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South Carolina Recipes Delicious Enough to Win a Primary

All eyes are looking south today as the South Carolinians head to the polls for one of the most influential votes in this election year. It’s an event with weeks of build up, and voters across the country are anxiously waiting the results to hear if Romney, Gingrich, Paul, or Santorum, (or maybe even the Colbert/Cain ticket) moves a step closer to the GOP nomination.

Prepare a Carolina-inspired feast today, with all of the hospitality and flavor Southern recipes are known for, and less of the fat and calories that make the foods famous.


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Paula Deen Lightens Up her Recipes on The Dr. Oz Show

Tune in Tuesday, October 11, 2011 for Paula Deen on Dr. Oz.

Famous for never going light on butter and deep frying, the southern cooking extraordinaire will show viewers how to make her favorite meals for half the fat and calories. Most of Deen’s recipes are not exactly healthy, so be sure to learn how to enjoy the flavor without the guilt.

Deen also shares with Dr. Oz the health struggles she has battled and fought to overcome. Be sure to catch this fun and emotional episode.



Healthier Southern Recipes from The Help

If you love rich Southern food like creamy shrimp and grits, crispy fried chicken and rich, silky pies then you probably left the movie theater hungry after watching The Help, the film based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel.

“About 20 minutes into the movie, you’re craving fried chicken,” director Tate Taylor told Food & Wine.

The Help, which stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer analyzes the relationship between African-American maids and their white employers in 1960s Mississippi.

“Since the story crosses race and class lines, the cooking does too,” reported Food & Wine. “There are scenes of ladies’ luncheons with tomato aspic and cocktail meatballs and scenes calling for soul food like collard greens and fried chicken.”

If The Help left you yearning for black-eyed peas and fried green tomatoes, make some of your favorite Southern classics with fewer fat and calories.


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