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  1. cover2

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    Best thing about yesterday (since the game was no fun) was we cooked catfish for my mother-in-law's birthday. Had a mix of filets and whole channel cats. Followed the recipe for the fried fish (lemon juice and Everglades seasoning) but crusted it with Louisiana mix. Three gashes of each side of the channel cats and all turned out nice, firm, and crispy. Made both homemade tartar sauce and cilantro-lime crema (in the recipes) and both paired nicely with the fish. Even fried a pint of oysters as an appetizer. Had fresh home fries, cheese grits, cole slaw, and hush puppies. Little Miss c2 made a sour cream layer cake with chocolate icing from scratch. All in all, we had a really good meal and were able to forget about the disaster in Arkansas!
     
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    I will try that this winter. I love some good chili. I also make lots of homemade soup in the winter. I experiment with different meats and veggies.
     
  3. grengadgy

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    Today I posted a recipe for "Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix"
     
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    Chocolate Chili


    INGREDIENTS
      • 2 pounds ground beef
      • 2 onions, chopped
      • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
      • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
      • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
      • 3 cloves garlic, minced
      • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
      • Two 15-ounce cans ranch-style beans, undrained
      • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
      • Two 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
      • One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
      • 4 cups tomato sauce
      • 2 cups beef broth
      • Optional garnishes: Sour cream, shredded cheese, minced chives

    INSTRUCTIONS
      1. In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the ground beef and cook for 2 minutes.
      2. Next, add the onions, chili powder and cumin, and stir together.
      3. Add the cocoa, garlic and jalapenos, mix together and cook for 2 minutes.
      4. Next, add in the ranch-style beans, cayenne pepper and oregano, and cook for another minute.
      5. Add the black beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth, cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

    NOTES
    Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese and chives if desired
     
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    Creamy Grits Casserole

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups uncooked regular grits
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 2 cups milk
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
    • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
    • 1 (10 oz) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1 (4 oz) smoked Gouda cheese round, shredded
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    Instructions
    1. Bring grits, chicken broth, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in butter and cheeses until melted.
    2. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into eggs; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
    3. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around edges. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
     
  6. grengadgy

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    Thanks Swamp Queen, let me know of changes that you want to make.

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    [​IMG] Creamy Grits Casserole

    A Christmas Brunch Recipe made with a southern staple. Make ahead and ready when your crowd is. Also great for dinner with fish, ham bacon and etc.

    CATEGORIES
    swamp queen, grits, cheese, casserole, brunch, breakfast



    INGREDIENTS
      • 1 1/4 cups uncooked regular grits
      • 2 cups chicken broth
      • 2 cups milk
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
      • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
      • 1 (10 oz) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
      • 1 (4 oz) smoked Gouda cheese round, shredded
      • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

    INSTRUCTIONS
      1. Bring grits, chicken broth, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
      2. Stir in butter and cheeses until melted.
      3. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot grits mixture into eggs; add egg mixture to remaining hot grits mixture, stirring constantly.
      4. Pour grits mixture into a lightly greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
      5. Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around edges.
      6. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
     
  7. Swamp Queen

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    Looks good to me! :swampqueen:
     
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    Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Greens Soup
    This hearty soup combines two lucky foods, black-eyed peas and collard greens, with vegetables and smoky ham. Enjoy on New Year's Day, or any day, for a satisfying, warming meal. Serve with thick slices of toasted crusty bread.
     
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    Hey gren, on the dip you added for me, I don't microwave it, I do it all on the stove in a pot after cooking the meat.

    I suppose one could microwave it like that, but that's not typically how I do it.
     
  10. grengadgy

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    Added the microwave as an alternate method.
     
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    Peggy's Dressing
    My sister's recipe . She died of cancer but was a diehard Gator fan.
    This requires a giblet gravy

    Dressing and Stuffings Makes 18 servings
    INGREDIENTS
    1 package Pepperidge Farm Stuffing (herb mix)
    1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (make according to directions)
    4 eggs (boiled and chopped up)
    1 cup pecans (chopped)
    2 small onions
    4 stalks celery (cut up)
    2 small jars pimientos (cut up)
    2 sticks margarine /butter (may want to use up to 3 sticks)
    Saute onions and celery in margerine/butter until translucent
    Crumble up corn bread and add the saute'd mixture.
    Then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    Place in baking dish and bake @325 for 30 to 45 minutes.
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Saute onions and celery in margerine/butter until translucent
    2. Crumble up corn bread and add the sauteed mixture.
    3. Then add remaining ingredients and mix well.
    4. Place in baking dish and bake @325 for 30 to 45 minutes.

    [Giblet Gravy]

    1. In a 2 quart saucepan, simmer the giblets, salt, pepper, bouillon, celery and onion
    2. in 1 quart of water for 40 to 50 minutes. Discard celery, onion and gizzard.
    3, Chop liver and neck meat and return to pan.
    4. Add chicken broth or if you have a turkey, use drippings (about 1 1/2 cups and 1 can of chicken broth).
     
  12. crosscreekcooter

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    Yeah this looks pretty good to me too. Think I might try to make it soon. A few years back we developed a condominium project on Edisto Island near Charleston. There was only one gas station on the island and this old black woman ran a restaurant inside and she was a hell of a cook. She was a Gullah, a direct decendant of the African slaves that were bought and sold through the slave market in old Charleston. She made a fried grits dish that was awesome.
     
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    I made an apple pie tonight. The crust was a little different than one I'm used to making. Rather than using butter, lard. or shortening it called for vegetable oil which meant I didn't have to cut the fat in. I haven't cut it yet because it's a little late. If it turns out ok I'll post the recipe. I was going to do a lattice crust but I rolled it too thin and it kept breaking on me so I just rolled a top crust.

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    A little German girl brought this to the office, it was great. I made it at home, it was still great

    CROCK POT CORN CHOWDER

    2 large carrots, chopped

    1 large onion, chopped

    4 large/medium potatoes diced

    2x14 oz cans of corn, drained

    2x14 oz cans of creamed corn

    4 cups chicken broth

    1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled

    1/2 teaspoon thyme

    salt & pepper to taste

    Cook in slow cooker for 5 hours on high

    Add:

    1x12 oz can of evaporated milk

    2 table spoons of corn starch

    Cook on High for 20 more minutes

    season to taste

    FOR SEAFOOD CHOWDER:

    replace 1/2 of chicken stock with fish or shrimp stock

    Add 1 1/2 lbs shrimp in final 20 minutes

    replace some of the evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk ( think of scallops and it's liquor from St Joe Bay)

    Both of these are simple and quite tasty
     
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    OK the apple pie I made last week wasn't what I hoped for. It looked good but in fact it was awful. The crust was heavy and the filling was undercooked, even after being in the oven at the start at 475 and then reduced after about 15 minutes to 350 for another 45 minutes. This time I cut in about 1 3/4 cups of lard and cold water with about a teaspoon of white vinegar. The apples I used last week were Granny Smith and although they were real beauty's they were tough and chewy. Tonight I used a regular 9" metal cake pan instead of the deep dish ceramic cookware and used 4 Red Delicious apples. I pre-cooked the filling long enough for the sugar, flour and cinnamon to melt and the sliced apples to soften and then added the filling to the crust. It's after midnight now so I won't cut it until tomorrow.[​IMG]
     
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    Last edited: Dec 14, 2016
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    That chowder looks good. Anytime you put a pound of bacon and corn together it's gotta be good, but It looks to me like it wouldn't all fit in a crockpot. I might try that in a larger stock pot and maybe add some Grands on top or a cornmeal dumpling. I gotta have bread.
     
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    I just ate a huge piece of the apple pie with some Cool Whip and unlike last weeks recipe it was marvelous. The only change I would make would be to add some sprinkles of Turbinado sugar on the crust after the egg wash.
     
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    That's a little over 3 qts of liquid so I think that you would need at least a 6 qt crock pot. I would fry the bacon in a large stock pot and then start adding ingredients and skip the slow cooker but that's just me .
     

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