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Steve Gordon

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

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Buy Local

Buy Local

| April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

NEWS:  We’ve added a new Feature to our website called “Buy Local.”  It’s a page where you can find some of our local farms and gardeners that will be offering all types of locally grown fruit and vegetables throughout our area.  From fresh local strawberries to potatoes, tomatoes, free range eggs and goat meat, we’ve […]

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Baxter’s Chili Con Carne Recipe

Baxter’s Chili Con Carne Recipe

| April 2, 2012 | 9 Comments

Chili with meat.  Chili-con-carne literally means chili with meat.  This may not be a true hand me down Taste of Southern recipe from my family heritage, but every once in awhile, you find a recipe that you just want to try out.  You may not know exactly what intrigues you about it, you just know […]

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Creamy Cole Slaw Recipe

Creamy Cole Slaw Recipe

| March 25, 2012 | 36 Comments

This quick and easy coleslaw recipe is a traditional side dish for lots of great southern foods.  You’ll find it served up with BBQ, Fried Chicken, Fish and Seafood at most family gatherings.  It’s also a favorite on Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and BBQ Sandwiches.  Just a few simple ingredients are all you’ll need. …   […]

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Southern Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Southern Fried Pork Chops Recipe

| March 12, 2012 | 91 Comments

Here’s a really quick and simple recipe for some delicious southern fried comfort food.  Next to fried chicken, these Southern Fried Pork Chops are a long time family favorite.  It really is the “other white meat” as the Pork Council tells us. Southern Fried Chicken may have taken first place when I was growing up, […]

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Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

| March 12, 2012 | 184 Comments

This thick and hearty Beef Stew is a one-pot meal that is much more quick and easy than you might at first think.  It only requires a few simple ingredients to prepare and although it has a lengthy cooking time, it’s a great way to cook up supper without a lot of fuss.  Slowly simmered […]

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Hoppin John Recipe

Hoppin John Recipe

| March 5, 2012 | 17 Comments

Hoppin’ John, it ain’t just for New Years any more.  This is a quick and easy recipe that serves as a side dish, or can also be a great main dish just as well.  What a great way to use a few leftover Black Eye Peas to make another meal entirely. …   If you’ve […]

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Charlie…say it ain’t so!

Charlie…say it ain’t so!

| February 28, 2012 | 3 Comments

This is a follow-up post to my story about “My Super Bowl bet with Charlie Daniels.”  If you haven’t read it, you can find it in the “Life At TOS” section of this website.  Basically, I lost a bet with Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels over who would win the Super Bowl in this year […]

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Chicken Fried Steak Recipe with Gravy

Chicken Fried Steak Recipe with Gravy

| February 27, 2012 | 18 Comments

Where’s the chicken?  It’s called Chicken Fried Steak, but it doesn’t actually have any chicken in it.  And now that we think of it….it doesn’t really contain any steak as we know it either.  Confused yet? It does contain “cubed steak,” but it really doesn’t contain chicken.  It’s also sometimes referred to as pan fried […]

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Salmon Patties Recipe

Salmon Patties Recipe

| February 20, 2012 | 59 Comments

Southern Fried Salmon Patties: This is fish even the kids will enjoy eating.  Simple, quick, easy to make and tastes even better between two slices of bread or in a bun.  Add a little mayo or whip up your own special sauce and you’ve got supper on the table in no time flat.   This recipe originally […]

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Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

| February 13, 2012 | 50 Comments

… Long before the movie made them famous everywhere, Fried Green Tomatoes were already famous in the South.  This quick and easy dish is great as an appetizer, snack, or as a side to your main meal.  And, if the “secret is in the sauce,” we’ve got a quick and easy dipping sauce that makes […]

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