Southern Style Green Beans is a side dish that is often available in most restaurants across the south. Down here, it’s all about flavoring when it comes to good southern green beans. The secret to perfectly seasoned green beans is a ham hock. This is the southern secret to delicious, fresh green beans. You can find ham hocks in the grocery store near other pork products. Sometimes they are cured or smoked. If you can’t find ham hocks at your local grocer, don’t worry there are many substitutes you can use to get a similar flavor to your green beans.
Every home cook needs at least one or two cookbooks in their kitchen. Up until this point in my life, I never thought about having a library in my home. As I’ve fallen more in love with reading over the last few years, I’ve found a love and desire to fill my home with books. Most would think to have books in a home office or area dedicated to reading. My goal is to have books in every room of my house. The kitchen is no exception.
The holidays are upon us. It is the end of the year. A time to relax, wind down, and enjoy a few moments with friends and family. This holiday season, I want to encourage you to unplug a bit. Take one night during the holidays to do something a little differently, a holiday read-a-thon. Grab a good book and your favorite people let’s make some homemade cookies and enjoy delicious Urban Pie Pizza.
Looking for a little escape this holiday season, pick up one of these books to read this holiday and take a few moments for yourself. I’ve put together a list of books to read this holiday. Think of it as a guide to “surviving the holidays, one book at a time”. So when you are looking for a little escape this holiday season, pick up a good book and take a few moments for yourself. Some people love the holidays…and then, there are the rest of us. Whether the holidays have painful memories for you or you are just a little over doing the same thing every. single. year.