Southern Boiled Peanuts.

I have stopped at roadside boiled peanut stands my entire life. There are a few key ones, on the way to the farm, at the mountains and on the way to the beach that I stop at rather religiously whenever I pass by. I remember the time I ate my very first boiled peanut, and continue to love watching those who have never tried one before give it a go for the very first  time.

Good news is you don't have to hunt down an older gentleman with a boiling pot of peanuts and a hand-painted sign on the side of the road, you can actually make up a batch that's just as tasty for yourself at home. 

Since it's tailgate season, I've teamed up with the folks over at Kenmore to share an easy recipe for Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts over on their site. It's chalked full of yummy recipes, so pop over and get all the details for making your own.

Southern Boiled Peanuts recipe / heirloomed


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A Southern Kitchen Bucket List.

As I sit here sifting through stacks of my Grandmother + Great Grandmother's handwritten recipe cards I think of all the years of thought, learning, trial and error and, love that went into each card.

handwritten recipe cards by heirloomed

I try to recreate recipes from the cards, some I've never had before and for all intents and purposes they turn out just fine. But what I don't know is if they really turn out the way that they are suppose to. I don't know the tips + tricks behind them and for me, spending time IN the kitchen with my Mom and Grandmother was the only true way for me to know the secrets BEHIND their recipes.

How Grandma perfected the tart flavor behind her Key Lime Pie and knowing that she hand-picked each key lime off the tree in her yard in Florida made all the difference. How Mom gets her Chicken and Dumpling broth so creamy that it truly melts in your mouth, after trying over and over to make this one for my own children I think I've finally gotten the hang of this favorite winter dish.

southern kitchen bucket list by heirloomed

When I sit and think of how much I love to cook and bake, of the time I spend in the kitchen and around our family dinner table I still come to realize as I sift through these hand-written recipes that I still have so many holes in my kitchen skills.

I'm not talking about those Pinterest-worthy, ingredient laden, fancy recipes that we all love to pin. I'm talking about the basic recipes of a Southern kitchen. The ones that we grew up eating, made-from-scratch the way Grandma used to make them. If we don’t learn the fundamentals, the secrets and the subtle differences between a dash, a splash and a pinch, we will never be able to recreate a recipe in quite the same way as the dishes we grew up enjoying during our childhood. These heirloom(ed) recipes will be lost forever, along with the stories behind them.

I'm a hands-on learner so I have decided to create a big challenge for myself - a Southern Kitchen Bucket List, if you will. Getting back to the basics and tackling the simple things that I feel I should know how to master in my own kitchen, keeping these made-from-scratch secrets alive for yet another generation. I'm starting now because I know as the holidays grow closer and I try making some of my holiday favorites, I'll realize I have even more holes to learn. I'll be tackling some of these on my own, some from my family recipes, and some with the help of some of the best folks out there who are known for their craft. Take a peek ....

A Southern Kitchen Bucket List - pin it / share it / take the challenge for yourself!

A Southern Kitchen Bucket List - pin it / share it / take the challenge for yourself!

A Southern Kitchen Bucket List

I'd love to challenge you to tackle these along with me at #heirloomed. Let me know if I'm missing anything and I'll continue to add to the list. I've already knocked out a few (hyperlinked above) so you can start there.

And, I challenge you to also pull out a few of your favorite family recipe card and get in the kitchen with your Mom or Grandma and have them TEACH you to make them, by hand and step-by-step.

Here we go - off to tackle the Southern skills, can't wait to share. #HEIRLOOMED


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com