Okra. Some say it’s slimy, some say it’s the best fried vegetable on any southern table. I would have to agree with the latter. However, I have found a different recipe that is a cross between country and creole. Continue reading to transform a casserole into seafood gumbo.
How many of you sold lemonade at a childhood stand? How much money did you earn? If you’d had these recipes at such a young age, you might have made more! How many books did you read that made you think that a glass of lemonade would quench any thirst? If the old way didn’t quench that thirst, then be sure to try these!
The first year of my marriage, I was very excited to prove my abilities in the kitchen to my new husband. As such, I brought many of my mama’s and my husband’s mom and grandmother’s recipes with us to Auburn, AL., where we were still in school. One of the first I decided to try was Mama’s Meatloaf.
One of our favorite appetizers is the “Bloomin’ Onion” from Outback. I was so excited when I found this recipe on Spoon Fork Bacon. The baby size onions make a great option for an appetizer night at home.
I have to warn you. These pictures are graphic and for adult cooks only.
Do you know the legend of the Mardi Gras King Cake? I confess, that I didn’t until this year. I have lived in Mardi Gras territory for almost 1/2 of my married life; but, have obviously been hit in the head with too many parade beads and moonpies.
My grandmother did something that most southerners would say made about as much sense as tits on a bull. ;0 She made her cornbread in an aluminum cake pan. Horrors!!! Although, she may have never made her cornbread in a cast iron skillet, my nanny definitely passed the southern cornbread test.
I did a brief survey on Facebook, asking my friends what their first thought was about fruitcake. One in particular described it as a “brick-like-thing,” which made me laugh out loud. So, how do you describe fruitcake? Is it a dessert or a doorstop? The response on Facebook was almost unanimous. “YUCK!”