Monday, December 10, 2012

The Southern Slow Cooker Update

So, we have finally decided on the cover of The Southern Slow Cooker cookbook that will come out in July (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Whatcha think?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Slow Cooker Ginger Ale Baked Apples Recipe

So, here we are the official launch of The Southern Slow Cooker cookbook's blog, and I though I'd start with a little teaser recipe and a video from my cooking segment with The Virginia Farm Bureau's Heart of the Home featuring a delightfully sweet and sassy slow cooker recipe using heirloom Virginia apples stuffed with nuts and raisins bathed in a zippy sauce made with ginger ale. This divine concoction is a true set and and forget it slow cooker recipe since it cooks all day long, and let me tell you, when you finally open the lid of your slow cooker, the aroma is to die for.

Southern folk love to cook with soda, and to be honest, I've got plenty of soda inspired recipes coming up in "The Southern Slow Cooker", from Dr. Pepper slow cooked ham to a barbecue sauce made with cola (and a little bourbon mixed in for good measure, naturally) that meets up with a crockpot full of pork short ribs. There's just something about that sugary fizz which not only tenderizes your food, but flavors it unlike anything else. Ah, the joys of corn syrup....

At any rate, here's the cooking segment, which walks you through making this perfect-for-chilly-weather dish. I suggest topping your apples with a big scoop of ice cream while they're still nice and hot so everything gets all melty. You just know that's going to be good. As far as a written recipe, you'll have to stay tuned for the release of "The Southern Slow Cooker" next July, but I think you'll get the idea just fine from the video.

Happy Slow Cooking!


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Friday, August 17, 2012

The Southern Slow Cooker Cookbook: Get Your Copy Today

Thanks for stopping by!

This is the blog for my forthcoming cookbook The Southern Slow Cooker: Big-Flavor, Low-Fuss Recipes for Comfort Food Classics coming out next summer (2013) with Ten Speed/Crown Publishing Group. I'm right in the thick of testing some really great, country-fried recipes made for slow cooking. Dr. Pepper Sorghum Ham, Chesapeake Bay Crab and Corn Chowder, Brown Sugar BBQ Meatloaf, Mustard Rubbed Chicken with Maple Cider White BBQ Sauce, Black-Eyed Peas and Stewed Tomatoes, and Slow Cooker Chocolate Spice Cake are just a few of the recipes that are built to cook low and slow.

In the meantime, please visit my other blog Fatback and Foie Gras for more cooking goodness including book updates, recipes and other fun food stuff.

See ya soon!