verandas ghoulishly delicious pumpkin spice eggnog

Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

If you are an eggnog lover, the day those cartons hit the shelves at the supermarket is bliss. It signals the winter holidays, family gatherings, and feet up in front of the fireplace. This pumpkin spice eggnog pushes the calendar up just a month or so.

We say, “Why wait?” The Verandas’ spooky homemade rendition of eggnog has Fall flavors all over it, with the infusion of pumpkin, spicy notes and grownup kick of a good Southern bourbon, and delicate web of freshly grated nutmeg.

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sarahs shrimp and grits

Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

I love food! I love to cook; I can’t yell it loud enough. When it comes to food or cooking, I am in my happy place. I am always finding ways to remake or tweak a favorite recipe. One of my husband’s favorite meals and a way to his heart is the good Southern staple of shrimp and grits.

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chicken soup the verandas

Comfort Food From The Verandas: Roasted Chicken Soup

Feeling generally blech? Fighting a head cold, or suffering through the flu? Whether you need a little comfort food, or you’re up next to take care of someone who is ailing, we suggest a huge pot of Chuck Pennington’s Roasted Chicken Soup. The key to the wonderful flavors is to cook each ingredient separately, rather then dumping everything into a stewpot.

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brussels sprouts

Brussels Sprouts | Roasted with Maple and Balsamic

If you love them, you really love them. If you don’t, you really don’t. Brussels sprouts. These cute “little cabbages” have their own fan club, and they’ve broken away from the 2- or 3-veg, overcooked, British dinner plate. Although there is something rather old-fashioned about the Brussels sprout, with a few strategic tosses and 25 minutes in a hot oven, they have a refreshed appeal.

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