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Bacon cornbread dressing in a cast iron skillet

Maura Friedman

Bacon cornbread dressing in a cast iron skillet


Our favorite recipes from around the internet this week include skillet bacon mac and cheese and cranberry brie bites

While we love to cook up (and eat) our in-house Southern Kitchen recipes, we still spend plenty of time reading recipes from bloggers and other food websites. Every Friday, we'll round up some of our favorites so that you'll have plenty of fodder for your weekend kitchen experiments.

Our favorite recipes this week include a non-traditional Thanksgiving appetizer, mac and cheese made in a skillet, a Key lime pie with a cranberry twist. It's time to get cooking.

Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese
This recipe from Kelsey Nixon at the Cooking Channel is the perfect dish for cheese lovers. With three different cheeses in the dish every bite will be full of warm and gooey cheesy goodness. The best part of the dish? It’s topped with bacon. Yum. 

Cranberry Brie Bites


Start your holiday party off with these little bites full of holiday flavor. The recipe from Delish brings together brie, cranberry sauce, rosemary and pecans which are baked in little squares of dough. Use a mini muffin tin to create perfect cup-shaped bites.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano
If you need to get turkey off your mind try this recipe from Bon Appetit. The chicken thighs are seasoned and then placed in a skillet until it’s halfway cooked through. Lemon slices are then added to the skillet before it’s placed in the oven. The result is crispy chicken and caramelized lemon slices. To finish off the dish, add white wine and the remaining herbs to the skillet to create a sauce to drizzle over the chicken.

Cranberry-Lime pie


Pie season is in full swing. While we are planning which pies to cook for Thanksgiving our mind turns to classic flavors like apple and pumpkin. This recipe from Bon Appetit pairs cranberry and lime to create a refreshing pie that is also beautiful. 


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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.