Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Southern Baking Retreat {and a Giveaway!}

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 recipes.
And 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 Pinch.
They 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. 
Well shucks, 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 Cafe.
It'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 Dabbles.
She 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...".

Now, I couldn't come back from this once-in-a-lifetime trip without bringing a little something back for y'all. I had a few minutes to pop into the gift shop at the Loveless Cafe and pick up a few small things. Honestly, I wish I could have brought back more but I was flying and y'all know how that is these days!
I purchased a couple of adorable tea towels, some salt and pepper shakers and Loveless Cafe's own special Chicken Shake (chicken seasoning). 
And I want to give these away to one lucky Country Cook reader!

HOW TO ENTER:
1) Have you visited the Loveless Cafe before? If so, what did you eat? If not, what would love to eat if you went there? Leave me a comment with your answer (no right or wrong here). 

2) For bonus point entry, visit some of the other Southern Baking Retreat bloggers listed at the top of this post and show them some love. Maybe leave a comment saying hello and that your friend Brandie from The Country Cook sent ya. 
Leave me a comment here too letting me know who you visited!

3) And if you really want to earn some brownie points, go to facebook and "Like" the Martha White facebook page and leave me a separate comment here telling me you did so!

That's it!

CONTEST ENDS: June 28th, 2013 at midnight EST

Finer details: Open to U.S. residents only.
Must leave a valid email address so that I can contact you if you win.

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***
The winner was Phyllis McCauley! Phyllis, I sent an email to get all your details.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I sure do love reading all your comments!!
And I hope you have found some new and talented food bloggers to follow!

Disclaimer: This giveaway is not sponsored by Loveless Cafe. 
Although, they were gracious Southern hosts!



169 comments :

Anonymous said...

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

Shellie L said...

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

Pam Shay said...

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.

Emilie said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Deb said...

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. :-)

Anonymous said...

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.

Bettie said...

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

Melaine Bagheri said...

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!

Stephanie Parker said...

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 :(

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Chelle said...

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

Friendship Crossing said...

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

suburban prep said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Paula Houchins Rayburn said...

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.

suburban prep said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Paula Houchins Rayburn said...

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.

Danielle Miller said...

The biscuits rock!

K Little @Cooking with K said...
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K Little @Cooking with K said...

I am a big fan of Martha White on Facebook.

K Little @Cooking with K said...

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

BumbleBeeLane said...

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

Stacey @ SouthernBite.com said...

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. :)

Benita said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

annie

mysandycat@aol.com

TXsunlover said...

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!

TXsunlover said...

Fan of Martha White on FB (Kim Kenny)

Erin said...

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.

Erin said...

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

Michele said...

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!!

Anonymous said...

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

basshunter1971@aol.com

Raven Cauthon said...

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

Pam H said...

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

pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

Pam H said...

I "liked" Martha White on facebook

pamhwkns55@yahoo.com

alabamadaisylover said...

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.

Terry said...

Fried chicken of course!!!

Terry said...

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

Mary-Margaret Unger said...

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!!

Mary-Margaret Unger said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

JMD said...

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

Donna Becker said...

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

Donna Becker said...

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

Terri said...

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

Betty Pierson said...

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

Joan said...

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

Grace Culbreath said...

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

Andrea said...

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

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Jill said...

I would go for breakfast and have their Garden Omelet.

Jill said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Visited Mommy's Kitchen. Love her website too.
kathy@brs.omhcoxmail.com

Marsha Baker said...

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

kim said...

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

Tina Coakley said...

Biscuits and gravy please!

Tina said...

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

Tina said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Tina said...

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!

Kellie M said...

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!!
kelliemurray@sbcglobal.net

Sarah said...

I visited A Farmgirls Dabbles. Her kabob recipe looked very tempting. Thanks again for the hard work and giveaway.

Kellie M said...

I 'liked' Martha White's facebook.

Sarah said...

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

Sarah said...

My email is sarahofrosenfeld at gmail dot com

Gypsywind said...

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.

Sarah said...

My email is sarahofrosenfeld at gmail dot com

lag123 said...

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

lag110 at his dot com

Anonymous said...

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

Linda Montes linelu55@yahoo.com

lag123 said...

I liked the Martha White Facebook page.

Lisa Holmes Garrett
lag110 at mchsi dot com

Angie Hassell said...

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.

Bev said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Angie Hassell said...

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

Bev said...
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Bev said...

anglswhspr224@gmail.com (ooops)

Julie Delaney said...

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

Bev said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

I liked the Martha White page on FaceBook!

Debbie
DebNJoizee919@aol.com

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Susan said...

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.

bunnyoftroy said...

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

Mandee said...

Never been but would love to!


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Susan said...

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

MelB said...

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!

Susan said...

I like Martha White's FB page. Thanks.

BattyMom said...

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

BattyMom said...

I have 'liked' the Martha White facebook page

MelB said...

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!

Phyllis Mccauley said...

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 ;)

Anonymous said...

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

robinmoss@hotmail.com

Thanks, Robin

BattyMom said...

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*

californiacydnee said...

I would love to try the ham and biscuits

californiacydnee@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

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

Pat in MO said...

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

Pat In MO said...

I went to the Martha White facebook page.

alabamadaisylover said...

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

Liz said...

Fried chicken and biscuits , of course!

Robin said...

Country Fried Steak!

Anonymous said...

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



Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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!!!

Kellie M said...

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

Rebekah Hills said...

"Liked" Martha White on FB. :)

Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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

Kellie M said...

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

Rebekah Hills said...

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!! :)

Sthrngal said...

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

Kellie M said...

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!

Sthrngal said...

Martha White fb fan!! (;

glendybaby said...

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.

Anonymous said...

I have never been to Loveless Café but would love to go. I would as many biscuits and chicken as I could.
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Pat K said...

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

mary clay said...

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

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Janice from Yucaipa said...

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

Judy W said...

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!
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Lauren said...

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

ann said...

Liked Martha White on FB - Am Hengst

ann said...

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 : )

Elizabeth said...

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
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terrivan said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

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terrivan said...

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

terrivan said...

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!

terrivan said...

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

Kim of Mo Betta said...

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

Alicia said...

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

Alicia said...

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

Alicia said...

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.

Melinda said...

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

Melinda said...

Signed up for Southern Bite - thanks for info.
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Melinda said...

I like Martha White on facebook.
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marylandyaya@yahoo.com said...

I liked Martha White FB page!

marylandyaya@yahoo.com said...

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?

marylandyaya@yahoo.com said...

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

Patricia Hoffmeisterc said...

Definitely the fried chicken.
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Patricia Hoffmeister said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Sunnie said...

I have not, but I would try the biscuits
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Connie Lee said...

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

Connie Lee said...

I like the Martha White facebook page

Connie Lee said...

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

Connie Lee said...

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.

Susan Broughton said...

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

Susan Broughton said...

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

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keshakeke said...

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
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keshakeke said...

I like Martha White on Facebook
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Michelle said...

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

Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Michelle said...

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

Michelle
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Michelle said...

I liked the Martha White page on facebook. : )

Thanks!
Michelle
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Carolyn Gonzalez said...

I have not but would love to have the fried chicken