Chicken Rotel Casserole, Alabama Cake and Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

May 17, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell What would we do without chicken? Actually, the better question would be how do we give chicken a distinctive flavor? Dress up that everyday bird in an easy sauce that usually consist of some kind of cream soup. This is one of the few recipes that is easy, and everyone will think
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Hot Chicken Salad Casserole, Janice Lankford’s Asparagus Casserole and G-R-E-A-T Cookies

May 10, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell I do not know if church homecomings happen outside of the South, but if you get a chance to go to one, go! We always tried to hold these events in the summer at our little Eastside Presbyterian Church in East Gadsden. Our service would focus on the families who had come
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

May 3, 2019 chris
Strawberry Tarts, Strawberry Crescent Bars and Strawberry Cookies Strawberries! Strawberries! Strawberries! Why can’t I forget about Norris Farm and those wonderful, sweet strawberries? I promise, this will be my last strawberry recipe for a while. I have received so many wonderful recipes. I know Alabama has some of the best cooks in the world simply
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 26, 2019 chris
Lemonade Pie and Chicken Meal-in-One You know those trays the waiters bring around at the end of a good meal with a slice of triple chocolate mousse, a slice of a lemon tart sprinkled with grated lemon zest (this would always be my pick) and a mocha torte with toffee drizzled over the top are?
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 19, 2019 chris
Apple Snicker Salad, Squash Casserole and Easy White Cake Rejoice! He will reign forever and ever! May the joy of Easter reign in your heart forever, Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Easter! Let’s do some quick and easy dishes for Easter! Apple Snicker Salad 6-8 Granny Smith apples, cut into chunks (peeled or not)
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 12, 2019 chris
Lettuce and Pea Salad, Cornbread Skillet Casserole and Quick and Easy Banana Pudding I grew up around women who recognized that there was no greater art form on earth than a lovingly prepared meal. As a matter of fact, there is nothing more rewarding to a Southern woman than to hear someone say, “My gosh,
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

April 5, 2019 chris
Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Bread, Strawberry Ice Box Dessert and Strawberry Pizza Crust The strawberry, red in all of its glory, is one of nature’s sweetest offerings. It can be eaten straight off the vine and can be barely sprinkled with sugar or salt. The peak season for strawberries is April to June, so now is
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

March 29, 2019 chris
24 Hour Salad, Three Bean Salad and Hot Chicken Salad Let’s do some salads this week! 24 Hour Salad 1 can Eagle Brand Milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 large Cool Whip 1 large can crushed pineapple 1 large can fruit cocktail 1 cup pecans, chopped 1/2 cup cherries, chopped 1 1/2 cups coconut 1
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

March 22, 2019 chris
Strawberry Angel Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie  and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie Spring is here! I think one of the big reasons people do not cook anymore is the notion that it takes too long and it’s just too hard. I hope you learn from my recipes that good home-cooked food can be quick, easy
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Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell

March 15, 2019 chris
El Grando, Barbecue Pork Chops and Banana Cobbler Words always seem to fail me when I try to describe the fun that Mary and I always have when we are at Cottontail’s Village in Birmingham. After being with the vendors for three days, they instantly become family. As we were talking to a group of
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Pineapple Congealed Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Blackberry Wine Cake

March 1, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell More yummy recipes! Pineapple Congealed Salad 1 small lime Jello 1 cup boiling water 1 (4 oz. ) cream cheese 1 cup small marshmallows 1 small can crushed pineapple 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 cup diced pineapple 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped pecans Combine Jello, water, cream
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Chicken Fruit Salad, Beef Chow Mein and Sour Cream Apple Pie

February 22, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell When I mentioned to family and friends that I was working my way through hundreds of recipes for my cookbook and what fun I was having, someone would proudly chime in with a comment about their momma’s or aunt’s famous recipes. Some of my recipes may seem dated by today’s measure. A
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Earthquake Cake, Orange Meringue Pie and Grandma’s Chocolate Pudding

February 15, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell How we Southerners love our sweets! If someone is having a hard time, you might carry them a cake or pie that you made yourself. It seems like a “little something sweet” is what we need at difficult times. At our Wednesday night suppers at Eastside Presbyterian Church, we knew each wonderful
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Creamy Tomato Cheese Tortellini Soup, Baked Potato Soup and Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

February 8, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell When the weather is cold or rainy, there’s nothing better than a bowl of steaming hot, hearty soup. When soups contain some amounts of fish, meat, milk, beans, or peas, they are filling enough to be the main part of a meal. They can also be served with a salad or sandwich.
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Chicken Enchilada Soup, White Chicken Chili, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup and Bean Soup

February 1, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell “What on earth can I feed them?” I am sure you know that thought very well. Even with a well-stocked pantry, the day called for soup. Try these soups. I think every-one will think that you have slaved for hours. Chicken Enchilada Soup 4-6 chicken breast, cooked and shredded 2-3 cans cream
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Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Bars, Rice Krispie Bars and The Best Chocolate Brownie Ever

January 25, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell The tradition of making homemade treats for gifts is still alive and well in the South. I love making bars of any kind. They are so easy to make and so easy to serve. Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Bars 1/4 cup Crisco shortening 1/2 stick butter (room temperature) 1 cup sugar 1
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Aunt Dot’s Spicy Pimento Cheese and Lemon Pound Cake

January 18, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell Food seems to always be a topic of conversation when my friends and family get together. Someone in the family always has some new recipe we all need to try, or we are talking about a new restaurant that’s just opened and finding out if anyone’s been there yet. I have found
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Chicken Stew, Baked Potato Salad and Luscious Lemon Layers

January 11, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell No fancy restaurant could have possibly offered up food as delicious as what we had. This is what I often think of when I eat in most places. At our family Decoration Day in May every year, we would always meet at the cemetery for a brief sermon and sing wonderful old
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Apple Salad, Turnip Green Casserole, Another Chicken Casserole and Hershey Bell Cookies

January 4, 2019 chris
By Andy Bedwell Let’s begin the New Year with some quick, easy and good recipes. Apple Salad 1 (16 oz.) can drained pineapple 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 5 large apples 1/2 stick margarine Cool Whip Pecans Cook pineapple, sugar and flour until it thickens. Add margarine when taken off heat. Put into refrigerator
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Tomato-Chili Soup, Cabbage Soup and German Chocolate Cupcakes

December 28, 2018 chris
By Andy Bedwell Tomato-Chili Soup 2 quarts canned tomatoes (I used fresh frozen) 1 can Rotel tomatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped 1 can chili beans 1 can pinto beans 1 can whole kernel corn, drained 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon sugar Mix all ingredients
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