Tennessee Recipes

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Sandwich Cookies

Southern Moon Pies

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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.
Sauces and Condiments

Tennessee Rubdown

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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!
Spice Cake

Georgia's Tennessee Jam Cake

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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.
Ground Pork

Tennessee Meatloaf

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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!
Squash Side Dishes

Country Fried Squash

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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.
Layer Cake From a Mix

Pig Pickin' Cake

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Wonderful cake. Easy to make. Three layers topped with cool whip™ and pineapple. Got recipe from lady in Tennessee mountains
Fried Green Tomatoes

Spicy Fried Green Tomatoes

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A quick snack or appetizer during the hot summer months. Old time family recipe. If you like fried zucchini you will like this.
Fried Green Tomatoes

Southern Fried Green Tomatoes

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This is a recipe that I like.
Pork Gravy

Sausage Gravy I

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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.
Sauces and Condiments

Memphis Rub

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

Prize Winning Chili

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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.
Cake Mix Cakes

Elvis Presley Cake

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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chocolate Chips Cookies with Tennessee Whiskey

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Here in Tennessee, we would put whiskey in our scrambled eggs if it was socially acceptable. Luckily, whiskey in your cookies is both acceptable and tasty! Get a glass of milk (or whiskey) to have with cookies.

Memphis Pulled Pork

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Best ever southern pulled pork.

Moon Pies

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Cream filled chocolate sandwiches!