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American Heart Association reports processed Red Meat linked to higher risk of Heart Failure, Death in Men

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.

Processed meats are preserved by smoking, curing, salting or adding preservatives. Examples include cold cuts (ham, salami), sausage, bacon and hot dogs.

Bacon Frying. (American Heart Association)

Bacon Frying. (American Heart Association)

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Seafood Adds Flair To Southern Staple

 

Martha White®Jekyll Island, GA – Once almost exclusively a staple of Southern cuisine, grits have made their way from the family breakfast table to the lunch and dinner menus of some of the nation’s finest restaurants.

“For generations, grits have provided daily nourishment through good times and bad -but almost exclusively served in the deep South,” said Linda Carman, baking expert for Martha White®, the makers of Jim Dandy® Grits. “Now, thanks in large part to young creative lowcountry chefs who appreciate their culinary roots, grits have become trendy across the country and served for breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

Sautéed Shrimp & Cheese Grits and Grits Cream

Sautéed Shrimp & Cheese Grits and Grits Cream

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Winter Market this Friday, March 8th at Smith Trahern Mansion

 

UT Extension OfficeClarksville, TN – Elvis will be on everything at Carolyn Rogers’ booth at the Winter Market this Friday-open 9:30am until 1:00pm at the Smith Trahern Mansion (101 McClure Street, Clarksville, TN).

So if you are an Elvis Fan or have a friend that is an Elvis Fan-do not miss this opportunity to shop for specialty items made in Elvis fabric and more. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Stroke Association report shows Southern diet could raise your risk of stroke

 

African-Americans are five times more likely to eat Southern foods, which may help explain their higher stroke risk.

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationHonolulu, HI – Eating Southern-style foods may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.

In the first large-scale study on the relationship between Southern foods and stroke, researchers characterized a Southern diet by a high intake of foods such as fried chicken, fried fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver and gizzards, and sugary drinks such as sweet tea. In addition to being high in fat, fried foods tend to be heavily salted. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Heat Up the Cold with Local Sausages, Soups

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – It’s the most challenging time of the year for localvores: how does one stave off mealtime boredom when all that’s left of local produce are root vegetables and the occasional cabbage?

The answer lies in a pot of soup. Our bodies crave the warmth of soups and stews in wintertime. Even better, many wintertime ingredients like beans and yes, root vegetables, can be chameleons of flavor depending on spices and whether the soup is vegetable broth, meat broth, or cream based. It doesn’t take a professional chef to know that chicken noodle soup and beef stew are a tasty world apart.

Hearty Sausage & Bean Soup

Hearty Sausage & Bean Soup

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Jump Start Cornbread Dressing

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – Since you wouldn’t think about having Thanksgiving dinner in the South without cornbread dressing, why not get a head start?

Although cornbread dressing is simple to make, Thanksgiving morning is certain to be a busy time, so having most of the ingredients prepared in advance and waiting will save a lot of time.

Cornbread Dressing with Smoked Bacon

Cornbread Dressing with Smoked Bacon

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G’s Pancake House helps Local Charities Raise Money by creating Giant 16 inch 15 Pound Cheese Burger

 

G's Pancake HouseClarksville, TN – In the year 2011 G’s Pancake House Restaurant held two charity events to help local organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarksville Tennessee rise funds to help keep their organization doors open.

Already famous for their pancakes, G’s held a pancake eating contest titled the Triple Nickel Pancake Challenge Throwdown. Each contestant had to eat five 16 inch massive pancakes, five strips of bacon and five scrambled eggs totaling 10 lbs. The goal was to be first one to finish or the last one with the least amount left on their plate in just one hour.

(L to R) G’s Pancake House Restaurant owner Cindy Sueiro, Mr. Terry McMoore, and General Manager Anthony Pritchett showing Giant 16 inch 15 Pound Cheese Burger next to a regular size Cheese Burger.

(L to R) G’s Pancake House Restaurant owner Cindy Sueiro, Mr. Terry McMoore, and General Manager Anthony Pritchett showing Giant 16 inch 15 Pound Cheese Burger next to a regular size Cheese Burger.

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Use Family Favorites to Inspire Award-Winning Cornbread Recipes

 

Martha White® Announces Call for Entries for the 16th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off

Martha White®Nashville, TN - For many, the holidays are a time to gather with loved ones and enjoy delicious food. Cherished recipes are handed down through generations and memories are made around the table. Holiday recipes and family favorites made with cornbread now have another way to shine. In time for the holidays, Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron look to America’s kitchens for original main dish cornbread recipes to be entered in the 16th Annual National Cornbread Cook-off.

“Your annual holiday baking may be the perfect source of inspiration for an original cook-off entry,” said the Martha White baking expert, Linda Carman. “Everyone is impressed by traditional recipes with a twist, but ideas for your own original recipe can come from anywhere. Look around you for delicious inspiration.”

(L to R) Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet and Caramelized Maple Apple Bacon Brunch Bake.

(L to R) Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet and Caramelized Maple Apple Bacon Brunch Bake.

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