Spend your holidays vacationing on Tybee Island! Gather your closest family and friends and enjoy a Tybee beach vacation! Whether you’re planning to host a large feast or an intimate gathering, we’ve arranged a few tips and recipes that should give you a head start on your meal plans. Browse through a few of our favorite holiday recipes, inspired by one of our favorite Tybee Island authors!
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Southern Holiday Dishes
Below are a few southern side dishes, featured in local author Mary Kay Andrews’ latest cookbook “The Beach House Cookbook.” Looking to dine out or order in? Avoid the hustle and bustle of preparing a meal and experience Tybee Island and Savannah’s restaurant scene!
Boozy Sweet Potato Soufflé
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9-by-13 inch baking dish and set aside. Prick the potatoes with a fork, and bake on a baking sheet for 1 hour, or until tender. Let stand until cool enough to handle and then peel. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.
Beat the warm sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, 1/2 cup of the butter, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoons of the nutmeg with an electrical mixer. Beat in the eggs, half-and-half, and bourbon. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Combine the corn flakes, the pecans, the remaining 1 cup brown sugar, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ad the remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter and stir into the mixture. Sprinkle over the sweet potato mixture and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is browned. Serve and enjoy!
- 5lb sweet potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) salted butter, divided
- 1 1/4 tsp. groud cinnamon, divided
- 3/4 tsp. grated nutmeg, divided
- 2 large egs, beaten
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 2 Tbsp. bourbon
- 1 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Edna’s Green Beans
Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, reserving the drippings in the skillet.
Sauté the onions in the bacon drippings for 8 minutes, or until tender and beginning to caramelize. Stir in the green beans, broth, and chill.
Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer to 20 minutes, or until the green beans are tender. Sprinkle with bacon, season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
- 6 slices bacon, coarsely chopped
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 2lb green beans, trimmed
- 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tsp. dried dill
- salt and freshly ground pepper
Tybee Island Rentals
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Tybee Island Beach Guide
We receive lots of questions from travelers like: Are there beaches near Tybee Island? Are there beaches near Savannah, GA? and Where is Tybee Island’s south beach? So, we’ve created a Tybee Island Beach Guide just for you! Also known as “Savannah’s Beach”, Tybee Island is a unique slice of paradise, located just 20 minutes from Downtown Savannah, GA.
Tybee Island Weather
Tybee Island experiences mild seasonal weather. During the holiday season, we swap snowfall for beach sand! Follow this link to view Tybee Island’s weather report. Experience Tybee Island during all seasons! Read our blog about the best time to visit Tybee Island.
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