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Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy

Pinwheel Steaks & Gravy

By Tim H. Martin

Based on recipe courtesy of Deb Boyer of Dakota Outfitters. Ingredients: • 6-10 tenderized beef or venison steaks — *In some places, they’re called cube steaks, but this doesn’t mean to cut into cubes! The pounded or tenderized meat should be roughly hand-sized, approximately 1/2 inch thick and large enough to roll with stuff... READ MORE

Chicken & Buttermilk Dunklins

Chicken & Buttermilk Dunklins

By Tim H. Martin

Seems like most chicken and dumpling recipes are too thin and soupy for my taste. And they leave guests fighting for their fair share of dumplings. Not my recipe! When proportioning it out, I accounted for those common shortcomings and created the best possible dumplings-to-chicken ratio. My recipe is thick, soul-warming, simple as what Granny used... READ MORE

Olde Tyme Butter Batter Cornbread

Olde Tyme Butter Batter Cornbread

By Tim H. Martin

Preserving a Vintage Cast Iron Technique. Based on recipe by Byron’s Smoke House • Auburn, Alabama Ingredients:6 tablespoons clarified butter (from 1/2 cup butter)2 additional tablespoons melted butter for brushing muffin tops3/4 cup self-rising flour (White Lily)1 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal mix (plain, whole grain, fine ground; I use House... READ MORE

Taco Night!

Taco Night!

By Tim H. Martin

A Fun and Easy Homemade Taco, Burrito and Nacho Mix! Recipe Origin: Taco Night happens about once a week at my house. It’s fun, uncomplicated, and tastes so much better than Taco Bell (and I love Taco Bell). But this scrumptious taco meat recipe didn’t happen overnight. It took years of revisions, with me asking each person how I can ma... READ MORE

Grits ’n Greens

Grits ’n Greens

By Tim H. Martin

What’s more country than grits? What’s more country than greens? Put them together and you’ve got yourself the hit of the hoedown! On a steamy Southern night in 2018, I was introduced to Grits ’n Greens for the very first time. The thing that stands out about that evening is how delightfully COUNTRY it was. In a barn just o... READ MORE

Blazing Saddle Cowboy Beans

Blazing Saddle Cowboy Beans

By Tim H. Martin

This mighty meaty medley of beans is a side dish tailor-made for hunting camps, tailgates, family gatherings and church functions. An improved version of chuck wagon beans, this hearty recipe will steal the show at any potluck dinner. It pairs particularly well with barbecue fare such as grilled burgers, chicken, hotdogs and ribs. It freezes well,... READ MORE

Albondigas! The Mysterious Mexican Soup

Albondigas! The Mysterious Mexican Soup

By Tim H. Martin

Trout Quest Leads to Mysterious Soup. I’d never even heard of Albondigas soup until I saw it on the appetizer menu at Ed’s Cantina in Estes Park, Colorado. This discovery came in the autumn of 2017 after three rugged days of fly fishing for greenback cutthroat trout — an endangered species found in the remote lakes of Rocky Mounta... READ MORE

Old South Tomato Pie

Old South Tomato Pie

By Tim H. Martin

Recipe Courtesy of Walters’ Gas & Grill • Society Hill, Alabama. I was beginning to think tomato pie was extinct. The dish seems to have vanished from the Deep South like cotton mills, moonshine stills and Ivory-Billed Woodpeckers. But lo and behold, I found a living, breathing specimen in rural Alabama, hiding between the fried okra... READ MORE

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