Spicy Southern Kitchen

My name is Christin and trying new foods and experimenting in the kitchen are my greatest passions. I live in the town of Fort Mill SC, just south of Charlotte NC, with my husband and 2 teenage kids.

Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese is one of my favorite southern foods and I love to make it for summer entertaining. This Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese is a fun twist on traditional pimento cheese. Serve it chilled with crackers or tortilla chips ....more

BBQ Steak Nachos

These BBQ Steak Nachos are piled high with delicious flavors. Smokey pieces of grilled rib-eye steak tossed with Stubb’s BBQ Sauce, grilled corn, pinto beans, gooey melted cheese, and lots, lots more! Serve them at a holiday cookout and they will disappear in no time ....more

Strawberry Moscow Mule

A Strawberry Moscow Mule is the perfect cocktail for sipping on a hot summer day with your girlfriends. It’s fruity and sweet but not too sweet with a little kick from some vodka and some spice from ginger beer. I don’t think there’s any better drink for summer than a Moscow Mule, especially when served in a copper cup ....more

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries are perfect for the 4th of July or any summer potluck or picnic. They make a healthier dessert option and look so festive. Plus they are simple to make ....more

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers with Asian Slaw

Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp with Asian Slaw makes a flavorful, light meal that’s perfect for grilling season. This easy meal is ready in about 20 minutes. Chunks of fresh pineapple are threaded onto skewers with shrimp that has been marinated in Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce ....more

Italian Sausage and Peppers

I’m sharing #SausageFamily in my life as part of a Johnsonville sponsored series for Socialstars™ ...more

Creamiest Grits Ever

These grits are undoubtedly the creamiest grits ever. So rich and smooth and thick. One bite and you’ll think you’ve died and gone to grit heaven ....more

Hawaiian Sliders with Tropical Slaw

Two Kinds of Hawaiian Sliders, both topped with Tropical Slaw, are just the thing for celebrating Hawaiian Foods Week June 12-18. To make the sliders, I’ve used a Hawaiian-flavored pulled pork cooked in the slow cooker and slices of SPAM cooked until seared on each side and drizzled with BBQ sauce. Each is topped with an easy Tropical Slaw flavored with pineapple and Macadamia nuts ....more

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

Condensed Milk Pound Cake is a buttery, rich, and dense pound cake sweetened with sweetened condensed milk. Topped with whipped cream and fresh berries, it makes a delightful summer dessert. With just the right amount of sweetness, Condensed Milk Pound Cake also makes an indulgent breakfast with a cup of coffee ....more

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Green beans cooked with lots of bacon and onion and coated in a sweet, salty, and sour sauce make one of the best side dishes ever. The kind of side dish where you don’t even care if there is a main dish. ...more