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The Magnolia State is a Deep South state situated along the Gulf Coast between Louisiana and Alabama. When viewed on a map, Mississippi’s western border looks something like the metal edge of a spiral notebook, all squiggly lines the result of a meandering Mississippi River gently looping its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the world’s most fertile soil is found in the Mississippi Delta, a rich alluvial plain between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers in northwest Mississippi. Historically, the delta has been a prime area for growing sugar, rice, cotton, and soybeans. Mississippi shares with Louisiana a history of Creole cooking and some French influence, particularly in the cooking of the affluent. But it is Mississippi’s flavorful, down-home cooking that takes the prize, including ribs and beans, cornbread, turnip greens, fried catfish and hushpuppies, and Mississippi mud pie.

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Home Town: Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
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I am a single mom of a 10yr old boy who is keeping me very busy with all his sports im a hairstylist and educator so when im not in the salon,traviling or at football practice im in the kitchen.

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Home Town: Grenada, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Monterey, California, USA
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Home Town: Hernando, Mississippi, USA
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Home Town: Iuka, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Mmm-Mmm Better Brownies

Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2015 by Hernando Brownie   view full review
Delicious as written. Be careful not to over cook.

Chicken Cordon Bleu II

Reviewed on Jan. 24, 2015 by mgnscar   view full review
Just ok.

Chocolate Almond Pumpkin Bread

Reviewed on Jan. 22, 2015 by DawnieB   view full review
Really, really good snack bread. I didn't have any almonds, and it was still excellent. It's...

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