fabulous dinner parties as well as suggestions for Birmingham's best dining spots. If you are looking to embrace Birmingham food out on the town or in your own kitchen, we're here to help!
Whether you’re doing Whole30 or simply enjoy easy, tasty, healthy recipes, here are three fabulous options to whip up anytime, courtesy of Heather Brown of the blog, My Life Well Loved.
Some of our favorite chefs and restauranteurs are sharing their tried-and-true, best of the best Southern entertaining recipes, and you’ll want to bookmark every single one! From a delicious twist on pecan pie to comeback sauce guests can’t get enough of … it’s everything you need for a spring soirée!
You know the old saying, “Bacon makes everything better”? If you ever doubted it, these mouthwatering dishes will prove it true. Here’s to bacon!
The Coopers’ Craft Catch Oak is the perfect spiked libation for your summer soirees. It’s a refreshing combination of sweet tea, lemonade and bourbon!
Muddy’s Bake Shop Chef Kat Gordon shares her family recipe for pecan pie. Buttery crust, toasted pecans, gooey filling and bourbon-spiked whipped cream make it a staple.
You can’t go wrong with a great fried green tomato and addictive comeback sauce. It’s the perfect Southern bite, great for parties too! Image: Justin Fox Burks for The Southern Pantry Cookbook
The savory touch of bacon with the crisp earthiness of fresh vegetables make this Southern classic delicious and healthy. And omit the rice for a tasty bean dip!
Whether served as a meal, appetizer or canapé, this open-faced turkey and bacon sandwich with bubbly, melted Mornay cheese sauce is a to-die-for Southern recipe. Image: Chris Witzke via The Brown Hotel
Easy, versatile and unpretentious, this elegant dish works well for a small dinner party or a on a buffet for a large gathering. Here is Chef Chip Dunham’s recipe for Shrimp & Grits.
Ashley Mac’s version of this Southern classic is made with sharp cheddar cheese and includes toasted pecans. It’s delicious and easy! Image: Huckleberry Collective
This light-green cucumber spread is a Kentucky tradition, named for Jennie Benedict, who ran a tearoom in Louisville, KY, in the early 1900s. Here’s the recipe.