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The Yellowhammer State is a Deep South state situated along the Gulf of Mexico between Mississippi and Georgia. It is sometimes called “the Heart of Dixie.” The stars of Southern cooking shine on Alabama. Ribs, sweet potato pie, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, catfish, hush puppies, sweet tea, fried pies, pralines, oysters, shrimp, and chicken and dumplings are just a sampling of the down-home cooking you’ll find in the Heart of Dixie. The pecan is the official nut of Alabama. The blackberry is the official fruit, but the peach also receives recognition as the official “tree fruit.” Honey is a big product. Alabama ranks second in the nation in farmed catfish production. But the largemouth bass is the state’s official fresh-water fish.

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I am a stay at home mom with a B.S. in Home Economics. I have two children and an engineer husband and I cook breakfast every morning, supper every night, and a small lunch every day. I make several desserts each week. When I get the urge to make a dessert and we still have one left, I just make what I want and give it to someone. I LOVE to bake!

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Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken

Reviewed on May 27, 2015 by Karen S.    view full review
This was so good. The spices were perfect. All three of my picky kids (ages 6, 7 and 9) had...

Easy Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

Reviewed on May 26, 2015 by RDG   view full review
Lacked flavor. Will not be making again.

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Reviewed on May 25, 2015 by keebdaisy   view full review
Did not steam. I also didn't use the lemon, just my preference. Baked them at 475 for 5 mins...

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