Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Southern Baking Retreat

For those of you follow me on Facebook  or on Twitter or Instagram, you know I went on a little trip last week. I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to a two day event in Nashville, that was hosted by the good folks at Martha White and White Lily Flour. It was an event to not only learn about Martha White and White Lily products (which I already loved!) but to have some fun eating, baking and learning some new tricks in the kitchen!
Below is a list of all the bloggers in attendance. We were a small group which I enjoyed.

Southern Baking Retreat Bloggers
The Country Cook (me!)

First, if you have time, take a look at this sweet little video that was made for us to document our time at the retreat. It is short but really sums up the whole trip!

I just need to start off this post by tipping my hat off to this special lady. Her name is Linda Carman. And to me, she is Martha White. She is actually the test kitchen director for Martha White. And she is the warmest, sweetest, kindest woman you would ever want to meet. She made me feel at home and she was so kind to take the time to teach us all some new tricks and techniques.
And this is her test kitchen. Don't you just love it? It's just a regular ole kitchen! And she doesn't use anything fancy.  She creates and test recipes right here. Linda has written a few cookbooks for Martha White. She also creates numerous recipes each year that you see on the back of those little Martha White packets. So now you can see where all those recipes get their start!
So, when we first arrived, we were treated to a lunch. This whole meal consisted of Cornbread Festival winning/runner up recipesAnd can I say, I had never eaten posole before.? This posole had a corn cake on top. After tasting it, I can see why it was the festival winner!
We were then taken over to Rutherford Studios. It's a photography studio that just happens to have a huge kitchen inside. Because the owner and photographer extraordinnaire, Mike Rutherford, shoots a lot of food photography. The man is flat-out talented!
We were then given the surprise (that about gave me a heart attack!) that we had to come up with an original recipe using Martha White muffin mixes and some other assorted ingredients.  We had about two hours to come up with a recipe, prepare it, bake it, then make it look all pretty to serve. I ain't gonna lie, I panicked at first.  But then I caught sight of the Apple Cinnamon muffin mix, and thankfully, the inspiration flowed from there.
It was like an episode of Chopped. Except no one was being judged or chopped. Ha!
This is Julie from Table for Two and Robyn from Add a PinchThey were smiling through it all. And I got to sample a bit of their creation along the way!
I even had time to pose for a picture with Tina from Mommy's Kitchen while our goodies were in the oven.  She is one of my best blogging buddies and this was the very first time we ever had a chance to meet in person!  Like Forrest Gump said, "We go together like peas and carrots." Or like biscuits and gravy. Or two peas and pod. Or like ham and biscuits. You get what I'm sayin'.
In the end, this was my final creation. I decided to call it Rustic Apple Cranberry Cobbler.
I was fortunate to have Linda as my "sous chef". She peeled and chopped those apples like nobody's business! And she cheered me on the whole time. She loved my ideas and she ate the final product and gave me the sweetest compliments through it all. I kept asking her if she wouldn't mind just hopping on the plane with me to go home. I fell in love with this woman, y'all!
Now, I'm not the most gifted at plating food and desserts. But I think the end result was pretty darn tasty. Now, I just need to remember how I made it!
All the bloggers and our recipe creations.
Look at these desserts, y'all! Seriously, I was so fortunate to be with such talented folks.
All of these desserts were made with Martha White muffin mixes in a very short period of time!
Then, after all that excitement, we were whisked away to eat supper! More food! We ate dinner at a place called Aerial. And this is why it has that name. We ate on the roof. On the roof! With the most gorgeous view of Nashville you ever saw.  I kept thinking I was in a movie. Folks like me don't usually eat at places like this. I was like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. Except I'm not a hooker, and I don't have long gorgeous legs, and Richard Gere wasn't there. Er, um, well, you get my point. 
In a word...it was breathtaking. I've never experienced anything like this in my life. I only wish my family had been with me to experience it all.
This was our menu. I'm sure y'all could guess which one I chose. I am a Virginia girl after all and you know we love our piggy here. Sweet Tea Pork Loin. And yes, it was outstanding. Oh, and did I mention it was served with Pimiento Cheese Grits. Pimiento Cheese Grits! I ate all those first. It was a grits epiphany. They were that good!
Then, for entertainment, we were treated to an intimate acoustic performance from Hall of Fame songwriters, Tony Arata and Pat Alger. So, you know those songs made famous by Garth Brooks like "The Dance", "Unanswered Prayers" and "The Thunder Rolls"? Guess who wrote them? You are looking at them! And they sang them for us! Say what? An experience I will never forget as long as I live. And I will neither confirm nor deny that there might have been a few tears shed during a couple of those songs.
Oh, AND THEN, this gal showed up to play and sing. Grammy Nominated Bluegrass Queen, Rhonda Vincent. We all sang the Martha White song, and boy, can this gal play the mandolin! And her voice is incredible. I still can't believe I was there to witness such an incredible performance by these talented folks. And all this was just on my first day in Nashville!
Above picture (left to right): me, Rhonda Vincent, Tina from Mommy's Kitchen and Stacey from Southern Bite. We talked about crock pots and tour buses.

We saw the logo for the retreat everywhere we went.  It was so nice! I told everyone that I half expected to see the logo when I walked through my door at home!
The next morning, we were treated to breakfast at the Loveless CafeIt's a pretty special little place there in Nashville.
They specialize in true Southern cooking. Like fried chicken. Yes, we ate fried chicken. For breakfast!
Oh yes I did!
And there was also all this. It was all good, but I would like to make a special mention of the grits. Oh mercy, the grits! Perfection!
Look at these precious tea towels (more on those later!)
Oh, and there were the biscuits too. Soft and fluffy and only made with White Lily flour, of course!
And in case you were wondering...there really is someone in the kitchen making the biscuits from scratch. You have never seen anyone cut biscuits out faster in your life!
After breakfast, they rolled (yes rolled!) us back into the van, and back to the kitchen for some more hands on fun. Yup, we were gonna make us some White Lily biscuits!
Biscuits really are not hard to make. With just a handful of ingredients, you really can make a beautiful biscuit in no time. And White Lily makes it so easy with their featherlight, self-rising flour. #savethebiscuit
I was teamed up with Brenda from A Farm Girl's DabblesShe had never made biscuits before. All she kept saying was her husband was going to fall in love with her all over again because she was learning to make biscuits. She's a natural! We were given a cream biscuit recipe to make. 
All the other groups had different variations of biscuits. Most all of the biscuits are super easy to make. Some just take a bit more time than others to whip up.
Here's me and Brenda with our cream biscuits. I'll be sharing that recipe and step-by-step photos in a future post.
Here's Linda and Stacey with their biscuits. Stacey from Southern Bite is another one of my good Southern foodie friends. Did I mention he's coming out with a cookbook? Coming soon!!
Look at all our smiles. Biscuits make everybody happy!
Look at all the different types of biscuits there are. Yet, all of these are made with almost the same ingredients!
Nothing says lovin' quite like flour and a biscuit cutter.
After all the biscuit fun, we got to meet and talk with Southern Living's test kitchen director, Robby Melvin.  We learned a lot about what goes into publishing those mouth-watering recipes you see each month in Southern Living magazine
This was our final day in Nashville. It was hard to end all the fun.
We were surprised with one final trip...

Yep, to the Grand Ole Opry. This was such an awe-inspiring moment for me. It is country music history in there.
Now, come on, you know I had to do it! Dolly Parton stood in this exact spot!
Special thank you to Stacey (my brother from another mother) for snapping this pic.


Let me tell ya, the folks at Martha White and White Lily could not have been more warm and gracious. 
They truly showed us all some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality. We learned, we baked, we ate (a lot!) and we had an amazing experience. I have always been a loyal consumer to Martha White and White Lily Flour, but after this experience, I can honestly tell you that these are companies that stand behind their products, their employees and they really are family companies.  And it makes me love their products even more. I left feeling so inspired to get into the kitchen and create!
Honorable mention: This is Erick. He photographed all the prettier pictures that you see above. And he also created that video. He followed us around like foodie paparrazzi for two days. So, I turned the tables a bit on him while he was enjoying his bacon at breakfast. "Mmmm, bacon...".


UPDATE:

 Here are the recipes for the Rustic Apple Cobbler (from above) and the 2-ingredient Cream Biscuits!






169 comments :

  1. I want to try the fried chicken with a side of biscuits, :)

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  2. I love seeing these photos! What an amazing food blogger you are, well done!

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  3. I would eat anything there. It is on my bucket llst to go there. Will be in South western Ky in August. Usually come up thru Memphis to get there. May have to make a side trip or mini vacation to Nashville. Born and raised in Ky and never been there, but to Nashville several times. Saw the Loveless Café on food network. Lived in Texas the last 4 1/2 yrs.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love the Loveless Cafe! Their grits are my favorite too. Would love to win this giveaway! This looks like so much fun. I don't know how you ever came up with a recipe so quick like that. Love what you made though! I can see why they invited you. You know we all love what you cook and bake and share on here! ~ emilieg@yahoo.com

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  5. Brandie - you crack me up. I can just hear you talking when I read your writing! Wow! That video was so fun to watch. Looks like a great time had by all. Can't wait for when you share that Apple Cobbler recipe!! I have never been to Loveless but I think I would fall in love with the biscuits. I also visited Southern Bite's website. Should I have left a comment there? Thank you for the chance to enter! Barb
    bjones@gmail.com

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  6. I live in the Nashville area and have visited the Loveless many times...we usually get the Family Style "feast" and enjoy every bite of it. :-)

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    1. Dropping in to show love, per Brandie. What is in Family Feast?

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  7. Bernie Shiner Sounds like you had a lot of fun and learned lots too! I live in Pennsylvania so won't get to visit the café,but the fried chicken looks divine ,thanks so much for sharing your travels with us all.

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    1. Bernie Shiner-forgot to leave email address , never left comment before :) myshinerstar@yahoo.com

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    2. Went to Martha White page and left some love and the meal at Loveless Café would be the Southern Sampler Breakfast,I just love eating breakfast out and that sounds like just the meal to hit the spot.Thanks again for all you do helping people out with recipes and blogging about food. Thanks again Bernie from Pennsylvania myshinerstar@yahoo.com

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  8. Planning a trip to Nashville soon. Loveless will definitely be on the list of places to visit. This is a fun giveaway.

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  9. Loved seeing all the photos above! Looks like a great time was had by all. I would try the fried chicken.. would like to know if it tastes like it does here in Canton, TX!

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  10. Looks like a great trip. I am originally from Nashville - I love it there! My husband has eaten at the Loveless Cafe - he said the biscuits were great. I've never been :(

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  11. If I could get there I would love to try the fried chicken. I've seen it on the cooking shows and would just love it.

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  12. Have never been there, but would love to try the biscuits and ham, and that bacon looks so meaty and good! Always like breakfast the best, sometimes have it for breakfast and supper!
    heston
    mama_of_3@hotmail.com

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  13. Loveless Fried Chicken (dark meat) & the caramel sweet potatoes is what I'd love to try!

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  14. All I can say is I'm amazed at how wonderful your trip was!! You are at the very top of my list of favorite food bloggies and have been for quite awhile. I always tell my family that anytime I try one of your recipes it is a 'win'.
    I also have always loved Tina from Mommy's Kitchen and have already visited her. I have you both listed on my sidebar on my blog.
    I've never eaten at the Loveless Cafe, but I would love to try it someday if we ever plan a trip to Nashville.
    Thanks so much!
    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  15. I sound so naive as I have not heard of this wonderful looking spot. I would love to enjoy the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Bacon or Sausage.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  16. Have never been to the Loveless Cafe, but sure would like to have some fried chicken for breakfast!!
    jeannette61@gmail.com

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  17. Paula Houchins RayburnJune 25, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    I think I would have to have the southern sampler,with biscuits and some white gravy on the side. so I could try several of their dishes at once.

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    1. Paula Houchins RayburnJune 25, 2013 at 10:34 AM

      paula@sceniccityproductions.com
      I sent Stacey @ Southern Bite a personal message, I also went to A Farmgirl dabbles and left a comment on the chicken kabobs. can't wait to try it.
      Also on another note I can't believe that I haven't liked White Lilies FB page. that is all I use in my kitchen.

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  18. Oh the Bake OR Break site with the salted cookie recipe is where I made a comment.

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  20. I am a big fan of Martha White on Facebook.

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  21. I would love to have the chicken and grits at the Loveless Cafe...never been there!

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  22. Mmmmmmchicken and bis uits of course! Your trip looks like a blast always fun to be around kindred spirits. Warm Blessings! Amy
    cottageprims@hotmail.com

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  23. It was an amazing time! It was such a blessing to get to meet you in person. I've got the feeling we will be forever friends. :)

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  24. I have never been, but I sure would love to!!!!!!!

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  25. never been!! biscuits and sausage gravy with grits on the side sure sounds good!

    annie

    mysandycat@aol.com

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  26. We've been through Nashville but never been to Loveless Cafe. Don't know how we missed that! My favorite breakfast is big fluffy biscuits with ham, gravy and a big bowl of grits!

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  27. Fan of Martha White on FB (Kim Kenny)

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  28. Oh my goodness it looks like you had a wonderful time!!! I just liked Martha White on Facebook. I've never been to Loveless Cafe but I intend to go on our next trip up there.

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  29. Oh. Almost forgot. I would try almost ANYTHING that's true southern. :)

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  30. Can't wait for the biscuit recipe!!! My family's Southern, so anything I can find/make/eat is always good.

    Glad you had a blast and shared it here!!

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  31. I have never been there, I would like to try the fried chicken

    basshunter1971@aol.com

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  32. This looks like it was so much fun! So many great pics!

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  33. I would try that fried chicken....looks sooo yummy!

    pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

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  34. I "liked" Martha White on facebook

    pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

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  35. Hey Brandie - I grew up in the Nashville area and have never gone to the Loveless Cafe. But if I do go, I'd love to try the Pimento Cheese & Bacon Burger – with Applewood Bacon and Buttermilk Pimento Cheese.
    YUM< YUM< YUM.

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  36. I don't do FaceBook but if I did I'd LIKE Martha White!

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  37. I have never been to the Loveless Cafe but I sure would love to try their chicken and biscuits with a side of scrambled eggs. Thanks for the all the information you post along with your recipes. You make my day!!

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  38. I went to Facebook and LIKED Martha White--I remember my mother had her recipes. Been around for many years!!

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  39. Have been to Loveless Café before a few times, for breakfast and dinner. Always good food! Sometimes a long wait to be seated as it is a popular place.

    Susan
    sgould@peoplestel.net

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  40. If I went to Loveless Cafe I would so order the fried chicken and biscuits. They look delicious!

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  41. I sooo want to go to the Loveless Cafe, when I get to visit I'm going to have the Southern Sampler Breakfast with a side of sausage gravy
    ethyls_crazy@yahoo.com

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  42. I'm a fan of Martha White on facebook
    ethyls_crazy@yahoo.com

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  43. I have not had the opportunity to visit the Loveless! But I'd love to!

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  44. I'd try the fried chicken and biscuits at the loveless!

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  45. No I have never visited Loveless Cafe, but I have to say you have GREAT hair!!!!! I could never pull off that hair style.

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  46. Someday I'll get to visit Loveless Cafe! But for now, it would be fun to win the prize pack! :-)

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  47. I am a facebook fan of Martha White. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  48. I would go for breakfast and have their Garden Omelet.

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  49. I visited Southern Bite and commented under his Strawberry Pie recipe.

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  50. Would love to try the fried chicken. kathy@brs.omhcoxmail.com

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  51. Visited Mommy's Kitchen. Love her website too.
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  52. Oh Brandie - what a fun fun time...I just giggled and laughed all the way through your lovely photos! SO tickled you got to go...and it's SO cool there were only a few of you. How nice! I've been to Nashville a few times, but haven't ever been to the Loveless Cafe. How very sweet of you to bring us all gifts. You are such a Southern Peach! XO

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  53. i would definetly try the BBQ Pork Omlette. Also, that fried chicken looks amazing!!

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  54. Biscuits and gravy please!

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  55. I would enjoy the fried chicken, grits, and biscuits! Loved reading about your trip. What fun!

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  56. I "like" Martha White! I purchase Martha White products whenever I travel south!!

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  57. Fried chicken for breakfast. Love it! And grits are a must. Thanks for the view of your trip and the giveaway.

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  58. I visited Southern Bite and commented under his bacon post on FB. Love Southern Bite, The Country Cook, and Mommy's Kitchen! A few of my favorites!

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  59. The first thing I would order would be the country fried steak with tons of gravy...followed with some mashed taters with gravy and some cole slaw...to finish up I'd get some of that homemade nanner puddin. I have never been there but dang that all sounds so good!!
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  60. I visited A Farmgirls Dabbles. Her kabob recipe looked very tempting. Thanks again for the hard work and giveaway.

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  61. I 'liked' Martha White's facebook.

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  62. I liked Martha White on Facebook. sarahofrosenfeld@gmail.com

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  63. What a fun trip you had! It was fun just reading about it. If i were able to visit Loveless Cafe, I would definitely order fried chicken & biscuits! Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us.

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  64. I have never visited but I would love to have the fried chicken.

    lag110 at his dot com

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  65. I think I would love to try the biscuits and gravy. With a side of fried chicken. :)

    Linda Montes linelu55@yahoo.com

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  66. I liked the Martha White Facebook page.

    Lisa Holmes Garrett
    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  67. I live here in Nashville and have never been. But i have always heard that the Fried Chicken & Biscuits are where its at. So i want and will be trying.

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  68. Yes I have eaten there.... We had Country Ham with red-eye gravy, eggs, grits and biscuits!!!!!!!!!

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  69. What an awesome menu! I think I'd have to go every day for a week to try all the wonderful food. The fried pork chops with gravy, eggs and grits sound delicious for breakfast - and would love to have the Supper Sampler with Fried Chicken and Fried Catfish! I so miss my southern food up here in NJ!
    Debbie
    DebNJoizee919@aol.com

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  71. Being from the West Coast and never having tasted real southern cooking, this would be such a treat for me. If I were to visit, I would have to get fried chicken, hashbrown casserole and biscuits!

    Stopped by Mommy's Kitchen! =)

    I liked the Martha White FB page--love all the recipes!! Thanks!

    Julie

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  72. I like the Martha White facebook page also
    anglswhspr224@gmail.com

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  73. I just stopped by Southern Bites - awesome blog- and am following Stacey on FB. Also stopped by Sugar & Spice by Celeste, and am following her on FB and by email.

    Debbie
    DebNJoizee919@aol.com

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  74. I liked the Martha White page on FaceBook!

    Debbie
    DebNJoizee919@aol.com

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  75. Kathy at katty_kit_1999@yahoo.com
    I have never been there. I would love to try their biscuits with some gravy and grits. I follow Mommys Kitchen and Southern Bite also. I stopped into Bake or Break and A Farm Girls Dabbles. Loved the video above and the music. Looks like fun was had by all.

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  76. I have been to Nashville but not the café....we hoping to return soon so will definitely make sure we get there this time as all the food sounds soooo good. That would be my kind'a place to visit.
    joni
    gahouston@windstream.net

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  77. I love this post. I haven't been to the Loveless Cafe but am planning a trip next year. Will definitely have to try fried chicken and biscuits.

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  78. I haven't had the pleasure of eating at the Loveless Cafe but it's on my bucket list. All their food looks heavenly but I would have to try the fried chicken and biscuits. Thanks for adding the list of bloggers and I am going to visit them all sooner or later. Enjoyed Mommy's Kitchen for now. Would love to win anything from the Loveless and thanks for the offering.
    beverlybyrd2002@yahoo.com

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  79. Never been but would love to!


    mandee.p8t@gmail.com

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  80. I visited Stacey's Southernbite fb page and left a comment there.

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  81. Always wanted to go to Nashville and now the Loveless Cafe makes me want to go even more! Their chicken, grits and biscuits look delicious!

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  82. I like Martha White's FB page. Thanks.

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  83. I have never visited The Loveless Cafe ... but they are on my 'bucket list' of places to eat! BattyMomof3@gmail.com

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  84. I have 'liked' the Martha White facebook page

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  85. Always wanted to go to Nashville and now the Loveless Cafe makes me want to go even more! Their chicken, grits and biscuits look delicious!

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  86. Hi Brandie.. The Nashville trip and pictures were amazing!What a wonderful experience, thank you for sharing your moments with us! I have not had the pleasure of visiting Nashville but hopefully will...on the "Bucket List " for sure now ;) After visiting the "Loveless Cafe" and liking them on FB I headed directly to their menu....and Oh My Goodness..after what seemed like a very long time I have decided I would start out with the delicious "Blue Ribbon Salad" filled with mixed greens, crumbled blue cheese, candied pecans with a peach vinaigrette dressing..followed by Southern Fried Catfish, hush puppies, a side of grits with tomatoes and sweet tea of course.;) I did stop by and visit Lindsay @ love and Olive Oil....Southern Bite...and on my way to find Linda Carmen...Liked ( but actually LOVE ) Martha White and White Lily...they are a staple in our home as long as I can remember.Thank you again for sharing your special times and adventure with us ! bikervinnie@yahoo.com Oh and add some fried okra to that last order please ;)

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  87. I have never been but I have heard alot about them. I have heard that their biscuits are wonderful.

    robinmoss@hotmail.com

    Thanks, Robin

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  88. I visited, liked & commented on each of these pages: Mommy's Kitchen, Southern Bite, Sugar & Spice by Celeste, A Farm Girl's Dabbles, Add a Pinch, Bake or Break, Table for Two, Love and Olive Oil ... then someone flagged me for 'spam' that I said "sent by Brandie from Country Cook (with a happy face)" ... *sigh*

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  89. I would love to try the ham and biscuits

    californiacydnee@yahoo.com

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  90. I have never been there, but I bet everything is fabulous!

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  91. That fried chicken looked so good I could almost taste it!

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  92. I went to the Martha White facebook page.

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  93. I went over to Sugar & Spice by Celeste and "liked" her on FB. We have alot in common.

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  94. Fried chicken and biscuits , of course!

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  95. Hi Brandie,
    I have never been to Loveless Cafe. If I ever get the pleasure to dine there I would have the Daily Special with the sides: Turnip Greens with Pot Liquor, Fried Okra, Beans of the Day and Caramel Sweet Potatoes. Hot pepper sauce and Two slices of Buttered Cornbread.
    Dessert Made-From-Scratch Real Banana Puddin.
    Large Ice Tea.
    A Whole Chocolate pie to go.

    I signed up with the other bloggers and started following them on Pinterest and Facebook.

    I "liked" Martha White Facebook page. I like Martha White Flour. I get it in 25 lbs bags when I can.

    God Bless and His Bounty fill you and your family lives.

    Randall
    rbyancey@bellsouth.net



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  96. I visited Mommy's Kitchen's page and liked her facebook

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  97. I visited Southern Bite's page and liked his facebook page.

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  98. I visited Sugar & Spice by Celeste's page and liked her facebook page.

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  99. I visited A Farm Girl's Dabbles page and liked her facebook page.

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  100. I visited Add a Pinch's page...I have been a long time subscriber to her page and her facebook and twitter as well. Love her stuff!!!

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  101. I visited Bake or Break's page and liked her facebook page too.

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  102. I visited Table for Two's page and liked her facebook page.

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  103. I visited Love and Olive Oil's page and liked her facebook page.

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  104. I visited Mostly Homemade Mom's page and liked her facebook page.

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  105. I just went and drooled over the Loveless Cafe menu - if I ate there I think I'd choose The Southern Omelet - YUMM!!! Those biscuits look amazing!! :)

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  106. OH it would be fried chicken for breakfast!! (;

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  107. Last but certainly not least I have been a subscriber to your page too...love your recipes and posts!! Thanks for the opportunity. Best of luck everyone!

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  108. I haven't been to the place, but I have seen it on tv shows. I would love to try their biscuits, fried chicken and grits. glendacorcino@hotmail.com I liked Martha WHite facebook page and will visit all the other bloggers. Hope to see the post on the biscuits soon.

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  109. I have never been to Loveless Café but would love to go. I would as many biscuits and chicken as I could.
    Like Martha White on FB, Left message or email on Add a Pinch, A Farm Girl's Dabble and Southern Bite. Thanks for the Chance. Dawn ddpeters@windstream.net

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  110. Te Loveess Cafe looks awesome. wuld lve to have the chickenand biscuits!

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  111. Have never been there but would love to try the chicken and biscuits.

    andrewandmaryclay@yahoo.com

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  112. Janice from YucaipaJune 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Chicken and biscuits................

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  113. I ate there once and it was so good. Had the fried chicken which was the best I've ever tasted! Good thing I live 2 hours away!
    jwilson921(at)yahoo.com

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  114. I lived in Nashville for two years and ate at the Loveless anytime I had people come into town or there was a need for celebration or just darn good food. My favorite meal was the fried pork chops with the cream corn, mashed potatoes, or the hashbrown casserole. With a zillion biscuits, of course. ehlihnehl@gmail.com

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  115. Liked Martha White on FB - Am Hengst

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  116. I have never been to the Loveless Cafe- tho it should be called the Love Cafe . I would love to tried the fried chicken and I love biscuits too : )

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  117. I have never eaten at the Loveless Cafe but I have their dessert cookbook which I have made several cakes from. Also the Loveless cafe has a web site you can purchase gifts from and they have all kinds of recipes you can try. But my favorite is their fried chicken and you can order their biscuit mix to make your biscuit. They won't give the biscuit recipe out though.
    Elizabeth
    elizabedu3@aol.com

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  118. I've never been to Loveless Cafe but it sounds "lovely." I am not a big breakfast eater, so the fried chicken sounds great for breakfast, together with a side of biscuits and gravy!! Thank for keeping us up-to-date and letting us live vicariously through you! Terri terrivan@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Dropped by the Southern Bite website and left a blog message. Stacey's site looks awesome!!

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    2. Dropped by the Table for Two website and left a comment. Thing's are a'cookin on Julie's site! Thanks Brandie for sharing these wonderful foodie bloggers!

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    3. Heading to the Martha White facebook page to "LIKE"! Thanks Brandie for all of the great recipes, information and positive encouragement!

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  119. I was previously married to a Loveless, no relation to t he restaurant, and my two boys have that name : ) We definitely plan in making a trip there ONE day, just to say we've been there, and who doesn't LOVE fried chicken?!?! I didn't know Martha White even had a song? Must be more popular in your area, but I'll be liking them on FB, the mix makes the best blueberry muffins! Crossing my fingers for luck! Now hurry up n share your rustic apple cranberry recipe! MMMMMM!

    Melissa McDonald

    beanloveless@gmail.com

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  120. This looks like so much fun! And now I'm starving :-) The Sweet Tea Pork Loin with pimento cheese grits? I'm in love.

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  121. I've liked Martha White on Facebook for a long time now.

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  122. I've never been to Loveless but its on my to-do list. I think a ham biscuit sounds divine.

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  123. Checked out all the blogs I wasn't already following and started following all of them. You have some great cooking company. Thanks for the new blogs.

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  124. I have never been to Loveless Café, but if I get the chance I want a huge bowl of grits. (andmelhodge@aol.com)

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  125. Signed up for Southern Bite - thanks for info.
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  126. I like Martha White on facebook.
    (andmelhodge@aol.com)

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  127. marylandyaya@yahoo.comJune 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    I liked Martha White FB page!

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  128. marylandyaya@yahoo.comJune 26, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    I would love to visit Nashville and the Loveless Cafe. Great post. Looked like a great time. I think I'd have to have the biscuits and country ham. I mean it is right there on the sign. Do they have chocolate gravy?

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  129. marylandyaya@yahoo.comJune 26, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Spent some time on southernbite.com
    Now I'll have to make those blueberry biscuits.

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  130. Patricia HoffmeistercJune 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Definitely the fried chicken.
    grannyhoff@gmail.com

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  131. Patricia HoffmeisterJune 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    grannyhoff@gmail.com visited A Farm Girl's Dabbles. I'll be going back.

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  132. What a wonderful giveaway! I have liked the Martha White FB page.

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  133. I have not, but I would try the biscuits
    sunnieoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  134. I have not eaten there, but I would love to have some fried chicken and biscuits!

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  135. I like the Martha White facebook page

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  136. I left a "Hello" on A Farm Girl's Dabbles facebook page.

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  137. I forgot to leave an email address for my comments.
    (Connie Lee) lclee59@centurylink.net I tried to add it to the reply under the comments, but it wouldn't let me.

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  138. I have never been to the Lovelace Cafe before. I have heard they have fantastic food. I would really enjoy trying their biscuits. Thanks sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  139. I liked the Martha White fB page susanbroughton11@yahoo.com sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  140. I stopped in to Mommy's Kitchen and said Hello! sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  141. I stopped in to Southern Bite and said Hello! sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  142. I stopped by and said Hello to Sugar & Spice by Celeste thanks sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  143. I stopped in to say Hello to A Farm Girls Dabbles. Thanks sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  144. I stopped by Add A Pinch and said Hello sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  145. I stopped by Bake or Break and said Hello sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  146. I stopped by Table For Two and said Hello sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  147. I stopped by Love and Olive Oil and said Hello sborughton61@yahoo.com

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  148. I stopped by Mostly Homemade Mom and said Hello thanks sbroughton61@yahoo.com

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  149. I have never been, but if I did, I would get the Pork BBQ sandwich with mac n cheese! and LOTS of biscuits! with Jelly
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  150. I like Martha White on Facebook
    keshakeke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. I'd love to try the Southern-Fried Catfish with hushpuppies! Yum! Thanks for the giveaway. : )

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  152. I said hello at the Mostly Homemade Mom blog! : )

    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  153. I liked the Martha White page on facebook. : )

    Thanks!
    Michelle
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

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  154. I have not but would love to have the fried chicken

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