Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook

Meet the Neelys: Pat and Gina, husband-and-wife team, hosts of their own television show, and proprietors of the celebrated Memphis and Nashville eateries, Neely’s Bar-B-Que.

The Neelys’ down-home approach to cooking has earned them the highest accolades from coast to coast. It has also won them millions of viewers on the Food Network. Simply put, the Neelys are all about good food and good times. In this, their eagerly awaited debut cookbook, the Neelys share the delicious food they have been cooking up for years both at home and in their restaurants.

Pat and Gina hail from families with a boundless love of cooking and bedrock traditions of sharing meals. At the Neelys’, mealtime is family time, and that means no stinting on “the sauce.” Indeed, that’s one of the Neely secrets: the liberal application of barbeque sauce to almost anything—spaghetti, nachos, salad, you name it. Of course, there are other secrets as well, and you will find them all in the pages of Down Home with the Neelys, along with more than 120 mouthwatering recipes.

Here are the tried-and-true southern recipes that have been passed down from one Neely generation to the next, including many of their signature dishes, such as Barbeque Deviled Eggs, Florida Coast Pickled Shrimp, Pat’s Wings of Fire, Gina’s Collard Greens, Grandma Jean’s Potato Salad, Nana’s Southern Gumbo, Memphis-sized Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slaw, Get Yo’ Man Chicken, and Sock-It-to-Me Cake. Certainly, no self-respecting southerner would dream of offering a meal to a guest without a proper drink, so Pat and Gina have included some of their favorite libations here, too.

The Neelys work, laugh, love, and play harder than any family you’ll ever meet. Their love for good food is infectious, and in Down Home with the Neelys, they bring their heavenly inspired cooking down to earth for all to share.

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Meet the Neelys: Pat and Gina, husband-and-wife team, hosts of their own television show, and proprietors of the celebrated Memphis and Nashville eateries, Neely’s Bar-B-Que.

The Neelys’ down-home approach to cooking has earned them the highest accolades from coast to coast. It has also won them millions of viewers on the Food Network. Simply put, the Neelys are all about good food and good times. In this, their eagerly awaited debut cookbook, the Neelys share the delicious food they have been cooking up for years both at home and in their restaurants.

Pat and Gina hail from families with a boundless love of cooking and bedrock traditions of sharing meals. At the Neelys’, mealtime is family time, and that means no stinting on “the sauce.” Indeed, that’s one of the Neely secrets: the liberal application of barbeque sauce to almost anything—spaghetti, nachos, salad, you name it. Of course, there are other secrets as well, and you will find them all in the pages of Down Home with the Neelys, along with more than 120 mouthwatering recipes.

Here are the tried-and-true southern recipes that have been passed down from one Neely generation to the next, including many of their signature dishes, such as Barbeque Deviled Eggs, Florida Coast Pickled Shrimp, Pat’s Wings of Fire, Gina’s Collard Greens, Grandma Jean’s Potato Salad, Nana’s Southern Gumbo, Memphis-sized Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Slaw, Get Yo’ Man Chicken, and Sock-It-to-Me Cake. Certainly, no self-respecting southerner would dream of offering a meal to a guest without a proper drink, so Pat and Gina have included some of their favorite libations here, too.

The Neelys work, laugh, love, and play harder than any family you’ll ever meet. Their love for good food is infectious, and in Down Home with the Neelys, they bring their heavenly inspired cooking down to earth for all to share.

From Down Home with the Neelys: Sweet and Spicy Slaw

Pat: In Memphis, if you run a barbecue joint, you better have coleslaw on your menu and it better be good (ours is some of the very best). Indeed, you could spend a day in Memphis tasting slaw from rib joints all over town. And yet there are people who visit our fair city who are hesitant to try it, especially folks from the West Coast. This is a mystery to me. Coleslaw and pulled pork go together like lettuce and tomatoes on a burger, and salted peanuts in a bottle of pop (I bet some of you haven’t tried that, either).

Bottom line: You come down Memphis way, you have to try our slaw. When we started Neely’s, Tony and I recognized the importance of slaw and knew we would have to come up with a killer recipe, one that would complement our sandwiches and our sauce. It had to be sweet yet spicy, because our barbecue sauce was truly mild. We also wanted it to be coarse and fresh (with a little onion flavor, and carrots for color). A big key for us was using two types of pepper, black and cayenne, which work together as well as Tony and I do. Then came some sugar, as sweet as my Gina. All of these ingredients have given us a coleslaw we are very proud of. For years in the restaurant this was my dish—no one made it for either location but me. I didn’t use measuring cups; everything was done by feel. As we grew, I knew I would eventually have to develop it into a standard recipe so others could make it. Now we have customers who come in and buy slaw by the bucket to take home and have with their catfish, spaghetti, or whatever they are cooking. This recipe will convert even those West Coast hard-liners who claim they “don’t eat slaw.”

Gina: On our show, we like to tease that Pat is the sweet and I am the spicy (only my man knows for sure!). At Neely’s restaurants, the famous and addictive coleslaw happens to be both. We often double this recipe for parties, because leftovers are so delicious (and a food processor makes quick work of all that shredding). When making this slaw at home, it’s a good idea to use both red and green cabbage. It’ll give your slaw more color. Be sure to select the freshest, best-looking cabbage available for the prettiest, crispest, and crunchiest coleslaw you have ever tasted.

Ingredients

  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 1 small head red cabbage
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black
  • pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt

(Serves 6 to 8)

Directions

Cut the cabbages into quarters and remove the cores. Peel the carrots and onion, and slice them into pieces that will fit through the feed tube of a food processor. Fit the food processor with the large-holed grater attachment, and push the cabbage, carrots, and onion through the feed tube to grate. In a large bowl, toss the grated cabbage, carrots, and onions to combine.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and cayenne (whisk until the sugar is dissolved). Toss the dressing with the coleslaw, and season with salt and additional pepper to taste. Cover the slaw with plastic wrap, and chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

(Neelys photo © Shelly Strazis)

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Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life

A beautiful, full-color collection of 100 tasty, simple recipes for unforgettable meals and gatherings from the enormously popular star of the ABC sitcom The Middle and Food Network’s Patricia Heaton Parties.

A busy working mother raising four boys, Patricia Heaton couldn’t be more comfortable playing “America’s mom” on hit television shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle. Though she may be a Hollywood star today, this down to earth, practical Midwesterner likes to have fun entertaining her loved ones and has never forgotten her roots.

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland in the 1960s, Patricia’s hard-working parents—like the characters she plays on TV—didn’t have a lot of extra money. With five kids to raise, extras like movies and restaurant meals were special treats. Home cooked dinners were rib-filling basics: meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken, pork chops, burgers, fish sticks, and pot roast. Yet her mother didn’t let a tight budget stop her from dreaming big, inspired by Julia Child.

On her Food Network show Patricia Heaton Parties, Patricia celebrates her culinary beginnings, transforming familiar American fare into delicious, sophisticated, lightened versions for entertaining family and friends. In this fabulous cookbook, Patricia shares her budget-friendly, simple, and deeply satisfying recipes. Some will be on the healthier side, and all will be inspired by the dishes she loved growing up, the favorites she’s relied on to feed her hungry boys, and the scrumptious showstoppers she serves at her fun-filled, casual parties and get-togethers.

Patricia Heaton’s Food for Family and Friends features 100 recipes for appetizers, sides, and main dishes, as well as cocktails and “guest goodies”—little treats to send home with your guests, including:

  • Pot Roast and Roasted Root Vegetable Hash with Poached Eggs
  • Bite-Size Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli
  • Quick Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Shortcut Paella
  • Winter Corn Chowder with Oyster Crackers
  • Falafel Patties and Tahini Maple Dipping Sauce
  • No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
  • Bourbon Pecan Glazed Pound Cake
  • Apple and Cheese Danish
  • Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned
  • Patty’s Party Punch
  • Cucumber Mint Mocktail
  • Blueberry Shortbread Cookies
  • Infused Sea Salts
  • DIY Cracker Jack
  • Peppermint Kisses

Patricia provides readers with the tools for everything to make it easy to pull it all together with sample menus, kitchen setup, and tips for getting organized. Best of all, she spices it up with hilarious stories, family photos, and anecdotes from her Hollywood career.

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It All Begins with Food: From Baby’s First Foods to Wholesome Family Meals: Over 120 Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating and Healthy Living

From Leah Garrad-Cole, founder of the prominent Love Child Organics brand of baby and children’s foods, comes an all-occasions first book of recipes and parent-tested advice on how to feed your children wholesome and delicious foods that the entire family will enjoy.

It All Begins With Food. That’s the Love Child Organics motto, a philosophy that was born of the desire to provide delicious and nutritious foods for babies and children and to encourage a lifelong love of healthy eating. Leah Garrad-Cole’s cookbook expands on this mission, providing simple-to-make, healthy recipes for everything from baby foods to baked goods, and finger foods to family meals. You’ll find inspiration for preparing the everyday essentials–breakfast, lunch, and dinner–and innovative ways to create healthier versions of processed foods and celebratory treats for special occasions, as well as tips on stocking your pantry so you’re ready for anything.
     Leah’s own experiences as a mother and special education teacher have taught her how and what kids like to eat best. With an unwavering focus on replacing ingredients that have little nutritional value with ones that are nutritionally dense, the book includes a range of delicious recipes, from Cheesy Veggie Mash, Roasted Sweet Potato Fries, Mini Baked Frittatas, and Chunky Chicken Noodle and Superfood Soup, to Overnight Strawberry Cocoa Oatmeal, Omega Monkey Milkshake, and Raspberry Vanilla Heart Cookies. Leah also provides recipes for supermarket favorites, like Cheesy Little Crackers, allowing families to consume homemade versions of everyday staples without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. Her adaptable, easy-going recipes and tips will be invaluable to anyone with young children.
     Packed with vibrant photography, up-to-date information, and practical advice on how to encourage healthy family eating, this book will quickly become a go-to guide for cooking with love: of food and family.

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Sylvia’s Family Soul Food Cookbook: From Hemingway, South Carolina, To Harlem

Sylvia’s Family Soul Food Cookbook begins as Sylvia recalls her childhood, when she lived with both her mother and her grandmother — the town’s only midwives. The entire community of Hemingway, South Carolina, shared responsibilities, helped raise all of the children, and worked side by side together every day in the bean fields. Perhaps most important, the community shared its food and recipes. When Sylvia set out to write this cookbook, she decided to hold a cook-off back home in Hemingway at Jeremiah Church. Family and friends of all ages shared their favorite dishes as well as their spirit and love for one another. The recipes offered at the cook-off were then compiled to create this incredible collection, along with many of Sylvia’s and the Woods family’s own recipes.

Here are the kinds of recipes you’d find if you visited the Woods family’s home. Sylvia’s daughter Bedelia is well known for her Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, which are as sassy and spicy as Bedelia herself. Kenneth, Sylvia’s youngest son, has loved to fish ever since he was a child, spending his summers by the fishing hole in Hemingway. Now Kenneth’s son, DeSean, enjoys fishing, too. Kenneth’s Honey Lemon Tilefish, DeSean’s favorite, is just one of Kenneth’s special recipes presented here.

And there are many, many other wonderful dishes, too. In this remarkable cookbook, Sylvia has gathered more than 125 soul food classics, including mouthwatering recipes for okra, collard greens, Southern-style pound cakes, hearty meat and seafood stews and casseroles, salads, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and more. These recipes are straight from the heart of the Woods community of family and friends. Now Sylvia gives them to you to share with your loved ones. Bring them into your home and experience a little bit of Hemingway’s soul.

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Nourishing Meals: 365 Whole Foods, Allergy-Free Recipes for Healing Your Family One Meal at a Time

From two popular bloggers and leaders in the functional medicine movement, here’s the ultimate guide to eating healthfully as a family–a simple, practical cookbook that shows how easy it is to ditch processed foods one meal at a time with 365 delicious, whole food-based, allergen-free recipes that the entire family will love.
 
It can be daunting to live a whole foods lifestyle in today’s busy world–even more so to prepare plant-rich, allergen-free meals that’ll get the whole family around the table. Popular food blogger Ali Segersten and functional medicine expert Tom Malttere are a team devoted to teaching their five children–and readers–the importance of living a whole foods lifestyle. Nourishing Meals makes it easy and fun with dishes that burst with flavor, such as their Cherry Pecan Salad, Butternut Squash and Pinto Bean Enchiladas, Chipotle-Lime Roasted Chicken, and Banana Coconut Cream Pie.
 
Every recipe in the book is free of the most common allergens: gluten, soy, and dairy, as well as refined sugar. Many recipes are grain-free and paleo as well. And these dishes are designed to appeal to everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, seafood, and meat-eaters. In addition to wonderful food, Ali and Tom offer easy, doable steps to help you change your family’s health, tips for making the transition easier, and ways to get the kids excited about wholesome foods. They map out the best foods and recipes for every stage of having a family, from pre-conception and pregnancy through each year of a child’s life. And they explain in accessible terms what makes their recipes so effective for achieving optimal health. Originally self-published with an avid following, this edition will feature more than 30 new recipes, and many of the original recipes have been updated. This new edition will also include 100 beautiful all-new food photos featured in two inserts.
 
With an easy, tasty recipe for every day of the year, it’s never been simpler to adopt a healthy, whole foods lifestyle!

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The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week

Deciding what to make is always the most wearisome part of preparing a meal. But unlike other books that offer only good-looking recipes, this cookbook offers a revolutionary template for scheduling fun food themes for each night of the week—Monday is comfort food night, Tuesday is Italian night, Wednesday is fish night, and so on. With readily available ingredients in mind, this handy collection also provides fun and delicious recipes appropriate for every theme—hungry kids will look forward to a family dinner at home, especially when they know what to expect! Complete with tips to help every parent get organized, equip the kitchen, supply the pantry, involve other family members in the preparations, and forge family bonds around the dinner table—this book arrives family-tested and kid-approved.

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Nostalgia BSET300AQ Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station – Aqua Blue

Bring the family together and makes a complete breakfast with just one appliance. Enjoy a cup of coffee with the four-cup coffee maker, then treat the family to a variety of breakfast meats and eggs cooked on the large, non-stick griddle. The multi-functioning toaster holds up to four slices of bread at a time, and is perfect for 7-inch frozen pizzas, hot sandwiches, desserts and more. For added safety, a 30-minute timer is included with automatic shut off. When the meal is done, the griddle and oven tray remove for easy cleanup.

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  • Coffee maker brews up to 4-cups of coffee at a time
  • Toasts up to 4-slices of bread at a time
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  • Multi-function toaster oven bakes, toasts and reheats food
  • Includes 30-minute timer with automatic shut off
  • Glass griddle lid with stay-cool handle
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The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family

The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook is the first cookbook to eliminate all eight allergens responsible for ninety percent of food allergies. Each and every dish offered is free of dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. You’ll find tempting recipes for breakfast pancakes, breads, and cereals; lunch soups, salads, spreads, and sandwiches; dinner entrées and side dishes; dessert puddings, cupcakes, cookies, cakes, and pies; and even after-school snacks ranging from trail mix to pizza and pretzels. Included is a resource guide to organizations, as well as a shopping guide for hard-to-find items.

If you thought that allergies meant missing out on nutrition, variety, and flavor, think again. With The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook, you’ll have both the wonderful taste you want and the radiant health you deserve.

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Time2Play Wooden Musical Instrument Set for Babies, Children & Toddlers – Includes 2 Maracas, 1 Tambourine, 2 Castanets, 1 Hand Bell – Perfect Music Kit to Create a Wonderful Family Band

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Develops the Artistic Side of Your Kid

Is your child showing an interest in music? Or do you suspect that musical talent could be flowing in their veins and want to develop the skill from a young age? Time2Play has the perfect set for that. This colorful and attractive musical set will not only develop motor and musical skills in your toddler, but will also go a long way to develop motor and musical rhythm and melody skills. They sure will develop a passion for music, and you will be the one to thank for it. It is also a great idea for a birthday, Christmas, or thanksgiving present.

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Our instruments are not only designed to bring out the best and develop your kid’s musical talent, they are also made to be completely safe, and to give you confidence that your children are secure. The corners are all smooth and rounded to ensure your babies do not get hurt. They are also made of high quality materials that will easily withstand the test of time.

These are some reasons this is a must-have musical set for your kids:

  • Develops motor, musical rhythm, and melody skills
  • Safe for your kids
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  • SET OF 6 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Give your children the opportunity to learn rhythm and melody using Time2Play’s 6-piece musical set for babies. It includes 2 Castanets, 2 Maracas, 1 Tambourine, and 1 Handbell that will keep them occupied for hours.
  • DISCOVER THE MUSICIAN IN YOUR BABY: Our assortment of musical instruments is a great way of introducing young children to music. Encourages rhythm and social interaction, and is great fun for jam sessions and group play. Lets your kids be the stars of the show. Makes for a creative, entertaining gift too.
  • SAFE FOR YOUR CHILDREN: All the instruments in our musical set for toddlers have smooth, rounded corners making them completely safe for your children. You can therefore let them play unattended to without worrying that they will get injured.
  • MADE WITH QUALITY MATERIALS: Our wooden children’s musical instruments are made using high quality wood. They are strong and sturdy, and we only used non-toxic paints on them. They can therefore take several bumps and drops and still look good.
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The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals: Dairy, Egg, and Nut Free Recipes for Every Day

As the busy mother of five young children, Kelly Rudnicki faced a daily challenge when it came to feeding her family. Things got even more complicated when one of her sons was diagnosed with severe food allergies. Launching the Food Allergy Mama website, she struck a chord with parents and home cooks in similar situations and made it her mission to prove that allergen-free meals can be easy and flavorful. Showcasing the very best of Rudnicki’s repertoire, The Food Allergy Mama’s Easy, Fast Family Meals makes it simple to please a hungry crowd. Rudnicki purposely tests her recipes on friends and neighbors who don’t have food allergies just to make sure her cooking tastes like “regular” cuisine. The result is a bounty of delicious offerings, including: Morning Glory Muffins Breakfast Burritos Creamy Tomato Soup Hearty Pasta Featuring Grandma Jeanne’s Bolognese Sauce Oatmeal Fudge Bars All recipes are made without milk, butter, cheese, eggs, or nuts. She also includes time-saving tips, and ideas for inexpensive ingredient substitutions, including tofu and applesauce. Menu ideas and holiday celebrations make this book the most comprehensive guide of its kind-a one-stop resource for allergen-free, worry-free home cooking every day of the week.

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