Spice up your kitchen, this holiday season with these must try recipes. From breakfast to cocktails, we’ve curated some fresh bites and booze to serve your family and friends!

Grits Casserole

Everything Soul Egg Rolls

4 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Servings 6 people
Calories 92 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium-sized sweet potato skinned and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 10-15 tsp mac and cheese use leftovers or prepare beforehand
  • 10-15 tsp collard greens with smoked turkey drained; use leftovers or prepare beforehand
  • 1 small red pepper diced

Instructions
 

  • Make your mac and cheese, and collard greens with smoked turkey to your liking. Add any other ingredients of your choosing.
  • Skin and chop the sweet potatoes into small pieces.
  • Place the chopped sweet potatoes in a bowl. Add in your brown sugar and olive oil while stirring to ensure that each piece is coated.
  • Place the coated sweet potatoes in an air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit  for 10–12 minutes or until they are soft
  • Place your egg roll wrapper on a plate with a corner facing you.
  • Place 1–2 teaspoon of each filling onto the egg roll sheet: mac and cheese, greens with smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, and anything else you’ve chosen as filling.
  • Fold the sides, and roll up the egg roll like a burrito.
  • Take a bit of water to ensure the egg roll flap sticks to the egg roll and remains closed. You can use a little collard green juice, too.
  • Place your soul rolls in your air fryer. Sprinkle olive oil over your egg rolls for best results. Cook your soul rolls in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5–6 minutes

Notes

Note: If you prefer to have a little bit of everything in each bite, stack the fillings on top of each other. Otherwise, lay the fillings next to each other in a line close to the corner of the egg roll wrapper facing you. Be careful not to overstuff the egg rolls to make rolling them easie

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 85mgPotassium: 172mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 5730IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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Apple Ginger Mocktail

Cajun Shrimp and Grits

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 1370 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 5 thick slices bacon chopped
  • 1-1½ pounds extra large or jumbo shrimps peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp Cajun salt
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ cup red bell pepper diced
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup broth or stock adjust quantity to preference
  • ½ lemon optional
  • salt and pepper

Grits

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups milk or sub with water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup quick grits
  • 3-4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1-2 cup sharp white cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

Cajun Shrimp

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, saute bacon until brown and crisp. This make take 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove bacon from skillet and transfer to a plate. Save the bacon drippings left on the pan.
  • Add about a tablespoon of oil or butter to the pan, followed by the shrimp. Season with Cajun salt, and sauté the shrimp for 3–4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add garlic, paprika, bell pepper, parsley, and green onions to the pan. Add the broth. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add shrimp to the pan. Add the lemon juice, if desired, and adjust to taste. Throw in the crisp bacon, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the mix from the heat and serve over your grits.

Grits

  • Start by adding water, milk, bay leaf, and salt to a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in the grits until you have added them all to the pot. Keep stirring with a whisk to prevent lumps. You may need to remove the saucepan from heat while getting rid of lumps.
  • Reduce heat and cook grits at a bare simmer, covered, frequently stirring, and until water is fully absorbed and the grits thicken. This will take about 15 minutes.
  • Then remove grits from heat; add butter and cheese. Stir with a whisk until the cheese melts.
  • Assemble the dish. Place the grits at the bottom of a shallow bowl, then the Cajun shrimp and sauce on top. Enjoy piping hot!

Nutrition

Calories: 1370kcalCarbohydrates: 167gProtein: 39gFat: 66gSaturated Fat: 38gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 368mgPotassium: 1605mgFiber: 12gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 6485IUVitamin C: 141mgCalcium: 921mgIron: 8mg
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Cinnamon Roll Peach Cobbler

Fried Okra

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Course Appetizer, Snack
Calories 2532 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ⅓-1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp white or black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1-2 pounds okra cut in pieces
  • ¼-½ tsp dried thyme optional

Remoulade Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ lemon
  • 3 tbsp creole mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce adjust to taste
  • 2 tbsp relish
  • 1 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp creole seasoning optional
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients for the remoulade sauce in a medium bowl. Keep refrigerated.
  • Preheat a deep-fryer or large sauce pan to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour vegetable oil halfway.
  • In a large bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, garlic, onion powder, cayenne, thyme, white pepper.
  • Mix buttermilk and eggs. Add salt to taste. Set aside.
  • Dip okra in the buttermilk mixture and lightly dip it into the cornmeal-flour mixture.
  • Fry coated okra, a few at a time, until slightly brown, and crispy. Remove from the fryer with a slotted spoon, and place on a cookie rack to ensure crispness.

Nutrition

Calories: 2532kcalCarbohydrates: 187gProtein: 39gFat: 186gSaturated Fat: 32gPolyunsaturated Fat: 104gMonounsaturated Fat: 44gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 5053mgPotassium: 2590mgFiber: 33gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 4717IUVitamin C: 143mgCalcium: 777mgIron: 11mg
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Banana Granola Bread Pudding With Vanilla Sauce

Deviled Eggs

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Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 6
Calories 129 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs peeled
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½-1 tsp Creole seasoning adjust to taste
  • ½-1 tsp hot sauce adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan, and cover with cold water. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Once boiling, cover the pot and remove from heat. Do not lift the lid until it’s time to remove the eggs. Let it sit for 10–12 minutes. Remove and crack one egg open just to make sure.
  • Remove the egg yolks and place it in a medium mixing bowl. Add mayonnaise, creole seasoning, hot sauce, salt, sweet pickle relish, mustard and pepper. Whisk the ingredients until creamy and smooth.
  • Spoon egg yolk mixture into a small resealable plastic bag. Cut a small corner from the bottom of the bag. Pipe the filling into egg-white halves.

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 189mgSodium: 145mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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Nearest Nog Holiday

BLAC Happy Hour Classics: Slo Gin Fizz

A gin fizz is a cocktail that’s lemony, bubbly, and perfectly sour.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1 drink

Equipment

  • 1 Highball or Collins Cocktail Glass
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker
  • 1 Cocktail Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 oz sloe gin
  • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup simply, of equal-parts granulated sugar and water
  • Club soda, to top
  • 1 wedge lemon wedge
  • red cherry garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the sloe gin, lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice
  • shake until well-chilled.
  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice
  • Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
  • Top with the club soda
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge and a cherry.

Notes

Sloes are tiny berries that grow wild in hedgerows around England. Unpleasantly astringent on their own, they are popular in sweetened jams and preserves, and they develop a rich, tart flavor when infused in gin. Naturally, enterprising distillers have been incorporating them into liquor since the 17th century. The spirit takes on the essence and bright color of the berries, and then sugar is typically added to counter the fruit’s tartness. What’s left is not technically gin, but actually a gin-based liqueur.
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Under The Mistletoe

The BayRita

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz E. Cuarenta Reposado Tequila
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz amaretto
  • Lime wheel garnish
  • Sugar or salt optional

Instructions
 

  • If desired, cut a lime in half and rub along the rim of the glass.
  • Dip glass into sugar or salt and set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients with ice and shake.
  • Strain into a rock glass filled with ice and garnish with lime wheel.

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Nutrition

Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 155mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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