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Onion Rings

A recipe for deep fried, beer battered onion rings.

These candied sweet potatoes are baked with a brown sugar and orange juice glaze, then garnished with nuts and raisins. Yield: 4 -6 servings 2 large sweet potatoes 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Peel sweet potatoes, and using […]

This dish from Northern Florida is a delicious and easy way to taste the Spanish influence on Southern cooking.

Basic Rice Recipe

The basic formula for cooking rice is one part rice to two parts water; i.e, if you have one cup of rice, you need two cups water. This recipe will give good results with any long grain white or brown rice. Yield: 4 servings 2 cups cold water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 […]

Tired of cranberry sauce? This will make your turkey happy! 1 cup water 3/4 cup white sugar 1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries 1 cup apples – peeled, cored and diced 1 can Mandarin oranges 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 […]

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 […]