Ms. Dot’s Poundcake Recipe: Featured on HGTV’s Hometown

The hit show Hometown on HGTV made not only fans excited but folks with southern roots excited by featured recipe by a local by the name of Ms. Dot.


  • All purpose flour – 3 cups
  • Sugar – 3 cups
  • Six eggs
  • Butter – 3 sticks
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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And Whatever you do, don’t preheat that oven – Oh no, no no!

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Krispy Kreme Peach Cobbler


Y’all!! Krispy Kreme Peach Cobbler!!

A recipe from Kar Julie’s Page on Facebook

1 ) Start by putting 2 bags of peach slices, half a cup of brown sugar, half cup of stick of land O’lake butter, cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

2 ) Cook it over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

3 ) Mix 2 tablespoons of corn starch and a little bit of water, add it to the peaches mixture to thicken the sauce.

4 ) In a mixing bowl, use a cup of heavy whipping cream, a cup of carnation milk, 2 eggs, 1/4 brown sugar, and cinnamon then mix together.

5 ) Cut 2 boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts up, and put them in custard mixture for 5 minutes to soak it up. Transfer your cooked peaches cobbler to a baking pan, then put on the soaked doughnuts and do not pour the custard mixture in. (You can spread some extra peaches over the doughnuts if you want to)

6 ) Let it cook in the oven for about 20min at 250 degrees, and enjoy it!

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How to Make Sweet Potato Jacks

Sweet potato jack

Photo by Crystal Johnson

A sweet potato jack is similar to an empanada or turnover but filled with sweet potato filling similar to a sweet potato pie filling, at least that’s how my family prepares them.   I was probably introduced to the age old southern tradition back in 1978 when I was eight years old.   Every year I’d travel to Chesapeake, VA and spend the summer with my grandparents.  My grandmother, 50 years my senior  loved to fry them but my father opts for a more healthy version by baking the jacks.   – Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor

Watch My Dad-  How to Make Baked Sweet Potato Jacks

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Frogmore Stew: A Tasty Southern Tradition

Having a family gathering and trying to think of what to serve? Turn dinner into an event when you serve up Frogmore Stew.frogmore_stew-short  Frogmore stew (also known as Beaufort Stew and Low-Country boil), is a staple of South Carolina and is popular in many Southern states. It gets its name from the very small town of St. Helena Island, which has the mailing address of Frogmore. 

The history behind this dish is uncertain. Some people credit its invention to local shrimpers who would use whatever ingredients they had to throw together a meal. Others attribute the recipe to Richard Gay (owner of the Gay Seafood company), who is said to have prepared a cookout of leftovers for his coworkers and later bringing the recipe back to his hometown of Frogmore where he sold it and all of the ingredients necessary to make it.


This dish contains some basic ingredients, all seasoned to fit the taste of your family: shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Prepare the ingredients and you’re ready to go. Perhaps the coolest part about this dish is how you serve it: cover up your table with a bunch of newspaper,  and pile on the food. Serve it with your favorite condiments (cocktail sauce for the shrimp, ketchup and sour cream for the potatoes, and butter for the corn. Clean up is a breeze – just roll everything up in the newspaper and toss it out. Cook, pile, eat, toss. What’s not to love about it?

Ingredients (Yields 12 servings)

  • 6 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning TM
  • 2 pounds new red potatoes
  • 2 pounds hot smoked sausage links, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 12 ears corn – husked, cleaned and quartered
  • 4 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled


  1. Bring water and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Add sausage and cook for 5 minutes more. Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Drain immediately and serve.

Modification: Add some of your favorite ingredients. My fave: crab legs! Yum!


Amount Per Serving Calories: 499 | Total Fat: 15.5g | Cholesterol: 299mg


 Written by Tiffany Hathorn



Texas 20 Minute Sheet Cake

My good friend Kaye Gibson is the lady at church that when she sets out her dish then you know it will be gone in a matter of minutes.  Her Texas sheetcakereputation for good Southern Style Cooking is quite impressive from Sour Cream Pound Cake to Chess pie.  Now she gives us some chocolate decadence with this Texas 20 Minute Sheet Cake Recipe:



  • 2c. Flour
  • 2c. Sugar
  • 1 stick oleo
  • 1c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Shortening
  • 3 1/2 Tbs. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. Buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Combine flour and sugar in pan, bring oleo, water, shortening and cocoa to a boil. Pour over flour mixture. Add rest of ingredients.
Pour into a 12×18 pan. Bake 20 min. @ 400 degrees.


In the same sauce pan mix: 1 stick oleo, 3 1/2 Tbs cocoa and 1/3 c. milk. Bring to a boil. Add 1 box powdered sugar and 1 cup pecans. Spread on hot cake.

Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality: Fried Pickle Chips

Southern Hospitality was co-created by Eytan Sugarman, Trace Ayala and Justin Timberlake. Approximately three years ago, fried_pickle_chipsSugarman,Ayala, and Timberlake discussed the idea of bringing Memphis-style BBQ and ribs to the New York City marketplace. The three friends spent a year creating the Southern Hospitality concept and were actively involved in all elements of design, menu offerings, and musical format. (SEE LOCATIONS)   The restaurants serve authentic Memphis-style BBQ boasting traditional Southern specialties prepared by Executive Chef Jay Lippin, ranging from Dry-Rub Spareribs to Pulled Pork and Wings of the South.  On one of MCCN’s anniversary’s the restaurant share this recipe. Yield: 1 Portion 

  • Pickle Chips 15 Ea

▪    Egg 1 Ea ▪     Water 1 Tbs. ▪     AP Flour 1/4 C ▪      Panko Bread Crumbs 1Ž2C. DIRECTIONS : 1. Crack egg into bowl. Add water and wisk until incorporated. 2. Dredge pickle chips in AP flour. 3. Lift pickles from flour, letting excess flour remain. Transfer to egg mixture. 4. Toss pickles in egg mixture until coated. 5. Transfer pickle chips to a bowl with bread crumbs. Toss with bread crumbs until each pickle chip is crusted with bread crumbs. 6. Heat deep fat fryer to 350F. 7. Lift pickles from bread crumbs, letting excess remain. Carefully drop into heated oil. 8. When pickle chips are evenly golden brown, remove from deep fryer. Transfer to a paper towel lined bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 9. Serve with your favorite dip. We use BBQ ranch, which is a blend of ranch dressing and BBQ sauce.     Read 3898 times Like this? Tweet it to your followers!

Peach Cobbler Recipe, Y’all

Rebekah's peach cobbler

Cobblers are an American deep-dish fruit dessert or pie with a thick crust (usually a biscuit crust) and a fruit filling (such as peaches, apples, berries). Some versions are enclosed in the crust, while others have a drop-biscuit or crumb topping.This recipe for Peach Cobbler comes from Rebekah Lewis of Pasadena, California.

Cobbler filling: Peach(if you choose peaches I use 3 large cans in syrup but drain all the syrup), apple, or berries (eyeball enough to serve 8-10)
Juice of one 1 lemon, 1cp white sugar, 1cp brown sugar, nearly 1 stick of butter, nutmeg and cinnamin

Dough: about 1/2 cp crisco, 2cps white flour, few pinches of salt, about 3tablespoons white sugar, 1/2 cold water
You may need to add some flour if dough is still too sticky
Cut into strips.




After combining and mixing filling in a med heated skillet, fill cooking dish 1/4 of the way with filling, then layer with strips of dough, then add the remaining of the filling on top of that layer and then the last layer of dough strips.
Last, Brush melted butter and cinnamin sugar lightly on top of dough
Cook on 375 until crust is golden brown


Note-The measurements may be off a bit, I always have eyeballed this recipe so it was very hard to size everything up.


History & Recipe for Boiled Peanuts

Raw peanuts in the shell are put in a large pot of very heavily salted water and boiled. This can be done inside on the stove or outside on a propane burner for a larger volume. Depending on the locality, some cooks use rock salt or standard table salt, or both. The boil can go on from four to seven hours or more, depending on quantity and the age of the peanut (green “raw” peanuts cook faster and tend to be better tasting), and the boilings will most often be of several gallons of water. Flavorings such as ham hocks, hot sauce, Cajun seasonings or beer can be added to the boil. An alternative method for dried raw mature peanuts is to rehydrate them by soaking overnight in the salted water, after which they can be cooked in the conventional manner.

The resulting food is a very soft peanut in the shell, invariably quite salty. The softened peanuts are easy to open. Often small, immature peanuts (called “pops”) are included, which have even softer shells and can be eaten in entirety. These tend to absorb more salt than the larger ones. Some aficionados of the food prefer them cooked for a shorter period of time so that the nut is not quite so soft.

Uneaten peanuts should be stored in a refrigerator, as they can become slimy or moldy quite quickly without refrigeration. Boiled peanuts can be frozen, and later reheated in a microwave for out of season consumption. (CLICK TO SEE RECIPE)


Bryant Bagel Bread Pudding Recipe

Recipe from Teresa of San Diego-I created this recipe after my loving hubby brought home enough bagels to feed all of San Diego. I certainly couldn’t let them make their way to the trashcan, so….Bryant Bagel Bread Puddingevolved! Super-dooper easy to make, and super-dooper tasty to eat — ENJOY! –READ MORE

Sweet potato Biscuit Recipe

As a teenager, I use to dream of opening a restaurant which would feature the sweet potato prominently on the menu.  My family made sweet potato jacks which is an empanada filled with sweet potato, sweet potato pie and sweet potato biscuits.  This  Sweet potato Biscuit Recipe is from my paternal family side – MCCN Editor, Crystal Johnson


  • 3 cups (325 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) coldunsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 medium size sweet potato boil until soft.  Then let cool
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Sweet Potato Biscuit retouch


Mix dry ingredients with butter into mixer.  Use a dough hook.  As it mixes it will begin to build into a ball.   Add sweet potato and egg little by little.   Flour the surface you are going to use then use rolling pin over your dough mixture.   Use biscuit cutter, round cookie cutter or mouth of a glass to cut biscuits.  Place in pan and cook at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Let’s say you’re not above a shortcut, try this version using Bisquick

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