As a favorite on "Top Chef" and cohost of "The Chew," Carla hall is known for cooking on TV, but her passion is cooking from the heart. This recipe adapted from "Cooking With Love: Comfort Food That Hugs You," by Carla Hall with Genevieve Ko, published by Free Press. copyright 2012. All rights reserved.
Sarah Carey says, "Sometimes I just need a chicken potpie. You know what I mean? But I don't always have time to make the read deal. Enter this every-bit-as-satisfying substitute: Chicken and Dumplings, ready in about 45 minutes. If you have a little less time, try a pasta variation (about 30 minutes); if you have a little more time, try the classic (about 1 hour). All are a clever way to use up leftover chicken.
"I'm a Southern girl at heart, so I love fried chicken in summertime. Sometimes I make a basic batch; other times I punch up the flavor with spices and seasonings. I always soak the chicken in buttermilk, which results in moist meat, while cornstarch and double breading create a crisp, crunchy crust." -- Heather Meldrom, senior food editor
Hankering for the best Kentucky Derby recipes to snack on while watching the big race? Celebrate Kentucky's great tradition, also known as the "fastest two minutes in sports," with the perfect cocktail, classic Southern snacks, and dreamy, Derby-inspired pies -- your guests will be champing at the bit!
In candy-making, the goal is usually to prevent caramel from crystallizing. For this recipe, that's exactly what you want to do to in order to create the grainy, sandy-sugary coating beneath the chocolate. The pralines are also delicious when made with hazelnuts.