fried chicken and waffles

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Cornmeal Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
These waffles are adapted from legendary Californian Marion Cunningham's recipe.

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creole shrimp with cheddar grits

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Creole Shrimp with Cheddar Grits
This shrimp preparation was inspired by vacations in Louisiana, and the sauce is brightened with lemon juice.

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black eyed peas salad

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Black-Eyed-Peas Salad
This salad, brightened by red peppers, is a light, refreshing side for a big meal.

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braised collard greens and chili-glazed salmon

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Braised Collard Greens and Chili-Glazed Salmon
The chili glaze on this salmon dish is intense, which is exactly what chef Tanya Holland is after. "I wanted to be known as the flavor queen," she says.

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sweet potato pie

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Sweet Potato Pie