Pumpkin Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

I may be jumping the gun a bit with this post. I know fall hasn’t officially arrived yet, but I’m ready for some fall flavors. It’s interesting every year to observe my cravings following the change of seasons ....more

Salmon Burgers with Pickled Onion and Lemon Garlic Mayo

As a child, I always got excited about burgers. Whenever it was burger night during the summer, my parents ceded grill duty to me. Being the budding epicure that I was at the time, I’d practice meticulous grill technique, making sure the charcoals burned just the right amount of time to avoid flare-ups ....more

Pizza Margherita

The end of summer is closing in, and I’m desperately trying to ingest as many local, organic tomatoes as I possibly can. I eat tomatoes all year round, but supermarket tomatoes pale in comparison to the ones I get at my neighborhood farmer’s market. One of the farmers grows at least seven or eight varieties, and he can tell you details about the flavor profile of each one and offer the perfect use for them ....more

Pita Pockets with Lobster Tarragon Salad

We’ve traveled to many places around the globe, and Provincetown, Massachusetts on the tip of Cape Cod is still our favorite of all vacation spots. In fact, we’d like to live there part-time at some point in our lives. We’ve spent many summer vacations in P’town, but this fall, we’re taking a two-week road trip there, three dogs in tow, for a couple of weeks ....more

“Fried” Chicken, Okra and Tomato Corn Cakes, and Chipotle Peaches

My family called me a bean pole when I was growing up. When I was in high school, I was 6’1″ tall, and I weighed in at a whopping 130 pounds. I got all the jokes, including “when you turn sideways you disappear”...more

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Figs and Red Onion

Fig season is here, and when I saw big, plump, black mission figs on the market shelves last weekend I had to buy some. I’ve said before that figs are not my most favorite fruit. I’ve never really enjoyed them raw, but last year I made grilled lamb chops with roasted figs and my opinion of them shifted ....more

Grilled Corn with Chipotle Lime Butter and Cojita

When I was a kid, I loved watching plants grow. I always enjoyed going to my grandparents’ garden and seeing all the vegetables maturing. I was fascinated by a germinating seed that ultimately produced food I would eat ....more

Grilled Seafood Skewers with Tomato Basil Butter

I lived in Jacksonville, Florida for a couple of years early in my career. One of the things I remember most about those days was the access to fresh-out-of-the-water seafood. I frequented a small market where everything in the store was right off the boat, and there wasn’t a trace of fish smell ....more

Brown Butter Nectarine and Blueberry Cobbler

If you live in the South, cobbler is in your blood. We Southerners grow up eating the ubiquitous dessert from an early age. Although there are may variations of cobblers, the one that I remember was the Peach Cobbler at Shelaine Restaurant in my hometown ....more

Welcome Home, Milo!

I want to acknowledge my absence from the blog for the last couple of weeks and offer an explanation. We took a 9-day vacation and spent the following weekend with friends at their lake house, but the real reason is that we have a new addition to our family. I realize that this is a food blog, but having a baby to attend to is a significant enough life event that it warrants space on Southern Boy Dishes ....more