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Southern Pulled Pork

Southern Pulled Pork is so easy to make! Just throw together a barbecue rub and roast a pork butt in the oven low and slow for several hours. Then shred the meat and it’s good to go! So simple yet so delicious! We are a barbecue loving family. Is it because we’re Southern? Because we …

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Crack Crackers

I first had these crackers at my friend Joan’s house and she mistakenly called them Cajun Crackers. They are not. They are direct relatives of an insidious, addicting drug. Think I’m kidding? Ha! You will read this recipe and realize how bad these crackers are for you. Then you will make them. And then you will …

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Italian Wedding Soup

The best Italian Wedding Soup with flavorful chicken meatballs, pestata, and lots of vegetables. This soup is absolutely delicious, nutritious, and feeds a crowd!  Nothing’s easier when feeding a crowd than a big pot of soup or chili or something you can do as a one-pot meal. A few weeks ago, we hosted our lifegroup …

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Efi’s Baklava

A sweet, nutty, authentic Greek baklava filled with walnuts and just the right blend of cinnamon and cloves. This is the best we’ve ever had! There are many great things about having a friend and neighbor who is from Greece, not the least of which is that she brings us fabulous food all the time. …

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Classic fried green tomatoes made with cornmeal and buttermilk, and just a touch of cayenne for an extra boost of flavor. Do you ever wonder how certain things came to be? For example, why did someone decide one day that an unripened, hard, green tomato would taste good sliced, battered and fried? Who would have …

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Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket

Oven-Roasted Brisket is braised in the oven, low and slow, with onions, garlic, and beef broth. It’s tender and full of flavor! When I ask for dinner suggestions from the men in my family, beef is almost always at the top of the list: ribeyes on the grill, hamburgers, pot roast, short ribs—pretty much any …

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Sweet Tea Southern Style

Sweet Tea just the way Granny made, with lots of real sugar and brewed tea. Sweltering…there’s just no other way to describe this summer so far. This morning it was 80° before the sun came up. And muggy. That’s what we have here in Georgia—muggy, heavy, humid air that feels like Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak. …

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Chicken Salad with Grapes

The best Chicken Salad with grapes, pecans, celery and a tangy mayo and sour cream dressing! This Chicken Salad will have your guests asking for more! Years ago, several ladies of my grandmother’s and mother’s acquaintance used to hold monthly meetings which they called UDC meetings, at which someone would read something, they would all discuss whatever it …

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