Happy Birthday, Elvis!

By: Liz Gray
Happy Birthday, Elvis!

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Food stylist: Stephana Bottom

©Hearst Communications Inc., 2010

Hearst Communications Inc., 2010

Happy Birthday, Elvis! The groundbreaking crooner would be 76 today. To celebrate, we're breaking out the sideburns, some records and a few of his favorite foods. Serve these meals fit for the King of Rock and Roll all day long.

Breakfast: A Classic Combo

It's no secret that Elvis loved what's now a classic combo: peanut butter and bananas!  Aaron McCargo, Jr turns the classic sandwich into breakfast fare with these Elvis Pancakes: two buckwheat pancakes filled with...well, you know.   Or, make these snack-perfect Elvis Waffles from Food Network Magazine ( pictured above.)

Elvis Waffles

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Lunch and Dinner: Southern Fare

As a good Southern boy, Elvis loved down-home classics, like this straight-from-Graceland recipe for Country Fried Steak and Gravy.  And don't forget the barbecue  -- Memphis-style, of course.  Pat and Gina Neely know a thing or two about Tennessee barbecue; make their tried-and-true recipe for Hickory-Smoked Ribs tonight.

Neelys Ribs

Pieces of beef and pork ribs with sauce, spices and a knife placed on a wooden cutting board

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Tara Donne, Food Network

Sweet Tooth: Elvis-Themed Desserts

Don't forget dessert! These banana-flavored cupcakes from a Cupcake Wars winner are decked out with chocolate and peanut butter frosting. Top each one with a mini-electric guitar and get ready to start humming. Or, mix up a decadent chocolate-banana milkshake.

The King of Cupcakes

Here's hoping Elvis's favorite foods get your friends and family, ahem, all shook up!  What are you making to commemorate the King?

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