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Oklahoma Fried Okra

Oklahoma announced it’s official state meal in 1988. It included cornbread, barbecue pork, chicken fried steak, squash and corn, biscuits, grits and sausage gravy, strawberries, pecan pie, black-eyed peas and fried okra. Fried okra, or “southern popcorn”, makes a great … Continue reading

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Fried Pickles – An Arkansas Invention

Next state up – Arkansas, the home of fried pickles! Well I guess I missed the Friday post! Life has been hectic. I’m still trying to find that balance with the (not so) new job, blogging and my part time … Continue reading

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Fried Pickles – National Pickle Day

Fried Pickles – I tried this southern favorite for the first time and fell in love with the snack.  After some experimentation, I came up with this really good recipe – that was eaten really fast!  I’ll be doubling it … Continue reading

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Hoppin’ John – A Southern Tradition

In the south, it’s customary to serve hoppin’ john for dinner on New Year’s Day.  The saying is, “Eat poor that day, eat rich the rest of the year. Peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold”.  These foods … Continue reading

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Mini Pecan Pies with Chocolate

My mother loved pecan pie, but we rarely had it because no one made it.  I learned later in life not only to make the pie, but to really enjoy the rich, dark and sugary filling that surrounds the sweet … Continue reading

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