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Renée Featured in Raised Southern, Fall/Winter Issue

Renée’s Holiday Recipes Featured in Raised Southern Magazine, Vol. 2

Renée Robinson

4 New Recipes from Yours Truly for the Holidays.

Well, get a load of this. I’ve got 4 new recipes and an article in the Fall/Winter issue of Raised Southern Magazine . Woo Hoo!! This issue is chock full of all things Christmas, including recipes, decorating ideas, and even an interview with the premier Christmas ornament designer, Christopher Radko, who happens to be back at it again with a new company. 

And while I fully realize we’re all gearing up for Thanksgiving, the publishing world starts early and at least for me, it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas holidays. It’s my favorite season and I like to get a head start on planning some of my cooking. 

This time around I came up with my own milk bread recipe and turned it into Raspberry Sweet Rolls. Filled with a luscious raspberry filling, they can be completely made the day before and popped into the oven the next morning. But seeing as they’re milk bread, they stay nice and fresh for a couple of days. 

Then I made an oyster stew to which I added some Spanish chorizo. A surprising garnish is cubes of apples sautéed in a little butter. That sweet/tart bit of flavor is glorious with the salty briny oysters. I think this would be wonderful served on Christmas Eve or any other time during the cold winter months.

Everyone loves Southern Fried Chicken, right? Even Ottolenghi has his own take on it, so I tried his recipe and of course, it’s fantastic. No surprise there. I served it with waffles and an outstandingly delicious strawberry sauce. This is the perfect Christmas brunch recipe.

I concluded with a recipe for a homemade cranberry syrup French soda. It includes fresh rosemary and lime. My family sips on these while we open gifts on Christmas morning, but they’re wonderful any other time. And a little Prosecco for the adults would be a lovely addition.

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