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Reviewed Easy Shepherd's Pie

Jan 6, 2015 in on

A good beef pie but stop calling this dish shepherd';s pie. There is no lamb in this recipe. Shepherd';s don';t tend to their herds"."

Reviewed Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs/Wings

Dec 31, 2014 in on

Made with nice size legs. I added 1 2/3 tbl of chili sauce and a tbl of corn starch ( no oil added) with the other ingredients and marinated overnite. 350 degrees for 1 hour and 375 degrees for 15 min marinating every 20 min during cooking time. Caramelized to perfection. Believe the corn starch helped the sauce to stick to the chicken better."

Reviewed hoppin' john

Dec 26, 2014 on

Used this with some of my mom's ideas. Boy, was it good. Add mustard greens, hot sauce and rice. If you can add Everglade Seasoning to the greens, you have uncovered a Southern secret! (ES is available at Walmart in the South) but don't add too much it is powerful!

Reviewed Vincent Price Pickled Oysters

Dec 25, 2014 in on

If Vincent Price thought it was good, who am I to argue! His cookbooks are the best ever written. Served these for Christmas Eve and the whole room cheered! Made the short drive down to Panacea, Fl and got the fresh ones right off the beds as they came in!"

Reviewed massaged kale salad

Dec 25, 2014 on

,,Loved it! We added dried cranberries for a Christmas touch with a hard boiled egg and sesame seeds

Reviewed Ultimate Lobster Mac and Cheese

Dec 24, 2014 in on

I made this with imitation lobster since my wife refuses to put real lobster in anything but unclarified melted butter. We both just loved it. We are trying it out on other family members tomorrow as a side dish for Christmas dinner."

Reviewed Vincent Price's Chicken Sweet and Hot

Dec 18, 2014 in on

I have VP';s cookbook since ';77. I have worn it out! I used about 5lbs of chicken pieces and we love this chicken and make it on a regular basis. I agree with barbie66 and use orange juice concentrate with a table spoon of Frank';s Hot Sauce. Tabasco has never cut it for us for flavor. It just taste like heated vinegar."

Reviewed wayne's award winning maryland crab soup

Dec 6, 2014 on

Wayne's last name is World!

Reviewed Shirley's Sweet Potato Souffle

Dec 3, 2014 in on

Made as directed but cut sugar to 1/2 cup. Served for a lunch gathering today and I could have gotten away with not washing the baking dish. All Gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Heroin Chicken Tenders (One Taste and You're Addicted)

Dec 2, 2014 in on

Cut the salt and oregano and you have a real winner. We like garlic, so when we make this recipe for wings, we added garlic pwr."

Reviewed Southern Style Pinto Beans

Dec 2, 2014 in on

These are really good and it does need smoked meat to top it off. Badia Spice Co. used to make a Pinto Bean Spice mix but have not seen it in the stores for a few years .I started to make my own and it does take the guess work out of getting the spice combinations just right. Beans are just beans until you get spice mixture just right. We eat a...

Reviewed fresh ham

Nov 23, 2014 on

c One suggestion, if you use a salt rub, don't brine the ham also. For those that could not manufacture any gravy, don't fret, fresh ham's don't produce a good gravy anyway. Once you skim the fat there is nothing left to use. We are not red-eye gravy fans anyway. To get a great crisp on the fat, remove the ham from the oven when the temp reaches...

Replied to Spinach and Bacon Quiche Recipe : Paula Deen : Food Network

Nov 9, 2014 on

With only 1 star, I guess you did not like it? Why did you make it if you knew it was not healthy? Did it just dawn on you after you tried one slice or did someone else make it for you and you were just being nice and had to try it so as not to be rude? I'm confused!

Reviewed Our Secret Sirloin Steak

Nov 6, 2014 in on

I punched the steak with a 24 blade stainless steel marinade device. This is a great help on less expensive cuts to get the sauce deep into the meat. Grilled 7 min per side and it was great. It changed my DW opinion on sirloin. Don';t change a thing."

Reviewed Stuffed Pork Chops in Mushroom Cream Sauce

Nov 6, 2014 in on

We used thick bone-in chops always and never do boneless. This is a great recipe and I would not change a thing. Putting salt and pepper in the pocket really worked for us."

Replied to Pan-Fried Trout Recipe : Anne Burrell : Food Network

Sep 23, 2014 on

,If you will put the coated fish in the freezer for 15 to 20 min then go directly to the hot oil no coating will fall off.

Reviewed steak florentine

Sep 19, 2014 on

I mixed the lemon juice with melted butter and poured over the steaks just before serving. I left the garlic, salt & pepper on the steaks overnight and the flavor just exploded. A really great steak!!!!!

Reviewed chicken fried steak

Sep 16, 2014 on

Another way to insure that the breading sticks to the meat (works for chicken also) is to place the prepared meat in the freezer for 20 min.

Reviewed white clam pizza

Aug 12, 2014 on

I wanted more clams, so I used 2 10 oz cans and about 6 oz of mozzarella cheese. This is a great white pizza. When we make pizza at home it is always white pizza. This will now go into our white pizza rotation.

Replied to chicken and dumplings

Aug 11, 2014 on really missed the boat on this one. This is gravy, girl. That's how most folks make gravy base to any recipe. Strike 3, kiddo!

Reviewed Baked Chicken

Aug 7, 2014 in on

We used Ted';s Montana Grill Seasoning Mix (recipe on internet) instead of salt & pepper. It has gotten to the point that it is so good we hardly use any thing else for beef & chicken. Great simple recipe and will be making it many times in the future."

Replied to Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Jul 30, 2014 on

You cooked it either too long or at the wrong temp. Don't believe I would have made that post about dry meat. Pilot error, sorry!

Replied to Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe : Ina Garten : Food Network

Jul 30, 2014 on

You can solve this problem by buying a farm raised turkey and not hunting for wild turkey's. Then you must clean the darn thing.

Reviewed almost-famous animal-style burgers

Jul 26, 2014 on

The 2 keys here is the mustard on top and that great sauce. Since trying this method about 6 weeks ago, we will always grill our burgers this way. Why did I not know about this years ago?

Reviewed garlic hasselback potatoes with herbed sour cream

Jul 17, 2014 on

Use a mandolin to get your garlic super thin. I also used baking potatoes. Great potato recipe.

Reviewed Beef Tips and Gravy

Jul 15, 2014 in on

This really does catch the flavor of true beef tips. I subbed in tomato paste for ketchup. Today';s ketchup has NO tomato taste, just a glossy, sweet jam IMHO. After browning the tips in flour I baked in Dutch Oven for 1/ 1/2 hrs at 300 degrees, covered. Added the onion and baked for an additional 1 hour. Last 1/2 hour I added the mushro...

Reviewed Vincent Price's Roast Pork Castilian Style

Jul 14, 2014 in on

I also used a shoulder roast instead of the fresh ham. I removed some of the fat prior to cooking. Everything else is just the same as written. I purchased his and his wife';s cookbook in ';77 and have about worn out the pages. Best cookbook on the planet."

Reviewed Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

Jun 25, 2014 in on

I coated 8 legs with oil then seasoned. On the grill over indirect coals with the lid on and the vents wide open for 55 min. (do not turn legs) Skin turned out just like fried chicken. The 2nd time you grill these add your favorite Bar-B-Que sauce the last 7-8 min of grilling time and then again at the table. If you want to Bar-B-Que a mess of...

Reviewed Luby's Cafeteria Baked Corned Beef Brisket W/ Sour Cream New Pot

Jun 25, 2014 in on

Any copy-cat recipe from Luby';s Cafeteria is always worth a try. This is no exception. I placed the beef on a rack and placed a bottle of Porter ale (dark beer) in the bottom of the pan. No need to boil CB ever again. Too bad the folks in Ireland never eat corned beef, they don';t know what they are missing.

If y...

Reviewed Gumbo

Jun 18, 2014 in on

This is very good but what happened to the File Gumbo powder at the very end? Never saw a Gumbo recipe without File Gumbo. I used bacon fat instead of oil, shrimp stock instead of chicken stock and of course okra. Follow this recipe and you won';t go wrong. You will double it the next time you make it, because it goes fast."

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