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Hi, Y’all I’m Heidy Linn McCallum the quirky, sometimes nerdy, food history loving, writer, recipe developer,  food photographer, and cook around here on The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch Blog. If you love learning to cook Traditional Southern recipes or better yet devouring delicious Iconic Southern recipes, Comfort foods, and reading about the fabulous history behind the recipes you love eating, you have landed on the right page.I launched The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch Blog back in 2013, sharing family-friendly, Iconic, and traditional Southern favorites among family and friends. By mid-2017 my family blog has developed a huge fan base of those seeking the art of cooking delicious Southern Favorites and the history behind them.

My husband Ben grew up on Southern Foods, so of course I like to serve up his favorite recipes such as Chocolate Grits n Berries, Chocolate Gravy with Bacon, Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Egg Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Tomato Pie, Collard Greens, Black-eyed Peas, Spicy Fried Chicken, Fried Dill Pickles, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Milk and Honey Corn on the Cob, Cornbread, Fried Okra, and so forth and so on.Southern food- The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog (1)Southern cuisine has an amazing historical foundation because of the amazing influences of so many unique cultures coming together during the early settlement of the United States. It’s truly an amazing combination of Native American, African, French, Spanish, Greek, Scottish, Irish, English, and a few other cultures.

On the other hand, I was brought up in a family household where both delicious Italian-American Comfort foods and Southern foods were served during meals so you will also find me sharing a few of my favorite Italian-American family recipes as well on the blog from time to time to spice things up a bit.Italian-American Dishes- The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog

Currently, I moved back to Florida after living in Mississippi near the Tennessee border for the last year.  At heart, I’m a Florida girl who loves the year-round warm temps and bright sunshine. I hope you enjoy reading about some of the interesting histories behind the recipes I make and our family enjoys. If you have any questions or comments be sure to voice them in the comment section I love to hear from Y’all, so don’t be strangers feel free to introduce yourselves.

Current News/Work

Holiday Leftover Hacks with Pepperidge Farm® Stone Baked Artisan Rolls #adHey, Y’all right now I am working on a sponsored project for Holiday Leftover Hacks – Delicious day-after Thanksgiving Sandwich #AD with Pepperidge Farm® Stone Baked Artisan Rolls. Feel free to check it out and grab yourself a recipe hack for leftovers this Thanksgiving. Let me know what you think! I ❤ hearing from Y’all!

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I finished the project for the French Ministry of Area culture awhile back; but feel free to check out my post titled, “French Wines, Cheeses, Salad, and Vegetable Tian Recipe” If you love celebrating Bastille Day, French Wine, Cheese, and Vegetable Tian recipes, you are totally going to enjoy this project. Be sure to let me know what you think or what you enjoyed in my comments section.

Thanks for stopping by!

Heidy L. McCallum



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