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Daisy McIntire Vickers Revisited – Recipes and More #2 of 52 Ancestors Update

After my blog on Daisy McIntire Vickers, several of her descendants responded.  As you may remember, Daisy was raised in Arkansas and a sister to my great-grandfather, Thomas Hendrix McIntire. Daisy had nine sons with eight living to adulthood. She … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes

 Mashed potatoes were a staple at all family dinners. Today, with concerns about cholesterol and a strong family history of diabetes, I don’t use the butter in this recipe. To add flavor to the potatoes, I replace the water with … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits

2 ½ cups self rising flour                                ½ cup Crisco or butter ¾ to 1 cup of butter milk or milk  Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and Crisco. Using a pastry blender or fork, … Continue reading

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Southern Pecan Pie

1 ½ cups sugar                                                   2 t cornstarch ½ cup dark corn syrup                                    3 eggs ¼ cup butter                                                      ¼ t salt 1 T cold water                                                    1 t vanilla extract 2 cups pecans, 1 ½ c chopped and ½ cup whole 1 … Continue reading

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Southern Fried Chicken and Chicken Gravy

1 three pound whole fryer chicken, cut into pieces          1 quart Crisco or other vegetable oil 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and ground black pepper, to taste                                   2 cups milk for the gravy  Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. … Continue reading

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Southern Style Sweet Tea

 For 1 gallon:  8 regular size Luzianne or Lipton tea bags or 3 quart-sized bags or equivalent amount of loose tea in a tea infuser 1 1/2 quarts of water 1 3/4  cups sugar Tie tea bags together and remove paper … Continue reading

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Cornbread and the Cast Iron Skillet

When the Scots-Irish came to America, they brought with them their foods and methods of cooking. Many of the cooking styles and foods became ‘American cuisine.’ One example is cornbread.   In Scotland and Ireland, flat oat breads were cooked … Continue reading

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