|Slow cooked pork roast in an incredibly tasty gravy, using Coca-Cola Classic and an envelope of onion soup mix. Great for chicken and beef roasts as well!|
Monday, March 3, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|Sriracha Spicy Baked Jumbo Shrimp - shrimp marinated in a spicy sriracha sauce and baked.|
Sriracha Spicy Baked ShrimpThis recipe was intended to be somewhat of a take on classic New Orleans BBQ shrimp, but with a barbecue flavor infusion instead, which is exactly what New Orleans style BBQ shrimp is not.
I know. Confusing isn't it? You can read more about the New Orleans style version on this post, which explains it a bit more.
Hot pepper sauce is no secret to the Deep South and many Southerners are well familiar with the North Carolina based Texas Pete® family of wing and hot sauce products. While Sriracha hot chile sauce may be a bit more elusive here in the Deep South, though some of us certainly are familiar with it and do use it, it is certainly highly popular all over the world, including here in the United States.
Friday, February 14, 2014
|Texas style chili, made with a roast, loads of sweet and hot peppers, stewed and Rotel tomatoes and beef stock and beer if you like, heavy on cumin and chili powder and thickened with a slurry of masa harina.|
Texas Style ChiliI think the major differences in Texas style chili over what most of us know as chili, is that it is most often made from chopped beef off of a whole roast, like a braising roast, or even venison, rather than ground beef, or heaven forbid, chicken. There are more chilies, whether they are reconstituted dried, powdered or chopped fresh, and it's heavier in cumin and chili powder for heat and never, ever beans cooked in.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Update! Congratulations to Patsy who said...
"I'm from Mississippi too. I live in Laurel. I would love the book of poems of Mississippi." ~Patsy H.Patsy left me her email so she's already been contacted. Thanks so much everybody for participating!
Except for the distinct connection between poetry, romance and food, this post today isn't directly related to food, but with Valentine's Day approaching us, I wanted to share these books of poetry by one of our Mississippi treasures, Patricia Neely-Dorsey. You may recognize Patricia by her widely popular poem entitled "Southern Life" that has often been shared around the net.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
|Enchilada Casserole, layered with crushed tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, and a sauce of ground beef, onion and garlic, cream soups, green chilies and enchilada sauce.|
Enchilada CasseroleI would imagine there must be a thousand different ways to make this Tex-Mex style casserole that uses tortilla chips instead of corn or flour tortillas, and I've tried quite a few of the variations myself. This recipe was shared by one of our readers Cindy, who gave me permission to share it on our recipe sharing Facebook page. Cindy's version of this popular casserole was the best tasting of all that I have tried.
Friday, January 31, 2014
|Hot Pintos and Cheese Dip (Texas Trash) - made from refried beans and onion, sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasoning, red sauce and both pepper jack and cheddar cheeses.|
Hot Pintos and Cheese Dip (Texas Trash)There's a dip that's being passed around Facebook called Texas Trash Warm Bean Dip. I have no idea why it has that name, but it passed by my timeline so many times that I decided to give it a whirl. I mean if you love beans, and especially refried beans and bean dips, how can you lose with beans and cheese, right?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
|Winter Peach Cobbler, made with canned peaches and a sugar and flour crumble.|
Winter Peach CobblerWhen I went to make some spiced peach halves recently, I accidentally opened a large can of sliced peaches, so I thought it would be a great time to put up this version of peach cobbler. As if any Southerner would need an excuse for a comforting pan of warm peach cobbler, slap in the middle of winter, right?
I call this a winter cobbler because it's intended to be made when peaches are out of season, though I see no problem with using canned peaches or frozen peaches any time of the year frankly. It is especially excellent when made with peaches you've home canned yourself, though store bought canned peaches are delicious too.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Cabbage Patch CasseroleWow. Has it been cold enough for y'all? Good grief.
I know it's been pretty cold all across the nation with this recent Polar Vortex, but we've had some record breaking temps in the teens even down here in the Deep South along the Gulf Coast. I'm so glad that this frigid weather is finally gonna be moving along though, because I don't think I could have taken it too much longer. We just don't get along with that here in the Deep South. Thank goodness relief is on the way!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
|A breakfast casserole made with eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy.|
Egg, Biscuit and Sausage Gravy Breakfast CasseroleThis is another one of those recipes that's been making the rounds on Facebook for awhile, made with canned biscuits, a packet of sausage gravy and eggs. Nothing wrong with that!
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