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Southern Salsa

Fresh Salsa Southern Style

Fresh salsa made with garden fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, Vidalia onions, and herbs. It's a great sweet and savory appetizer! If you're lucky enough to live in the South, then you know we have an abundance of choices when it comes to fresh vegetables all throughout the spring and summer. One of our favorites around …

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Homemade Caramel Sauce adds just the right touch to cheesecake, pound cake, or even plain ice cream—or brownies!

Homemade Caramel Sauce

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..." Just a little taste of this homemade caramel sauce, and you will close your eyes and slowly savor the sinful, creamy feel of the luscious sauce. You will want more and you will start looking for pound cake or cookies to drizzle it on. And …

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Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie is a favorite Southern dessert that's so simple—with just a few pantry ingredients, you can have this pie on the table in about an hour! A while back I wrote about playing at my friend's house after church on Sundays, and about her Mama's chocolate chess pie. Well, after digging through some …

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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad is a tangy and sweet bean salad that can accompany grilled or roasted meats and makes a perfect addition to a vegetarian menu. Thanksgiving menus abound with starchy, cheesy, fat-laden dishes. That's what makes Thanksgiving so wonderful! You get to eat all the potatoes, cheese, bread, and butter that you want and …

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Chocolate Cobbler

Chocolate Cobbler is a simple, classic Southern recipe that's so easy to make. You just need cocoa, eggs, butter, sugar, milk, and flour and you'll have this delicious dessert on the table in a jiffy!   Chocolate cobbler is one of those old desserts that came about due to the Southern home cook's need to …

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Strawberry Freezer Jam

"Oh, Aunt Ginny is coming! That means strawberry jam!" That was me, as a little girl, anytime I heard my Aunt Ginny, Papa's sister, was coming for a visit. She and her husband lived in Plant City, Florida, and would visit my grandparents a couple of times a year. They would always bring whatever was …

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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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Southern Pecan Pie

This Southern Pecan Pie recipe is a classic but swaps old-fashioned cane syrup for some of the corn syrup. The result is intense and delicious flavor, not just overwhelming sweetness!  **Note: Recipe updated November 25, 2016.  They dot the landscape of Middle and South Georgia...tall, majestic trees offering shade beside homes or towering together in groves …

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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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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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STrawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler

Strawberry Cobbler with fresh strawberries and an easy make-your-own crust is the perfect way to showcase spring strawberries! My grandfather used to drive to Plant City, Florida, otherwise known as the Winter Strawberry Capital, to visit his sister and buy strawberry plants. While the Florida strawberries were ready in late winter, Papa's strawberries would come …

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Mississippi Mud Cake

A classic Southern favorite, Mississippi Mud Cake is decadent and full of chocolate, from the cake to the fudgy frosting with melted marshmallows. Did you make mud pies when you were little? I remember playing in the yard with old butter cups, stirring dirt and water and whatever else would stick together to form perfect mud …

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Easy Ribs

Easy Ribs

Easy ribs baked low and slow in the oven with a barbecue rub. These are fall-apart tender and so easy! Your family will love these ribs! There are few things better than ribs cooked all day in the smoker, low and slow with applewood chips, until they fall off the bone and fill your palate …

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