Category Archives for Recipes

Southern Collard Greens

You've gotta try cooking collards from scratch. Such a tasty treat and surprisingly easy to make.

Around here it’s a tradition to eat Collard Greens on New Year’s Day. But don’t stop there. These delicious leafy green vegetables cooked in crispy bacon with some onion, garlic and spices are delicious all winter long. Put on a pot of these, let them cook for a good 2 hours and make sure you […]

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Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Skip the canned stuff and cook up a batch of black-eyed peas from scratch. They taste amazing.

Down here in the south, it’s tradition to eat greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day (usually served with ham and some other sides.)  Black eyed peas actually have quite a long history of bringing good luck and prosperity to a number of people.  Here in the south, it is most widely believed […]

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Buttermilk Baking Mix

Baking Mix Recipe with Buttermilk to use instead of something like Bisquick.

I love making my own homemade convenience foods and this buttermilk baking mix is my favorite around the holidays. It makes whipping up a fresh batch of biscuits easy as pie. The same biscuit dough makes a great topping for pot pies made from leftovers and this mix makes the most amazing waffles and pancakes. […]

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Homemade Brown Sugar

Here's a quick recipe for making homemade brown sugar. Just two ingredients and it comes together quickly. Great for baking.

I don’t use brown sugar very often. Mostly in baking around the holidays. And without fail that bag of brown sugar I bought months ago turns into a hard brick by the time I get around to baking again. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make your own brown sugar in the quantity you […]

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