The Birmingham News / Bernard Troncale
Granny Hester's Sweet Potato Biscuits are great stuffed with your favorite BBQ or to top off a meal. Granny Hester's Homemade Sweet Potato Biscuits top the tailgate chart!

These tasty tailgating dishes will help you
stay in the (entertaining) game
By Chandra Temple -- The Birmingham News
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Published October 27, 2010

Talk about quick and easy.

Several Birmingham News readers responded to our request for some of their favorite tailgating recipes, which are so simple to make that you'll be out of the kitchen in no time to enjoy the action on the gridiron.

Apple pie with sweet potato biscuit crust and barbecue sliders

Tracy Johnson, owner of Granny Hester's Fine Foods in Fort Payne, has found other uses for her 94-year-old grandmother's sweet potato biscuits than just breakfast.

The handmade biscuits, sold frozen at V. Richards Market, Piggly Wiggly,, and online at Dreamland BBQ, work well in barbecue pork sliders, she said.

"They are quick and easy and they are really good," said Johnson. "The biscuits only take 20 minutes to cook, and you just put your barbecue in them and wrap them up and there you have it."

Besides barbecue, ham is another alternative.

The frozen biscuits, when thawed, can also be used to make the crust for an apple pie, a recipe conceived by Johnson's mother, Pat St. John of Fort Payne.

"It's something you can pop out and have ready to go," Johnson said.

To reach the Granny Hester's home office, call 1-866-227-0061... more

August 24, 2010
Business finds sweet success in biscuits
By Lindsay Slater
The Times-Journal

It’s a recipe that’s been in the family for 67 years. It turned into a business that is thriving for Tracy Johnson. Johnson is the owner of Granny Hester’s Sweet Potato Biscuits, a business local to Fort Payne. Johnson operates out of the shop used by her grandfather, Homer. It served as the Fort Payne Bakery and Restaurant until 1971... more

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