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Category: Main Courses

Spicy Classic Pan Fried Catfish

When you think of Soul Food, what food do you think of? Maybe BBQ Ribs and Fried Chicken? Or black-eyed peas and collard greens? Certainly you think of cornbread and peach cobbler! Well, did you think about Pan Fried Catfish? Yes, that’s right, that is the dish we were assigned to bring to Debbie and Phil’s Scrumptious Soul Food Gr8 dinner. Although frying fish was a first for me, I was excited to bring this classic southern…

Black-Eyed Peas. Soul Food…A Way of Life

I grew up on soul food. I can close my eyes and the aromas take me back instantly! Every Sunday at home or at my grandparents’, black-eyed peas would be slowly simmering on the stove. In the south, eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is said to bring good luck. Being African American, this side dish was on the stove early the morning of December 31st, and pretty much every single Sunday. A couple…

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Giggi’s Macaroni and Cheese

Sundays at Giggi’s, my Italian grandmother, the entire family gathered ’round her table and shared a meal together…every Sunday…every family member. When I moved to the left coast after college I missed those Sunday suppers. One day, I called Giggi and she patiently walked me through her secret formulas for my favorite dishes. We have those hand written cards to this day, her leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage and beans…

Cambozola Sliders with Bacon Jam

America’s favorite sandwich, the Hamburger, is honored today on National Hamburger Day. I made these sliders several times last summer because they are tasty and an easy Do-Ahead main dish. They can be made as a normal sized hamburger but the sliders are fun to eat and the perfect size for small appetites. The Cambozola cheese melts easily and is a combination of a French soft-ripened triple cream cheese and Italian Gorgonzola. Along with the tomatoes and…

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