Gardening Partners

of Dickson County

January Silver Spoon Award Winner


January 2018 – Our Meal Theme was Queremos Tacos!

          Beverly Campbell won with her recipe for Tamale Pie

                              Congratulations Beverly!


Tamale Pie

1 4-lb baked hen

1 pkt Taco seasoning

1 lg can tomatoes

3 cans Tamales

1 can tomato sauce

1 10-oz can niblets corn

1 can tomato puree’

24-30 ripe olives ~ sliced

Save stock from baking hen. Put stock in heavy skillet, add all the tomatoes and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to simmer for 1 1⁄2 hours. Chop chicken and cut tamales lengthwise. Layer chicken / corn / olives / then tamales in large casserole dish. Pour over all and bake in 300* oven until hot ~ about 40 minutes. Serves 8 – 10.

From The Memphis Cookbook

circa 1952

Submitted ~ Beverly Campbell Silver Spoon Jan 2018


December Silver Spoon Winner

Member Jan Hooks won the Silver Spoon Award (again) for her dish Slow Cooker Barbecued Green Beans.

See the full recipe with photos online at:   (posted with permission from site owner)

Slow Cooker Barbecued Green Beans
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins

Slow Cooker Barbecued Green Beans are sweet and tangy with lots of smoky bbq flavor.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Calories185 kcal
AuthorChristin Mahrlig
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 (14.5-ounce) cans green beans, drained
  1. Chop bacon and cook it in a large nonstick pan. Remove bacon and set aside.

  2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease. Add onion to bacon grease left in pan and cook until soft.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir together ketchup, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  4. Add green beans to a lightly greased 4 to 6 quart crock pot.

  5. Add onions along with any bacon grease left in pan to crock pot.

  6. Pour ketchup mixture on top and stir in.

  7. Sprinkle bacon on top. Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 4 to 5 hours.



November Silver Spoon Award

The Silver Spoon

November Winner of The Silver Spoon Award goes to Bernie Harris for Buffalo Chicken Dip.

There were many excellent contenders for the prize in November, but this recipe won out.  Congratulation Bernie!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 cans (12.5 ozs) chunk chicken breast in water
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese-we did not include this
1/2 cup buffalo flavor red-hot sauce (Franks)
Heat oven to 350 F.
Mix cream cheese, blue cheese, salad dressing, hot sauce together until smooth
Place in 9-13 dish and stir in chicken
Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is bubbling
Serve with toast points, chips or raw veggies