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Sweet Potato Cobbler

This Sweet-Potato Cobbler recipe was common at Juneteenth celebrations years ago but is now seldom seen.

Author: Nathan Jean Whitaker Sanders

Classic BBQ Baked Beans

No cookout in the South is complete without baked beans. This is a simple recipe that combines sweet and smoky ingredients for a thick, rich, and perfect...

Author: Frank Thomas

Habanero BBQ Shrimp

Quick and easy grilled shrimp recipe with apricot preserves, habanero pepper, and ginger from Son of a Southern Chef.

Author: Lazarus Lynch

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

The tender sweetness of strawberries paired with chunks of cherry-red rhubarb creates our favorite summer dessert from The Back in the Day Bakery.

Author: Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken - The recipe and introductory text below are excerpted from The Dooky Chase Cookbook by Leah Chase and are part of our story on...

Author: Leah Chase

Tea Cakes

You can personalize these tea cakes if you like, substituting a pinch of cinnamon, allspice, or mace for the nutmeg or sour cream for the buttermilk.

Author: Toni Tipton-Martin

Cornbread Muffins With Whipped Sweet Corn

These hearty, vegan cornbread muffins from Bryant Terry are served with whipped sweet corn and homemade pepper jelly.

Author: Bryant Terry

Miss Ollie's Jerk Chicken

Classic jerk chicken is grilled over pimento wood. If you want to order some online, we salute you. Everybody else: Hardwood or briquettes will have to...

Author: Sarah Kirnon

Mississippi Corn Pudding

This savory side is great hot out of the oven, or even cold for a quick midday snack.

Author: Elle Simone Scott

Frogmore Stew

This dish is the embodiment of a chowder-style Southern fish stew, packed with shrimp, scallops, potatoes, corn, and more.

Author: Alexander Smalls

Grilled Pork Spareribs With Soda Bottle Barbecue Sauce

To make this pork ribs recipe, you'll use indirect heat. Serve these grilled ribs with homemade barbecue sauce made with Coca-Cola or ginger ale.

Author: Brigid Washington

Grilled Jerk Tofu and Plantains With Mango Salsa

I was inspired to create this vegan grilled jerk tofu recipe after visits to Jamaica where I found myself inhaling the aromas of jerk chicken. Try it!

Author: Chrissy Tracey

Black Eyed Pea Fritters with Hot Pepper Sauce

While bean fritters are thought to have their origin in Nigeria, one can find them throughout West Africa. Inspired by the black-eyed pea fritters served...

Author: Bryant Terry

Grilled Watermelon Salad With Lime Mango Dressing and Cornbread Croutons

Grilling watermelon caramelizes the sweetness of the fruit, and the char gives just a hint of smoky flavor.

Author: JJ Johnson

Strawberry Balsamic Shortcakes

This is my tangy updo to the sinfully sweet strawberry shortcake.

Author: Jerrelle Guy

Hickory Smoked Baby Back Ribs


Author: Rob Rainford

Red Velvet Cake With Blackberry Cream Cheese Whipped Frosting

The richness of this buttermilk batter, with its slight whisper of chocolate, is perfectly offset by a smooth cream cheese streaked through with violet...

Author: Jocelyn Delk Adams

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

The Big Hurt's pulled pork sandwiches, smoked until tender and tossed in an easy barbecue sauce.

Author: Frank Thomas

Very Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing and Pecans

No cocoa means this red velvet cake is a vibrant magenta. To finish: a classic cream cheese frosting and a scattering of chopped pecans.

Author: Dora Charles

Strawberry Coconut Cake

This cake has an exciting strawberry flavor; the pink layers burst against a bright white frosting with a tangy cream cheese accent.

Author: Jocelyn Delk Adams

Fried Green Tomatoes

These fried green tomatoes from Nicole A. Taylor are the star of her Juneteenth menu.

Author: Nicole A. Taylor

Sweet Pickle Potato Salad

The secret to this version of potato salad is sweet pickle relish-not diced cucumbers, dill pickles, or cornichons.

Author: Alexander Smalls

Dad's Peach Cobbler

A treasured family recipe from Lazarus Lynch's book, Son of a Southern Chef. This peach dessert is perfect for summer barbecues.

Author: Lazarus Lynch

New Age Church Punch

Hibiscus punch with ground ginger, roasted pineapple, and fresh lime. Rum optional.

Author: Nicole A. Taylor

Agave Sweetened Orange Orange Pekoe Tea

Sweet tea recipe from Bryant Terry, boosted with fresh orange and lemon juice.

Author: Bryant Terry

Sautéed Collard Greens and Sweet Onion with Paprika

If you can't find coconut vinegar for this collard greens recipe, use 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar instead.

Author: Sarah Kirnon

Sorrel (Hibiscus) Tea

This tea is brilliantly red and sweet-tart, with a delicious bite from ginger and aromas of clove and citrus

Author: Toni Tipton-Martin

Featherlight Yeast Rolls

These dinner rolls from Edna Lewis have outstanding flavor and are so light and fluffy they almost levitate.

Author: Edna Lewis