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In “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Episode 910: Mouth of the South, I head to Charleston and then the Louisiana Bayou.

In this, the last show of my 9th Season of “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” I tour the South for some mouthwatering favorites. I start in the Church Tea Rooms of Charleston, South Carolina where every spring parishioners serve local favorites like Crab Soup, Huguenot Torte and Pimento Cheese Sandwiches. Then it’s off to the Louisiana…

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Crawfish Etouffee

Serves: a crowd 2 sticks of butter 3 onions, finely chopped 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped 3 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 3 pounds cleaned crawfish tails 1 to 2 tablespoons “Slap Ya Mama” seasoning (or other Cajun seasoning) 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with water (enough to…

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Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Serves 2 to 4 people 8 ounces sharp cheddar, coarsely shredded ½ cup jarred pimentos, drained and finely diced ¼ cup mayonnaise Homemade style whole wheat bread Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Spread the cheese on the bread to make sandwiches and cut into quarters.…

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Huguenot Torte

Serves 8 o 10 2 large eggs 1 ½ cups sugar 4 tablespoons flour 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup finely diced tart apple 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream for garnish 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat the oven to 325 F. Thoroughly…

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Church Ladies’ Crab Soup

Serves 4 to 6 5 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped celery ½ pound cooked crabmeat (the church ladies use canned) 2 ½ cups whole milk, divided 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups half and half ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or to taste ¼…

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This week on “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Episode 909: Chicks Rule, chicken is a weeknight staple and we’ve got three amazing ways to prepare it.

Episode 909: Chicks Rule, is all about preparing this family favorite protein for a weeknight meal. Chicken is a weeknight staple and we’ve got three amazing ways to prepare it. First, I go to Charleston, South Carolina to learn the secrets behind a local favorite –Martha Lou’s Fried Chicken. Then, I’ve…

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White Chicken Chili

Makes 6 servings Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Preparation time: 40 minutes 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon) 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne…

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Martha Lou’s Fried Chicken

  Martha Lou’s Fried Chicken Note: if you don’t have Lawry’s products handy substitute the homemade seasoning salt for both the Lawry’s products in the ingredient list Serves 6 1 1/2 tablespoons Lawry”s Seasoned Salt 1 1/2 tablespoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt ½ teaspoon Black pepper one 3 to 4 pound chicken,…

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This week on “Sara’s Weeknight Meals” Episode 908, it’s all about America’s Favorite Sandwiches.

The simplest weeknight meal starts with two pieces of bread and today I have takes on two American favorites. First, I join a beekeeper in Savannah, Georgia to make a Rosemary Honey and Georgia Peach Chutney Burger. Next, midwestern Kielbasa Sandwiches get an added kick with Kimchee and Cheddar Cheese.  

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Rosemary Honey and Georgia Peach Chutney Burgers

Serves 4 For Peach Chutney: 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup loosely packed brown sugar 1/2 cup Savannah Bee Rosemary Honey 1 large sweet red pepper, seeded, diced 1/4 inch, about 1/2 cup 1 small white onion, peeled and diced, about 1/2 cup 1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced, 2…

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