Monday, June 28, 2010

Introducing House - Autry Mills Southern Food Products & A Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed for entries!!
I will be announcing the winner soon.

Hi everyone its so good to be back home in Texas. I was off in Park City, Utah for a couple days attending the Evo 10 Conference. I had so much fun meeting up with lots of bloggers and meeting new friends. It's always so nice to get away for a bit, but there really is no place like home. Today I wanted to start the week off by posting about a wonderful product that I have been introduced to. What is this product you ask? Well it is the House -Autry Mills Products and they are so awesome. I was first introduced to House - Autry Mills a couple weeks back by my friend Christy over at Southerplate.

She asked me if I wanted to participate in trying out a few samples of a great southern food product and then writing about my experience. Well being a southern girl that loves all things southern, I said yes of course. I'm always up for a good southern food product as well as anything that will make dinner time a bit easier for me. Who wouldn't love that! I was so excited when my gift basket arrived. It was packed full of House - Autry Products for just about anything you could imagine.

Breading mixes for meats and seafood and a hushpuppy mix. House - Autry also makes a seasoned chicken fry mix that comes in regular or spicy. They have mixes for biscuits, cornbread, hushpuppies and onion rings. You can purchase regular or spicy mixes so you see they have a variety of different mixes to suit every ones taste. House - Autry has been the choice of southern cooks since 1812.

For many years, their number one product was corn meal. Over the years they have added breading mixes for chicken, pork and seafood. Then they added hushpuppy, biscuit, cornbread and a onion ring mixes and more. All of their coatings are specially milled and mixed to cook up light, crispy, and tasty. I usually have problems with boxed breading mixes not wanting to stick to pork chops or chicken.

I was so excited to see for myself just how crispy there pork chop breader mix was and how well it held up. I just so happen to have some pork chops in the freezer that I wanted to use for dinner. What better way then try out one of their breaders. When I first opened the mix up I could immediately smell all the different spices especially the celery. My first thought was that the pork chops might turn out way to seasoned since the spices were so strong.

All I needed to do was we the pork chops and then dip them in the seasoning mix and pan fry or oven bake them. I chose to pan fry them since that is our favorite way to eat thin pork chops. I was so excited at how well the breading stuck to the chops. It wasn't thick at all, in fact it was just a light coating but the pork chops turned out so crispy and all the breading stayed on.

As I cooked the pork chops I placed them in a warm oven on a baking rack until I was ready to serve them. This way the pork chops stay crispy as I cook the remaining ones. When dinner was ready the pork chops were indeed crispy and everyone in my family loved them. I am happy to say the pork chops were not over seasoned one bit. I am so glad I got to try out a few of the House - Autry Mills products. I have also included a Store Locator so you can find a House - Autry retailer near you.

If you cant wait to try these wonderful meat breader and mixes, Today I am offering an exclusive coupon to anyone who is reading this post. That way you can try out one of these wonderful products for yourself. Click here to print your coupon good towards any one House - Autry Product. You can also sign up for their Southern Cooks Club upcoming monthly newsletter. This newsletter will contain southern recipes, tips and future coupons for House - Autry Products. Now on to the fun stuff!!!!

Would you like to win a basket just like the one I received? Well I'm excited to say that one lucky Mommy's Kitchen reader will win a House-Autry Gift Basket just like the one pictured above. This beautiful gift basket is packed full of the following items:

A Metal Skimmer
Various House of Autry Meat Breaders
One Hushpuppy mix
One Flour Sack Apron
One Red Checkered Pot Holder &
Matching Kitchen Towel
all packed into a a pretty basket.

How to Enter:

Simply leave a comment at the end of this post it's as easy as that. Don't forget to leave a email address in the event that you are a the winner.

Bonus Entries:

For up to three additional entries you can do any of the following:

1. Post a link to this contest on your Face book and come back and leave me the link in the comments section.

2. Join the House - Autry Mills Face book Fan Page for a second entry.

3. Tweet the following giveaway on Twitter for a third entry. Come back and comment with the link for your tweet.

Win a Gift Baskets! From @HouseAutryMills & @Mommyskitchen .

Last day to enter the Giveaway is Monday, July 5th, 2010. I will choose a random winner and announce it here at Mommy's Kitchen as well as on Face book and Twitter. The winner will have 48 hours from the time of email notification to reply or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck to everyone who enters.

Now for some more good news would you like a few more chances to win this beautiful gift basket? Well I know you do so hop on over to some other fabulous blogs that House - Autry has partnered up with. Each one of the blogs below are hosting their very own House - Autry Giveaways. So there you go five more chances to win one of these lovely baskets.

While you visit each of these sites, please take a moment to look around while your there because all of these sites are truly wonderful. Christy at Southernplate was my first blogging buddy when I first started blogging two years ago. Her recipes are so yummy and I could just pinch that girl because she is so sweet.

And Mary at Deep South Dish, well all I can say is she is one my true southern sistahs!!! She cooks southern favorites just like I do and that is why I love her site so much. So don't forget to poke around while your at each of their sites I guarantee you wont be disappointed.

Disclosure: House-Autry Mills provided me with a gift basket of various products for me to review. They have also provided an additional gift basket to use in this giveaway to one of my readers. Opinions and comments stated in this post are completely my own.

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Anonymous said... #

I hope you had fun in UTAH!!!

Oh I love this gift basket. I must try the breading mixes!

Anonymous said... #


Annie Davis said... #

These would be awesome to try!

Anonymous said... #

Joined House Autry Fanpage!


Mrs. M said... #

What a great give-a-way!I can't wait to see who wins.

~Mrs. M

Mrs. M said... #

Posted the link on my FB page....

~Mrs. M

Mrs. M said... #

Got my tweet on....

~Mrs. M

Mrs. M said... #

joined the FB fan page for House Autry

~Mrs. M

Lory Penniman said... #

yum! thanks for sharing your experience with us!
lpenniman @

THE IslandGirl and Makijo said... #

When I could get their products, I loved cool this would be!

freya336 said... #

I am so glad Christy at Southern Plate sent me over here. I was actually referred the other day for your Crock Pot Salisbury Steaks, which I can't wait to try!

But now after reading about your pork chops, I have to go to the store tomorrow and find some House-Autry mix and some boneless pork chops!

Thank you!

freya336 said... #

Oh, and I don't know how to show you I did it, but I have linked your facebook post to my facebook page, so now all my friends can find your wonderful contest and recipes, too!

Jessica said... #

I would love to try these mixes, they look great!

Maria said... #

So glad we were able to meet at evo. I had a great time hanging out with you. I look forward to reading your blog. Great giveaway here:)

clasygrl38 said... #

I love your site and recipes. I have made a few already and plan to do more this weekend on the 4th. Found you from a link on Christy's site....would like to try the mixes.

Tricia said... #

I would love to try these!

Tamara said... #

Oh would love to win the basket. Can't wait to make my own hushpuppies!


Tamara said... #


Quirky Jessi said... #

Mmm, looks delicious.

Quirky Jessi said... #

I'm a fan. :)

Tiff said... #

I would love to try these products!

~dab said... #

We LOVE House-Autry products. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

~dab said... #

I posted on Facebook

~dab said... #

I like House-Autry's facebook page.

~dab said... #

I tweeted

Anonymous said... #

Sounds like a great product and I'll be anxious to try it soon.

Nancy said... #

Love to try!!

nlarma @ gmail dot com

Welcome To My Kitchen said... #

Please enter me in the giveaway Thanks! This would be great to try

Deborah Curran said... #

I would be very interested in trying these. thanks for the chance

Deborah Curran said... #

I tweeted here

Deborah Curran said... #

I joined your facebook page

Deborah Curran said... #

I posted on my facebook wall here

Deborah Curran said... #

my email is treetrout at earthlink dot net

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Cee said... #

This is an awesome giveaway! I love this product, has been many years since I have been able to get it.. Posted this on my FB page and also subscribed to your feeds.. Thanks again for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!/profile.php?id=1179433758

my email is

Niveditha said... #

Thanks for this lovely giveaway...i would definitely like to try the breading mixes...

SEWING SHAY said... #

What a nice give away! Would love to try these products

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said... #

love love love their white cornmeal!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said... #


Kristina said... #

I would absolutely LOVE to win this gift basket! I would have the time of my life with my kiddos cooking and eating EVERYTHING!

kristina -at- mamadivas **dot** com

Sharon said... #

Thanks so much for an entry into your wonderful giveaway! These products look wonderful!

Sabrina said... #

I would LOVE to try these products-they look so good! :)

Rhonda said... #

I read about this on Southern Plate yesterday and actually bought a box of the Pork breading yesterday afternoon! I was excited to read your post because I was hoping that I had made a good choice. Can't wait to try it! And, I would love to win the gift basket, too. :)

Anonymous said... #

I already love the hushpuppy mix. Can't wait to try the other products.

Anonymous said... #

I can't seem to find any one around here that sells this, but I would love to try it. Please enter me in your contest!!

Susan said... #

Would love the basket of yummies.

Rose Adcock said... #

How exciting ! I would love to win and try them. Good luck everyone !!

Nan said... #

Recommended to your blog by Christy Jordan. Really neat info. I am linking you on my facebook page, Nan Bixby

Nan said... #

I have liked House Autry Facebook page

Alison Zulyniak said... #

Thanks! I love reading and finding out about products through blogs. I just made fried chicken last night!

I've tweeted the contest as well!

m-jgasper said... #

YUM! It all looks good! I would love to try!

Rebekah said... #

I have never tried this. But, mmmmmmm...hushpuppies!

socaldinah said... #

I located the stores near me and will certainly give this a try!

susie said... #

THe pork chops looked great! I usually have the same problem with the breading not sticking.

jezinthekitchen said... #

My word, those chops look delicious! I hope I can find these mixes at the grocery!

connie said... #

Would love the win the gift basket! thanks for a chance.

connie said... #

became Facebook Fan of House Autry Mills.

Anonymous said... #

Great giveaway, I would love to try their product!

cdziuba said... #

This is a wonderful giveaway, hope to win for my family.

cdziuba said... #


cdziuba said... #

House Autry Facebook fan carol p dziuba

cdziuba said... #

I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page carol p dziuba!/profile.php?id=752204468&v=wall&story_fbid=122505531125455

JC said... #

I would be very excited to get these products. I really enjoy your blog.

mamadana said... #

This would be great to try out, thanks!

Karen said... #

I would love to try this product!

anniebakes said... #

welcome back! these products look fabulous!! i would love to try them out,


dpinyan said... #

I am always excited to try new products. I would love to try these.

dpinyan said... #

I am always interested in trying new products and would love to try these. The gift basket is very pretty and practical.

Oklahoma Granny said... #

I'm always up for a giveaway that involves food. Thanks for the opportunity to try (for me) a new product.

Cathy said... #

Great basket!

CherrieScraps said... #

Love the House Autry Mills products - they make the best Country fried steak in the world!!

Kim Seaton said... #

This sounds great. I love reading your recipes and have cooked several.

ace said... #

Enjoy your Mommy's Kitchen so much. The recipes are great.Never tried the breading mixes but the look good.

Laura Clemons said... #

I have found that Sweet Bay carries Autry Mills products in Florida..very excited to give it a try....thank you for posting the coupon too!

Laura Clemons said... #

said....oops, I forgot to leave my email :) said... #

Would luv to give these a try! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and experiences! You've brought so much to my kitchen!!! My family thanks you! :)

Nova's Mom said... #

Please add me to the drawing! I'd love to give them a try.

Patty said... #

Thanks for the chance to win. We don't have House-Autry products around here. They sound yummy!

Rita said... #

Just found you thanks to Christy Jordan/Southern Plate. Glad she sent me your way!!! Love them hushpuppies, lol.

Rick & Michelle Coburn said... #

Would love to win the basket of goodies! I enjoy trying new things in the kitchen. I am also a HUGE fan of your blog! I cook up your dishes all the time and my husband loves them too! If you ever publish a cookbook I will DEFINITELY get it!

Susan B said... #

Wow, I would love to try these products! Love your blog! By the way, I am your neighbor in a close suburb!

Kristiane said... #

Can't Wait to try the products. Would love them even more if I win them. Your porkchops look great!

Kristiane said... #

Joined the FB fan page

Kristiane said... #

Posted on FB.

Thanks for the Chances.

Anonymous said... #

I absolutely love House of Autry I have the chicken mix in my cabinet right

Anonymous said... #

Daily Tweet:

Wendy said... #

YUM!! Everything sounds soooo good!

Melissa said... #

I joined House Autry fanpage on facebook.

Melissa said... #

Would love this!

Mzzterry said... #

Would be thrilled to win this gift basket!
thanks for the chance.

mzzterry at suddenlink dot net

Lindsey DeWoody said... #

This stuff sounds awesome!

Anonymous said... #

Haven't tried this brand, but looking forward to trying it..

Texicana said... #

The porkchops looked great and I love the fact that you could smell the celery seasoning. I'd love to try these products.

Linda Lamb said... #

I love coating mixes to bring something different to the table and would love to win a package such as this. I live in a rural area that doesn't get new products until they are long past new and even then may not ever get it in our stores.

kathleen heck said... #

Being a Califonia girl I would love to try out some of wonderful
southern products!!!!

kathleen heck said... #

Oops! Left out my email address-still would to try out this product!!

kathy heck said... #

would love to try these fun products!!

Ann said... #

I am a fried chicken eating and cooking up kinda girl! I love down home cooking! I would love to win this wonderful and delish basket!

Ann said... #

I just joined your fan page and I shared too on Facebook!

Angela Akinniyi

Ann said... #

I've tweeted!

tamathamc said... #

I haven't tried their products yet but I have a coupon now so will definitely be looking for them at the grocery store


i want to win...please and thank you!


amy p said... #

would love to try these out.

Tina said... #

The pork chops you made look delicious!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

Tina said... #

I have become a fan ofHouse-Autry on FB.

Elaine said... #

Everything looks yummy!

The Village Haven Farm said... #

Looked at there site - all recipes look so yummy!!!

Colleen C. said... #

Just love the gift basket. Never tried the product but printed the coupon and can't wait to check the stores for it. Thanks for another great giveaway.

Colleen C. said... #

I became a House - Autry Mills Fan on Facebook!

Colleen C said... #

I posted a link to your page for the giveaway on my Facebook page!

Hali said... #

I love this!

Anonymous said... #

Love your website...I have made the Honey Lime Grilled Chicken several times and my family loves it! The Basket looks fabulous!

Losing the Fat said... #

I'd love the opportunity to try these products. Anything to make like a little easier with a new baby in our house is a plus!

Anonymous said... #

@I'm from Oklahoma and love those products!!!!!

Stephanie said... #

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I hope I win!

Stephanie said... #

Joined the House - Autry Mills Facebook Fan Page (Stephanie Petty-Grant)

Stephanie said... #


Lori said... #

What a great giveaway!!! I would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for all your recipes!!

Rhonda said... #

Been catching up on the blogs (working puts a crimp in my browsing)and House-Autry has fine cornmeal (YES!)...going to order that this week. Along with the hushpuppy mix.

FYI, you are in a picture over on Tartelette. Utah looks to have been a fun time.

Jennifer Neyland said... #

Looks great, would love to win :)

Bill said... #

I tweeted and Facebooked it!

cavitybuster said... #

I would love to try all the items in this gift basket! :)

Kelly @ Ruby Begonia said... #

I hope I win!

Benita said... #

This is an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the possibility.


Amy said... #

I'd love to give these mixes a try!

carsonsmom26 said... #

I was sent over by Christy Jordan!!
I would love to try out this product! My family loves hushpuppies!

Thanks for the chance!
Saving your site to my favorites! Can't wait to try your recipes out!

The Worthy's said... #

It's always nice to try something new with dinner. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

The Worthy's said... #

daily tweet:

shweetpotato said... #

Hope you had a good time here in Utah :) Id love to try these samples, the picture you have up with the pork chops and mac n cheese looks SO good, Id love to post how I like it on my blog too :) thanks so much for a chance to win :) Carm

shweetpotato said... #

oops forgot my email addy :) thanks again, Carm

Aubrey said... #

Sounds Good! I'd love to try them!

Sandra C. in Moulton, AL said... #

I'm looking forward to trying these House Autry Mills products. I respect your and Christy's opinion. I have reposted already thanks to my sweet friend Bill G. on facebook.

Tina said... #

I would love to be entered in this!
TF the op!


angelhomemaker at yahoo dot com

Loyce from Texas said... #

LOVE your site! I've told many of my girlfriends to stop off here and take a look. I live in the Panhandle of Texas. I've been picking from my garden already and have been enjoying it greatly. I haven't heard about Autry Mills products until now. I'll have to look at my Wal-Mart here and see if they carry it. Would LOVE to win this basket, just LOVE to cook, and of course I'm a "Southern Cook", love that butter!!

☺lani☺ said... #

Just dropping by to say hello! Happy Summer!

Mary said... #

We love House Autry here in NC! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Mary said... #

Joined the House Autry fan page on FB!

Anonymous said... #

Cool giveaway !!!! Would love to try the breading mixes.

Rebecca said... #

I have never seen this brand but will def. be on the lookout.

Ann said... #


Hannah said... #

Wow, it sounds and looks like a yummy gift basket!

Juliannajones said... #

great giveaway! thanks!

the country cook said... #

What fun looking products! I have never heard of them before, but it sounds like something I would love. -

Anne Ardoin said... #

I love being able to keep up with you through Facebook!

Anne Ardoin

Amber said... #

YAY! I love to try new stuff!

amberflenniken AT yahoo DOT com

Pam at Daysong Reflections said... #

Would love to win the gift basket. Just saw a couple of House-Autry items at my local Kroger this morning. Can't wait to try.

pam(at)daysong (dot) com

Delphina said... #

These look amazing!

Delphina said... #

I "liked" them on FB

Anonymous said... #

Daily tweet:

Amanda said... #

I have only used House-Autry to make corn bread and I'd love to test out their other products. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

buckeye7081 at gmail dot com

Amanda said... #

I also liked House-Autry on Facebook (Amanda Davis) - Thanks again!!

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said... #

HORRORS! The closet store that carries House-Autry food products is, well over 100 miles away -- in Phoenix! I do want to try these products -- they look wonderful!

Lana said... #

Please enter me in your giveaway!

Lana said... #

I joined the Autry Fanpage

Ann said... #


Linda said... #

What an awesome giveaway!! Thanks :)

Nan S. said... #

Yum! Sounds really good.

zacharonimom said... #

Wow, what a great giveaway! I have used the hushpuppy mix, and just love it!! Can't wait until giveaway day to see who the lucky winner is! :)

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ms joy said... #

looks good!!


Anonymous said... #

Umm that pork chop looks good.


hfsjr243 said... #

Being a Southerner, it's always interesting to try what some people call Southern cooking. This would be great to try.

Lindabee said... #

Sounds like really good products. Hope I win and can give them a try.

Melissa said... #

Would love to win this basket. Have always used the chicken and fish breader!

Lindsay said... #

Oh! This looks great! I'd love to win! I hope you had a great time at EVO - I wish I could have gone! : )

Lindsay said... #

I'm their facebook fan (Lindsay Martin).

Lindsay said... #

I tweeted.

Dawn said... #

This looks so good! I would love to try it.

Denise said... #

Please enter me in this wonderful giveaway. Thanks. said... #

I'm fairly new to your site and I really enjoy it. Lots of great recipes . . . good home cookin'. I'm interested in trying the House-
Autry Mills products. To be honest, this is the first I've heard of them, but they seem to be readily available in my area. Thanks for entering me in your contest !!

Anonymous said... #


~Mo~ said... #

I hope I win, I would love this!

Joan said... #

Hi Tina, looks like you had a great time on your trip! That gift basket looks awesome not to mention alot of fun trying the mixes!

Have a great and safe 4th!


P.S. Joined House Autry fan page!

jsc123 said... #

I live in NC but have never purchased House Autry products. They look and sound delicious.
We use breading on a lot of foods including pork chops, chicken and fish. And make numerous cakes of cornbread a week. So I would definitely love to try these products.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.


jsc123 said... #

I am a fan of House Autry via Facebook as JIll Myrick.


Jackie said... #

I would love to try the Buttermilk Corn Bread Mix. Thanks for the review and giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

Anonymous said... #


Anonymous said... #

These look very tasty! Thanks!

Brandy Barber Bates said... #

Wow...what a great giveaway!
BrandyBates at gmail dot com

Chrissie said... #

I always knew you were destined to do great things with your love of cooking. Our Coupon chix has flown to coop to start her own flock!


Charlotte said... #

******************* Wow - I live in Oregon - far, far away from a store that carries these wonderful product! ************************* would love to win so our family could have a Sunday meal that Rocks or perhaps rolls(=***************

Charlotte said... #

******************* Wow - I live in Oregon - far, far away from a store that carries these wonderful product! ************************* would love to win so our family could have a Sunday meal that Rocks or perhaps rolls(=***************

purplelover04 said... #

i would love to win this a try this

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

purplelover04 said... #

im a fan on fb name erica best

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

purplelover04 said... #

i tweeted

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

Carolyn G said... #

Oh how wonderful. I would love to try these products!

Carolyn G said... #


Carolyn G said... #

Follow Autry Mills on Facebook: Carolyn gonzalez

sharonjo said... #

I used the Store Locator, but there are no retailors within 500 miles of me! Obviously I live in the middle of nowhere! (South Dakota)These sound like great products; I'd love to try them. Thanks for the giveaway!

sharonjo said... #

I like House Autry Mills on facebook.
Sharon Olivier

sharonjo said... #

I tweeted!

~JEWEL~ said... #

I haven't heard of nor tried this brand. Since my hubby is from Texas I could use some Southern help with my meals!

herblady said... #

I would really love to win this because their stuff looks yummy!
Thank you for the chance to win!

~JEWEL~ said... #

posted on my facebook profile

~JEWEL~ said... #

I Joined the House - Autry Mills Face book Fan Page
Julie Cowart

~JEWEL~ said... #


Jennifer Pruett said... #

I have to say I love you blog. I have had it bookmarked for a long time. Our first recipe we used of yours was your Jello-pudding pops. Thank you so much for sharing all you do! I am now a new fan of you page on facebook too.

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