Gulf Coast Seafood Stew

June 15, 2010

Ingredients: Serve a stew that really lets the light flavor of the shrimp, oysters, and crab shine. Fresh garlic, tomatoes, okra, celery, and green onion add bright color and a tasty crunch to the dish. Add a crusty roll on the side for dipping. 3 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour […]

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Spanish Bean Soup

April 10, 2010

1/2 pound garbanzo beans (chickpeas), dried 2 quarts water 1 tablespoon salt 1 ham bone 1 beef bone 1/4 pound salt pork, finely diced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 potatoes, peeled and cut in quarters 1/2 teaspoon paprika Pinch of saffron Salt to taste 1 chorizo (Spanish sausage), sliced in thin rounds Wash garbanzos. Soak […]

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Strawberry Pecan Cake

April 9, 2010

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 3 cake pans. Mix the following ingredients: 1 box white cake mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 cup coconut 1 box strawberry jello 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup veg. oil 1 cup pecan Bake until toothpick comes out clean. Topping and filling 1 stick butter […]

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Mississippi Chocolate & Coffee Cake

April 8, 2010

For the Cake: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch salt 1 3/4 cups strong brewed coffee 1/4 cup bourbon 5 oz unsweetened chocolate 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the Chocolate Icing: 6 1/2 ounces semisweet chocolate 4 1/2 tablespoons butter FOR […]

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Cornbread Salad

April 7, 2010

Leftover cornbread (at least 4 cups crumbled) 2 cups bottled ranch salad dressing 2 15-ounce cans kidney beans, drained 1 large tomato, chopped ½ cup diced red onion ½ cup chopped yellow bell pepper 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled Put half the crumbled cornbread in the bottom of a […]

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Chocolate Gravy

April 6, 2010

3/4cup sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa (Droste cocoa Dutch-processed) 4 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Mix sugar, cocoa and flour together in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, slowly adding milk and butter. Stir constantly to remove any lumps that form. When the mixture reaches a pudding-like consistency, […]

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Spring Chicken Casserole

April 5, 2010

2 cups sliced mushrooms 3 leeks, white part only, cut in strips 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup half and half 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1-ounce package dry onion-mushroom soup mix 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 4 chicken breasts, about 1 1/2 pounds […]

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Shrimp Dijon

April 4, 2010

3 pounds cooked, peeled large shrimp Old Bay Seasoning 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots 1/2 cup tarragon vinegar 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup olive oil 8 tablespoons Dijon mustard 4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes(I use less) 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Freshly ground […]

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Sweet Southern Peach French Toast

April 3, 2010

1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 3 Tablespoons peach juice One 29-ounce can sliced peaches 6 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 Tablespoon vanilla 1 loaf French bread, sliced Topping: 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter 3 Tablespoons peach juice or maple sugar Drain peaches and reserve syrup; set aside. In a saucepan, […]

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Simple Scallopped Corn

April 1, 2010

1 can regular corn (undrained) 1 can cream corn 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 stick butter (melted) Mix together and put in a casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45 mins. or until golden brown around the edges. It’s a great hit with the kids and perfect for taking to […]

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