Paula Deen Cooks Up the Classics

Southern cuisine queen Paula Deen stopped by "Good Morning America" today to share recipes for some American favorites. You can learn how to make these goodies by checking out the recipes below.

The Food Network star also talked about the launch of a 10-city food drive to help people in need. Along with America's Second Harvest, Deen will deliver 1 million servings of meat to the nation's hungry. Click here for more information.

Cheese Biscuits

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Show: Paula's Party
Episode: "Tricks of the Trade"

2 cups self-rising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
¾ cup grated sharp Cheddar
1 cup buttermilk
¼ stick butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together using a fork; cut in shortening until it resembles cornmeal. Add cheese. Stir in buttermilk all at 1 time just until blended. Do not over stir. Drop by tablespoonfuls, or use an ice cream scoop, onto a well greased baking sheet. Brush dough with melted butter. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 16-20 biscuits

Green Beans With New Potatoes

Recipe Courtesy Paula Deen

3 pounds fresh green beans
¼-pound salt pork, sliced
¼ cup bacon grease
2 cups chicken broth plus more if needed
2 to 3 teaspoons Paula Deen's House Seasoning
12 small red potatoes
1 onion, cut into slivers
½ stick butter, sliced
pepper, to taste

Remove the ends from the beans. Snap the beans in two, place into a colander, wash, and set aside to drain.

Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron Dutch oven, lightly brown the salt pork in the bacon grease over medium heat, turning often, for approximately 10 minutes. Toss the green beans into the pot, stirring them with a wooden spoon to coat well with the pork fat. Add the stock and House Seasoning. Cook over medium-low heat, covered tightly, for approximately 30 minutes, or until the beans are half done.

While the beans are cooking, peel a center strip from each new potato with a potato peeler. At the end of 30 minutes, add the potatoes and onion to the beans; add ¼ cup more broth if needed. Cook, covered tightly, until the potatoes are tender, approximately 25 to 30 minutes, periodically checking the pot to make sure a small amount of liquid remains. When the potatoes are tender, tilt the lid slightly, off to the side of the pot, and continue to cook until the green beans are wilted, approximately 15 minutes. While cooking, add butter and season with pepper.

Yields: 8-10 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: about 1 hour, 25 minutes
Ease of preparation: Easy

The Lady's Cheesy Mac

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
3 eggs, beaten
½ cup sour cream
4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Once you have the macaroni cooked and drained, place in a large bowl and while still hot and add the cheddar. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add to the macaroni mixture. Pour macaroni mixture into a casserole dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Top with additional cheese if desired.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Ease of preparation: Easy

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