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Side Dishes

Limping Susan

1/9/2006 meps 1

Limpin’ Susan is a Southern relative of Hoppin’ John. 3 slices of bacon, chopped 2 C okra, sliced 1 C rice 1 C water Fry bacon and okra in a skillet. When the okra is […]

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Quick Breads

Boston Brown Bread

1/9/2006 meps 1

Makes 2 loaves, but if you have a large enough roaster, you can easily double it. 1 C rye flour 1 C cornmeal 1 C whole wheat flour 2 t baking soda 1 t salt […]

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Barry's family

Cajun Jambalaya in the slow cooker

1/8/2006 meps 1

This flavorful recipe comes from Julie Miller, Barry’s sister. We had it with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, but Melinda’s XXX would be even better. Serves 8. The smaller amounts allow it to fit in a […]

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Desserts

Lemony Lemon Bread

1/8/2006 meps 0

This was somebody’s family secret recipe. Luckily for us (unluckily for them), the person died, so it’s OK to pass it around. 2-1/3 C sugar 1 lb butter, softened 6 eggs 2-oz bottle lemon extract […]

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Articles

Let them eat (king) cake

1/7/2006 meps 0

On the feast of the Epiphany, January 6th, my husband’s mother baked a cake. Not just any cake, though — a king cake. It came from a fancy mix we’d picked up a couple of […]

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Articles

What’s your lucky food?

1/1/2006 meps 0

Until I reached adulthood, New Year’s Eve was a lame holiday. If I was lucky, my parents would stay up with me to watch the ball drop on TV, otherwise, it was a dud. I’d […]