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The South got something to say! Find your all-time favorite classic soul food dishes here, made just like Ma Dear made it back in the day. This is where you find straight-up delicious comfort food fit for a Sunday family dinner.

Favorites include: Southern Collard Greens, Southern Beans and Ham, Beef Neck Bones, Shrimp and Grits, etc.

"Hip Hop" Gullah Red Rice Recipe

If you’re looking for an exciting and flavorful alternative to the same old boring side dishes, Gullah or Charleston red rice is a must-try. Originating from the coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina, this dish will tantalize your taste buds with its combination of aromas and flavors derived from generous amounts of onion, peppers, tomato …

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"Free" Okra Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and flavorful dish to wow your friends? If so, then this soul food okra gumbo with shrimp is a must-try! This traditional Southern comfort food favorite features succulent okra cooked in a delicious homemade shrimp stock plus flavorful smoked ham. The perfect blend of herbs and spices leave your …

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"Love of My Life" Greens Gumbo Z'Herbes

It's about that time of year for soul-warming comfort foods, and one of the iconic dishes to come out of Louisiana is gumbo z'herbes. This classic soup has its roots deeply enmeshed in Creole history, traditionally made in celebration of Lenten observances such as Easter. It’s often referred to as “green” Gumbo because it incorporates …

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"Baby I'm Scared of You" Instant Pot White Beans with Ham Hocks Recipe

Christmas always brings in new toys, and I'm happy to have this Instapot to break in and make you the beneficiary. So let's just say this will be the gift that keeps on giving. Seeing I'm late to the Instapot craze, I'm in catch-up mode and hope to be as prolific as Quincy Jones once I get the hang of it. For my first foray into things, I decided to convert an older traditional stove-top recipe for white bean stew. Plus, I had leftover ham hocks I was trying to get rid of from the pork nachos recipe for tonight's bowl games. Feel free to use this recipe to make black-eyed peas for New Year's as the peas are easily substitutable for white beans in this recipe.

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