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Cheesy Bacon and Grits Casserole

I was craving grits for breakfast, so I created this masterpiece with fresh corn and leftover bacon. Serve with avocado and hot sauce. —Rebecca Yankovich, Springfield, Virginia

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

Rich and creamy pimiento cheese is a southern favorite. It makes this grilled pimiento cheese sandwich shine, especially when sweet-hot...


Green Tomato BLT

I absolutely love tomatoes, any kind, any size. Being from the South, that includes fried green tomatoes. I created a...


Southern-Style Egg Rolls

4 reviews

Sausage, black-eyed peas and turnip greens give these unique egg rolls a decidedly southern accent. When I bring them to...


Truly Tasty Turnips with Greens

2 reviews

This savory dish is a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe...

Pressure-Cooker Truly Tasty Turnip Greens

2 reviews

These savory greens are a hit at every church dinner. Adjust the seasonings as you please to make the recipe...


Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

3 reviews

This is one of my favorite quick-fix suppers. I'm sure a lot of people have never tried fried green tomatoes,...

Barbecued Ribs with Beer

6 reviews

These ribs are so simple to make, you will want to make them often. They always are juicy and have...


Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

5 reviews

Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South. You'll never want black-eyed peas from a...


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Grandma’s Collard Greens

12 reviews

My grandmother made the best collard greens recipe in the world. Eating them with a slice of buttermilk cornbread is...


Oven-Fried Green Tomato BLT

1 review

For years I have used this same idea to cook eggplant slices, and recently I decided to try it on...

Succotash

7 reviews

You can't get more 'Southern' than succotash. This recipe comes from my mother, who was a fantastic cook. —Rosa Boone,...


Southern Green Beans with Apricots

2 reviews

Green beans and apricots have become a family tradition. Enhanced with balsamic vinegar, this dish will make your taste buds...


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Jim’s Secret Family Recipe Ribs

10 reviews

For more than 30 years, my brother-in-law Jim kept his famous rib recipe a secret. When he finally shared it,...


Slow-Cooked Mesquite Ribs

3 reviews

When we're missing the grill during winter, these tangy ribs give us that same smoky barbecue taste we love. They're...


Southern Hoppin’ John

7 reviews

This is a quick and easy side dish that will become a favorite of your family.—Anne Creech, Kinston, North Carolina

Black-Eyed Peas & Ham

5 reviews

Every New Year's Day we have these slow-cooked black-eyed peas to bring good luck for the coming year. —Dawn Legler,...


Hot Brown Sandwiches

4 reviews

Our home economists suggest that you prepare these open-faced turkey sandwiches with leftover turkey. or pick up sliced, cooked turkey...


Carolina-Style Pork Barbecue

28 reviews

I am originally from North Carolina (where swine is divine) and this recipe for the slow cooker is a family...