Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reader Recipe Round-up 6-22-11

So many folks posted on the Facebook Wall last week about the dishes that they had made, I wondered if the rest of the readers would enjoy a compilation post showing who made what, and what adaptations that they made - so I posed the question to the readers, and they said yes!

Blogs, and particularly food blogs, have kinda exploded in growth since I first started doing this myself, so I realize that y'all have many choices for recipe sources - and limited time. Thank you for making Deep South Dish one of your choices to visit! It thrills me beyond words when you let me know that you've made and enjoyed one of my recipes.

I also took a quick cruise through the comments for the past week and tried to find the scattered ones where you mentioned making a site recipe, but please accept my apologies if I happened to have missed you. I hope to feature one of these every so often as I can, so I'll try to do better on the next round-up. Here are some Deep South Dish recipes that readers shared they made, and what they said about making the recipe - I hope that you enjoy the round-up & hopefully we'll see more of these in the future.

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Lara Leigh Curry Ward used the marinade from my Baked Chicken with Honey Orange Glaze for pork chops and said, "Just wanted to share about one of your recipes... I am now using the marinade from your Baked Chicken with Honey Orange Glaze to marinade pork chops for the grill.... I substituted the orange juice with a can of pineapple juice and added some light brown sugar and green onions, marinade the pork chops for at least an hour and use the leftover to baste. My husband said it is his new favorite!! Thanks for the idea!"

Erica Ham said she made the "Buttermilk Biscuits, and your Special Occasion Mac and Cheese. They are ridiculously praised for being delicious."

Lisa Roberts Birdsong said "I have made two of your banana pudding recipes and not one bite was left! Your recipes are always easy to follow. Thanks so much!!!"

Fast Moving Angel said, "I made your banana cake with quick caramel icing on Saturday for people who don't do chocolate. Absolutely yummilicious -- there's nothing left :-)"

Carol Bennett-Wallace said "Thanks to you I now (after 20 years) can fry GREAT okra!!!!!"

Marsha P Collins made the Beef Tips over Rice and said she "let it simmer all day and it was fantastic. Thanks for posting!!! My Mom who was a fabulous cook used to make it too. Enjoyed an excellent meal on Father's Day." Deba Johnson said, I made the Beef tips and had them with noodles,,,, It was great!! Next time I'm gonna try it with rice. So easy to make too,,, thanks for the recipe!
Amy Giddings said, "Just wanted to let you know that I made your Blueberry Heaven Pie, and it was delish! Actually I made it with blueberries about 1 1/2 weeks ago, and then a few days ago, made it with blackberries. With the blackberry version, I tweaked a bit. I used one can of Oregon brand blackberries, and one basket of blackberries from the fruit stand! I also doubled the cream cheese layer, and cooked for 30 min. instead of 20! Thank You for the wonderful recipes!!!! :)" Mike Kendrick our resident cake maker said, "Mary, I made this blueberry pie yesterday from your recent post a few weeks back. The only thing different, I use fresh blueberries that I picked Sat. and made it for my step-son. He said it was great.."

Lesia McKee Hays said about the Frozen Watermelon Margaritas "These are DIVINE! Had them about a month ago and ready for more!"

Tammy Davis tried the Old Fashioned Creamed Squash and said "It is delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!" Jodi Amber Gourley said she "made the Creamed Squash (again) last night with some homegrown crookneck from my brother's garden! Yummy as always (and my sis stuck around to have some before going home 'cause she knows how good it is)!" Carla Broyles the reader who inspired me to create the dish to begin with, made it too and said "I would hug your neck if I could. I made your creamed squash recipe tonight and it was even better than I remember! Thank you soooooo much!!!!!."
Sara Foster made the Skillet Lasagna and said "About to have warmed up leftovers of your skillet broken lasagna! Made it last night." It's a favorite of Dianne Diffey Ledet too, who said "This is SOOooooo good! Makes too much for just the hubby and I ... so I divide it up and freeze just enough. Just pull one out of the freezer on a busy day!" and Kathleen Ziriakus Mccart said, "This has become one of my favorite pasta dishes! So simple and so satisfying...thank you!"

Renee Amicon made the Overnight Cold Pressed Iced Coffee and said "I have this is my fridge now!!!! I ♥ this stuff!!!!"

Jen Johnson Myers made the Cheesy Garlic Bread and said "I'm about to put your cheesy garlic bread in the oven! I thought it would go well with fried backstrap and squash from my garden :-) My husband's mouth was watering as he watched me stuff mozzerella cheese into the loaf of bread and cover it with butter/garlic/parsley! YUM!"

Becky Triplett Brown made the Batter Fried Shrimp and said "Had this last night and I can honestly tell you this was the best fried shrimp I have ever cooked! Thank you for posting :)"

Renee Amicon made the Beef Stroganoff for her hubby for Father's Day and said "He was so very happy!!!!!! Thnx for all of the yummy recipes that you post, your "da bomb"!!! =)"

Austin Lee Watts Jr. made the Crockpot Coca-Cola Roast and said "I used the slow cooker recipe for the eye of round roast with the most wonderful gravy. We substituted Diet caffeine Coke instead of the Classic Coke. We had mashed potatoes with gravy and fresh squash casserole.(right out of the garden). Thanks again I'll be using plenty more recipes in the future."
Nan Bixby made the Homemade Pizza Dough and said "Just wanted you to know we made the pizza tonight. Dough recipe is wonderful. I use a jelly roll pan to make it in because we do "sweep the kitchen" toppings and the recipe was more than enough for one. Easy and quick also. Thanks :)"  Tbyrd Mira also made it, saying "Made this for lunch today....soooooo yummy! great recipe! TY"

Christi McGovern said the Apple Cream Cheese Dessert was on the menu at her house again. "I made it a couple of weeks ago, and it is delish!!" Linda Bennett also made it and said, "I made your apple and cream cheese dessert yesterday, and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper!"

Billy Jones made the Old Fashioned 7 Layer Salad and Creole Meatloaf and said "I'm getting Maria to cook me your creole meatloaf with the tomato gravy and your 7 layer salad... i made the salad of my favorite things in this world===>7 layer salad.... i'll let you know how the meatloaf turned out.......yummy!"


Wynona Scott made the Easy Cheater Cinnamon Rolls and said "Made these this morning. Ohmygoodness....sooo yummy!"

Donna Ford Keith made a variation of the Crockpot Creole Chicken recipe and said "I used this same recipe, but instead of chicken, I used eye of round steak and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!"

Brandy Schriver and Catherine Lemoine made the Country Style Pork Chops in Gravy and Catherine said "Made this for my grandchildren last night...I thought they would lick the pot. They just kept saying, "Granny, this is awesome..!!!" Made some smothered corn, rice and cold sliced creole about good, sha.....LOL"

Doug Jeffers made the Crunchy Saltine Chicken Tenders and said "Ok.....Fired up and making your chicken strips tonight. They will be awsome I'm sure!!! I cant tell you how many recipes I use from here and are now a permanent part of our home menue...My grandparents were from Arkansas and I grew up with this kind of cooking. Fantastic job and keep em coming! Thanks.."

Jackie Baltrun made the Watermelon Strawberry Granita a second time and said "Made the granita with half the simple syrup and with some cantalope (didn't have enough strawberries). Really good!"
Wendy Pollard Ritchie made the Homemade Beef Sliders and said "We had these last night (AGAIN) lol. No one argues with this dinner! I made 2 (13x9) pans, using 2 one-pound packs of 80/20 ground beef. I used dried minced onions, seasoned salt, and pepper. Served on King's Hawaiian rolls. YUM! Hubby loves taking them for lunch, too." Arletta Baggett Freeze also made them saying "I made these today and I'm eating now!!! OMGOODNESS!!! SOoooooooo goooooood!!!!!!!" and Cecilia Fell Schott said, "We make these up for appetizers for 4th of July! Everybody loves them!"

Emily Ashline made the Bacony Chicken and Rice Bake and said, "Super easy and very yummy. I love one pan meals. I also served it with some broccoli on the side. Thanks for sharing."

Jennifer Broughton Sones said, "I made your Spicy Sweet Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts using boneless, skinless breasts. I made them for a family who had just had a baby, and they LOVED it! Thanks for sharing."

Jessica Neal Pretus made the Shrimp and Macaroni Salad and said, "Made it this weekend for family in town. They went crazy for it!! Such an easy summer recipe. Definitely my new "go-to."

Janis Weatherly O'Kelley said "Just wanted you to know that I made the Layered Squash and Tomato Casserole with bacon and cheese.....Oh MY!! Thanks!! It was a big hit. It goes in the special cookbook!!" Betty Lawford said, "Gave the recipe to a friend over the weekend and she cooked it and said it was wonderful--going to try it myself tonight!!"

Mandy Aldebol Ethridge said "Yum-yum! Sippin' on a vodka slush and the southern style baked beans are in the oven! Your blog is my favorite thing on the internet!!! Thanks for all the yummy recipes! Not a week goes by that I don't try another recipe! Lots of faves!"

Jane Morgan made the Pot Roasted Chicken with Bacon and Potatoes and said "Just did this for dinner tonight- and as usual for any of Mary's recipes it was so good!! Got the thumbs up from the two kids and warmed the kitchen up nicely, bit chilly in Oz at the moment!"

Jamie Bates made the Pineapple Lemonade Sangria and said "Okay okay, I haven't made this in a month or so, so I am gonna make it today. Off to Walmart to pick up some frozen lemonade ;) I have been thinking about making it nonstop for a few weeks now. Once you try this, your Sangria Blanca recipe searching will be over!" and Deena Ramsour Davidson said "I've made it twice -- delicious!"

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Helluva31 made the Braun Bon Brown Good Smothered Potatoes and said "OMG, I made this on yesterday for dinner for the hubby and I. This morning I took the left overs and made an omelet with them. All I can say is HEAVENLY! I'm from the New Orleans surrounding area so I chose to use Manda's smoke sausage. The only thing I did different was season my potatoes all together before creating my layers. Look forward to trying some other recipes from the site. Thanks"

M made the Old Fashioned Bread Pudding and said, "I have never made bread pudding. I searched cookbooks and on-line to find a recipe I felt comfortable using. This was Fabu!!! Yummy!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I followed it down to the tee what you suggested. Brilliant."

mamamash made the Pot Roasted Chicken and said, "I made this for supper tonight and it was phenomenal. The buttery, bacon-y potatoes were a hit with all the boys, and there was nothing left but bones on the chicken. Really one of my top favs from this site!"
Thanks y'all so much for your sweet comments and for taking the time to come back and post your thoughts about the recipes you've tried. It really means the world to me - thanks so much!

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