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Steve Gordon

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

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Pickled Beets Recipe

Pickled Beets Recipe

| June 25, 2012 | 46 Comments

You’ll be totally amazed at how much better homemade Pickled Beets taste as opposed to those you buy in the grocery store.  Here’s another way we’re “Saving Summer In A Jar,” with our canned pickled beets recipe.  Give them a try and taste the difference yourself. … Pickled Beets Recipe: I’m not going to tell […]

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Peach Preserve Ice Cream

Peach Preserve Ice Cream

| June 4, 2012 | 4 Comments

Try this delicious Homemade Peach Ice Cream with a twist.  We’ve replaced some of the sugar with our homemade Peach Preserves.  Store bought preserves will work just fine and the results are just…well….peachy.  It’s a perfect cool and refreshing treat for a hot summer day.  Make the ice cream base a day or two ahead […]

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1928 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

1928 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

| May 28, 2012 | 17 Comments

If you think Strawberry Shortcake is one of those little pre-packaged cake cups and a bag of flavored syrup you find in the grocery store, then you just don’t know what you’re missing.  You’ll love this rustic Strawberry Shortcake Recipe, adapted from a 1928 cookbook with it’s crusty bread layers and sugared fresh Strawberries.  Just add whipped cream topping […]

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How To Make Strawberry Jam

How To Make Strawberry Jam

| May 21, 2012 | 42 Comments

We’re canning and preserving Strawberry Jam today on Taste of Southern.  This recipe is one of the best ways to get started in the home canning and preservation of jams and jellies.  It’s really easy and produces a treat that the family can enjoy anytime of the year.  Only a few special tools are required and you’ll […]

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How To: Freeze Strawberries In Sugar

How To: Freeze Strawberries In Sugar

| May 14, 2012 | 22 Comments

Freezing fresh Strawberries in Sugar is a great way to enjoy Strawberries throughout the year.  It’s really quick, easy and a great way to get started in the home preservation of fruits and vegetables.  Sadly, local Strawberries are only available for a few weeks each year so, freezing them insures you have a good supply to last […]

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Mama Ruths’ Strawberry Cake Recipe

Mama Ruths’ Strawberry Cake Recipe

| May 7, 2012 | 56 Comments

This is it…..Mama Ruth’s Famous Strawberry Cake.  You’ve heard me talk about it…now…you can cook one of your very own.  It’s really a very quick and easy way to fix a scrumptious dessert.  Mama Ruth uses a boxed cake mix and just a few other simple ingredients.  You can make it with fresh Strawberries or, use some […]

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Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Skillet Cornbread Recipe

| April 23, 2012 | 57 Comments

Can you really taste a difference with Cornbread cooked in a Cast Iron Skillet?  We think so.  It just seems to give it more of a crust on the bottom and sides and, that’s the part that has more flavor.  Of course the real debate here in the South, is whether Cornbread is best prepared […]

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Banana Bread with Crumb Topping Recipe

Banana Bread with Crumb Topping Recipe

| April 16, 2012 | 14 Comments

When you’re ready for something sweet, but without all the frosting, this Banana Bread with Crumb Topping is sure to satisfy the craving.  You’ll find lots of variations on how to make Banana Bread, and we’ll probably be sharing some other recipes as we go along, because we have several favorites of our own.  It’s […]

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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 | 11 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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