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Author Archive: Steve Gordon

Award Winning Food Preservationist, Fisherman, Online Contributor to Our State Magazine Newsletter.

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Easter – Basket Giveaway

Easter – Basket Giveaway

| April 14, 2014 | 62 Comments

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 […]

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Southern Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

| April 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

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 […]

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Neese’s Sausage-Beef Meat Loaf

Neese’s Sausage-Beef Meat Loaf

| March 31, 2014 | 4 Comments

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 […]

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Crackling Bread

Crackling Bread

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

| March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

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 […]

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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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Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

Country Ham and Red Eye Gravy

| March 3, 2014 | 8 Comments

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 […]

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Cornbread and Eggs

Cornbread and Eggs

| February 24, 2014 | 12 Comments

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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Turnip Greens with Diced Turnips Recipe

Turnip Greens with Diced Turnips Recipe

| February 17, 2014 | 4 Comments

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 […]

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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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