Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Cooler weather approaching means more comfort foods including soup and cornbread. This is one of the most delicious and easy recipes for when you are craving cornbread. I actually add butter, heat it for a few seconds in the microwave, and eat it for a meal. INGREDIENTS 2 packets of […]

Cheesy Green Chili Grits – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe I thought I hated grits. They are mushy, slimy, and just plain gross. Then one day I had cheese grits at a restaurant and my life changed. It was in casserole form and not slimy at all so for all of you grit haters, give this recipe a try. Ingredients […]

Can’t Fail 5-Minute Fudge – Dec 1961 – Sweet Southern Blue

I have been making this recipe since the 70’s. It’s one of those retro recipes that doesn’t contain any weird ingredients and if you look back at vintage ads, many of them contain ingredients involving jello and/or meat. Yuck! If you are looking for an old fashioned fudge recipe that is truly wonderful, give this […]

Cookies & Cream Frosting – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe I have been waiting all year to make these cupcakes! I saved a photo of a cupcake with sugared cranberries earlier in this year and thought it would be perfect for Christmas. Well, it’s December so it’s time to start baking. I cheated and purchased a red velvet cake mix. […]

STUFFED PEPPER SOUP – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe I loved stuffed peppers so when I ran across this soup, I started researching recipes. I found several variations so I used elements from several of the recipes so make adjustments according to your taste. INGREDIENTS 1 lb  ground beef 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion chopped (1 cup) 2 chopped bell peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 (14.5 […]


Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Shortbread cookies with jam are a delicious treat that combines the rich, buttery goodness of shortbread with the fruity sweetness of jam. Here’s a simple recipe for making shortbread cookies with jam: INGREDIENTS 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 egg white 1 tsp vanilla extract […]

SUGAR COOKIE FUDGE – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe SUGAR COOKIE FUDGE INGREDIENTS 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2 1/4 c. white chocolate chips 1 1/2 c. sugar cookie mix 2 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. crushed sugar cookies 1/3 c. sprinkles plus extra for topping 2 tsp. vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Line a square 8×8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. If using aluminum foil, coat the foil in butter or […]

GREEN TOMATO SALSA – Sweet Southern Blue

The first frost hit and I lost most of my tomato plants leaving beautiful green tomatoes on the vine. I normally just pickle my green tomatoes but I came across several recipes for Green Tomato Salsa and I decided to give it a try. Everyone was correct, it does taste similar to salsa verde. Basically, […]


This classic no bake cookie has been around forever and can be made from ingredients found in almost every pantry. These delicious chocoalte and peanut butter cookies are so easy to throw together. The hardest part is waiting for them to harden! INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter 1/4 […]


This soup so so delicious and so easy to make. Even my husband, who never eats soup, likes this soup. INGREDIENTS 1 pound ground beef 2 Cups of chicken broth 1 Medium onion – Chopped 8 oz Cream Cheese 1 Can Rotel with green chilis 1 Cup heavy cream 4 oz Velveeta ¼ Cup chopped dill pickles […]

Making Ketchup from Scratch – Sweet Southern Blue

Let me start by saying that making ketchup takes a lot of tomatoes. I mean A LOT of tomatoes and I only make it when I have tons of tomatoes at the end of the season that I need to use up. Most of my tomatoes go to make salsa and spaghetti sauce. I will […]

Southern Squash Relish – Sweet Southern Blue

If you find yourself with an abundance of squash this year, check out this recipe for canning squash relish. It is some seriously good stuff and so easy to make. INGREDIENTS 4 pounds fresh, firm yellow and/or zucchini summer squash (as purchased) ½ cup diced sweet onion (about 2.4 ounces prepared) 2 cups cider vinegar […]

Paula Deen’s Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding – Sweet Southern Blue

Ingredients 1 (12-oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened 2 cups milk 1 (5-oz) box instant French vanilla pudding mix 6 to 8 bananas, sliced 2 bags chessmen cookies Directions Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch dish with […]


Jump to Recipe Print Recipe If you don’t know what a Calamondin orange is, it is an orange that is a little larger than a quarter and typically does not exceed one inch in diameter. The rind is thin, easy to peel and reveals an extremely juicy flesh. Calamondin oranges have a lot of flavor […]

White Chicken Chili – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Jump to Recipe Print Recipe I took a basic recipe I found on the internet and adjusted it to my taste. Feel free to do same. If there is something you don’t like, don’t put it in. Otherwise, this is a pretty basic soup. The real personalization comes with the […]


Jump to Recipe Print Recipe MAKING THE SAUCE FROM SCRATCH INGREDIENTS 10 lb tomatoes   1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1 small) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/8 cup finely minced, fresh basil 1/8 tsp Citric Acid or 1/2 Tbsp bottled lemon juice per hot jar 3 to 4 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands […]

Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes (Using Cake Mix) – Sweet Southern Blue

Jump to Recipe Print Recipe When you have a recipe that is a winner every time, you stick with it. I decided to make three different flavors of cupcakes with one cake mix (8 chocolate, 8 caramel, and 8 vanilla). I started with your basic vanilla cake mix, You can find out how to turn […]

PAN FRIED PORK CHOPS – Sweet Southern Blue

There are so many different ways to cook pork chops. They can be baked, grilled, and slow cooked. My choice for the night was fried. Simple, quick, and oh so delicious pan fried pork chops. It doesn’t get any easier than this. The recipe below is very basic so feel free to add seasoning to […]

HAM SALAD~TWISTED – Sweet Southern Blue

Apparently I don’t make ham salad, or even chicken salad, the way other people do. I did not know this until I made chicken salad sandwiches for a group and everyone wanted the recipe. I kept saying it’s just regular chicken salad. Didn’t everyone make it the way I did? Apparently people put sweet relish […]

How to make Manicotti – Sweet Southern Blue

I have always thought that manicotti was one of those foods that took too much time to make. That it was not something you could just whip up for the evening meal. Thanks to the quarantine, I now know that this is not only better than anything I have had in an Italian restaurant, I […]

Homemade Fig Jam – Sweet Southern Blue

I’m not a huge fig person. It’s a texture thing. I love the flavor but can’t handle the fuzzy texture in my mouth. I have the same issue with bananas. Just can’t handle the texture. If you are one of those people that do love figs, you should make fig jam. I am not sure […]

FIG JELLY (For those that don’t like the texture of figs) – Sweet Southern Blue

As I mentioned in my post about fig jams, I don’t like the texture of figs. They have an amazing flavor but they are fuzzy. It is hard for me to eat anything that is covered in fur. If you think you don’t like figs, try cooking them down and just using the juice. You […]

HOT ONION SOUFFLE DIP – Sweet Southern Blue

It is the time of the year you want to start eating those yummy hot dips instead of those cool summer dips and here is the perfect one ….. This is the best stuff I have ever had! I could literally eat it every day. A very kind caterer left me some when she packed up […]


If you have never had dehydrated marshmallows, you are in for a treat. These small bites of crunchy goodness is great in hot chocolate, cereal, or by the handful. You will need to spread the marshmallows in a single layer on you dehydrator tray. In these photos, the marshmallows have already been dried and rolled […]


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