Tennessee Recipes

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Southern Moon Pies

Rating: 4.5 stars
Now you can make this Southern favorite at home. Full of chocolate and marshmallow goodness! Vanilla extract may be substituted with coconut or mint extract.

Tennessee Rubdown

Rating: 4.32 stars
A rub for all meats, but we use mainly ribs in Tennessee. Brown sugar, ground peppers and spices are blended to bring out the full flavor of whatever you decide to toss on the grill!

Georgia's Tennessee Jam Cake

Rating: 4.8 stars
This rich holiday dessert was invented by my grandmother and is a tradition in our house over Christmas. These ingredients were originally the authentic thing -- homemade jam, buttermilk out of the churn, and walnuts you gather and crack yourself. Now we use purchased items, but the cake is just as good. Frost with homemade caramel frosting, or your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Tennessee Meatloaf

Rating: 4.54 stars
My Grandmother 'Nanaw' Rowan made the most delicious meatloaf in the state. When she passed away, she didn't leave me her recipe, but she left me the desire to recreate it. I think this is it, in flavor and texture. Don't let the number of ingredients discourage you. It's part of the magic in creating a masterpiece!

Country Fried Squash

Rating: 4.45 stars
This recipe was my Grandmother's and it actually won a Blue Ribbon in the Tennessee State Fair! Be sure to use fresh squash, I use butternut but other squash would also be good.

Tennessee Whiskey Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
Sweet potato casserole flavored with Tennessee whiskey, brown sugar, and topped with candied pecans. A rich and comforting take on a classic holiday dish that has been in my family for years. We've had it at Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. For best results make sure potatoes are drained of as much water as possible.

Pig Pickin' Cake

Rating: 4.75 stars
Wonderful cake. Easy to make. Three layers topped with cool whip™ and pineapple. Got recipe from lady in Tennessee mountains

Sausage Gravy I

Rating: 4.65 stars
My mother learned how to make this while we lived in Nashville many years ago, and it is now a family favorite. Good old-fashioned sausage gravy. It's her most requested recipe from family and friends alike. Serve over biscuits or toast.

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 3.73 stars
This is a recipe that I like.

Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes

Rating: 4.39 stars
A quick snack or appetizer during the hot summer months. Old time family recipe. If you like fried zucchini you will like this.

Memphis Rub

Rating: 4.55 stars
This zesty rub will bring out the best in ribs and other meats. Try it on chicken!

Inspiration and Ideas

Prize Winning Chili
Rating: Unrated
I won a chili cook-off with this recipe in Tennessee in 1996. My family and friends all love this chili. It is requested for all family get-togethers. Great dish for a chilly day. Serve with shredded cheese and crackers.
Memphis BBQ Pork Totchos
Rating: Unrated
A mashup of the BBQ pork nachos that are on so many menus in Memphis and the South-of-the-Border influenced Totchos that have blown up as the must-try bar food in Seattle. Serve with extra barbeque sauce for dipping.

Elvis Presley Cake

Rating: 4.47 stars

Are you lonesome tonight? This cake will have you itchin' like a bug on a fuzzy tree. Even your hound dog will like it. Thank you, thank you very much.