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Oyster Casserole

This traditional Southern dish is delicious, and a favorite in any season. Buy nice, firm, fresh oysters -no canned ones for this treat! The book this recipe comes from is one of the finest books on Soul Food and Southern Cooking there is. 1 cup coarsely crumbled saltine cracker crumbs 1 quart shucked fresh oysters […]

Red Beans & Rice

This traditional recipe is about as Cajun as you can get without being in New Orleans! It’s spicy and soooo good! I b. dry red beans 4 quarts water 2 meaty ham hocks 8 cups beef or chicken stock 4 bay leaves 1/2 tsp. thyme 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. black pepper 1 lb. […]

If you’re not feeling adventurous, you can substitute shrimp for the Craw fish; if you like lobster, though, you’ll love these little critters the Cajuns call “Mud Bugs”! 2 pounds cooked, peeled craw fish (or shrimp) 1/4 cup butter e, melted 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped sweet onions 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 […]

Best Ever Pot Roast

1-boneless beef pot roast, about 3 pounds 4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp garlic powder 1 TBSP minced onion 2 TBSP broiled steak seasoning 2 TBSP oil or butter 1 cup red wine Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste Let roast soak in Worcestershire sauce for 2 minutes on each side. and reserve […]

This is a traditional Southern feast on New Year’s Day. It’s a wonderful blend of rice, black-eyed peas, and ham that will make you happy all year. 1 1/2 cups dried black-eyed peas 6 strips salt pork or bacon, diced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cups cooked rice Salt and pepper to taste Dash of […]

Rick’s Favorite Meatloaf

Brown Sugar-Ketchup Glaze: 2 cups ketchup or chili sauce 4 Tablespoons light or dark brown sugar 4 teaspoons cider or white vinegar Mix all ingredients in a small bowl; set aside. Meat Loaf: 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon broiled steak seasoning 1 teaspoon […]

Chicken Pot Pie

The roots of this traditional Southern classic go back a long way. Recipes for poultry or beef baked in a pastry crust can be traced back to Medieval times in the British Isles.. The term “pot pie” originally referred to the cooking method (cooked in a pot) rather than to the dish itself, and first […]

4 pounds pork spareribs 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup orange juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt Heat spareribs and enough water to cover to boiling in 5-quart saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or […]

Tuna Casserole

8-ounces egg noodles 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas 1 (8-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup milk 1 1(2 1/2-ounce) can tuna, drained 1/2 cup plain or seasoned breadcrumbs tossed with 3 tablespoons melted butter -or 1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers tossed with 3 Tbps. melted butter or margarine Heat the oven to 375 […]

8 pork chops 3 cups bread cubes 1/4 cup diced celery – sauted lightly 1 cup chopped oysters 1/2 cup oysters liquor 1 cup diced onions 1 cup crabmeat 2 eggs Salt and pepper to taste Combine all dry ingredients with crabmeat, oysters and eggs. Mix as you would any bread stuffing. Place about 1 […]