What a blessing to have been raised in Memphis by a country cook who knew what she was doing. Good cooking was just a way of life in our household and among our extended family. My mother prepared the best fried chicken in Tipton County according to my aunts, uncles, cousins, and great aunts & uncles; I have no reason to doubt their words of praise. I saw at every family reunion whose chicken was the first to go.
And my mother wasn’t the only good cook in our house. My daddy was a master at the grill and could throw together a variety of tasty snacks inside as well. He specialized in oyster chowder & Bleu Cheese Dressing; and sitting down with Daddy as we built snacks of smoked oysters, cheeses, crackers, olives, and anything else he could scrape together was a banquet in itself.
Deep South Dishes (And a link to the Southern Rubin)
Sherry stumbled across a recipe for a southern alternative to the traditional Rubin. This is southern, as the name of the web site states. We're going to try this Rubin; we'll report on it later. In the meantime, browse the Deep South Dish site. Enjoy
Recipe Nutrition Calculator
Here is a rather neat service I discovered today. It's the Very Well Fit Recipe Nutrition Calculator. Just paste in your ingredients into the text box; then choose number of servings. Then choose the option to embed the label. Copy the code; paste it into a web...
Home-made Breakfast Sausage
We're trying to come up with an alternative to high-sodium breakfast sausage; and we figure the best way to get that is to make it from scratch. So, W started with Alton Brown's recipe. I cut his salt from 2 teaspoons to 1, which cut the Sodium from 14% to 8%!...
Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk
Sherry gave me this book in 1986. It's Jeff Smith's "The Frugal Gourmet." I've cooked a LOT out of this book. This dish is from Kenya. It's unusual to this southern guy's taste; but we like it. Try it! Ingredients 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled, and cubed 1...
Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage
Jimmy Dean’s Frozen Patties contain 560 mg of Sodium per serving. I found also, a home-made low-sodium sausage recipe here: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1369504 It comes in at a whopping 36 mg as compared to 560 mg for the Jimmy Dean ...
Camellia’s Black Eyed Peas
I adapted this recipe from a package of Camellia Black Eyed peas. The original recipe called for sage and thyme. Plus, it only called for onion and garlic. I added the poblano, celery, and carrot. I liked the texture achieved by cooking the vegetables in a...
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