Southern Food

Southern Food

From-Scratch Recipe: Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti is an old Southern favorite that isn't really "spaghetti" at all. Traditional recipes include Velveeta processed cheese spread, canned cream of mushroom soup,...(more)

Southern Recipe: Hoppin' John

Hoppin' John is a classic Gullah dish made with field peas and rice. Often tomatoes, onions, stock, and pork fat are included for flavor, and...(more)

Southern Food History: What is Hoppin' John?

Hoppin' John is a classic Gullah dish made with field peas and rice. Often tomatoes, onions, stock, and pork fat are included for flavor, and...(more)

Seafood

Fantastic Seafood Recipes: Pan-fried Haddock

This pan-fried haddock dish is quick and easy to prepare when you are pressed for time. It goes well with rice, mashed potatoes or couscous. Add a fresh garden salad for a balanced lunch or dinner. A refreshing glass of white wine is the perfect complement for this meal. Add your favorite dessert for a truly delicious and satisfying meal....(more)

Southern Seafood Recipes: Stuffed Clams Casino

Clams casino is a zesty seafood dish that has its origins in Rhode Island. It is popular along the East Coast of the United States, especially in the South. Southern dishes, such as this clams casino recipe, place an emphasis on comfort food and seafood blended seamlessly together. The following recipe is a simplified but delicious take on stuffed clams casino. This specific stuffed clams casino recipe is perfect for entertaining or an elegant weekend meal....(more)

Southern Seafood Etouffee Recipe with Shrimp

The word "etouffee" actually means "smothered" in French, and in this recipe the shrimp is smothered with a variety of delicious ingredients. Etouffee is a Cajun or Creole dish that hails from New Orleans and it is normally made with crawfish. This recipe is made with shrimp, since crawfish can be a little difficult to find in some areas, whereas shrimp is more available. Etouffee is a very old recipe that was made in the bayous of Louisiana with a roux of flour and chicken stock to make a thick, stew-like consistency. The following is a Creole shrimp etouffee recipe that smells as wonderful as it tastes....(more)

Snacks

Hooters Buffalo Wings

Do buffalos have wings? No, Buffalo, New York is actually the place of origin for this popular Super Bowl finger food. It was actually an experiment restaurant owner Teressa Bellissimo conducted when she had to feed her friends a late night snack and only had chicken wings. She just deep fried them and served them with buttered chili sauce and bleu cheese dressing. The experiment turned out to be a huge success and has become a favorite finger food across the country. So whether you are cheering for the Bills or the Dolphins, here is how you can make this fan favorite....(more)

Simple Southern Hot Chocolate Recipe

Nothing warms better in the cold, dark months then a hot cup of light and creamy hot chocolate. It's rich, chocolaty taste is savored and welcomed when the temperature outside is low. Hot chocolate has been around since the Mayans and has stood the test of time as a sweet treat and a comforting drink.There are numerous variations and concoctions of hot chocolate, but this recipe highlights the purity of the chocolate with a little bit of spice along with it. This recipe is especially popular with people in the South....(more)

Oatmeal Cookies: Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

Oatmeal cookies and baking powder go together. Oatmeal cookie recipes call for baking powder or baking powder and baking soda. Differences exist between baking soda and baking powder. They are not interchangeable if you want the same results every time....(more)

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