Southern Style Green Beans

Ever been to an authentic Southern and/or BBQ restaurant and ordered a side of green beans? If not, you should next time. They’re always swimming in a delicious liquid laden with bacon, sometimes onion and, I could be wrong here, a little dash of magic. They are SO good. All these years I just assumed since the beans weren’t crispy, that they were canned and the deliciousness of the broth was no doubt the result of crazy concoction of Crisco grease, MSG and who knows what else. I didn’t want to know. Until recently.

Oh, I was so WRONG!
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Shrimp Scampi

I’ve been a baaaad blogger lately, I know. Life happens, though! I also went through a bit of a recipe rut, but I’m happy to say I think I’m back on track.


It’s that time of year in NC when the shrimp are running BIG. I got some amazing jumbo shrimp from our trusty CJ’s Shrimp and after making Shrimp and Grits the night before, I wanted to do something a little lighter with the remaining shrimp. Shrimp Scampi it was. I had almost all of the ingredients already on hand, so a no brainer.

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