As promised, this Country Kitchen features more top-notch recipes from national-award-winning cook Sandi Klingler.
Sandi and her husband Bill, who serves on the Bullock County Farmers Federation Board of Directors, have a farm near Fitzpatrick where they raise cattle and pecans. They also have a “city” home in Auburn, where their two daughters attend school.
For almost a decade now, Sandi’s been entering-and winning-national cooking contests with her fantastic original recipes for everything from cornbread and biscuits to pizza and pies.
This month, you can enjoy Sandi’s rich Black-Bottom Pecan Pie, her first-ever nationally acclaimed recipe. It made the top 10 in the country in Crisco’s 1996 pie-baking contest, winning her a trip for four to New York and infecting her with the cooking-contest bug.
There’s also Butterscotchies, which took top honors in Fleischmann’s Yeast’s best bread competition in 2002, and Sandi’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza, a creation that, in 2003, earned her finalist status, a cappuccino maker and a year’s supply of pizza crusts from Mama Mary’s Pizza.
For all you Spam lovers out there, Sandi, in 2000, won the blue ribbon at the Alabama National Fair for something she calls New Mexican Spam Soup. When it came down to the space issue for this month’s Country Kitchen, however, we decided to bump the Spam soup for a couple of her less famous but extremely family-pleasing recipes. They include Smoky Mountains Chicken and Rice and easy Seven-Cheese Lasagna.
If you’ve just gotta have that Spam recipe, though, you can find it online by going to www.spam.com and following the links. Meanwhile, enjoy this second helping from Sandi.