Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in a small house in Tupelo, Mississippi. He eventually captured the hearts and souls of millions worldwide through his music and personality. August 16 is the anniversary of his death in 1977, and thousands of fans will journey to Memphis, Tennessee to view his Graceland home and participate in planned events. Many will go on to visit his birthplace in Tupelo, about 90 miles away.
Here are some recipes and dishes Elvis surely grew up with, along... with some of his purported favorites.
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A Southern favorite, this banana pudding is made with vanilla wafer cookies, fresh bananas, and homemade pudding.
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This is an easy and delicious pie to bake, with cream cheese and mashed sweet potato.
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This is a delicious sweet potato bread with mashed sweet potatoes, applesauce, pecans, and dates or raisins.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Crispy Fried Catfish
Delicious deep-fried catfish is a Southern tradition. Serve this catfish with hot fried hush puppies and cole slaw.
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This is one of my favorite recipes for skillet cornbread, Southern-style. It's the perfect bread to serve with chili, pinto beans, soups, greens, and other delicious Southern meals.
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This easy fried corn is made with fresh corn kernels, butter, optional sugar, and seasonings. A little bacon grease can be added for more flavor.
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This is a flavorful sauce, on the sweet side. Add the lower amounts of sugar and molasses if you like your sauce a little less sweet. You can always add more while you're simmering the sauce.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Canned peaches make this cobbler extra-easy to prepare, and you can enjoy it any time of the year.
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Pinto beans are cooked then baked with ham, onions, green peppers, and a homemade barbecue sauce. Serve these pinto beans with hot baked cornbread and a tossed salad.
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Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Elvis reportedly loved the sandwich combination of peanut butter and bananas. This quick bread combines both flavors.