Zinnia-inspired Dessert Table

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey At the end of Summer, long after all the fancy flowers fade away, the zinnia holds court. She wears a ruffled collar of rich hues and a crown jewel of  yellow that makes her sassy and playful. What she lacks in fragrance…she makes up in fabulousness. This... Read More »

Best Ever Family Reunion Chocolate Sheet Cake

By Libbie Summers from her book, The Whole Hog Cookbook (Rizzoli) Photography by Chia Chong This is a Missouri, hog farming family recipe. Not a Texas recipe…better…much better.  Best Ever Family Reunion Chocolate Sheet Cake Serves 20 What you need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground... Read More »

Brown Sugar-Scorched Lemonade

By Libbie Summers from her book, Brown Sugar (shortstack editions) There are few things better than sitting on a screened-in porch in the summer while sipping a glass of this lemonade. I think of it as a privilege for those of us lucky enough to live in the South, a reward for surviving the... Read More »

Georgia Peach Upside-down Skillet Corn Cake

By Libbie Summers Floral Apron Shown with Cake:Hostess Apron in Floral Linen available at Libbie Summers label.  Yet another variation on a recipe from my cookbook, Sweet and Vicious: Baking With Attitude. A never fail cake recipe that will work with any fruit…like any fruit! Change up the spices to make it your own.... Read More »

Bacon Wrapped and Stuffed Vidalia Onions

By Libbie Summers Photography by Chia Chong Wine Pairing by Grapefriend Eggs and bacon like Dad never had them…with or without a glass of wine.  Bacon Wrapped and Stuffed Vidalia Onions serves 6 What you need: 3 large Vidalia Onions, outer dry skins removed 6 strips bacon 6 (4-inch) fresh rosemary sprigs (the woody... Read More »
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