Tunkel Family Latkes


Here’s an old family recipe from a new friend. These delicious latkes have become a holiday staple in my house and I hope you enjoy them as well.  What I love most, and what I […]

Delta Blues Rice & Southern Routes


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Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries


As summer fades into fall, I start thinking about the fall colors and comfort foods. That’s what makes this Sweet Potato Fries recipe so appealing for October and really anytime! These are pretty easy to […]

Recipe: Smoked Chicken Thighs


Summer is perfect for smoking! And whether you’re a seasoned vet with smoke running through your veins, or a smoking noob looking for a great reason to fire up the smoker, this recipe is perfect […]

Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes


Here’s one of my favorite recipes.  Its simple and fun. And who doesn’t love Fried Green Tomatoes.  I know I do.  You’re in for a real treat with this one.


Fried Green Tomatoes


1 cup all-purpose flour

2 […]

Made LV Pop-Up 7/22


Join Chefs Ben Vaughn and John Courtney for a Southern Kitchen Pop-Up dinner at Made LV in Tivoli Village.  We’re cooking up an amazing five-course southern menu with all the fixin’s!

Call: 702-722-2000 for reservations.

When:  July […]

Southern Celebration Pop-up Dinner


Join us at EAT in Downtown Las Vegas on July 10, for a special celebration of southern cuisine as we present the Southern Celebration Pop-Up Dinner.

Tickets are limited and available online here.  Don’t miss your […]

Roasted Chicken Meatloaf


This is one of my favorite recipes and a great play on all the things that you love about traditional meatloaf, only using chicken as the main protein.


Roasted Chicken Meatloaf

1 pound of ground chicken

1/2 cup […]

Perfect Southern Biscuits


Biscuits are as much tradition as they are food in the south. I remember standing next to my grandma as a small boy while she lovingly worked through her biscuit recipe. It’s one of my […]

Okra Fritters


Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a handheld okra fritter that you’re going to absolutely love.  If you eat 1000 of them and gain 50 lbs, don’t blame me!


Okra Fritters


1 cup cornmeal
½ cup flour
2 […]