Southern Cooking: Ribs n’ Such

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We are back and continue in my southern cooking cookbook from Macon, Georgia Church of the Nazarene, “Seasoned with Love”. Last week, we explored some recipes with French influence. I hope you enjoyed the oyster, frog leg, and scallop recipes! Today will have one last hurrah as I share a few meatier recipes from the south- ribs n’ such. Enjoy!

Southern ribs

What would recipes from the south be without some barbequed ribs? Nothing! Here in The Spice of Life, we are dedicated to delivering to our readers the tastiest recipes one can find.

Barbequed Short Ribs- nobody claimed this recipe


  • 3 lbs. beef short ribs, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 tbsp. shortening
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1 c. catsup
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 1/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. prepared mustard
  • 2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. powdered thyme
  • 1 lemon sliced


Brown meat in shortening in skillet. Drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients. Cover. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, until tender, (The ribs may be covered and baked at 350° for 1 1/2 hours). Yield:4-6 servings.

Looking for a green bean recipe to serve with your ribs? I’ve got you covered!

Savory Green Beans- nobody claimed this recipe

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  • 1/2 tsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. dried savory
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 c. fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • 1 c. green beans, cooked


Sauté onion and garlic slowly in butter. Add remaining ingredients and heat. Do not boil. Pour over green beans which have been heated and drained. Yield: 2 servings.

While we are on the subject of onions… why not try onion pie? Yes?

Onion Pie- Arnita Jowers

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  • 6 large Vidalia onions- this should give you 9 cups of sliced onions
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 c. grated sharp cheese
  • 1 stick butter
  • salt and pepper


Sauté onions in butter until soft. Put in casserole dish. Mix eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Pour over onions. bake at 375° for about 40-45 minutes.

If onion pie didn’t win you over, perhaps you need to lose some weight? Arnita Jowers has another interesting recipe for you!

Oriental Diet Reducing Soup- Arnita Jowers

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  • 1 head cabbage
  • 6 onions- (!!! WHOA)-M
  • 1 large stalk of celery
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 pkg. onion soup mix
  • tomatoes- (Arnita left it to your artistic cook expression to determine that amount)-M


Chop ingredients into medium size pieces and place them in a big pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. At this point, a package of dry onion soup may be added for additional flavor (Better make that a Lipton Onion Soup Mix®!)-M. Boil for 10 minutes then lowers heat to simmer. Cook until vegetables are tender. Serves many. (Guess you better find some weight loss buddies!)-M. It is said that it takes more calories to digest this soup than one gets from eating it.

I love the simplicity of the next recipe! Three ingredients. Done!

Sour Cream Muffins

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  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. self-rising flour
  • 1/2 c. sour cream


Melt butter. Stir in sour cream and color

Spoon into miniature muffin tins (there it is- just a little taste-M) Bake at 350-375° for 25-30 minutes. Yield; 18 small, melt-in-your-mouth, muffins.

Looking for a fun drink for your toddler? Give this a try!

Toddler Special- nobody claimed this recipe

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  • 2 cans of strained apricot applesauce (baby pack)- I’m not sure what that means. Maybe baby food?
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar- (things are looking up!-M)
  • 2 scoops of ice cream- vanilla
  • 1 c. milk


Beat all ingredients just until blended. Pour into small glasses. Yield: 4 toddler-size glass servings.

Friends! DO NOT FRET. I will continue to look through this southern cooking cookbook and bring you some more great recipes later this year! Thank you for letting me inspire you with some southern cooking!

Till next time. Here is to good food, good friends, and a delicious life!

About Michele Bruxvoort

Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life.   She enjoys reading, repurposing,  as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life.  When you don't find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure. Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.

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