Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice, the traditional Monday night supper in New Orleans, originated as an early version of crock-pot cuisine which was actually started the night before it was served. Women sorted, washed and soaked dried red beans Sunday night. Early Monday morning, the beans were put on the fire where they simmered slowly for …

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Ginger Spice Cookies

Baking with spices can create mouthwatering flavor combinations that are good any time of the year. Spice cakes and cookies are particularly popular during the holidays, because of the warm flavor they impart. Crystallized ginger gives these cookies a spicy flavor and a slightly chewy texture. Adding this recipe into the holiday cookie rotation will …

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5 Ideas for How to Eat Goat Cheese

Goat cheese comes in many delicious forms, the most common being a soft, tangy cheese that is easy to spread and very versatile, lower in fat and higher in protein than cow’s milk. These ideas focus on how to use the common, soft variety of goat cheese that comes in either a pyramid or a …

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Best Dips & Spreads for Crackers

The perfect party offers your guests delicious finger foods and leaves you free to enjoy yourself. Here are 6 quick and easy dips and spreads to serve with crackers at your next party. Crab Spread 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 small cans crab meat, drained 1 bottle chili sauce In a small bowl, mix together …

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How to Make Homemade Crackers

Homemade crackers are more delicious, more healthy, and much less expensive than buying store bought varieties. But nothing beats the bragging rights you get when you tell your guests that you made these delectable morsels yourself. Simple Crackers Ingredients: 2 Cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 2/3 Cup warm water 1/3 cup …

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Southern Fried Chicken Recipe with Fresh Lemon Dipping Sauce

If you love fried chicken, are a fan of Buffalo wings and you’re looking for “something different” to try, this recipe is for you! This recipe is wonderful for football game day get-togethers, picnics, tailgating or as an appetizer. It also is great as a part of a larger meal. Southern Fried Chicken Wings Recipe …

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How to Make Salmon Patties

There is nothing better than a fried salmon patty except maybe two salmon patties. They are very quick and easy to make and even easier to eat. They go with just about anything. One good thing about them is that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make a good salmon patty. Here is …

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