I often serve this dish when I have guests because it makes for such easy entertaining—something you’d never know from the complex combination of flavors that emerges as the red wine and orange-spiked pepper jelly melt into a sweet and spicy glaze over the heat of the grill. Don’t forget to budget at least two hours of marinating time before firing up the grill.
Light but full of flavor, this wintry soup can be made several days in advance. Try it for lunch or dinner, with Jalapeño Corn Muffins or a Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwich with Grilled Ham. MAKES 2 ½ TO 3 QUARTS SOUP; SERVES 6 TO 8 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 red […]
Nothing finishes a meal quite so regally as layer cake; for Southerners, at least, it is the epitome of fine entertaining. This towering confection, draped in glossy white frosting and scattered with coconut, was one of my mother’s signature dinner party desserts. You can make the cake layers two days in advance, but make the […]
1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup chocolate-covered espresso beans, chopped 1 Tbsp. finely ground espresso beans Wax paper 1/2 cup Demerara or turbinado sugar, divided 1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 2 to 3 minutes or […]
4 tsp. kosher salt, divided 2 cups uncooked regular yellow grits 3 cups milk 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears) 6 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 6 Tbsp. butter 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. hot sauce 1/2 tsp. freshly ground […]
Play with different citrus here, such as tangelos, blood oranges, or clementines.
Dough-wrapped chicken-apple sausages are best fresh from the oven, so bake one batch at a time and serve warm.
Stir together 8 cups tomato juice, 2 cups vodka, 1/3 cup prepared horseradish, 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce, 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes), 1 Tbsp. hot sauce, 2 tsp. sea salt, and 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Serve over ice with assorted vegetables. Makes about 3 qt. Hands-on 10 min., Total 10 min.