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Hello friends! I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for visiting our very own recipe pages. My name is Pam and I'm the webmaster and owner of Gone-ta-pott.com. Stephen and I both love to cook so on this page is where we will share our very own home cooked recipes. In these pages you will also see our very own photos of the food that we cook so you can be sure to see what the recipe is supposed to look like.
Now just so you know..... the blurry pictures will be taken by me and the best photos will be taken by Stephen. He has a much steadier hand than me. giggle~
I was born and raised in the South (Alabama) so most of my food has a Southern flair to it. When I was a kid we lived in the home house in the country so I could go to school. All through the winter we lived off of all the canned foods that Mother and Daddy canned over the summer. Mother and Daddy always had a huge garden so we always had fresh food. I was always blessed with the chore of shelling peas. Yulkkkk I hated it! I would rather scrape the corn off the cob with the scraper but they would never let me do that part. They said I missed to much of the good stuff. hahaha
In the summer we lived down on the river where we fished and played in the water all day long. Daddy had many trotlines and fish baskets put out all over the river and he would catch up enough for us to freeze in old milk jugs that would last us through the whole winter. Daddy was known by the nickname "Fishook" and Mother was called "Lady Fishook." I still remember watching Daddy clean the catfish and toss me the floaties that come out of the fish just for me to play with. Ha ha ha! (only a river girl can say that- giggle~)
Mother would fry up all the fish and we would have a river feast. I spent most of my days tromping through the woods and turning over rocks on the rivers edges looking for critters. Why I was the best turtle catcher around! Even as an adult I have to stop and go walk in the edges of water. My brother always said.... just give her a mud hole and she's happy.
In the South our menu was filled with comfort foods and all the ladies of the family were excellent cooks. Especially my Mother! She cooked breakfast, lunch and supper and when Sunday rolled around it was a Feast Day! All of our Sundays were like that. Mother would get up very early on Sunday morning to get the preparations for dinner started, then off to church we would go. When we got back home Mother would finish up the last minute cooking and we would have the best Sunday family feast. The best part is..... this happened EVERY Sunday! We had more food on the table on Sunday than we had all the other days put together. Wonderful memories~
Now in my videos below you wont usually hear me talk in them. I try not to do that since my accent is so slow and southern and well.... when I do I get made fun of ya know. Mercy, haha! Are our recipes healthy?? Well heck no! But you can enjoy them anyway.
We try and keep up our list up to date but incase we miss one you can check out our videos on youtube because we are youtubers for sure.
My favorite food hero is "Paula Deen" because..... well she's just the best thing since soppin biscuits was invented! I never miss her cooking shows.
Enjoy our recipes
Southern Banana Pudding - Watch my mother show you how to cook this old time favorite Banana Pudding recipe from my youth. This pudding is cooked and NOT instant. Enjoy this how-to video.
Southern Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits - There is a true art to making real hand made biscuits and my Mother is the best at it too! Watch her in this how-to video where she makes the biscuits by hand without using a rolling pin or biscuit cutter. Now you can't have hot fresh biscuits without tomato gravy! No way! You can find her video for that on this page too.
Potato Chip Cookies - Celebrate National Potato Chip Day! Ok.... this is not a recipe I grew up with at all but it is one that I picked up somewhere along the way and started making them for gifts because the recipe was so unusual since it was made from crushed salty ruffles potato chips. I just love fun recipes like this and they make really great gifts. It's a lot of fun to wrap this one one up as a great Gift-in-a-jar too! Watch the how-to video.
Cool SpringTime Fruit Tea - There's something wonderful about making food and drink memories for your family and this is one tea recipe that can become a family tradition each and every Spring. If your looking for a perfect drink to have at Easter, then this one is perfect for making a yearly tradition for your family. Now just so ya know.... I love fresh herbs and I usually have a small garden of herbs and this recipe calls for purple sage leaves, fresh lemon balm leaves, mint leaves, red rose pedels and scented geranium leaves (optional). So you see this is a recipe for herb gardeners cause It's not going to be so easy to find these ingredients if your not.
Gone-ta-pott Harvest Stew - I always think of a Harvest Stew each and every November when Thanksgiving comes around. There's just something about those tasty root veggies that stew together in a pot on low simmer. My hearty Harvest Stew makes it to my kitchen table and into our bellies every fall no fail.
Gruel - Potato Gruel / In the South, families have grown up with potato gruel for many years. Potatoes were cheap and easily grown in the garden. You could have potatoes all year round when kept in a cool dry place like the food cellar. The south has so many potato dishes that I imagine you could go for a whole month without ever eating the same thing twice. Now, potato gruel is still a mainstay for meals and it’s truly a comfort food. There’s nothing better than a big cottage bowl of potato gruel with crusty bread on the side so every drop of gravy can be sopped up. It’s truly heaven!
Healing Chicken Noodle - We have all heard that chicken soup is good for the sick for hundreds of years. Can it really be true? Chicken soup is a favorite healing soup all over the world. It has often been called Jewish penicillin and scientists have spent time and money examining the actions of chicken soup on colds and flu. It’s no surprise that they’ve found evidence of the way chicken soup combats the symptoms of a cold.
Healing French Onion Soup - Soup has anti-inflammatory properties that helped sore throats and helped stop the movement of neutrophils (white blood cells that encourage the flow of mucus that accumulates in the lungs and nose). more info. and recipe here.
Wafer Witch Hats - A favorite of ours for Halloween. Wafer Witch hats have got to be one of the easiest bewitching party foods for Halloween. You don't have to cook anything for this chocolate snack at all. All you have to do is assemble 4 basic things. We have lots of spooky halloween recipes in our Spooky recipe section but this sweet treat is actually one that I make myself all through the year because I just love peanut butter and chocolate.
Hillbilly Riverside Catfish - Gt' yor gear yor dog and yor milk goat and head down to da rivers edge. Ty da goat up and let'er eat a nice clean spot ta do yor cookin at while ya fish. Once ya catch a whopper....... whollip him and skin him and cut out his floats to take back to the youngons to play with. Take that bucket dat ya brout....
Lima Bean Potato Gruel - This recipe is a true Southern meal from days gone by. All you need is warm crusted bread, your fingers and your all set for a down home comfort meal.
Loaded Chocolate Chips - No one can resist the crunch of a thick, salty, potato chip loaded with chocolate and crunchy goodies! Fantastic party food and fast to make too! This recipe makes it to the table of all of our parties, no matter what the theme of the party is.
Stephens Pumpkin Soup - being from the South mean's food, food, food..... & I thought I had tasted every way in the world to eat pumpkin but I hadn't. I came home from work one day and my Australian hubby had my first pot of pumpkin soup warming on the stove. The wonderful smell of it hit me in the face the moment I opened the door.
Spooky Spaghetti - Spaghetti is a perfect meal for your Halloween supper and it has got to be one of the easiest meals to fix as well. Spaghetti is an all time favorite food for kids and teenagers and most adults love it as well. On this page we will give you many different ideas to help you fix your Spooky Spaghetti.
Four Layer Delight - One of my all time favorites recipes for the hot summer months because this dessert is a chocolate refrigerated dessert.
Buttermilk Pancakes - When I was a little girl my Mother use to cook me pancakes on Saturday morning. I remember sitting in front of the TV watching cartoons while the smell of those fluffy pancakes filled the air. "Cooking Pancakes"