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Thursday, February 18, 2016


In this day and age, you always hear about something going "viral"...internet fame.  It might be a funny video, an amazing photograph, etc.  I've never known anyone personally who has done this.

In the past couple weeks, you might have heard of a recipe gone viral, called Mississippi Roast.  It is rather famous now.  It just so happens that this is a recipe I've eaten all my life, is in a cookbook that's been on my shelf for years, and was developed by a lady I know well, from my home town of Ripley, MS.

It's crazy to see such a familiar face on Good Morning America!  

It all started years ago, when Robin Chapman adapted a roast recipe to make it less spicy and more suitable for her family.  Her version of it quickly became a favorite among friends and family.  Since then, it has been blogged about and pinned on Pinterest many times.

Robin says she first found out about it going viral when she got a call from the Foods Editor at the New York Times.  He said they had been researching the origin of the recipe for several months and had traced it back to her and her friend, Karen Farese (who had submitted it to a local church recipe book).  An article was written up and published in the New York Times.  On the same day of this publication, Robin received a call from Good Morning America.  They wanted to do a segment about the recipe!!  So it was off to NYC for the recipe star!

I asked Robin what she thought when she found out the recipe had gone viral.  She says she was shocked that they could trace it back to her.  Also, that she is just happy that so many people love it.

It is quite a delicious recipe.  And I guess you can never underestimate the power of the internet.

So how is it done?  Here is the recipe straight from the now famous, Beech Hill Church of Christ cookbook:
(Contributed by Robin's dear friend, Karen Farese)
Simply turn the crock pot to Low and let it slow-cook all day!  Can't get any easier than that!...or more delicious!

I served mine with roasted salt and pepper Asparagus and roasted Potatoes with Red Onions.

So try it tonight, friends!  There's a reason it's famous's DELISH!!  And congratulations to Robin and Karen!

Mississippi Roast in the News!

The Good Morning America Segment!!  -Love this!