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Good Ole Southern, rib sticking food

Yea, that's right, rib sticking food, only in my case, it sticks to my butt, thigh's, waist, even my toes!! I was talking to a childhood friend yesterday, and of coarse food/cooking came up, and well, this is what happened.
 Dumplings, always from scratch when made in this kitchen. My CH friend shared her secret ingredient that she adds to hers, so of coarse I had to try it.

 They turned out wonderfully!!

 Home grown green beans cooked down in a black skillet, then fried on down in a tad bit of oil, and bacon, and salt. Just doesn't get much better than this.

Of coarse you need cornbread with the dumplings and green beans. I always add a dash or so of sugar to my cornbread....just don't ask how much a dash is. Most days it all depends on the mood when I start "dashing", lol. 


  1. Oh how I love dumplings:) My Mama made them when I was growing up... hers were the best! Yummilicious looking diner! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. That good ole rib sticking southern cooking is so good !
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Those green beans look so good with that cornbread. They are exactly how my Grandmother used to make them. Yum and those dumplings look just perfect.

    Linda Jarraf

  4. Now this is really down home cooking! :) I need your recipe for dumplings...can't take them when they taste "doughy". Of course, cornbread goes with most everything! Living here in Texas, it's typical to make Mexican Cornbread with jalapenos, cheese, corn, etc.

    I don't think any food tastes as good as what comes from a home garden!

  5. Now this is the way I love to cook! I didn't know how to do much of anything when The Man and I first got married, but I was a pretty quick learner.....self-taught. My mom was a terrible cook and never wanted to take the time to show me anything -- The Man thinks that was a lucky break! My grandmother was an excellent cook, and I did get some basics from her. I think I really got a love and joy of cooking good food from her and then from my mother-in-law. My grandmother always cook green beans that way and made such delicious cornbread! You're bringing back fond memories, Teresa!

  6. Yummy! Teresa, you cook just like my Mother and Grandmother did- southern yummy! Green beans and cornbread are my two favorite foods! The dumplings look fantastic too! You just amaze me with your talents! Have a great weekend!

  7. Now, I call that "soul food" for sure! I've never made dumplings in my life but yours look delicious! Happy week!