A round red cake on a black plate, seen from above


Leftover Cranberry Sauce Upside-Down Cake

A second life for an undersung Thanksgiving side

Slices of pie on white plates with a cup of coffee


Bourbon-Spiked Pecan Pie Two Ways

Because spirited holiday tables often demand spirited takes on the classics, here are two versions of bourbon pecan pie—one with dark chocolate and one that layers in silky pumpkin


The Warmth of a Little Café Tucked Inside a Greenville, South Carolina, Bookstore

Camilla Kitchen—and these ginger molasses cookies—taste like home to me


No Campfire? Here’s How to Make S’mores in a Skillet

The ultimate fall party dessert is inspired by summer sleepaway camps


The Lasting Legacy of Old-Fashioned Persimmon Pudding

An autumnal classic from the recipe files of Mom


Reba McEntire’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A cast-iron skillet serves as the vessel for a country music legend’s version of a classic Southern dessert

Anatomy of a Classic

Banana Pudding’s Heated Debate

Chef Rob McDaniel channels warm memories of the sweet Southern dessert


Prize-Winning Peanut Butter Fudge

A county fair champion from Appalachia shares one of her most popular recipes


Racetrack Pie

Kick off Derby weekend with a pistachio chess pie mingled with bitter chocolate


Marigold Banana Pudding

The House of Marigold shares its own Derby-day delight


Pineapple Butter Cake with Bourbon Ginger Mint Glaze

Fresh fruit and libations combine in a spin on a Kentucky favorite


Cooking from the Bar Cart: Milk Punch Cake with Brandy Buttercream

A simple cake-mix cake gets a dose of New Orleans–inspired decadence


Sweet Apple Fritters Are Easy Breakfast—or Anytime—Treats

Italian “Frittelle di Mele” make delicious use of farm-fresh ingredients


Apple Pie Cookies from Bent Willow Baking Co.

The Franklin, North Carolina, bakery shares a charming fall dessert


Sam Davis’s Sweet Potato Pie

This easy dessert from the Garden & Gun Club is a merging of traditions

Food & Drink

Kentucky Bourbon Balls, Three Ways

Try a few variations on these bite-size, boozy Southern confections

Anatomy of a Classic

Kardea Brown’s Lowcountry Peanut Pie

The Food Network star brings the sweet in this peanut-charged pecan pie cousin


Peanut Butter Tea Cakes

Soft brown-butter financiers, a French treat, get a Southern boost with peanuts


Quatre-Quarts: a French Twist on Southern Pound Cake

Simple but ingénieux tips from the author the new cookbook Gâteau


Red Truck Bakery’s Farmers’ Market Galette

Pick up whatever fruit is in season for this rustic, easy-to-make tart