Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers


Transcript of Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Page 1: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers
Page 2: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Hometown Cookbook (Sample)

Do you find that the hardest part of cooking for your family is coming up with what to cook?

Great American Cookbooks can help make that so simple with easy-to-follow, delicious-tasting recipes from hometown cooks across the USA.

Our goal is to provide everyday recipes for the everyday cook. That is why we strive to select the best recipes using ingredients most cooks already have in their kitchen.

Just to give you an idea of the great cookbooks Great American has to offer, here is a small sample of Alabama Hometown Cookbook.

Each book we produce is a full-color, top-quality cookbook with 200 to 300 wonderful family recipes. We also include interesting stories and articles that will bring you and your family hours of fun.

Thank you for taking the time to view this Great American Cookbook Sample.

Page 3: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

AlabamaHometown Cookbook

Page 4: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers
Page 5: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers


www.GreatAmericanPublishers.comtoll-free 1.888.854.5954

Great American Publishers

AlabamaHometown Cookbook

Page 6: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Recipe Collection © 2016 by Great American PublishersALL RIGHTS RESERVED

All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

Great American Publishers171 Lone Pine Church Road • Lena, MS 39094

TOLL-FREE 1-888-854-5954 • www.GreatAmericanPublishers.comISBN 978-1-934817-27-8

First Edition 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

by Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker

Page 7: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Appetizers & Beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Bread & Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Soups & Salads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Vegetables & Other Side Dishes . . . . . . . .89

Meats & Main Dishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

Chicken & Seafood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137

Cakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163

Cookies & Candies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Pies & Other Desserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Alabama Festivals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

Great American Cookbook . . . . . . . . . . 254

Page 8: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers
Page 9: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

IntroductionIt’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since Sheila and I teamed up to pen the first book in the State Hometown Cookbook Series—Tennessee Hometown Cookbook. Since then, the series has grown to include editions for Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, West Virginia, and now Alabama. Each book in the series has been a joy to write as we learn about each unique state and get to know the people.

Alabama Hometown Cookbook will always hold a special place in my heart. Shortly after we began work on the book my mother Arleta Whitaker—born in Wylam, Alabama—suddenly fell ill then passed away just before Thanksgiving. Soon after, my dad suddenly passed days before Christmas. Just weeks before we lost her, I was working with Mom discovering recipes for dishes from my childhood. Reading the recipes in hand was like coming home and I had a promise from Mom to dig out more on my next visit. She kept her promise. When my brothers and I were sorting through her kitchen, we found where she had gathered several more Alabama recipes as well as the recipe box from her parents’ house in Wylam.

Creating a cookbook takes time and patience. When I started the book, Mom was fully able to help me with recipes and stories. I continued to compile the book over the period of Mom and Dad getting sick to their passing. As I finished the book, we were settling their estate. Alabama Hometown Cookbook has been an emotional two years in the making with every dish opening a memory. I found, though, as the recipes flowed—from my brothers, cousins, extended family and friends—the book became a vehicle for my healing.

Sheila and I received many great recipes from people across the state. In addition to recipes from my family, many came from my wife Ally’s mom, Joan Nagem, and family from Auburn and Opelika. Sheila’s ties to Alabama—her grandparents had a house in Birmingham for many years eventually moving permanently to a beautiful place on the Coosa River surrounded on three sides by water—meant a number of recipes were submitted by her family. As with other books in the series, many other cooks across the state sent us their favorite recipes.

Each state has a culinary heritage that creates one slice in the pie of our nation’s culinary history. Alabama is no different. You can certainly expect to enjoy some good, old-fashioned cooking with recipes for Mom’s Shortbread, Summer Cucumber Dip and Plate Licking Meatloaf. Bloomin’ Onion Bread, Barbecue Shrimp and Dreamsicle Cheesecake on your table will bring you raves from your family.

From Daytona Chicken to Southern Tea Cookies, Jalapeño Popper Chili to Summer Strawberry Pie, Pepper Jelly Cheese Straws to Honey Tomatoes and Goat Cheese to Loaded Shepherd’s Pie, you will discover excellent recipes for new creations as well as those that have been handed down for generations.

Page 10: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

8 • Alabama

But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13:5-6 (NIV)

This book wouldn’t be possible without the help of many people. I dedicate this book to my mother Arleta Campbell Whitaker of Wylam, as well as my dad Eli M. Whitaker. Dad may have been a Mississippi boy, but he introduced me to fishing off Orange Beach and Magnolia Springs. Mom and Dad spent countless summers traveling the great state of Alabama with three young boys in the station wagon.

Thank you to our Great American team forever supporting our efforts—Brooke Craig and Diane Rothery, Krista Griffin, Amber Feiock, Tory Hackett, Anita Musgrove, Sheree Smith, Christy Kent Campbell, Pam Larson, Jennifer Coley, Cyndi Clark and Gennell Goodman. Plus a special thanks to Pam Edwards for your organization and research, and to Nichole Stewart for your new passion for design. Sheila and I could never do what we do without the support of our spouses. Thank you Allyson Whitaker and Roger Simmons. Our sincerest thank you goes to the people of Alabama who shared their recipes, their stories and information about their food festivals… always with patience and southern hospitality.

It is our sincere wish that you will find a delicious representation of Alabama the Beautiful in this heartfelt journey through the state. And, as always, we give you an armchair traveler’s view of the state while you cook. You will find fun-to-read profiles sprinkled throughout the book about the interesting food festivals you may visit in Alabama. Visit Franklin County – the Watermelon Capital of Alabama – for the Watermelon Festival in Russellville or, if fish and shrimp better suit your taste, don’t miss the Orange Beach Seafood Festival. The Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation and the community of Thomaston, bring us the Pepper Jelly Festival celebrating that region’s favorite food, and the Alabama Blueberry Festival brings people converging on downtown historic Brewton. From Hippy’s Big Butt BBQ Bash to the Poke Salat Festival to the Alabama Butterbean Festival, Alabama offer’s family fun for everyone.

Happy Cooking

Kent Whitaker & Sheila Simmons

Page 11: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers


Alabama State Capitol, the First Confederate Capitol, is located in Montgomery on what is affectionately called Goat Hill.

Page 12: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

10 • Appetizers & Beverages

Pepper JellyFrom Kent: This recipe is from my grandmother’s collection. I tried it using store-bought chopped jalapeños with very good results. I skipped the red pepper, doubled the jalapeños and skipped blender step.

½ cup chopped pickled jalapeño peppers½ cup chopped seeded sweet red pepper1 cup cider vinegar, divided1 (1-ounce) package unflavored gelatin¼ cup cold water3 cups sugar

Combine jalapeño peppers, red pepper and ¼ cup vinegar in food processor or blender and process until almost a thick liquid. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a medium saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Next, add pepper mixture, remaining vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 3 minutes while you stir constantly. Pour into sterilized jars and allow to cool slightly before covering and storing in the refrigerator.

Harriett Campbell, Wylam

Pepper Jelly Spread1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (7.33-ounce) box Lance Captain Wafers½ teaspoon honey, optional1 (4-ounce) jar Mama Nem’s Pepper Jelly

Spread cream cheese on Captain Wafer, spoon pepper jelly on top and enjoy. (If desired, add honey to cream cheese and whip before spreading on cracker.)

Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation, Thomaston

Page 13: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Appetizers & Beverages • 11

Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese2 tablespoons minced green onion2 cups chopped pecans½ cup mayonnaise1 (4-ounce) Mama Nem’s Pepper Jelly

Mix first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Press mixture into a shallow dish lined with plastic wrap; chill until firm. Unmold onto plate and top with pepper jelly. Serve with wheat crackers.

Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation

Pepper Jelly FestivalThomaston • Last Saturday in April

The west Alabama rural town of Thomaston, a community of less than 400 people, is tucked away in the heart of the traditional Black Belt region of the Deep South. Known for its fertile, rich, dark soil, the Black Belt provides our local Deep South Food Alliance farmers with the finest quality produce, including the peppers often used to make Mama Nem’s Pepper Jelly, a famous regional delight. The delicious pepper jelly has become one the region’s favorite foods, so much so, that in recognition, an annual celebration is held the last Saturday in every April, known as the Pepper Jelly Festival. The community of Thomaston, through the Alabama Rural Heritage Foundation, sponsors the event.

The festival promises a combination of the best in music, delicious food, including good ole’ Thomaston barbecue, unique crafts created by the best of vendors and other outdoor activities.

334-627-3388 •

Page 14: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

12 • Appetizers & Beverages

Honey Balsamic Dip4 tablespoons Copper Pot Kitchen Honey Balsamic Oil 1 cup vanilla yogurt

In a bowl, incorporate oil into vanilla yogurt. Enjoy with your favorite fruit.

Ashley Tarver, Copper Pot Kitchen, Birmingham

Chutney Dip¼ cup Holmsted Fines Balsamic Red Onion Chutney¼ cup Greek yogurt1 tablespoon creamy Dijon mustard2 teaspoons olive oilSalt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients. Enjoy on vegetables, potato chips or crackers.

Rebecca Williamson, Holmsted Fines, Birmingham

Tuna Crème Dip1 (5-ounce) can tuna, do not drain1 teaspoon dillSalt and pepper to tasteParsley to taste1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened1 tablespoon mayonnaise

Pour tuna in a mixing bowl (do not drain). Sprinkle with dill, salt, pepper and parsley; mix. Add cream cheese and mayonnaise; mix well. Chill in fridge for 3 hours or until party time. (For a party of 10, use 6 cans tuna.)

Michelle D. Harris, Montgomery

Page 15: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Appetizers & Beverages • 13

Summer Cucumber DipThis Summer Cucumber Dip is an easy appetizer that you can double to serve at a church dinner or potluck.

2 tablespoons grated onion¼ cup grated cucumber1/3 cup mayonnaise1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cover and chill before serving. You can add additional cucumber, if desired, as well as bacon bits or finely chopped red peppers for color.

Arleta Campbell Whitaker, Wylam

Page 16: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

14 • Appetizers & Beverages

Donna’s Taco Salad DipFrom Kent: I met Donna, owner of Atco Transmission in Montgomery, and her son Hunter several years ago when I first began reporting about racing. She offered up this tasty dip saying it was “one of Hunter’s favorite foods!”

1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 (16-ounce) carton sour cream1 (8-ounce) package shredded lettuce1 tomato, chopped1 (4-ounce) can chopped olives1 (8-ounce) package shredded Mexican blend cheese1 (16-ounce) bag tortilla chips

In large bowl, blend taco seasoning mix, cream cheese and sour cream until mixed well. Spread on serving plate or dish. Top with chopped lettuce, tomato, olives and shredded cheese. Garnish sides of dish with tortilla chips and serve.

Donna Robbins, ATCO Transmission, Montgomery

Hot Mexican Chicken Dip2 cups cooked and chopped chicken breasts 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes½ cup light (or fat-free) mayonnaise1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese, softened1 (12-ounce) package shredded Mexican blend cheese1 teaspoon garlic powder2 teaspoons chopped onions

Mix all ingredients in a 2-quart casserole dish and bake at 350° until bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes. To make the dish more attractive, add shredded cheese on top just before removing from oven. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips for dipping.

Alice Hersant, Enterprise

Page 17: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Appetizers & Beverages • 15

HIPPY’S Big Butt BBQ BashMonroeville • April

HIPPY’S Big Butt BBQ Bash fundraiser is a BBQ cooking competition offering more than $3000 in cash and trophies. It begins on Friday with a VIP party for the cooking teams, sponsors and HIPPY board of directors. Teams compete for bragging rights and prizes for the Biggest Butt grand champion, plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd in three categories: butts, ribs and chicken. The event is held at Whitey Lee Park in Monroeville. Barbecue plates are

for sale, and you will enjoy a kids zone, entertainment and a live auction featuring unique celebrity collector items, one-of-a-kind life experience trips, as well as local merchant items. The barbecue sampling begins at noon. Bring your family and friends and join us for a fun-filled day with lots of good music and lots of great barbecue. HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a nonprofit organization.

251-564-1437 • Facebook: HIPPY’S Big Butt BBQ Bash

Rocoto Black Bean Dip1 (15-ounce) can black beans½ cup fresh oregano2 teaspoons rocoto pepper purée (available in Latin supermarkets or online)1 (8-ounce) carton sour creamSalt and pepper to tasteCherry tomatoes, for garnish

Drain and rinse black beans; purée with oregano, pepper purée and sour cream. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. (Best if chilled overnight allowing oregano to bloom.) Garnish with chopped cherry tomatoes and oregano just before serving with pita chips. Serves 8 to 10.

Ashley Tarver, Copper Pot Kitchen, Birmingham

Page 18: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

16 • Appetizers & Beverages

Salsa Senorita’s Salsa Ranchero6 slices bacon, cut into ¼-inch pieces 4 medium tomatoes, finely diced1 jalapeño pepper, destemmed, deseeded and finely diced½ cup Salsa Senorita, any variety1 medium onion, finely diced1 clove garlic, minced½ teaspoon cumin½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon pepper

In a skillet, cook bacon until done but soft (not crisp). Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot over your morning eggs (huevos rancheros), tamales, beans (frijoles) or potatoes (papas). Also delicious served cold with tortilla chips for dipping.

Lori Sours, Salsa Senorita, Birmingham

Page 19: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Appetizers & Beverages • 17

Loaded Cheese Dip1 pound ground sausage, hot or mild1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes, undrained1 (16-ounce) package Velveeta, ½-inch cubes½ cup finely chopped onion½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper

Brown sausage; drain. Combine with remaining ingredients in a slow cooker. Set slow cooker to low and cover. Stir occasionally as cheese begins to melt. Serve hot when fully melted.

Dianne Wyatt, Eastern Shore Auto Brokers, Orange Beach

Ally’s Jalapeño Pimento CheeseFrom Kent: My wife loves a good batch of pimento cheese, especially if it has a twist to it. Here’s her recipe for Jalapeño Pimento Cheese.

1 (1-pound) block Cheddar cheese1 (4-ounce) jar pimento, drained (save juice)1 tablespoon sugar or Stevia1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1 to 1½ tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño peppers2 teaspoons hot sauceSalt to taste

Shred cheese into a large bowl and combine with remaining ingredients; add about a teaspoon reserved pimento juice. Mix well, adding more mayonnaise and pimento juice to taste. If you use store-bought chopped jalapeños, consider adding some juice from the jar for extra heat. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or longer before serving.

Ally Whitaker, Phenix City

Page 20: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

18 • Appetizers & Beverages

Granny’s Hot Artichoke DipFrom Kent: This recipe is from my grandmother’s recipe collection. It’s a very nice cool weather dip that’s perfect with chips, crackers or veggies.

1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped½ teaspoon garlic powder¾ cup mayonnaise½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheeseSalt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and place in a prepared 1-quart glass baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly. Serve warm with your choice of chips or crackers.

Harriett Campbell, Wylam

Page 21: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Appetizers & Beverages • 19

Crab Shrimp Appetizer1 cup cooked and cleaned shrimp 1 cup diced celery½ cup chopped green bell pepper2 tablespoons finely chopped onion1 (6-ounce) can crabmeat, drained (or fresh boiled crab, flaked)½ teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce¾ cup mayonnaise 1 cup soft breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Combine all ingredients, except breadcrumbs and butter. Spread in a 1-quart casserole or individual baking dishes (ramekins). Combine breadcrumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes (20 to 25 minutes for ramekins). Serves 4.

Alice Hersant, Enterprise

Crabmeat Bacon RollsThese can be made ahead, frozen, thawed and broiled. These are always a favorite at parties.

½ cup tomato juice 1 egg, well beaten1 cup dried breadcrumbs1/8 teaspoon each: salt and pepper½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley ½ teaspoon chopped celery leaves1 (6-ounce) can crabmeat, drained and flaked12 slices bacon, halved

Mix tomato juice and egg; add breadcrumbs, seasonings, parsley, celery leaves and crabmeat. Roll into finger lengths; wrap each roll with 1/2 slice bacon and fasten with toothpick. Broil, turning frequently, until bacon is crisp and evenly brown, about 15 minutes. Makes 2 dozen rolls.

Alice Hersant, Enterprise

Page 22: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

20 • Appetizers & Beverages

Chicken Cheese BallThis is a really great recipe that you can add all kinds of things to for added flavor, such as jalapeños, or switch the chicken for crab or minced shrimp. The trick is the cream cheese and dressing mix. After that, it’s wide open.

1 (12.5-ounce) can chicken, drained1 (1-ounce) package dry ranch dressing1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened1 dollop sour cream½ cup chopped pecans

Mix all ingredients together, except pecans. Roll in chopped pecans. Serve with Wheat Thins.

Carolyn Bowen, Fairhope

Pan con Tomate1 baguetteOlive oil1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper8 cloves garlic4 large ripe tomatoes8 to 10 slices Serrano ham 1 pound Manchego cheese, thinly sliced1 cup arugula

Slice baguette in half. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill baguette halves. Once grill marks are present and baguette is lightly toasted, remove from grill. Use a microplane to grate garlic. Rub grilled bread with grated garlic. Cut tomatoes in half and rub over open baguette halves allowing grilled baguette to soak up juices from tomatoes. Alternately, layer ham and Manchego and top with arugula. Drizzle with olive oil to finish. Serves 4 to 8.

Ashley Tarver, Copper Pot Kitchen, Birmingham

Page 23: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Pies & Other Desserts • 231

Healthy Popsicles3 cups watermelon purée½ cup fresh blueberries½ cup chopped fresh strawberries1 kiwi, peeled and sliced1 peach or nectarine, diced smallHandful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Cut watermelon into chunks and purée in blender until smooth; set aside. Fill 1 dozen popsicle molds with chopped fresh fruit; pour in watermelon purée until each mold is full. Place a popsicle stick in each one. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours. When ready to serve, run popsicle molds under warm water for a few seconds and pull each one out.

Patty Tripp, Grand Bay Watermelon Festival

Grand Bay Watermelon FestivalGrand Bay • July 3rd & 4th each year

The Grand Bay Watermelon Festival, held July 3rd from 3pm until 7pm and July 4th from 8am until 4pm, is all about family, music and, of course, Grand Bay watermelons. Our mission is to bring the community together with outstanding fun for thousands of people along the Gulf Coast, including food and entertainment for the kids and adults alike. On July 4th you can enjoy all the free, sliced, ice cold watermelon you can eat. There is an open car show and a Pretty Baby Contest. You can get a Souvenir Program filled with information, recipes using watermelon and ads from our sponsors.


Page 24: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

232 • Pies & Other Desserts

Caramel Peach Cheesecake Ice CreamPeach Purée:2 pounds white peaches (mix of ripe and firm), peeled and diced1 cup sugar1 teaspoon caramel flavoring

Combine all ingredients and simmer over low heat until peaches are tender. Remove and purée until mostly smooth. Set aside to cool completely.

Ice Cream: 2/3 cup sugar 2 cups heavy cream2 cups milk, divided1 teaspoon vanilla 4 egg yolks1 (3.4-ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding1 small New York Cheesecake, cut into small chunks (about 1½ cups worth)

Combine sugar, heavy cream, 1 cup milk and vanilla in a saucepan; bring to a boil. As soon as mixture boils, remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks. While whisking, slowly stream about a third of the boiled cream mixture. While whisking remaining cream mixture, stream in egg and cream mixture. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and cool completely. In a separate bowl, whisk reserved 1 cup milk with cheesecake pudding. Whisk into cooled mixture. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and freeze. After ice cream begins to freeze (but not completely ready), remove to a bowl. Fold in Peach Purée and chunks of cheesecake. Return to freezer container and continue to freeze until firm.

First Place Adult Division Winner, Elizabeth Hawley Chilton County Peach Festival, Clanton

Page 25: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals • 233

Alabama FestivalsThe following is a list of annual festivals found throughout Alabama. Chances are, we’ve neglected to include some events. If you are aware of any we missed, call us toll-free 1.888.854.5954, and we’ll do our best to include it in a subsequent printing. Keep in mind, too, that dates and venues change. Please verify all information before making plans to attend any of these events. Festivals are listed by month, then alphabetically by the city where the festival is held. Please call the number listed or visit the festival’s website for more information.

JanuaryBirmingham• Alabama Dance Festival • 205-602-3599 • Birmingham Bowl • 205-733-3776 ext. 101

Brundidge• Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival 334-670-6302 •

Decatur• Festival of the Cranes • 256-350-6639

Gulf Shores• 5K & Family Polar Bear Dip • 251-948-3030

Guntersville• Eagle Awareness Weekends • 256-571-5440

Huntsville• Teachers Day at U.S. Space & Rocket Center 800-637-7223 •

Mobile• Godaddy Bowl • 251-635-0011

Montgomery• Hank Williams Memorial Celebration 334-262-3600 •

Orange Beach• Polar Bear Dip • 850-492-0611

FebruaryAnniston• Anniston Museum’s Black Heritage Festival 256-237-6766 •

Birmingham• Alabama Wildlife Center’s Wild about Chocolate • 205-663-7930 •• Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend 205-870-7771 •

Chatom• Pork in the Pines BBQ Competition 251-847-2214 •

Childersburg• Valentine Laser Light Show • 800-933-2283

Columbiana• Columbiana Cowboy Day • 205-699-5800

Decatur• Carnegie Carnival • 256-341-0562

Gadsden• Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook Off 256-547-8696 •

Homewood• Taste of Homewood • 205-871-5631

Mobile• Mobile Chocolate Festival • 251-342-2809

Monroeville• Monroe County Heritage Arts Festival 251-575-3754

Montevallo• Washington’s Birthday • 205-665-3535

Montgomery• Animal Enrichment Day • 334-240-4900• Jewish Food Festival & Treasure Market 334-262-3314 •

Page 26: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals234 • Alabama Festivals

Orange Beach• Orange Beach Seafood Festival 251-981-1524

Pensacola• Flora-Bama’s Super Chili Bowl Cook Off 850-492-0611 • Facebook: florabama •

Scottsboro• Black History Month • 256-259-5500

Union Springs• Art Show at Josephine Art Center 334-703-0098 •

MarchBirmingham• Theatre UAB Festival of 10-Minute Plays 205-934-3236 •

Childersburg• Coosa Fest • 256-378-5482• Easter Sound Light and Water Show 256-378-7252 •

Cullman• Spring Days at 3rd Street Promenade 256-338-3117 •

Dothan• Dothan Gem & Mineral Show 334-673-3554 •• Spring Farm Day • 334-794-3452

Elberta• Heritage Arts & Camellia Festival 251-986-8375 •

Fairhope• Arts & Crafts Festival • 251-928-6387• Outdoor Art Show • 257-928-2228

Florence• George Lindsey/Una Film Fest • 256-765-4592 •

Foley• BBQ & Blues Cook-Off • 251-943-3291

Franklin• Alabama River Festival and Family Day • 251-575-7433 •

Gainesville• Gainesville Civil War Reenactment 205-652-3546 •

Gardendale• Spring Arts & Crafts Show • 205-683-0354

Hamilton• Jerry Brown Arts Festival • 205-921-9483

Hoover• Arbor Day • 205-682-8019

Huntsville• Northeast Alabama Craftsmen Association Spring Show • 256-880-7987 •

Mobile• Festival of Flowers • 251-639-2050• Historic Homes Tour • 251-432-6161

Montgomery• Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo 334-265-1867 •

Orange Beach• Festival of Art at Waterfront Park 251-981-2787 •

Orrville• Road to Freedom Wagon Tour 334-872-8058 •

Prattville• Fountain City Arts Festival • 334-358-0297

Scottsboro• Scottsboro Half Marathon • 256-244-1691

Selma • Alabama River Chili Cookoff • 334-875-2600 Facebook: Alabama River Chili Cookoff• Historic Selma Pilgrimage • 334-412-8550

Semmes• Semmes Azalea Festival • 251-660-4808

Tuscaloosa• Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show • 205-248-5311

Page 27: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Alabama Festivals • 235

AprilAthens• Cars and Bikes on the Square • 256-457-9179• Singing on the Square • 256-232-5471

Atmore• Easter in the Park • 251-368-3305

Auburn• Auburn City Fest • 334-501-2936

Autaugaville• Spring Fest • 334-365-9563

Belk• Belk Bluegrass Festival • 205-932-8252

Berry• Berry Heritage Festival • 205-689-4562

Birmingham• St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival 205-252-3867 •

Camden • Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cook-Off • 334-682-4929

Castleberry• Castleberry Strawberry Festival 251-966-2422 • Facebook: Castleberry Strawberry Festival

Center Point• Center Point Festival of the Springs 205-853-9711 •

Childersburg• Kymulga Grits Festival • 256-378-7436

Clay• Clay Days • 205-529-7247

Cullman• Bloomin’ Festival • 256-7399-6682 ext. 7133

Dauphin Island• Community Easter Sunrise Service 251-861-6992 •

Decatur• River City Film Festival • 256-340-1778

Dothan• Tri-State Barbecue Festival • 334-699-1475

Enterprise• Piney Woods Arts Festival • 334-406-2787

Eufaula• Eufaula Pilgrimage • 334-687-3793

Fort Deposit• Calico Fort Arts & Crafts Fair • 334-227-4411

Gadsden• Smoke on the Falls Noccalula BBQ Fest 256-549-4663 •• Southeastern Plein Air Invitational 256-546-7365 •

Gardendale• Gardendale Magnolia Festival • 205-514-6799

Geneva• Geneva Festival on the Rivers • 334-684-3589

Guntersville• Art on the Lake • 256-505-3009

Huntsville• Heads-N-Tails Crawfish Boil • 256-533-1953 Facebook: Huntsville Crawfish Boil• Panoply Arts Festival • 256-519-2787

Jackson• Spring Jubilee & Barbecue Cook-Off 251-769-2177 •

Jemison• Antiques in the Garden • 205-646-0069

Leeds• Creek Bank Festival • 205-699-5001

Linden• Easter at the Gazebo • 334-295-5051

Page 28: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals236 • Alabama Festivals

Livingston• Sucarnochee Folklife Festival • 205-652-5405• Sucarnochee Revue • 205-652-3828

Loxley• Baldwin County Strawberry Festival 251-550-2003

Millbrook• Alabama Flora and Fauna Arts Festival 334-285-4550 •

Mobile• Festival of Quilts-The Art of Quilting • 251-477-4376 •• USS Alabama Crewmen’s Association Reunion 251-433-2703 •

Monroeville• HIPPY’S Big Butt BBQ Bash • 251-564-1437 Facebook: HIPPY’S Big Butt BBQ Bash

Montevallo • Montevallo Arts Fest • 205-665-1519

Montgomery• Festival of Alabama Fiber Arts • 334-782-9711 Facebook: Festival of Alabama Fiber Arts

Mountain Brook• Earth Day at the Gardens • 205-414-3950

Ozark• Ozark Crawdad & Music Festival 334-774-2618 •

Rainbow City• Alabama Chocolate Festival • 256-413-1201

Scottsboro• Spring Carnival • 256-437-8280 Facebook: Jackson County Fair-Scottsboro AL

Selma • Central Alabama Crawfish Festival 334-375-1185 • Facebook: Central Alabama Crawfish Festival

Shelby• Hot Iron at the Iron Park • 205-669-7596

Spanish Fort• Delta Woods & Waters Expo • 257-626-4884

Sylacauga• Sylacauga ‘Magic of Marble’ Festival • 256-249-0967 •

Talladega• April in Talladega • 256-362-9075

Thomaston • Pepper Jelly Festival • 334-627-3388

Thomasville• Festival Of Hope • 334-636-2405 Facebook: Festival of Hope

Troy• Pioneer Museum Spring Planting 334-566-3597 •• Troyfest • 334-674-2455

Tuscaloosa• Druid City Arts Festival • 205-391-9200

Vernon• Vernon Old School Day Festival 205-695-7718

York • York Homecoming • 205-392-5231 Facebook: York Alabama

MayAliceville • Freedom Creek Festival • 205-366-1307

Anniston• Noble Street Festival • 256-236-6346 Facebook: Noble Street Festival

Arab• Poke Salat Festival • 256-586-0345

Bayou La Batre• Blessing Of The Fleet • 251-824-2415

Brilliant• Coalfest • 205-465-2281 •

Brundidge• Springfest Brundidge • 334-735-2321

Columbia• River City Festival • 334-791-9832

Page 29: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Alabama Festivals • 237

Cuba• Cuba Day • 205-499-8567

Cullman• Cullman Strawberry Festival • 256-734-9157

Danville• Multicultural Indian Festival • 256-905-2494

Decatur• Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival 800-232-5449 •• Daikin Festival • 800-524-6181

Dothan• Foster Fest • 334-699-1475

Eclectic• Art on the Lake • 334-857-2133

Enterprise• Children’s Festival in the Park • 334-347-1211

Florence• Arts Alive Festival • 256-606-2033• Una Front Porch Storytelling Festival 256-765-4557 •

Foley• Art in the Park • 251-943-4381

Gainesville• Gainesville Day • 205-652-1580

Glenwood• Festival at the Well • 334-335-3426

Guin• Guin Mayfest • 205-468-2242

Gulf Shores• Hangout Music Festival • 251-948-3030

Helena• Buck Creek Festival • 205-296-6153

Hollywood• Catfish Festival • 256-259-1503

Huntsville• Cigar Box Guitar Festival • 256-533-0399• Good Day Children’s Festival • 256-533-0399• Rocket City Brew Fest • Facebook:Rocket City Brewfest• Whistlestop Festival & Rocket City BBQ 256-564-8100 •

McCalla• Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Festival 205-477-5711 •

Mentone• Mentone Rhododendron Festival • 256-845-3957 •

Mobile• BBQ Championship Hog Wild Festival • 251-479-4900 • Facebook: Hog Wild Backyard BBQ

Montgomery• Flimp Festival • 334-240-4333• Freedom Rides 54th Anniversary Exhibit 334-242-3188 •• Old Alabama Town Herb Society Herb Day Festival • 334-240-2290 •

Opelika• Garden in the Park • 334-749-4970

Springville• Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival 205-467-2002 •

Trussville• Trussville City Fest • 205-655-7535

Tuskegee• George Washington Carver Commemorative Festival • 334-727-6619

Union Springs• Chunnenuggee Fair • 334-738-4060

Uriah• Cotton Patch Festival • 251-862-2279

Waterloo• Waterloo Heritage Day • 256-764-1048

Weogufka• Weogufka Mule Day • 334-578-7364

Page 30: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals238 • Alabama Festivals

West Blocton• Cahaba Lily Festival • 205-938-7304

Wetumpka• Coosa River White Water Festival • 334-201-5510 •

JuneAthens• Athens Grease Festival • 256-232-9040

Birmingham• Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival 205-426-1400 • • Juneteenth • 205-328-9696 •

Brewton• Alabama Blueberry Festival • 251-867-3224

Clanton• Chilton County Peach Festival • 205-280-6268 •

Courtland• Parade Pageant and Picnic in the Park 256-637-8895

Elkmont• Elkmont Lions Club Smoking Railroad Street BBQ Cookoff • 256-777-3364

Georgiana• Hank Williams Festival • 334-376-2396

Gordo• Muleday/Chickenfest • 205-364-7870

Jemison• Petals from the Past Black and Blue Berry Festival • 205-646-0069

McCalla• Down Home Psaltery Festival • 205-477-5711

Stevenson• Stevenson Depot Days • 256-437-3012

Tallassee• Tallassee Now! BBQ Festival • 334-283-7318

Tuscumbia• Helen Keller Festival • 256-383-0783• North Alabama African Heritage Festival 256-383-0783 •

JulyAthens• Piney Chapel American Farm Heritage Days 256-431-6226 •

Columbiana• Shelby County Shindig & BBQ 205-669-0044 •

Demopolis• Hwy 80 Songwriterfest • 334-289-0270

Florence• W.C. Handy Music Festival • 256-766-7642

Geraldine• Alabama Picnic in the Park • 256-659-2122

Grand Bay• Grand Bay Watermelon Festival • 251-865-3456 •

Hartselle • Cotton Pickin BBQ Cook-Off • 256-773-4370 •

Henagar• Sand Mountain Potato Festival • 256-845-3957 •

Jacksonville• Jax Fest • 256-435-8115

Mentone• Julyfest Art and Music Festival • 205-520-1556

Rogersville• Rolling on the River • 256-247-5461

Southside• Southside City Fest • 256-442-9775 ext. 130

Vina• Vina July Fest • 256-356-9667

Wetumpka• Wetumpka’s River And Blues Music & Arts Show • 334-567-5147 • Facebook: Wetumpka’s River and Blues Music and Arts Festival

Page 31: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Alabama Festivals • 239

AugustAlbertville• Main Street Music Festival • 256-279-0622

Ardmore• Ardmore Crape Myrtle Festival 256-278-5524 •

Burkville• Okra Festival • 334-284-0555

Cullman• Farm Y’all Festival • 256-734-0454 • • Facebook: Farm Yall Festival

Eutaw• Black Belt Folk Roots Festival • 205-372-0525

Powell• Music on the Mountain Bluegrass & Gospel Music Festival • 256-228-6001

Russellville• Franklin County Watermelon Festival • 256-332-1760 •

SeptemberBayou La Batre• Taste of the Bayou • 251-824-4088

Cullman• Sweet Tater Festival • 256-739-2916• Clucknbrew • 256-734-9157

Danville• Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama Festival and Pow Wow • 205-442-3535

Daphne• Jubilee Festival • 251-621-8222 or 251-928-6387 •

Dothan• Porktoberque • 334-699-1475• Low Country Boil • 334-794-3452

Estillfork• Ole Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival 256-776-9411 or 256-776-4576

Fort Payne• Boom Days Heritage Celebration 256-845-3957 •

Guntersville• St. William Church Seafood Festival 256-582-4245 •

Hartselle• Depot Days Festival • 256-773-4370

Huntsville• Big Spring Crush Wine Festival 256-850-3231 •

Luverne• World’s Largest Peanut Boil • 334-342-0036

Red Bay• Red Bay Founders Fest • 256-356-4473

Rogersville• Shades of Bluegrass Festival • 931-629-2285

Rosalie• Old Timer’s Festival • 256-451-3640

Scottsboro• Jackson County Fair • 256-437-8280 Facebook: Jackson County Fair-Scottsboro AL

Page 32: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals240 • Alabama Festivals

Section• Section Labor Day Festival • 256-574-1330

Titus• Titus Bluegrass Festival • 334-301-4319 Facebook: Titus Bluegrass Festival

Tuscaloosa• Bama Brew & Que • 205-614-8858 Facebook: Bama Brew & Que

Tuscumbia• Oka Kapassa Native American Indian Festival 256-383-0783 •

OctoberAlabaster• Fall Fest • 205-664-6840

Anniston• Lobsterfest • 256-236-4457

Ashville• John Looney House Pioneer Museum Fall Festival & Crafts Show • 205-699-3760 or 205-629-6897

Athens• Athens Storytelling Festival • 256-777-4524

Attalla• Attalla Heritage Day Festival • 256-538-9266

Birmingham• Barber Vintage Festival • 205-699-7275

Blountsville• Blountsville Harvest Festival 205-470-4790 or 205-559-3911

Boaz• Boaz Harvest Festival • 256-593-8154

Brundidge• Peanut Butter Festival & Nutter Butter Parade 334-670-6302 •

Butler• Butler Fest • 205-459-3795

Centre• Centre Fall Festival • 256-927-5222

Cullman• Cullman Civic Center Alabama Gourd Festival 256-355-4634 •• Cullman Oktoberfest • 256-734-0454 or 256-739-1258 •

Dauphin Island• Renaissance Festival Gatalop 32 • 251-861-6992 •

Dothan• Fall Farm Day • 334-794-3452 •• National Peanut Festival and Parade • 334-793-4323 •

Eclectic• Alabama Cotton Festival • 334-578-1620

Eufaula• Indian Summer Arts and Crafts Festival 334-687-6664 •

Eutaw• Eutaw Pilgrimage • 205-372-2930

Evergreen• Evergreen Sausage Festival • 251-578-1707 Facebook: Evergreen Sausage Festival

Fairhope• Grand Fest of Art • 251-928-2228

Fayette• Alabama Frog Level Festival • 205-932-4587

Fitzpatrick• Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch • 334-534-6976

Florence• Alabama Renaissance Faire • 256-718-5020

Foley• Alabama Festival of Flavor • 251-943-3291

Fultondale• Barking at the Moon Festival and Parade 205-841-4481

Page 33: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Alabama Festivals • 241

Gadsden• Art-Toberfest • 256-543-2787

Greenville• Old Time Farm Day • 334-382-3251

Gulf Shores• National Shrimp Festival • 251-968-6091

Hamilton• Buttahatchee River Fall Fest • 205-952-9884

Hanceville• Mud Creek Arts and Crafts Festival 256-352-7274

Harpersville• Cotton Pickin’ Celebration • 205-672-7209

Headland• Harvest Day Festival • 334-693-3303

Irondale• Heritage Festival • 205-956-9111

Littleville• Littleville Funfest • 256-332-3567

Madison• Madison Street Festival

Mentone• Mentone Colorfest • 256-845-3957

Mobile• Balloon Glow in the Gardens • 251-973-2217• Bayfest Music Festival • 251-208-7835

Moody• Oktoberfest • 205-640-6262

Moundville• Moundville Native American Festival 205-371-2234 •

Northport• Kentuck Festival of the Arts • 205-758-1257

Oneonta• Blount County Covered Bridge Festival • 205-274-2153 •

Opp• Opp Fest • 334-208-0195

Oxford• Oxfordfest • 256-310-7500

Ozark• Claybank Jamboree Arts & Crafts Festival 334-774-9321 • Facebook: Claybank Jamboree Festival

Pelham• Oak Mountain State Park Fall Festival 205-620-2527 •

Pinson• Alabama Butterbean Festival • 205-390-1952

Prattville• Spinners Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Show 334-365-7195 •

Rogersville• Rogersville Fall Festival & Antique Car Show 256-247-9449 •

Selma• Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival • 334-878-2787

Spanish Fort• Alabama Coastal Birdfest • 251-625-0814

Thorsby • Thorsby Swedish Fest • 205-217-9395

Troy• Pioneer Days • 334-566-3597

Weogufka• Weogufka Old Farm N’ Bluegrass Day 256-249-8885 •

Page 34: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

242 • Alabama Festivals

NovemberBirmingham• Christmas Village Festival Arts • 205-836-7178 •• Moss Rock Festival • 205-595-6306• St. Nicholas Russian/Slavic Food Festival 205-285-9648 •

Childersburg• Christmas Laser Light • 800-933-2283

Clanton• Folkart Festival Showcase • 205-217-3027

Collinsville• Collinsville Historic Turkey Trot 256-524-2555 •

Dothan• National Peanut Festival and Parade • 334-793-4323 •

Fairhope• Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration 251-929-1466 •

Fort Payne• Canyon Fest • 256-782-8010• Native American Heritage Celebration Weekend • 256-782-8010 •

Jackson• Jackson Fall Festival • 257-246-3251

Lineville• Merchants Association Heritage Day Festival 256-396-7201 • Facebook: Lineville Heritage Day

Mobile• Alabama Pecan Festival • 251-367-8646 251-401-5555 •• Mobile International Festival • 251-208-1555

Montevallo• Montevallo Holiday Parade • 205-665-1519

Orange Beach• Frank Brown Songwriters Festival 850-492-7664 •

Pine Apple• Hunter Appreciation Day Arts and Crafts Festival • 257-746-2293

Selma• Kenan’s Mill Festival • 334-412-8850

Vestavia Hills• Veterans Day Tribute • 205-912-2019

DecemberCullman• Cullman Christmas Festival and Market 256-734-0344 •

Demopolis• Christmas on the River • 334-289-0270

Dothan• Dothan Downtown Christmas Festival 334-699-1475 •

Gadsden• Festival of Trees • 256-543-2787 ext 23

Millbrook• Millbrook Christmas Festival • 334-285-6428

Mobile• Bellingrath Magic Christmas in Lights 251-973-2217 •• Montgomery Zoo Christmas Lights Festival 334-240-4900 •

Northport• Dickens Downtown • 205-792-3944 or 205-758-8651

Oneonta• Christmas Lights at Palisades Park 205-274-0017 •

Selma• Holiday Festival • 334-874-2145

Sylacauga• Sylacauga Christmas Parade • 256-249-0308

Page 35: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

INDEXEverything is peachy in Clanton, home of the Peach Festival, where

they have taken in the neighborhood fruit stand to a whole new level.

Page 36: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals244 • Index

AAlabama Bourbon Pecan Balls 195Alabama Fudge Pie 205Alabama Pecan Butter Pralines 194Alabama Southern-Style Biscuits 49Alabama Spicy Chicken and Grits 144Ally’s Jalapeno Pimento Cheese 17Ally’s Peach Pecan Cookies 184Almonds

Chinese Chicken Salad 72Dak’s Mason Jar Salad 82Homemade Toffee 200Oreo Truffles 192Southern Tea Cookies 189

Angel Biscuits 47Angel Food Pineapple Cake 164Anne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Ann’s Apple Bread 42Appetizers. See also Dips, Spreads

Chicken Cheese Ball 20Crabmeat Bacon Rolls 19Crab Shrimp Appetizer 19Cream Cheese Ball 21Deviled Eggs 27Eggs Diablo 27Hawaiian Cocktail Doggies 28Linda’s Hot Ham Delights 23Marty’s Crispy Dill Ham Rollups 24Pan con Tomate 20Pepper Jelly Cheese Straws 30Praytor’s Appetizer Pizza Bites 31Ranch Deviled Eggs 25Sausage Biscuit Treats 29Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers 22USS Alabama Frankfurters in Blankets 28USS Alabama Shrimp Deviled Eggs 26

Apple Cider Pork Loin 129Apples

Ann’s Apple Bread 42Apple Cheese Walnut Bread 42Apple Tuna Salad 77Hot Apple Fruit 228Mountain Apple Dumplings 226Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32

Arleta’s Hamburger Soup (or Stuff ) 58Arleta’s Holiday Trifle 221Artichoke Dip, Granny’s Hot 18Ashley’s...Italian Pasta Salad 74Asparagus Casserole, Baked 99Auburn Game Day Baked Beans 93Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66

BBaked Asparagus Casserole 99Baked Feta Olive Bread 39Baked Reuben Chicken 139Baked Salmon Filets 154Baklava 224‘Bama Veggie, Cheese & Bacon Soup 58Banana

Banana Cake..Coffee Frosting 177Banana Nut Bread 43Denise’s Alabama Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

225Wildflower Cafe Hummingbird Cake 166

Barbecued Cabbage & Sausage 131Barbecue Shrimp 154Beans

Auburn Game Day Baked Beans 93Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Caribbean Refried Black Beans 92Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili 68Donna’s Baked Beans 92Eight Can Chicken Taco Soup 62Full Moon Bar-B-Que’s Baked Beans 94Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Greatest Chili Ever 69Green Bean Mushroom and Bacon Bake 90Jalapeno Popper Chili 67Laurie’s Sloppy Tacos 128Magic Green Beans 90Old-Fashioned Black Bean Soup 59Pam’s Homemade Baked Beans 94Rocoto Black Bean Dip 15Southern White Limas 91Steak Fajita Salad 81Tailgate Taco Soup 62Uncle Bob’s Buffalo Chili 70Yakhni Pork 129

Beef. See also SausageArleta’s Hamburger Soup (or Stuff ) 58Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Beef Sloppy Joe Made Simple 121Beef Stew for 2,500 65Bob’s Black-Eyed Pea Skillet Dinner 123Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili 68Cream Cheese Ball 21Donna’s Baked Beans 92Enchilada Pie Casserole 126Greatest Chili Ever 69Jalapeno Popper Chili 67Kent’s Famous Barbecue Cornbread 34Koosa 123Laurie’s Sloppy Tacos 128Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Maryann’s Jellied Cranberry Glazed Meatballs 120Millie’s Game Day Taco Salad 80

Page 37: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Index • 245

Onion Soup Cheese Burgers 117Pam’s Homemade Baked Beans 94Pam’s Pastalaya 128Pimento Cheese Burger 118Plate Licking Meatloaf 119Praytor’s Appetizer Pizza Bites 31Roast Beef Sliders with Creamy Chipotle Sauce 114Rolled Grape Leaves 97Skillet Spicy Spanish Rice 127Steak Fajita Salad 81Tailgate Taco Soup 62Talladega Quick and Easy Sloppy Joe 122Tiffany’s Shepherd Pie 125Uncle Bob’s Buffalo Chili 70Uncle Ed’s Meatloaf 119Venison Pot Roast 134

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies 187Beverages

Jacque (Peach Chutney Bourbon Cocktail), The 31Orange Julius 32Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32

BiscuitsAlabama Southern-Style Biscuits 49Angel Biscuits 47Campbell’s Easy Buttermilk Biscuits 48

Black Bottom Pie 208Bloomin’ Onion Bread 38Blueberries

Arleta’s Holiday Trifle 221Blueberry Crumble 218Blueberry Dessert 218Blueberry Pecan Bread 44Dak’s Mason Jar Salad 82Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Healthy Popsicles 231Oatmeal Muffins 47Self-Rising Cornbread Blueberry...Cobbler 219Stacy’s Blueberry Buttermilk Cobbler 220

Bob’s Black-Eyed Pea Skillet Dinner 123Bob’s French Tomato Salad 84Bread. See also Biscuits, Cornbread, Sandwiches

Ann’s Apple Bread 42Apple Cheese Walnut Bread 42Baked Feta Olive Bread 39Banana Nut Bread 43Bloomin’ Onion Bread 38Blueberry Pecan Bread 44Breakfast Pizza 51Chicken and Dressing 146Crawfish Festival Hushpuppies 36Goat Cheese and Honey Breakfast Toast 55Homemade Pizza Dough 49Honey Whole Wheat Bread 41Hushpuppies 37Monkey Bread 45Oatmeal Muffins 47

Orange Breakfast Treat 51Peach French Toast 56Pecan Mini Muffins 46Praytor’s Appetizer Pizza Bites 31Refrigerator Rolls 38Scrumptious Sausage Spinach Bread 40Sunday Sausage Breakfast Casserole 53

BreakfastBreakfast Pizza 51Creole Eggs with Sausage 52Goat Cheese and Honey Breakfast Toast 55Orange Breakfast Treat 51Peach French Toast 56Peach Preserves 50Sunday Sausage Breakfast Casserole 53Traditional Bible Land Breakfast 54

Broccoli Orange Salad 79Broccoli Salad, Anne’s Chicken 78Brownies, Chocolate 193Brownies, Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter 192Brunswick Stew. Aunt Sis’s 66Burger, Pimento Cheese 118Burgers, Onion Soup Cheese 117


Barbecued Cabbage & Sausage 131Chinese Chicken Salad 72Full Moon Bar-B-Que’s Marinated Slaw 72Hot and Spicy Cabbage 101Joan’s New England Boiled Dinner 132

Cajun Barbecued Shrimp 155Cakes

Angel Food Pineapple Cake 164Banana Cake...Cream Cheese Coffee Frosting 177Carolyn’s Quick and Easy King Cake 173Carrot Cake 169Cherry Dump Cake 166Chocolate Sour Cream Cake 181Cinnamon Chocolate Sheet Cake 180Classic Yellow Butter Cake...Chocolate Frosting 175Coconut Cake (Pina Colada Cake) 178Grannie’s Pound Cake 168Jill’s Mocha Layer Cake 176Lost Mississippi Mud Cake 174Mini Poppy Seed Cakes 170Mobile Mardi Gras King Cakes 172Old Southern Pound Cake 167Orange Pineapple Cake 165Peach Ozan Wine Cake 171Pineapple Upside Down Cake 165Red Velvet Cake 179Swedish Pineapple Cake 164Wildflower Cafe Hummingbird Cake 166

Campbell’s Easy Buttermilk Biscuits 48

Page 38: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals246 • Index

CandiesAlabama Bourbon Pecan Balls 195Alabama Pecan Butter Pralines 194Celebration Candy 198Cornflake Candy 200Decadent Orange Truffles 198Homemade Toffee 200Oreo Truffles 192Peanut Butter Squares 199Pecan Rolls 197Slow Cooker Fudge 197Strawberry Divinity 196Tiger Stripes 196White Chocolate Candy 195

Caramel Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream 232Caribbean Refried Black Beans 92Carolyn’s Quick and Easy King Cake 173Carrot Cake 169Carrots

‘Bama Veggie, Cheese & Bacon Soup 58Beef Stew for 2,500 65Bob’s Black-Eyed Pea Skillet Dinner 123Carrot Cake 169Chelsea McLean’s Island Curry Chicken 140Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Katherine McLean’s Carrot Soup 59Malbec Braised Short Ribs with Chimichurri 133Mom’s Carrot Salad 76Salsa Senorita’s Calabacitas 102Tiffany’s Shepherd Pie 125Venison Pot Roast 134

Catfish, Logan Martin Lake Deep-Fried 152Cauliflower, Golden 106Celebration Candy 198Charred Sweet Corn Pudding 98Cheesecake, Cream Cheese 217Cheesecake, Dreamsicle 217Cheese Straws, Pepper Jelly 30Chelsea McLean’s Island Curry Chicken 140Cherries

Cherry Dump Cake 166Healthy Popsicles 231Hot Fruit 229Pineapple Upside Down Cake 165Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229

ChickenAlabama Spicy Chicken and Grits 144Anne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Baked Reuben Chicken 139Chelsea McLean’s Island Curry Chicken 140Chicken and Dressing 146Chicken and Dumplings 146Chicken Cheese Ball 20Chicken Scampi 145

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole 148Chicken Tetrazzini 147Chinese Chicken Salad 72Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66Daytona Chicken 138Eight Can Chicken Taco Soup 62Famous Alabama Fried Chicken 142Hot Chicken Salad 75Hot Mexican Chicken Dip 14Onion Fried Chicken 141Pam’s Pastalaya 128Pepper Jelly Chicken 143Poppy Seed Chicken 142Salsa Señorita Chicken Enchiladas 149Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken 139Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches 151Tina’s Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake 150

ChiliCowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili 68Greatest Chili Ever 69Jalapeno Popper Chili 67Uncle Bob’s Buffalo Chili 70

Chimichurri Vinaigrette 133Chinese Chicken Salad 72Chocolate

Alabama Bourbon Pecan Balls 195Alabama Fudge Pie 205Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies 187Black Bottom Pie 208Celebration Candy 198Chocolate Brownies 193Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies 186Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies 192Chocolate Ribbon Pie 204Chocolate Sour Cream Cake 181Cinnamon Chocolate Sheet Cake 180Classic Yellow Butter Cake...Chocolate Frosting 175Cream Cheese Chocolate Poppers 205Decadent Orange Truffles 198Ella’s No Bake Cookies 187Homemade Toffee 200Ice Box Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie 207Jill’s Mocha Layer Cake 176Lost Mississippi Mud Cake 174Moon Dessert 226Oreo Truffles 192Party Cookies 188Peanut Butter Squares 199Red Velvet Cake 179Slow Cooker Fudge 197Stuff, The 206Tiger Stripes 196White Chocolate Candy 195

Chorizo Vinaigrette 87Chowder, Easy Cheesy Corn 63Chutney Dip 12

Page 39: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Index • 247

Cinnamon Chocolate Sheet Cake 180Classic Vanilla Ice Cream 230Classic Yellow Butter Cake...Chocolate Frosting 175Cobbler

Sand Mountain Vineyards’ Muscadine Cobbler 222Self-Rising Cornbread Blueberry...Cobbler 219Stacy’s Blueberry Buttermilk Cobbler 220

CoconutChelsea McLean’s Island Curry Chicken 140Coconut Cake (Pina Colada Cake) 178Coconut Cream Pie 203

Collard Greens, Moe’s 96Collard Greens, Traditional 95Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66Cookies

Ally’s Peach and Peach Preserve Pecan Cookies 184Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies 187Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies 186Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 185Ella’s No Bake Cookies 187Lemon Butter Cookies 190Mom’s Shortbread 191Party Cookies 188Peanut Cookies 184Powdered Sugar Cookies 191Southern Tea Cookies 189Tea Cakes 189

CornAunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Charred Sweet Corn Pudding 98Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66Crawfish Cornbread 35Dak’s Mason Jar Salad 82Easy Cheesy Corn Chowder 63Eight Can Chicken Taco Soup 62Jalapeno Cheese Grits 106Jalapeno Popper Chili 67Joan’s New England Boiled Dinner 132Kent’s Famous Barbecue Cornbread 34Linda’s Squaw Corn 98Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Salsa Senorita’s Calabacitas 102Spicy Rocoto Corn Soup 60Steak Fajita Salad 81Tailgate Taco Soup 62Tina’s Double Corn Mac and Cheese 104

CornbreadChicken and Dressing 146Cornbread Dressing 37Crawfish Cornbread 35Irondale Cafe Cornbread 35Kent’s Famous Barbecue Cornbread 34

Cornbread Dressing 37Cornflake Candy 200Cowboy Beef and Black Bean Chili 68Crabmeat Bacon Rolls 19

Crab Shrimp Appetizer 19Cranberry

Anne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Cranberry Salad 85Hot Apple Fruit 228Maryann’s...Cranberry Glazed Meatballs 120Thanksgiving Congealed Salad 85Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77

Crawfish Cornbread 35Crawfish Festival Hushpuppies 36Cream Cheese Ball 21Cream Cheese Cheesecake 217Cream Cheese Chocolate Poppers 205Creamy Chipotle Sauce 114Creamy Spinach Casserole 100Creamy Watermelon Pie 210Creole Eggs with Sausage 52Crispy Eggplant 100Cucumber

Marinated Cucumbers 83Moe’s...Watermelon Salad 83Summer Cucumber Dip 13

DDak’s Mason Jar Salad 82Daytona Chicken 138Decadent Orange Truffles 198Deep South Squash Casserole 103Denise’s Alabama Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

225Desserts. See also Cakes, Candies, Cookies, Pies

Arleta’s Holiday Trifle 221Baklava 224Blueberry Crumble 218Blueberry Dessert 218Caramel Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream 232Classic Vanilla Ice Cream 230Cream Cheese Cheesecake 217Cream Cheese Chocolate Poppers 205Denise’s Alabama

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding 225Dreamsicle Cheesecake 217Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Flat Rock Snow Cream 230Granny Rice Pudding 223Healthy Popsicles 231Hot Apple Fruit 228Hot Fruit 229Moon Dessert 226Mountain Apple Dumplings 226Sand Mountain Vineyards’ Muscadine Cobbler 222Self-Rising Cornbread Blueberry...Cobbler 219Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229Stacy’s Blueberry Buttermilk Cobbler 220“The Stuff ” 206

Page 40: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals248 • Index

Deviled EggsDeviled Eggs 27Eggs Diablo 27Ranch Deviled Eggs 25USS Alabama Shrimp Deviled Eggs 26

DipsChutney Dip 12Donna’s Taco Salad Dip 14Granny’s Hot Artichoke Dip 18Honey Balsamic Dip 12Hot Mexican Chicken Dip 14Loaded Cheese Dip 17Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip 11Rocoto Black Bean Dip 15Salsa Senorita’s Salsa Ranchero 16Summer Cucumber Dip 13Tuna Crème Dip 12

Dirty Rice 103Divinity, Strawberry 196Donna’s Baked Beans 92Donna’s Taco Salad Dip 14Dreamsicle Cheesecake 217Dressing

Chimichurri Vinaigrette: 133Chorizo Vinaigrette 87Dak’s Original Red Vinaigrette 82Garden Herb Vinaigrette 87Honey Balsamic Pasta Salad 73Roasted Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette 88Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette 88

Dumplings, Chicken and 146Dumplings, Mountain Apple 226

EEasy Cheesy Corn Chowder 63Easy Lemon Pie 210Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 185Egg Custard 202Eggplant, Crispy 100Eggs Diablo 27Eight Can Chicken Taco Soup 62Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Ella’s No Bake Cookies 187Enchilada Pie Casserole 126

FFamous Alabama Fried Chicken 142Fanny Sandwich 115Fish

Baked Salmon Filets 154Logan Martin Lake Deep-Fried Catfish 152WWII Broiled Fish 153

Flat Rock Snow Cream 230Fried Gulf Oysters 162Frosting

Chocolate Frosting 175, 181Cream Cheese Coffee Frosting 177

Cream Cheese Frosting 166, 169Mocha Frosting 176Peach Glaze 171Seven Minute Frosting 182

Fudge, Slow Cooker 197Full Moon Bar-B-Que’s Baked Beans 94

GGarden Herb Vinaigrette 87Garlic Citrus Shrimp...Hearts of Palm 156German Potato Salad 71Goat Cheese and Honey Breakfast Toast 55Golden Cauliflower 106Grannie’s Pound Cake 168Granny Rice Pudding 223Granny’s Hot Artichoke Dip 18Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Grapes

Luscious Grape Salad 86Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32Sand Mountain Vineyards’ Muscadine Cobbler 222

Greatest Chili Ever 69Green Bean Mushroom and Bacon Bake 90Green Chiles Cheese Grits 105Grits

Alabama Spicy Chicken and Grits 144Green Chilies Cheese Grits 105Jalapeno Cheese Grits 106Shrimp & Grits 157


Easy Cheesy Corn Chowder 63Eggs Diablo 27Fanny Sandwich 115Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Joan’s New England Boiled Dinner 132Linda’s Hot Ham Delights 23Marty’s Crispy Dill Ham Rollups 24Mini Muffalettas 116Pan con Tomate 20Southern White Limas 91Traditional Collard Greens 95

Hash Brown Casserole 111Hawaiian Cocktail Doggies 28Healthy Popsicles 231Homemade Pizza Dough 49Homemade Toffee 200Honey Balsamic Dip 12Honey Balsamic Pasta Salad 73Honey Whole Wheat Bread 41Hot and Spicy Cabbage 101Hot Apple Fruit 228Hot Chicken Salad 75Hot Fruit 229Hot Mexican Chicken Dip 14Hushpuppies 37

Page 41: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Index • 249

IIce Box Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie 207Ice Cream, Caramel Peach Cheesecake 232Ice Cream, Classic Vanilla 230Irondale Cafe Cornbread 35

JJacque (Peach Chutney Bourbon Cocktail), The 31Jalapeno Cheese Grits 106Jalapeno Popper Chili 67Jill’s Mocha Layer Cake 176Joan’s New England Boiled Dinner 132

KKatherine McLean’s Carrot Soup 59Kent’s Famous Barbecue Cornbread 34Key Lime Pie 209Koosa 123

LLaurie’s Sloppy Tacos 128Leigh’s Egg Custard Pie 202Lemon Butter Cookies 190Lemon Pie, Easy 210Lentil Soup, Granny’s (Lena’s) 64Linda’s Hot Ham Delights 23Linda’s Squaw Corn 98Loaded Cheese Dip 17Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Logan Martin Lake Deep-Fried Catfish 152Lost Mississippi Mud Cake 174Luscious Grape Salad 86

MMac and Cheese, Tina’s Double Corn 104Macaroni & Cheese 104Magic Green Beans 90Malbec Braised Short Ribs with Chimichurri 133Marty’s Crispy Dill Ham Rollups 24Maryann’s Jellied Cranberry Glazed Meatballs 120Meatballs, Maryann’s Jellied Cranberry Glazed 120Meatloaf, Plate Licking 119Meatloaf, Uncle Ed’s 119Millie’s Game Day Taco Salad 80Mini Muffalettas 116Mini Poppy Seed Cakes 170Mobile Mardi Gras King Cakes 172Moe’s Collard Greens 96Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que White Sauce 136Moe’s...Watermelon Salad 83Mom’s Carrot Salad 76Mom’s Shortbread 191Monkey Bread 45Moon Dessert 226Mountain Apple Dumplings 226

Muffins, Oatmeal 47Muffins, Pecan Mini 46Muscadine Cobbler, Sand Mountain Vineyards’ 222Mushroom Gratin 107Mushrooms

Ashley’s...Italian Pasta Salad 74Cream Cheese Ball 21Creamy Spinach Casserole 100Dirty Rice 103Green Bean Mushroom and Bacon Bake 90Mushroom Gratin 107Shrimp & Grits 157Wild Game Ragout 135

NNo Bake Peach Tart 216Norton Barbecue Sauce 135Not Your Ordinary Popcorn Shrimp 158Nuts. See also Almonds, Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts

Banana Nut Bread 43Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies 187Cherry Dump Cake 166Orange Breakfast Treat 51Powdered Sugar Cookies 191Red Velvet Cake 179Sweet Potato Casserole 109

OOatmeal Muffins 47Old-Fashioned Black Bean Soup 59Old-Fashioned Potato Pie 214Old Southern Pound Cake 167Olives

Ashley’s...Italian Pasta Salad 74Baked Feta Olive Bread 39Cream Cheese Ball 21Donna’s Taco Salad Dip 14Fanny Sandwich 115Italian Olive Salad 116Mini Muffalettas 116Tailgate Taco Soup 62

Onion Fried Chicken 141Onion Soup Cheese Burgers 117

Page 42: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals250 • Index

OrangeAnne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Blueberry Pecan Bread 44Broccoli Orange Salad 79Cranberry Salad 85Daytona Chicken 138Dreamsicle Cheesecake 217Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Garlic Citrus Shrimp 156Hot Fruit 229Orange Breakfast Treat 51Orange Gelatin Salad 86Orange Julius 32Orange Marmalade Sauce 138Orange Pineapple Cake 165Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77

Oreo Truffles 192

PPam’s Homemade Baked Beans 94Pam’s Pastalaya 128Pam’s Shrimp Creole 159Pan con Tomate 20Party Cookies 188Pasta

Ashley’s Awesome Low-Fat Italian Pasta Salad 74Chicken Scampi 145Chicken Spaghetti Casserole 148Chicken Tetrazzini 147Chinese Chicken Salad 72Honey Balsamic Pasta Salad 73Macaroni & Cheese 104Pam’s Pastalaya 128Tina’s Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake 150Tina’s Double Corn Mac and Cheese 104

Peach Chutney Bourbon Cocktail 31Peaches

Ally’s Peach Pecan Cookies 184Caramel Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream 232Healthy Popsicles 231Hot Fruit 229No Bake Peach Tart 216Peach Barbecue Sauce 136Peach French Toast 56Peach Ozan Wine Cake 171Peach Preserves 50

Peanut ButterChocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Cookies 186Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies 192Cornflake Candy 200Easy Peanut Butter Cookies 185Ella’s No Bake Cookies 187Ice Box Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie 207Party Cookies 188Peanut Butter Squares 199Tiger Stripes 196White Chocolate Candy 195

PeanutsAnne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Peanut Cookies 184Slow Cooker Fudge 197White Chocolate Candy 195

PeasBeef Stew for 2,500 65Bob’s Black-Eyed Pea Skillet Dinner 123Tiffany’s Shepherd Pie 125

Pecans. See also NutsAlabama Bourbon Pecan Balls 195Alabama Pecan Butter Pralines 194Ally’s Peach Pecan Cookies 184Ann’s Apple Bread 42Baklava 224Blueberry Dessert 218Blueberry Pecan Bread 44Broccoli Orange Salad 79Carolyn’s Quick and Easy King Cake 173Carrot Cake 169Celebration Candy 198Chicken Cheese Ball 20Chocolate Brownies 193Cinnamon Chocolate Sheet Cake 180Cranberry Salad 85Hot Apple Fruit 228Lost Mississippi Mud Cake 174Luscious Grape Salad 86Mobile Mardi Gras King Cakes 172Monkey Bread 45Peach Ozan Wine Cake 171Pecan Crust Strawberry Pie 213Pecan Mini Muffins 46Pecan Pie 215Pecan Rolls 197Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip 11Pineapple Upside Down Cake 165Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229Southern Tea Cookies 189Stuff, The 206Swedish Pineapple Cake 164Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 214Thanksgiving Congealed Salad 85Wildflower Cafe Hummingbird Cake 166Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77

Pepper JellyPepper Jelly 10Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip 11Pepper Jelly Cheese Straws 30Pepper Jelly Chicken 143Pepper Jelly Spread 10Shrimp with Pepper Jelly 160

PiesAlabama Fudge Pie 205Black Bottom Pie 208Chocolate Ribbon Pie 204Coconut Cream Pie 203Creamy Watermelon Pie 210

Page 43: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Index • 251

Easy Lemon Pie 210Ice Box Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie 207Key Lime Pie 209Leigh’s Egg Custard Pie 202Old-Fashioned Potato Pie 214Pecan Crust Strawberry Pie 213Pecan Pie 215Strawberry Pie 212Summer Strawberry Pie 211Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 214Tomato Pie 112

Pimento Cheese Burger 118Piña Colada Cake 178Pineapple

Angel Food Pineapple Cake 164Arleta’s Holiday Trifle 221Cherry Dump Cake 166Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Hawaiian Cocktail Doggies 28Hot Fruit 229Orange Gelatin Salad 86Orange Pineapple Cake 165Pineapple Upside Down Cake 165Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229Swedish Pineapple Cake 164Sweet and Sour Pork 131Thanksgiving Congealed Salad 85Wildflower Cafe Hummingbird Cake 166

Pizza Bites, Praytor’s Appetizer 31Pizza Dough, Homemade 49Pizza, Ella’s Fruit 227Plate Licking Meatloaf 119Polenta, White Cheddar 133Poppy Seed Cakes, Mini 170Poppy Seed Chicken 142Pork. See also Ham, Sausage

Apple Cider Pork Loin 129Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66Kent’s Famous Barbecue Cornbread 34Malbec Braised Short Ribs with Chimichurri 133Old-Fashioned Black Bean Soup 59Race Day Oriental Pork Chops 130Sweet and Sour Pork 131USS Alabama Frankfurters in Blankets 28Yakhni Pork 129

PotatoesBeef Stew for 2,500 65Breakfast Pizza 51Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66Easy Cheesy Corn Chowder 63German Potato Salad 71Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Hash Brown Casserole 111Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Old-Fashioned Potato Pie 214Potato Soup 60

Sausage Potato Spinach Soup 61Scalloped Potatoes 110Smashed Potato Bites 111Tiffany’s Shepherd Pie 125Venison Pot Roast 134Yakhni Pork 129

Potato Soup 60Powdered Sugar Cookies 191Pralines, Alabama Pecan Butter 194Praytor’s Appetizer Pizza Bites 31Pudding

Charred Sweet Corn Pudding 98

RRace Day Oriental Pork Chops 130Ranch Deviled Eggs 25Red Velvet Cake 179Refrigerator Rolls 38Rice

Dirty Rice 103Granny Rice Pudding 223Rolled Grape Leaves 97Skillet Spicy Spanish Rice 127Sweet and Sour Pork 131Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77

Roast Beef Sliders...Chipotle Sauce 114Roasted Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette 88Rochelle’s Paradise Punch 32Rocoto Black Bean Dip 15Rolled Grape Leaves 97Rolls, Refrigerator 38

Page 44: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals252 • Index


Full Moon Bar-B-Que’s Marinated Slaw 72Honey Balsamic Pasta Salad 73

Salads. See SlawAnne’s Chicken Broccoli Salad 78Apple Tuna Salad 77Ashley’s Awesome Low-Fat Italian Pasta Salad 74Bob’s French Tomato Salad 84Broccoli Orange Salad 79Chinese Chicken Salad 72Cranberry Salad 85Dak’s Mason Jar Salad 82German Potato Salad 71Hot Chicken Salad 75Luscious Grape Salad 86Millie’s Game Day Taco Salad 80Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que’s Watermelon Salad 83Mom’s Carrot Salad 76Orange Gelatin Salad 86Shrimp Salad a la LuLu 75Steak Fajita Salad 81Thanksgiving Congealed Salad 85Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77

Salmon Fillets, Baked 154Salsa Señorita Chicken Enchiladas 149Salsa Senorita’s Calabacitas 102Salsa Senorita’s Salsa Ranchero 16Sand Mountain Vineyards’ Muscadine Cobbler 222Sandwiches

Beef Sloppy Joe Made Simple 121Fanny Sandwich 115Laurie’s Sloppy Tacos 128Linda’s Hot Ham Delights 23Mini Muffalettas 116Roast Beef Sliders...Chipotle Sauce 114Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches 151Talladega Quick and Easy Sloppy Joe 122

SaucesCreamy Chipotle Sauce 114Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que White Sauce 136Norton Barbecue Sauce 135Peach Barbecue Sauce 136Shrimp Remoulade Sauce 161

SausageAuburn Game Day Baked Beans 93Barbecued Cabbage & Sausage 131Breakfast Pizza 51Chorizo Vinaigrette 87Creole Eggs with Sausage 52Greatest Chili Ever 69Hawaiian Cocktail Doggies 28Loaded Cheese Dip 17Moe’s Collard Greens 96Pam’s Pastalaya 128Praytor’s Appetizer Pizza Bites 31

Sausage Biscuit Treats 29Sausage Potato Spinach Soup 61Southern White Limas 91Sunday Sausage Breakfast Casserole 53

Scalloped Potatoes 110Scrumptious Sausage Spinach Bread 40Seafood. See also Crab, Fish, Oysters, ShrimpSelf-Rising Cornbread Blueberry...Cobbler 219Seven Minute Frosting 182Shepherd Pie, Tiffany’s 125Shepherd’s Pie, Loaded 124Shortbread, Mom’s 191Shrimp

Barbecue Shrimp 154Cajun Barbecued Shrimp 155Crab Shrimp Appetizer 19Garlic Citrus Shrimp...Hearts of Palm 156Not Your Ordinary Popcorn Shrimp 158Pam’s Shrimp Creole 159Shrimp & Grits 157Shrimp Remoulade Sauce 161Shrimp Salad a la LuLu 75Shrimp with Pepper Jelly 160USS Alabama Shrimp Deviled Eggs 26

Skillet Spicy Spanish Rice 127Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken 139Slow Cooker Chicken...Sandwiches 151Slow Cooker Fudge 197Slushy Fruit Cupcakes 229Smoked Bacon Vinaigrette 88Soups. See also Chili, Stew

Arleta’s Hamburger Soup (or Stuff ) 58‘Bama Veggie, Cheese & Bacon Soup 58Easy Cheesy Corn Chowder 63Eight Can Chicken Taco Soup 62Granny’s (Lena’s) Lentil Soup 64Katherine McLean’s Carrot Soup 59Old-Fashioned Black Bean Soup 59Potato Soup 60Sausage Potato Spinach Soup 61Spicy Rocoto Corn Soup 60Tailgate Taco Soup 62

Southern Tea Cookies 189Southern White Limas 91Spicy Rocoto Corn Soup 60Spinach

Creamy Spinach Casserole 100Dak’s Mason Jar Salad 82Sausage Potato Spinach Soup 61Scrumptious Sausage Spinach Bread 40Tina’s Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake 150Traditional Bible Land Breakfast 54

SpreadsAlly’s Jalapeno Pimento Cheese 17Chicken Cheese Ball 20Cream Cheese Ball 21Pepper Jelly Spread 10

Page 45: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers

Alabama Festivals Index • 253

SquashDeep South Squash Casserole 103Koosa 123Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Salsa Senorita’s Calabacitas 102

Stacy’s Blueberry Buttermilk Cobbler 220Steak Fajita Salad 81Stew

Aunt Sis’s Brunswick Stew 66Beef Stew for 2,500 65Cook Family Brunswick Stew 66

StrawberriesArleta’s Holiday Trifle 221Ella’s Fruit Pizza 227Healthy Popsicles 231Pecan Crust Strawberry Pie 213Strawberry Divinity 196Strawberry Pie 212Summer Strawberry Pie 211

Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers 22Stuff, The 206Summer Cucumber Dip 13Summer Strawberry Pie 211Sunday Sausage Breakfast Casserole 53Swedish Pineapple Cake 164Sweet and Sour Pork 131Sweet Potatoes

Katherine McLean’s Carrot Soup 59Sweet Potato Casserole 109Sweet Potato Pecan Pie 214Sweet Potato Soufflé 108

TTailgate Taco Soup 62Talladega Quick and Easy Sloppy Joe 122Tart, No Bake Peach 216Tea Cakes 189Tea Cookies, Southern 189Thanksgiving Congealed Salad 85Tiffany’s Shepherd Pie 125Tiger Stripes 196Tina’s Chicken and Spinach Pasta Bake 150Tina’s Double Corn Mac and Cheese 104Tomato Pie 112Traditional Bible Land Breakfast 54Traditional Collard Greens 95Trifle, Arleta’s Holiday 221Tuna Crème Dip 12Tuna Salad, Apple 77Turkey

Fanny Sandwich 115Jalapeño Popper Chili 67Loaded Shepherd’s Pie 124Salsa Señorita Chicken Enchiladas 149Traditional Collard Greens 95

UUncle Bob’s Buffalo Chili 70Uncle Ed’s Meatloaf 119USS Alabama Frankfurters in Blankets 28USS Alabama Shrimp Deviled Eggs 26

VVegetables. See also specific vegetables

Arleta’s Hamburger Soup (or Stuff ) 58‘Bama Veggie, Cheese & Bacon Soup 58Golden Cauliflower 106Moe’s Collard Greens 96Traditional Collard Greens 95

Venison Pot Roast 134

WWalnuts. See also Nuts

Apple Cheese Walnut Bread 42Baklava 224Goat Cheese and Honey Breakfast Toast 55

WatermelonCreamy Watermelon Pie 210Healthy Popsicles 231Moe’s...Watermelon Salad 83

White Cheddar Polenta 133White Chocolate Candy 195Wildflower Cafe Hummingbird Cake 166Wild Game Ragout 135Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad 77WWII Broiled Fish 153

YYakhni Pork 129

Page 46: Alabama Hometown Cookbook - Great American Publishers