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Cornbread is a staple in the south. Everyone has their own version. Even in my family, everyone makes a slightly different corn pone. My paternal grandfather used to say that when he found out that my grandmother could not make biscuits, he thought it was going to be a deal breaker. However, he decided that her cornbread was so good, he wouldn’t miss the biscuits. They were married for 70 years and in love the entire time. They had a beautiful life partnership.

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Collard Greens

Greens are the one thing that I could eat every day and not get tired of them. Collards, turnips, mustard, kale, cabbage, etc. I love them all! Sometimes, I mix turnip greens, roots, and mustard to add bite. You may be wondering where is the water? But…I don’t boil them. Most greens have enough water in the leaves to cook without adding much water, if any. You keep more flavor and nutrients this way. Some people call this method “frying” the greens, but it’s more like a stir fry. I also like to stop the cooking while they are just tender, but still bright green.

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