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Okra and Tomatos A favorite Southern summertime treat! 1 Tbs. bacon grease 1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped 1 lb. okra, cut into 1/2 inch slices 3 fresh tomatoes, preferably Big Boy 1 tsp. sugar Heat bacon grease in a heavy nonreactive skillet over medium high heat.cook onion 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add okra and […]

Fried Okra

A Southern summer favorite. 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh okra 1 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Pepper to taste (optional) Vegetable oil for frying Salt okra and let sit for a few minutes to bring out juice. In a shallow bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, and pepper. Gently roll okra in cornmeal, […]


Spoon bread dates back to the earliest days of the Southern colonies. It is a cornmeal soufflé, served as an accompaniment for meat and vegetables.

Pork Cracklins

Put these in cornbread for a soulful treat. 1 pound pork fat Slice pork into small pieces about 1/4″ thick and 1/2″ wide. Fry over medium heat in a cast iron skillet until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve. © 2003 Rick McDaniel If you like this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy […]

There are numerous recipes for this drink dating back to the early part pf the nineteenth century. The common ingredients found in all variations are rum, sugar, and lemon or lime juice. 1 1/2 cup dark rum 1 1/2 cup orange juice 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 1/2 cup guava nectar 3 tablespoons fresh […]

This is a New Orleans favorite. It is served in a distinctively tall, bell-shaped glass, but any large glass or cup will do in a storm. 1 ounce white rum 1 ounce Jamaican rum 1 ounce Bacardi 151 proof rum 3 ounces orange juice, with pulp 3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice 1/2 ounce Grenadine Crushed […]

The Chatham Artillery is the oldest military organization in Georgia. Regimental functions were always a hit when this rather stout punch was served. 2 cups sweet red wine 2 cups strong tea 2/3 cup rum 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup rye whiskey 1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup gin 1/3 cup brandy 1/3 […]

1 cube of sugar 1-1/2 ounces Bourbon 1 Dash Herbsaint or Pernod 2 dashes Peychaud bitters 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 Lemon peel twist Crushed Ice Chill an Old Fashioned glass by filling with crushed ice. When the glass is chilled, discard the ice and pour in the Herbsaint or Pernod , swirling them to […]

Served at a famous Kentucky horse race…you know the one! 3/4 cup sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3 tablespoons rum 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup flour 1 stick butter or margarine 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/2 cup pecans — chopped 1 unbaked 9″ pie shell Combine sugar, flour and eggs. Add nuts, coconut and rum. […]

This is a famous southern dessert. This recipe is so fine it substitutes for birthday cake for Betty’s son. Try it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to “cut the sweetness.” 1/2 cup Melted butter (Or margarine) 2 cups Light brown sugar 1/2 Cup Milk 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon Flour (Self- rising) 1/2 […]