7 traditional Southern dishes just like grandma used to make

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Nobody knows how to cook better than Southern grandmas! Whether its ribs, chicken, or dessert, there's something special about everything that comes out of grandma's kitchen.
If you've been longing for the taste of grandma's good old-fashioned home cooking, it's time to stop dreaming and start making some of these tasty recipes!
1. Grandma's Southern lima beans (h/t I Heart Recipes)
Even if you think you don't like lima beans, this recipe is guaranteed to change your mind. These are creamy and packed with flavor — just like grandma used to make!
2. Buttermilk-brined fried chicken (h/t Sweet Tea and Thyme)
A list of grandma's recipes wouldn't be complete without some good old-fashioned fried chicken! The secret to perfect fried chicken is making the perfect buttermilk brine, so you definitely need to check this recipe out.
3. Skillet fried corn (h/t Cooking With K)
Skillet fried corn is amazingly delicious, and it's incredibly easy to make as well! You can make this dish any time of year and feel like you're eating fresh corn right off the cob in the middle of summer.
4. Mamaw's chicken and rice casserole (h/t Sweet Little Bluebird)
Chicken and rice casserole is a staple dish at Southern potlucks, and grandma's tried-and-true recipe is still the best one out there! Go ahead and make extras — this casserole tastes even better the next day.
5. Buttermilk pie (h/t Spend With Pennies)
Buttermilk pie is completely the definition of sweet and simple! You don't need a lot of fancy ingredients to make it, and it's deliciously creamy with a hint of vanilla flavor and a slightly caramelized top.
6. Grandma's Southern-style chicken and dumplings (h/t The Grateful Girl Cooks)
This recipe for Southern-style chicken and dumplings is absolutely perfect for the chilly winter months! It'll take you a bit of time to make this dish, but the tasty results are definitely worth it.
7. Old fashioned tea cakes (h/t At Home With The Ellingtons)
These old fashioned tea cakes seem simple, but they aren't like the sugar cookies most of us are used to! They're prepared with a lot of the same ingredients, but they're like a cross between a cookie and a cake. Yum!
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