Make sure you never run out of these staples
Southerners love to cook, and to make something delicious at the drop of a hat you need to have a well-stocked pantry. These southern pantry staples are what every Southerner has on-hand to whip up something delicious, from a crunchy fried chicken to a sweet pound cake. So grab a pencil and paper and make a list because these southern pantry staples will have you prepared for anything when friends and family drop by. Whip up delicious cornbread with cornmeal, have a mint julep to stave off the summer heat, or spice up your life with one of these sauces.
The sweet staple for some of our favorite dishes like cobblers, pies, and sweet tea.
Where else do you think cornbread comes from? In most households, cornmeal is the go-to ingredient for pancakes, and of course, the incredibly obvious (and delicious!) cornbread.
These rich and buttery nuts are common to our most treasured dessert. Think about that pecan pie recipe that's been in your family for generations.
This is a quick fix for making any meat a finger-licking delicious experience.
Enjoy it for a nightcap or add it to a buttery sauce you plan to drizzle over homemade bread pudding.
When we bake our buttery, flaky, layered biscuits, we always top them with melted butter and delicious jam.
A last minute invite to the neighborhood block party won’t hold us back. Grab that stash of always-accessible baked beans, and doctor them up with diced onions, brown sugar, and a touch of your favorite barbecue sauce.
Don't hold back: Add a little spice to just about anything and everything. There really isn’t much we won’t spice up.
Believe it or not, this is a necessity. And lard will come in handy when making a pie crust or frying up a batch of fried chicken.
Leftovers happen. And we are grateful for each and every last bit. With all of our homemade cooking, you’re bound to want to save a little for later.