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Quick Cornbread

2 cups self-rising cornmeal 1 egg 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup shortening Mix until just moist. Pour mixture into a hot 10” cast iron skillet and bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes or until browned. © 2000 Rick McDaniel

Banana Nut Bread

3 very ripe bananas, mashed 1 cube butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 c flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Butter and lightly flour1 loaf pan. Combine bananas, sugar, eggs, and butter: mix well. Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to banana mixture and mix until […]

Grilled Vidalia Onions

1 medium Vidalia Onion (per person) 1 cubeBeef Bouillon (per onion) 1 tablespoon butter (per onion) Parmesan Cheese Peel and core onions. Insert 1 beef bouillon cube into onion, and add 1 Tbsp. margarine in center. Also, insert 1 ice cube. Sprinkle generously with Parmeasan cheese. Wrap in heavy duty or doubled aluminum foil. Allow […]

Collard Greens

4-6 bunches of collards 5 slices of salt pork or bacon 1 ham hock 1 large onion, chopped Soul Food Seasoning to taste Black pepper to taste Water to cover Place collards in kitchen sink. Fill sink with water, pushing leaves under running water as sink fills. Allow to soak for five minutes; drain water, […]

This Cajun treat takes its name from the brown appearance of the rice after it is fried and mixed with chicken giblets. It has a rich, flavorful taste and goes well with chicken, duck, turkey or game. Serves 6 to 8. 1 quart water 1 pound chicken livers or livers and gixxards 3 teaspoons Creole […]

Party Potatoes

This is a classic recipe from the 1950s that came into my family by way of the late Marcia Gabriel Saunders of Charlotte, North Carolina. They are always found on the table at Christmastime. Yield: 12 to 14 servings 8 medium potatoes 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1/3 cup chopped […]

No matter how I increase this recipe, there never seem to be any leftovers after my family gets done! 6 large baking potatoes 1//4 pound unsalted butter, melted 2 teaspoons salt 1 pint half and half 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional) Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Boil until fork tender, about 10 […]

6 medium sweet potatoes 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tsp. orange extract 1/2 cup half and half 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup coconut Boil sweet potatoes until fork tender. Plunge into cold water and peel. Put them in a […]

Oyster Dressing

his is a Southern tradition at Thanksgiving. I always make extra, as it always seems to be eaten!2 cups wild rice 1/2 pound pork sausage 1 bunch green onions, chopped 2 – 3 ribs celery 1 pint oysters, quartered with oyster liqueur reserved 2 – 3 tablespoons chopped parsley salt ground black pepper ground paprika […]

1 (16 ounce) package corn bread mix 1 pound sausage of your choice, cooked and crumbled 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 3 stalks celery, chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons ground sage 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup fat-free chicken or […]