Thursday, October 9, 2014

Divine Casserole

Divine Casserole, sometimes called simply Sour Cream Noodle Bake, is sort of a cross between baked spaghetti and lasagna in its flavor. Made with egg noodles tossed with a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese, layered with a tomato-based meat sauce and shredded cheese, it might just become a family favorite!

Divine Casserole

This is one of those casseroles that's been around forever and is found in almost every old cookbook I own, though it's got as many names as the cookbooks where you'll find it.

You may remember it as Sour Cream Noodle Bake, Sour Cream Baked Spaghetti, Husband's Delight, Italian Delight and I've even heard it called Godfather Casserole. I'm sure there are others I've forgotten. The only difference, as usual, is the variation in the amounts of the ingredients, and sometimes in the process. Typically containing noodles, most often egg noodles, but sometimes spaghetti, to which is added a layer of cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream or some combination of them, the casserole is then topped with a ground beef tomato sauce.


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

Buttermilk cornbread made with cheese, jalapenos, corn kernels and honey and finished with a honey butter glaze.

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

I made a pot of taco soup on Saturday. The weather was overcast and cloudy, dreary really... the kind of weekend weather that just makes you want to nap all day. Or get in the kitchen and cook something.


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Monday, September 22, 2014

BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf Minis

Mini meatloaves, made in a jumbo, Texas style muffin pan, with lean ground beef, the Trinity of veggies, barbecue sauce, topped with a brown sugar, Creole mustard barbecue glaze and finished with cheese.

BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf Minis

It's Fall y'all!! Well, so says the calendar at least finally, and while we've only "cooled" down a bit here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - mid to high 80s and some cooler nighttime temperatures - I'll take it!! This weekend was absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed it in its entirety.


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Peas and Pasta Salad with Tuna

Classic peas and pasta salad, made with tiny shell pasta and dressed with homemade buttermilk Ranch, spicy mustard, dill, red onion, cubed cheese, bacon and gently tossed with tuna fillets.

Peas and Pasta Salad with Tuna

Okay y'all. I know everybody's in fall mode, sharing their favorite apple recipes, and pumpkin recipes won't be far behind - if they haven't started up already. Heck, we're only in the high 80s this week here in South Mississippi, so that's practically fall weather here, far as we are concerned. But... I'm gonna squeeze in at least one more "summer" recipe before the calendar tells me it's officially fall.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Iced Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

Iced Refrigerator Cucumber Salad - a tart and crisp cucumber salad.

Iced Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

I'm not quite ready to let go of the summer and start up with fall recipes. Oh, I'm definitely ready to bid summer goodbye alright. To walk outside and feel that fresh, crisp fall air, the kind that sends a quick chill down your spine and requires at least a light sweater. I'm ready to turn off the air conditioner and get some relief from those high summer cooling bills. Maybe even open the windows and let fresh air flow through the house and put on a pot of hearty soup or chili. That's sure to be awhile yet here in The Deep South.


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Round up - Last Week's Top Recipes

Top Recipes Roundup from Deep South Dish


September has arrived! Summer is still with us of course, though most everybody considers it at least unofficially over at the close of Labor Day, when vacations cease and everybody is back to work and school. September 23rd marks the official beginning of fall this year and let's pray that some cooler weather comes along with it. Mercy.

Y'all liked the Labor Day Roundup of Dips, Burgers, Ribs, Sides & More post so much last Friday, and in fact, it was one of the top posts for the week, that I decided to gather up some of the other favorite recipes that were most popular on Deep South Dish in the past week.


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Labor Day Recipe Roundup - Dips, Burgers, Ribs, Sides and More

A round-up collection of great recipes for your Labor Day party.

Labor Day Recipe Roundup

It's kinda hard for me to believe that Labor Day, marking the UN-official end of summer, is just around the corner y'all!!


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Monday, August 25, 2014

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint Dressing

Fresh Fruit Salad tossed with a lime and mint infused simple syrup.

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint Dressing

Okay. I'm a gonna say it again. It is HOT y'all. Whew!

Magazines are arriving all decked out in the unmistakable colors of fall, loaded with fall baking recipes, chilis, soups and stews, and apple recipes are everywhere, even already with many bloggers. A Florida Sam's Club even has Christmas decorations out now. Yes. In August. I'm serious y'all!

And, while I'm so ready for some fall weather to show up myself, with the heat of 100+ feels like temps slapping us in the face everytime we walk out of the door here, well fall, I'm just not that into you. For the Deep South, fall won't come along for awhile yet and summer, like an unwelcome guest who stays just a little bit too long, is often still here far past the fall introduction anyway, so bring on the icebox desserts, frozen treats, summer cocktails and quick meals I say!


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Broccoli and Cauliflower Refrigerator Salad

Broccoli and Cauliflower Refrigerator Salad - Broccoli and cauliflower combined with chopped cabbage, carrot, bell pepper and red onion, tossed with a mayonnaise and vinegar dressing to make a fresh coleslaw that will last for days, making it a perfect refrigerator salad to have on hand.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Refrigerator Salad

Whew! It is hotter than hot here in the Deep South y'all. I'm still cooking... of course, we gotta eat no matter the heat, right? And yes, like most Southerners, I really don't have a season for the occasional treat of any of our Southern Classic recipes, even during the heat of the summer, though I do tend to lean more toward simple food on the outside grill, sandwiches and a lot of veggies and salads - in case you hadn't noticed from my summer postings this year.


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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Cold Corn Dip

A cold dip made with Mexicorn, cheese, green chilies, jalapenos, Rotel, mayo, sour cream, green onion and seasonings.

Cold Corn Dip

Football season has arrived! Well, it's really only preseason, but don't tell The Cajun that. It doesn't matter one way or the other, because to him, football is football and our television has been blaring the NFL Network for days now.


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