Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe

Southern Fried Cabbage Recipe

I’m a Southern girl raised on Southern food. While growing up I was made to eat foods I did not like except for tomatoes. They were the only thing I wasn’t forced to eat, maybe because it was not the main food item. Boiled cabbage was one of the cooked foods I had to mix with something to hide the horrible taste. The funky smell it gives off while cooking will make anyone want to turn up their nose at this awesome vegetable.

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Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix

Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix

For 14 years I have been using a prepackaged salsa seasoning mix. When I first started canning salsa, I used the recipe in my Ball Blue Book. After being told about a seasoning mix my sister used and loved, I began using it instead of making salsa the long way. It wasn’t until this past October I decided never again and found the perfect combination of ingredients for the easy Homemade Salsa Dry Seasoning Mix.

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Healthy for You: Asparagus and a Recipe

Healthy for You: Asparagus and a Recipe

Asparagus is one of those vegetables you either like or you don’t. We never ate it while growing up so I honestly didn’t know if it was something I would like. My dad loves it and shared a bite with me at a restaurant about 10 years ago. It was in a salad and I couldn’t get over the woody taste. That taste caused me to wait seven years before I would try it again. Because of my sister talking about them, I tried cooking Asparagus and Brussels sprouts.

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Grits and Greens a Recipe for New Year's Day

Grits and Greens a Recipe for New Year's Day

New Year’s Day brings traditional good luck foods to the forefront in many homes. In the South, peas, greens, pork, and cornbread are found on a lot of tables. The greens vary, for my family, it has always been Collard greens. For others, Turnip greens and even Cabbage are considered the tradition. Several years ago, I found a new tradition for my little family - Grits and Greens.

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Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin, Not Your Momma's Recipe!

Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin, Not Your Momma's Recipe!

As a girl visiting a classmate’s home, I was served a dish I loved. It was a new potato dish, the thinly sliced potatoes covered with cheese looked as if it had been made for a magazine. To this day, I can recall sitting at the dinner table and my friend’s mom giving me a big spoon of those potatoes. I remember how the potatoes where carefully arranged in a 9X13 baking dish so they would be stacked with no gaps and how the cheese was a bubbly golden brown. I can’t remember anything else about that meal except that Potatoes Au Gratin. My mom is not adventurous in the kitchen. When we were children and we talked about a new food we tried somewhere else, it was very rarely prepared for our family. It wasn’t until after my husband and I were married and we went to a reunion where I was reintroduced to yummy Potatoes Au Gratin.

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Easy Flavorful Baked Beans

Easy Flavorful Baked Beans

Baked beans are my favorite childhood food memory. Behind my Maw Maw’s biscuits, baked beans were what I looked for next on her kitchen table during the holidays. Holiday meals at her house brought every family member and a smorgasbord of food with tons of yummy goodness. No fancy table setting, the kitchen table was spread with food and the counters lined with more food.

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Brown Sugar and Molasses Glazed Carrots

Brown Sugar and Molasses Glazed Carrots

I’m not a cooked carrot lover, but after making Brown Sugar and Molasses Glazed Carrots, I think I could become one. I normally don’t cook carrots except for with a roast and potatoes because that is the only time my husband and son will really eat and enjoy them. In some of the other recipes I’ve shared that called for carrots, I ended up grating them so the chunks would not be seen. I took a chance on this recipe.

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