The people of the Ozarks have a unique way of talking and some really great tried-and-true recipes. We want to share some with you and hope that you will share yours with us as well.

Ozark Sayings

Have you said or heard any of these?
“Come, Sit-A-Spell.”
“Over Yander.”
“Got any Moonshine.”
“Cornbread and Milk.”
“Beans and Cornbread, the soul food of the Ozarks.”
“Well, shuckey durn.”
“Can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”
“Give us a holler” (call us)
” Down the road a piece” (anywhere from 1 to 10 miles)
“Horsefeathers” (nonsense)
“I’m right proud of you” (good job)
” Well, I swear to my soul” ( when things aren’t going well)

Some Great Ozark recipes

Rose Zella’s Enchiladas
Rose Zella’s Cranberry Salad
Rose Zella’s Ham and Beans
Chili Cheese Log
Apple Dumplins
Corn Bread
Best Ever Pecan Pie
Easy Fruit Cobbler
Squirrel and Dumplings
Butterhorn Rolls
Cauliflower-Broccoli Salad