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Serve these festive peach fuzzies at an early afternoon barbecue. Frozen pink lemonade concentrate gives the drink its color and its sweet-tart flavor base. Add vodka, water, and ripe peaches for extra sweetness, then process with crushed ice.
Process half quantities of first 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Fill blender with ice to 5-cup level, and process until smooth. Pour into a pitcher. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired.
If blue crabs aren't available in your area, substitute Dungeness or other fresh crabmeat.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add green onions and garlic, and sauté until tender. Stir in flour, and cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in half-and-half and next 3 ingredients.
Gently fold in crabmeat without breaking up lumps. Pour into a lightly greased 8- x 8-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Serve with crackers or toast points.
An egg wash gives these fluffy biscuits a shiny, golden crust, slightly different from traditional biscuits brushed with butter. Use a soft-wheat flour, such as White Lily, for tenderness.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness, cut with a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Brush biscuits with egg. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes or until golden.
Serve this lively dressing over your favorite blend of salad greens.
Pulse onion in a food processor just until finely minced. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients; process until well-combined. With processor running, add oil in a slow, steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds.
Prepare Vidalia Mustard Greens.
Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil in a Dutch oven; slowly stir in grits. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until done. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup butter and next 3 ingredients. Cover and set aside. (If grits stiffen while shrimp mixture cooks, stir in a little milk before serving.)
Brown sausage in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Remove sausage from skillet, draining oil, and set aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and green onions; sauté 1 minute. Stir in sausage, cream, and shrimp. Cook 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Stir in wine, salt, and pepper. Serve with Vidalia Mustard Greens over grits.
Warm chocolate cake topped with rich chocolate icing is a decadent combination.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat.
Combine flour, sugar, and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in butter mixture. Add eggs, and stir until blended. Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, and marshmallows.
Pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350º for 25 to 30 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; spread Chocolate Coca-Cola Icing over warm cake.
Blue Crab Dip
Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette
Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits with Vidalia Mustard Greens
Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake
Isle of Hope residents gather by the shore for this Southern-style celebration. A block party never had a better location. (Serves 6)
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