Southern Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

We Southerners know our way around the kitchen.

There are some dishes that every Southerner should know how to make. From barbecue and biscuits to sweet tea and peach cobbler, these recipes are staples on our dinner tables. They’re beloved classics that have been passed down through the generations. We learned these recipes from our mothers and grandmothers—just like they did. We’ve learned from experience that it’s hard to resist these popular Southern dishes. Take a look: We have cakes. We have cocktails. We have main dishes. We have sides galore. If any of these dishes aren’t already in your repertoire, heat up the oven and get cooking asap. There’s nothing like mastering a new dish, trying it out on family and friends and tweaking the recipe until you know it’s finally time to share it with the world. That’s when you break out the bake-and-take kitchenware and whisk it off it to a luncheon, social, or to a neighbor in need. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, these classic Southern dishes are bound to have a special place on the buffet table.


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