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Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook

Sample recipes from Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook

Neely's Barbecue Seasoning

In the South, we have a tradition of ushering recipes from era to era and family to family. Secret sauces are passed down from generation...

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Neely’s Barbecue Sauce

When you're firing up the grill and need some barbecue sauce, do you reach for a bottle of sauce you purchased from the grocery store? If you'd like to try something different this summer, then making a batch of Neelys Barbecue Sauce is in order. This sauce has more than 10 ingredients, but don't let that lengthy list dissuade from trying it. Neely's Barbecue Sauce is actually easy to make and can be stored in your refrigerator for up to two months.

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Gina's Perfect Rice

Gina In the South, rice is an essential partner for roast pork or chicken, or anything with a tomatoey sauce or gravy, but even down her...

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Crusty Cornbread

Pat A cast-iron skillet is, far and away, the best pan for cooking this cornbread. In fact, we dont prepare it in anything else. Prehea...

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Pat's Wings of Fire with Horseradish Dipping Sauce

There's nothing quite like fried chicken wings to kick off a party or a big game. Pats Wings of Fire with Horseradish Dipping Sauce are spicy and bold, with a tried-and-true seasoning that puts other chicken wings recipes to shame. The horseradish dipping sauce adds a whole new level of kick to these hot wings make sure you have a cold drink, like a glass of milk, at the ready!

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Grilled Shrimp, Scallion, and Bacon Quesadillas with Smoky Guacamole

Gina: Just a few minutes on a hot grill will give shrimp and scallions a wonderful charred, smoky flavor, making an incredible filling fo...

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Smoky Guacamole

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Nana’s Southern Gumbo

If you're looking for a Southern recipe that will quickly become part of your family's favorite dinners, then this recipe for Nana's Southern Gumbo is it! Filled with an assortment of vegetables, plus ham, chicken, and seafood, this easy gumbo recipe hits all the right notes. It's hearty and filling, and also includes a medley of flavors that everyone is sure to love. This recipe for Southern gumbo is also easy to make, so consider cooking a pot of gumbo for dinners this week.

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Spinach Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Pecans, and Cranberries

An understated spinach salad with cranberries is one thing, but what about a spinach salad that features an assortment of flavors? In this recipe for Spinach Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, Pecans, and Cranberries, you'll create a salad that has some heat, as well as sharp and tart flavors. The result is a salad that's levels above a standard salad with lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.

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Spiced Pecans

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Gina’s Collard Greens

You may have had collard greens at a favorite restaurant or at a family member's house, but do you know how to prepare this delightful dish? In this recipe for Gina's Collard Greens, you'll discover how easy it is to make this Southern recipe so flavorful, as well as how to make collard greens tender and delicious to taste. The next time you have a ham hock at home, use it to make this easy recipe. You'll be glad you did!

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Spicy Salmon with Mustard and Brown Sugar Glaze

Gina: It’s happening to all of us: we’re getting older. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are foods we can eat that have i...

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Spicy Fried Chicken

Pat: When I was growing up in the South, there were “soul food” restaurants on every comer. I mean every comer. And there was one entrée ...

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Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf

If you're looking for a new twist on an old favorite, then this recipe for Barbecue Turkey Meatloaf is it! Ground turkey is used in place of ground beef in this recipe. In addition, homemade barbecue sauce plays a starring role in this easy meatloaf recipe. You'll love that it is full of flavor and easy to make, too! After a long day of work and running errands, this meatloaf recipe is just what you need to get dinner on the table.

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Memphis-Style Barbecued Pork Ribs

Pat: Our first taste of national recognition came in 1997, when our pork ribs were voted “the best ribs in Memphis” by the local media. A...

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Barbecued Chicken

What’s the secret to our barbecued chicken? We marinate it in Italian dressing! Then we cook it low and slow–that’s chicken with the Neel...

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Sweet and Tangy Pork Chops

Tony: One of the most important skills for any grill master is knowing when a cut of meat is cooked to the desired temperature. This is p...

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Memphis Blues Burgers with Mustard Sauce

Pat: You can shape these burgers into four ¼-pound patties, but in Memphis, we shape them into mini-burgers so each person gets to eat tw...

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Sock-It-to-Me Cake

If you've ever wanted to bake a cake that can be eaten morning, noon, and night, then this recipe for Sock-It-to-Me Cake is for you! This cake is popular in the South, and it's no surprise as to why. It features plenty of sugar and pecans in a moist cake. It is also a decadent way to complete just about any brunch or dinner. You can bring this cake to your next potluck or serve it at a family get-together, and it will be enjoyed by all. If you like to incorporate Southern-style recipes in your family's menus, then you'll definitely want this recipe up your sleeve.

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Southern Red Velvet Cake

When it comes to special desserts, the Southern Red Velvet Cake is in a class of its own. With this recipe, you'll make the classic Southern cake completely from scratch. How's that for impressing family and friends? The decadent dessert might get the spotlight on Valentine's Day, but we're confident that your special someone will appreciate a homemade Southern red velvet cake from you just about any day of the year. This dessert will make a stunning addition to any potluck, family party, or casual dinner with friends on your social calendar. You can assemble this layered cake in advance of your event, too.

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Yeast Doughnuts with Maple Icing

Gina: Light, delicate, and full of flavor, homemade doughnuts are a true indulgence, one that’s worthy of a holiday, a birthday breakfast...

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Maple Icing

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