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Southern Kitchen – Coffee Rubbed Southern Pulled Pork

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I’ve been working on great pulled pork recipe that would be easy to do at home that doesn’t involve a crockpot.  Not that a crockpot can’t make pulled pork, but I wanted pulled pork that also had texture; a bark on the outside almost as if it had been smoked.  To get this Boston Butt right I needed to do it in the oven, and I needed the perfect dry rub.  Which got me thinking, why not try a Coffee Dry Rubbed Boston Butt for a little cool weather pulled pork action?

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Southern Kitchen – Bacon Lettuce Tomato & Onion Ring Sandwich

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It’s finally tomato season in the South.  The farmers markets are bursting with the colors of every heirloom tomato imaginable and your home garden is probably over flowing with tomatoes of all sorts.  There is nothing like the season’s first BLT, the second BLT and third, until you’re  still looking at a pile of tomatoes and suddenly not so interested in another boring BLT.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing like a garden picked BLT where the star is some unknown heirloom exploding with its sweet acidic glory, but what if I could add some texture?  I give you my Southern food twist on the classic BLT – the “BLORT” Bacon Lettuce Onion Ring & Tomato Sandwich.

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Southern Review – Maple Bacon Coffee

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Pork is the life blood and culinary soul of some of the finest Southern foods.  Whether it’s a slow smoked rack of ribs, tender seared pork belly, ham hock seasoned pot of beans, or simply making a bacon and eggs breakfast; pork is an amazingly versatile meat. The Hungry Southerner has an undeniable passion for pork and all things bacon; suckers of a certain variety.  When we discovered Maple Bacon Morning Coffee, images of caffeinated pork fat ran through our mind, causing an urgent desire to acquire a bag.  Does the Maple Bacon coffee live up to the same expectations that Bacon Marmalade has set for us?  Will it help us further our cause for new and exciting “Bacon Delivery Systems”?  Grab a beignet and keep reading.

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Southern Review – Bacon Marmalade

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It’s no secret that The Hungry Southerner has a passion for all things pork, especially bacon.  Recently we’ve developed a love affair with a wonderful little 4oz jar of deliciousness better known as Bacon Marmalade.  It was a pure accident that we met, I discovered Bacon Marmalade through a fellow blogger, Liza de Guia, at Food Curated.  I quickly contacted the Bacon Marmalade website, and waited patiently for our 3 precious jars to arrive.  We did a short preview to help manage our own excitement and three of the “Hungry Southerners” set off to figure out what to do with our Bacon Marmalade. Here’s our review of a Southern Food, born out of a happy accident.

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Preview – Bacon Marmalade

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Put bacon in just about anything, and you have you just raised its wow factor by 100%.  Bacon is my Southern vise, I love it in everything, and will try it in just about any form.  I’ve even been working on how to use bacon fat in chocolate chip cookies, but that doesn’t compare to the accidental genius of Chef Ross Hutchinson and his “Bacon Marmalade” .  Bacon what you’re asking?

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Southern Kitchen – Pimento Cheese Pizza with Bacon

pimento pizza

What is a “Southern Style Pizza“? Is there such a thing? According to Google, there is not. In my quest to challenge myself with cooking like a Southerner, I thought that maybe I needed to take what I know so far about Southern cooking and make myself a Southern Style Pizza.

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Big Southern Breakfast Challenge

Yankee Challenge

I couldn’t tackle buttermilk biscuits without first consulting the Queen of Southern Breakfast:  MawMaw

Of course she was tickled to hear from her favorite granddaughter-in-law and very excited that I was attempting to make a Southern breakfast of my own for her favorite grandson. After some catching up, she got down to business and told me that I couldn’t make biscuits without self-rising flour (and her blackberry jam, but we are all out). She said that one could do with regular flour, baking soda, and baking powder – but she never uses it, nor does she know how much of each to use. SO, just when I thought I was raring and ready to go, I had to rush to the grocery store to pick up some self-rising flour.

I couldn’t believe I almost messed up my challenge before I had even started!

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