Shoney’s Offers Chicken Pot Pie in a Skillet


Shoney’s restaurant chain is releasing a taste of Southern-style comfort foods in the form of skillet items for their menus. The best thing about skillet items being introduced to restaurants is that they’re pretty much piping hot and waiting to be chowed down.

First up is the Homestyle Braised Beef — braised beef served with mashed potatoes, gravy and veggies. Then there’s the Chicken Pot Pie slow-cooked chicken and veggies in a creamy sauce, while the third dish features the Kentucky Hot Brown — roasted turkey breast topped with tomatoes, bacon and a cheese sauce. All the skillets  come with the salad, soup and fruit bar.

The skillets will be available through November 27.


Why Roscoe’s Packaged Food Provides Everything BUT Fried Chicken and Waffles


Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, a mainstay in Southern California, is releasing a new line of products for retail in supermarkets across the country. Which is great, except for the fact that that the actual chicken and waffles aren’t for sale. What’s up with that?

Bert Muñoz, head retail product developer and marketing manager for the new Roscoe’s Home line, has already put macaroni and cheese, chicken chili mac, and southern collards on the menu. The items hit shelves last year, while plans for waffles, chili and rice, and gravy are still in the works. As for the fried chicken itself, Muñoz says “the number one challenge is making a product come out exactly like it is at the restaurant,”  which means that it might be a while before a #3 Herb’s Special is available in the freezer aisle.


You’ve got to respect Muñoz for already making this much headway with Roscoe’s classics. And, let’s be real, we all know that nothing can beat chicken straight out of the frier, no matter how quickly it’s flash-frozen. I guess this just means I’ll have to take a trip to the west coast ASAP for some chicken, waffles, and of course, an In-n-Out burger, monkey style.

H/T Food Digital + PicThx Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles


CRAVINGS: Cheddar Corn Pudding

Everyone needs a bit of southern indulgence from time-to-time. That’s where our friend Beth has stepped up to the plate, giving us a mouthwatering picture of a dinner that makes amazing use of cream, cheese, and eggs in a manner we’re not used to seeing. The dish exudes its special flavors by utilizing well thought out amounts of honey and cayenne, appropriating a sweet and spicy attitude to the rich dish. Best of all? The entire 8-serving recipe costs under $4 to create.

Adventures Cravings

Craving: Famous Dave’s BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Famous Dave’s is an awesome BBQ franchise sweeping the nation. If you haven’t ever been to one, find one near you and get there fast. With a menu that you can actually figure out, and 7 different bbq sauces to choose from on the table, this place will make you very happy. I had this last week, and right now since it’s raining, nothing sounds better than this BBQ Brisket Sandwich with a side of Jalapeño Mac ‘N Cheese.



Our friend Beth over at Budget Bytes created this wallet friendly recipe. One serving only costs $1.37, now that’s a deal. Plus who doesn’t want a little Southern love in their kitchen? Be on the look out for more money saving recipes.


Fried Pickles

Fried Pickles are definitely a Southern thang. I finally had the opportunity to try it for the first time last night and it tasted exactly how you would expect: sour and crunchy. Fried anything is always better than the original and these fried pickles were great.