What’s the best part of living in The South? Besides the warm weather (I hate the cold), it’s definitely the southern comfort food. I mean, who doesn’t love some good country fried steak or biscuits and gravy?
Since having children, I’ve also learned that it’s not always about the food that’s being made, but the memories we make in the kitchen together. Nothing taught me this more than seeing how much Tyler loves to help me in the kitchen.
I was recently given the opportunity to work with Southern Kitchen as one of their Brand Ambassadors. It’s a perfect fit since the company is all about Southern-inspired foods, drinks, and get-togethers.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company in any way.
You can get quality products ranging from serving dishes to cast-iron skillets to platters to pitchers to pint glasses and everything in between. I started small to try out a few things and ordered their Bean & Bailey White Salt Bowl as well as the Cillio Piave 4 Piece Cheese Knife Set.
The Bean and Bailey bowls are awesome because they are multifunctional. They can be used for salt and pepper bowl, but can also be used for an individual salsa bowl or dipping sauce bowl. You could also use it outside the kitchen to hold jewelry, coins, or anything small. I like keeping one on my kitchen counter to put my rings in when I am working with raw meat.
I’ve never had a cheese knife set, so thought it would be something fun and unique to add to my kitchen lineup. I’ve been to parties where the host has a gorgeous cheese platter out with the cute little knives that are perfect for the different types of cheese. They come in a perfect wooden box for easy storage, and it would also make a great gift.
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As I mentioned, the Salt Bowl is the perfect size for a single serving of a dip. I used it for some delicious guacamole. My boys love going to our local Tex-Mex restaurant because of the guacamole that comes with every meal. They call it “the chip restaurant” because that’s their favorite part.
Southern Kitchen has some amazing recipes on their website, including one for an easy guacamole dip, so we decided to try it out.
Step by Step
In a medium mixing bowl, squeeze the juice from the lime and mix it with the salt. Add the diced onion and minced jalapeño and let it rest for 5 minutes then stir in the cilantro.
Open the avocado and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Add it into the lime mixtures and mash it as you mix everything together. You want to leave the avocado slightly chunky.
Season to taste with salt and more lime, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips.
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 red onion (finely diced)
- 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and minced, optional)
- 1/2 bunch cilantro (roughly chopped)
- 2 Haas avocadoes (halved and seeded)
- Tortilla chips
- In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from the lime and add salt.
- Add the diced onion and minced jalapeno, and let sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the cilantro.
- Using a large spoon, scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl and coarsely smash with a fork.
- Mix just enough to bring everything together, but not so much that the avocados resemble a puree. The guacamole should still be somewhat chunky.
- Season to taste with more salt and lime.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
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