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Dimples BBQ Chicken Wings

Dimples BBQ Chicken Wings

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make these oven baked, crispy, barbecue chicken wings. We’re featuring Dimples BBQ Sauce, a North Carolina favorite out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  It’s the perfect appetizer for family time around the TV on game day. Don’t forget to bring the napkins, you’re going to need them.  Printable recipe included. […]

Our State Magazine April Issue Launch Party

Our State Magazine April Issue Launch Party

Our State Magazine of North Carolina kicked off its April Issue with a very special Launch Party over in Chapel Hill recently.  Taste of Southern was invited to attend and, we’d like to share some of the highlights about the event with you.  Journey with us over to Crooks Corner Restaurant and lets take a peek inside […]

Life at Taste of Southern

Easter – Basket Giveaway

Easter – Basket Giveaway

Winner Announced:  Enter our 2014 Easter – Basket Giveaway for your chance to win a beautifully handcrafted Potato Masher Basket filled with some great goodies. Just answer our question in the Comments section and you’ll be entered to win. Open to the 48 contiguous states. Must be over 18 to enter. See full rules for […]

Valentines Day Giveaway – Winner Announced

Valentines Day Giveaway – Winner Announced

WINNER ANNOUNCED:  Just in time for Valentines Day, we’re giving away this Chocolate Nut Carousel to one of our lucky readers.  Direct from Southern Supreme in North Carolina, you’ll enjoy the BEST Chocolate Covered Peanuts, Cashews and Pecans to have crossed your lips in a long, long time.  It’s easy to join in, just answer […]

Main Dishes

Neese’s Sausage-Beef Meat Loaf

Neese’s Sausage-Beef Meat Loaf

Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this combination pork sausage and ground beef meatloaf.  We’re using a mild flavored sausage, and recipe from an old North Carolina company known as Neese Sausage.  You could take it up a notch by adding hot sausage if you’d prefer. Either way, we’ve got a new twist […]

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

Follow our step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this traditional Southern favorite of Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy.  The gravy may be somewhat of an acquired taste, but it’s too easy to make to not give it a try.  We’ll fry up the Country Ham, make the gravy and show you how to take […]

Desserts

Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making one of the South’s favorite desserts – Pecan Pie.  We’re using an old recipe that calls for Brown Sugar and just a little Karo Corn Syrup. Wait, did I mention it also has a little bit of Corn Meal?  We’re using a made-from-scratch pie crust, but you could […]

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this delicious Key Lime Pie dessert. We’ll make the Graham Cracker crust, then squeeze some limes to make the filling. An egg meringue topping finishes it off, but you could leave it plain, or maybe add some whipped cream, the choice is yours. Either way, you’re […]

Side Dishes

Turnip Greens with Diced Turnips Recipe

Turnip Greens with Diced Turnips Recipe

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make our special Turnip Greens with Diced Turnips Recipe.  Fresh turnip greens and turnips are a cold weather delight.  We’ll visit our North Carolina State Farmer’s Market to pick up some fresh greens, then cook them up with some pork seasoning for a hearty dish that goes great as […]

Cabbage Casserole

Cabbage Casserole

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making this delicious Cabbage Casserole dish. We’re taking cooked cabbage up a couple of levels, adding some cheddar cheese, and making a dish even those family members that don’t like cabbage will find themselves asking for seconds. I’ve never been a fan of cooked cabbage myself, and it even […]

Breads

Crackling Bread

Crackling Bread

Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this old Southern favorite Crackling Bread. We just call it Cracklin Bread, dropping that G, but it’s super easy to make and delicious with just about anything. This is a follow-up recipe using the cracklings we made from rendering our own leaf lard but you can […]

Cornbread and Eggs

Cornbread and Eggs

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making not only some great cornbread, but a delicious new treat for breakfast.  This old mountain recipe combines leftover cornbread with scrambled eggs, all cooked together, and brings a whole new experience to the breakfast table.  First, we’ll make the cornbread, then we’ll show you how to mix it […]

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How To Render Leaf Lard

How To Render Leaf Lard

| March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions and learn How To Render Leaf Lard.  Making your own lard at home, is much easier than you might imagine, and we’ll show you just how to do it. Leaf Lard is considered to be the finest lard for baking, especially when making pie crusts from scratch.  It just takes […]

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Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew

| February 10, 2014 | 16 Comments

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make our delicious, and hearty, Brunswick Stew. We’re combining Chicken, Pork BBQ, and some of our favorite vegetables, to make this stew from scratch.  Brunswick Stew is a traditional side dish served in barbecue restaurants throughout the South, but it’s great as a main course of its very own. […]

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Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

| January 27, 2014 | 8 Comments

Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making our Southern Fried Chicken in a cast iron skillet, just like mama used to do it.  I’ll even share our families secret recipe of “herbs and spices,” so you can make this delicious old southern classic at home for you and your family to enjoy.  Printable recipe included. […]

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