Everyday Mom's Meals: A Deep South Dish {A Review and Giveaway}
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Monday, June 8, 2015

A Deep South Dish {A Review and Giveaway}

Do you love traditional Southern food? Our family sure does. Any time I can find recipes that bring a little bit of the South into my Hoosier Yankee kitchen I am a happy cook! Those flavors we love in the dishes we can't get enough of; and now I've got another source for them all! Another food blogger we love has a terrific cookbook!



Deep South Dish Homestyle Southern Recipes is full of Southern comfort food that is nothing short of homemade heaven! Mary loves to share the food that her mother and grandmother used to make. She calls on her heritage to come up with recipes that have one thing in common--incredibly great taste!

When I first started thumbing through my copy, I didn't know where to begin. Each recipe was making my mouth water more than the last. So many delicious things to try, what's a girl to do? But then I came upon this recipe and at first I didn't think it would be the one, but then I saw the on ingredient that made it just that. See, I had made another recipe with that ingredient years ago and while the hubby loved it, I wasn't convinced, so I wanted to try again.

This is what Mary calls her "basic creamy coleslaw", but it's so not basic! And that ingredient that caught my attention? Horseradish! We love the stuff, but the recipe I had used it in a before wasn't anything special and I felt it didn't add anything but an overpowering flavor. But not this! This is exactly what I was looking for the first time around, but had to wait to try Mary's recipe to find.

This will be the dish you make for your next cookout or summer party that everyone loves, and asks "What do I taste?" They will know there is something special hiding in there, but won't be able to put their finger on it. It's the perfect side dish this time of year, after all what is a backyard barbecue without a great coleslaw?

If you love Southern comfort food as much as I do, be sure to check out what Mary has cooking over at her blog, and order a copy of her book while you're there! But you can also WIN one right here! Yep, I'm giving a copy of Deep South Dish away to one lucky winner, just scroll down to find out how!

Creamy Coleslaw
1/2 large head cabbage, shredded
1/4 white onion, grated
1/2 c. grated carrot
1/2 (16 oz.) jar bread and butter pickles, chopped 

Dressing:
1 c. mayo
3 TBS sugar
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. pepper
Large pinch kosher salt
2 heaping tsp. prepared horseradish 
1 tsp. celery seed
1/4-1/2 c. pickle juice from the jar

In a large bowl, whisk together mayo and sugar until well blended. Add vinegar, salt, pepper, horseradish, celery seed and pickle juice. Whisk well. Add cabbage, carrots, onion and pickles on top of dressing. Toss until dressing is mixed and cabbage is covered. Chill for 1 hour or longer, tossing occasionally. *NOTE* I added some dried parsley and extra celery seed for garnish.  









Shared at Weekend Potluck



Disclaimer: I received a free cookbook in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

*******GIVEAWAY********

Leave a comment telling me your favorite traditional Southern dish. Be sure to leave your email address too so I can find you if you win! 

Contest Ends: June 22, 2015

37 comments:

Colleen said...

Chicken Fried Steak
I would love to win this cookbook. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

Heather B said...

My favorite southern dish? I love fried green tomatoes!!!

mommar6 said...

There's nothing more Southern (in my mind) than cornbread baked in a cast iron skillet. I have to try cheese straws though. I've heard Southerners say it's not a party without them.

Debbie Caraballo said...

Being Southern (Texas) myself, I love most all Southern dishes. I suppose my very favorite would be Cornbread Dressing for savory, and Pecan Pie for sweet! Thanks for the chance to win

DebNJoizee919@aol.com

Ali said...

I am southern so all southern dishes are my favorites! But if I had to pick just one, I guess it would be fried catfish (since I'm originally from Mississippi), with hushpuppies & coleslaw! email address alisonharper44@yahoo.com

libby said...

My family loves Shrimp and Grits.

Daelynn said...

To me, nothing says Southern Home Cooked like chicken fried steak and cream gravy !!!

Blogs by Daelynn said...

Nothing says southern home cooking like chicken fried steak and cream gravy. Oh, and sweet tea.

BeverleyW said...

My favorite Southern dish is Sweet Potato Pie bevwilliams1991@gmail.com

Rustie9 said...

My favorite southern dish is country fried steak and milk gravy although just one is hard to pick in southern foods.

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wiscgirl35 said...

I made her Mac & cheese the other day. Best I've ever tasted!!! Agrayneon @yahoo.com

Mj Rivas said...

Sweet cornbread and beans.

Amy Waldron said...

Buttermilk battered fried chicken! My family asks for it all the time! It has to be browned to perfection in my grandmother's cast iron skillet. Good luck, everyone! :) momtojayson@gmail.com

Monica Bass said...

Country fried steak!!
I have lived in the south my entire life, and to me, that is my favorite southern dish! Haven't ever won anything, but I figured with as much as I love to cook, I would give it a shot! :) Happy cooking everyone!
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bmw said...

Hard to choose but right at this very moment hamburger steak and gravy with mashed potatoes corn bread and green beans sounds like heaven.

bmw said...

Hard to choose but right at this very moment hamburger steak and gravy with mashed potatoes corn bread and green beans sounds like heaven.

elizabeth bohannon said...

My favorite is southern fried chicken, green beans, and mashed potatoes. With gravy. Yumm. Crickett1951@att.net

sandi said...

I have always loved the big breakfast my Dad cooked on the. Weekends, Fried ham with red eye gravy, biscuits, fried mush and fried eggs.
I learned to make wonderful gravies from him.
Sandi
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Bethany Slone said...

Soup beans with pork and chow chow mixed in!! Skillet corn bread on the side. Mmmmm
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sandi said...

When I was young my Dad always made big country breakfasts , fried ham, sausage and bacon all with their own gravy, big homemade biscuits , fried mush and eggs! Yum!

Spazzy Bee said...

Soup beans with pork and chow chow mixed in. With a side of skillet corn bread. Mmmmmmmm
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dorothy davis said...

My favorite southern food would be dressing havent fount a good one to try and stick with would love to make duck dressing and I also love me some mac & cheese MMMM GOOD

Jane said...

Fried chicken, speckled butter beans with rice, fried okra, cooked corned off the cob and fesh sliced tomatoes. I love your receipes and would p poo ve to win your cookbook!

Jane said...

This is my favorite southern meal, which is all my favorites, fried chicken, fresh speckled butter beans with rice, fresh corn off the cob, fried okra and fresh sliced tomatoes! Nothing better. I eould love to win your cookbook!

Nancy Long said...

One of my favorite southern dishes is navy beans and ham with cornbread! My grandma made them, my mom made them and my sister and i make them now. I would love to win your cookbook!

Sara said...

I love anything made with grits! A really good biscuit with salty country ham is a good one too! If you are talking dessert pecan pie or lemon ice box pie!

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Sara said...

I love anything with grits ! A really well made biscuit with salty country ham is good too! If you are talking desserts pecan pie or lemon ice box pie.

Charlottegirl@hotmail.com

Jessica Martinez said...

Chicken fried steak and fried green tomatoes. Yummy. :)

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Gail Roth said...

It's hard for me to narrow it down to just one! I guess I would say cast iron skillet cornbread because ut goes perfectly with all my other favorites!!!
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Stephen Jones said...

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Oh just one? ha Love baked beans---but also mustard potato salad with bread n butter pickles too----deviled eggs/biscuits and gravy.....macaroni salad...great northerns/pintos with ham and cornbread .....

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

Fried chicken, pinto beans and cornbread. (with a sliced Vidalia onion)

Brenda S Okie in Colorado said...

oopsy, I forgot my email.

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Tammy Rainwater said...

Tomato Gravy and Biscuits and Corn Grits:)

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Tammy Rainwater said...

Tomato Gravy and Biscuits and Corn Grits:)

tammyrainwater1017@gmail.com

Tammy Rainwater said...

Tomato Gravy and Biscuits and Corn Grits:)

tammyrainwater1017@gmail.com

Brittany Koelmel said...

I love chicken fried steak and grits! Im from jersey but lived in Arizona for a while and fell in love with southern foods:)

Peggie Leonard said...

fried okra and squash. Along with a pan of homemade cornbread and sliced tomatoes. peggie_mae@inbox.com thanks for the chance to win.