Look what I found at Ollie's!



It's a really fun cookbook that pays tribute to the South and to the deliciousness of the pig.  I bought the Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig to build my Christmas Eve dinner around and was surprised when I opened it up and found some pages dedicated to a popular Owensboro restaurant.

Yep!  Old Hickory Bar-B-Que is highlighted in the book.  The Southern Foodie's Guide to the Pig: A Culinary Tour of the South's Best Restaurants and Recipes That Made Them Famous was published a few years ago and features 320 pages of mouth-watering recipes.  I tried about eight of them for my Christmas Eve dinner and they were a huge hit!

But what's REALLY cool about the book is the tribute to a local BBQ joint.  There's a page dedicated entirely to explaining the history of Old Hickory Bar-B-Que and the book even showcases the restaurant's amazing burgoo recipe and the inspiration behind it!


Seriously!  This cookbook is freaking awesome.  As I mentioned, all of my Christmas Eve recipes came from its pages.  I made a ridiculously good Boston butt (injected with apple juice and white grape juice), some Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders coated in brown sugar and chili powder, a crazy corn dip, a Mac and Cheese recipe that called for Havarti, Gouda, Parmesan and beer, Maple Bacon Cheddar Biscuits and a Baked Potato and Cheese soup that contained TWO POUNDS of bacon!  Christmas dinner was epic!

I think I bought the last copy of the book at Ollie's, but the cookbook is available online at Amazon.  I highly recommend getting a copy.  You can purchase new copies for as little as $3.77 and used copies for as little as $1.32.  If you'd like to read more about it or order your very own, CLICK HERE!