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Soul food or Southern style Recipes common across key holidays including Christmas, Thanksgiving, or black people focused celebrations like Juneteenth, Kwanzaa, and Black History Month.

"In A Sentimental Mood" Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler

Are you looking for a delicious way to treat yourself and/or your family while still keeping it vegan? Look no further than this delightful vegan peach cobbler recipe that can be enjoy during peach season or not. Sweet, juicy sliced peaches are combined with the perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) …

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"Love of My Life" Greens Gumbo Z'Herbes

It's about that time of year for soul-warming comfort foods, and one of the iconic dishes to come out of Louisiana is gumbo z'herbes. This classic soup has its roots deeply enmeshed in Creole history, traditionally made in celebration of Lenten observances such as Easter. It’s often referred to as “green” Gumbo because it incorporates …

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"Baião" Brazilian Blackeyed Peas and Rice (Baião de dois)

If you're looking for an easy but hearty dinner recipe to warm up chilly winter nights, try this Brazilian-inspired blackeyed peas and rice dish. This traditional Brazilian one-pot meal dish continues to be enjoyed among families at home as well as by diners in restaurants around the world. This dish blends the flavors of beans, …

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"BMO" Smoked Cornish Hen Recipe

I'm not saying this is the best Cornish hen recipe ever, but these smoked cornish hens are basically next level "herb chicken!" These little birds get top-notch treatment; they're dry brined, marinated, smoked and then fried for both internal juiciness and external crispiness. Most recipes for smoke cornish hens involve pieces of the hen, but I prefer to smoke the entire …

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"Baby I'm Scared of You" Instant Pot White Beans with Ham Hocks Recipe

Christmas always brings in new toys, and I'm happy to have this Instapot to break in and make you the beneficiary. So let's just say this will be the gift that keeps on giving. Seeing I'm late to the Instapot craze, I'm in catch-up mode and hope to be as prolific as Quincy Jones once I get the hang of it. For my first foray into things, I decided to convert an older traditional stove-top recipe for white bean stew. Plus, I had leftover ham hocks I was trying to get rid of from the pork nachos recipe for tonight's bowl games. Feel free to use this recipe to make black-eyed peas for New Year's as the peas are easily substitutable for white beans in this recipe.

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