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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 2018 my family blog has developed a huge fan base of those seeking the art of cooking delicious Southern Favorites and Italian-American Cuisine and the history behind the recipes.

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 on the blog.

Currently, I moved back to Florida last August after living in Olive Branch Mississippi, near the Tennessee border for over 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

Hey there Y’all, as you know I have been posting about every few weeks, however after taking some time to work on The McCallums Shamrock Patch blog doing updates to some of your favorite recipes, adding recipe cards, and more info, as well as starting to update old images, I am ready to get in the full swing of things again and share more wonderful Southern recipes and Cherished Italian-American family ones. Stay tuned for future updates!

After taking a few months off to work on the blog and update the backend of some of our favorite recipes, I decided to take a wonderful Campaign with Montchevre Cheese and if you enjoy Montchevre Goat Cheese, Heirloom vine-ripened tomatoes, Prosciutto, peppery Arugula, fresh basil, garlic, and warm balsamic I have a great recipe for you to check out. It’s so easy it’s ridiculous yet totally delicious. Drop by and see  the recipe for  Goat Cheese Tomatoes and Prosciutto on Ciabatta Bread

Summer is on the horizon Y’all,  Hosting the Ultimate BBQ is a priority in The South, so get those charcoal grills out, fire the coals up, and get ready for the biggest, most flavorful, juiciest burger on a Pepperidge Farm® Hamburger Bun you’ve ever had to date. Can you say, ” Darn Delicious?” Want some great tips for Hosting The Ultimate BBQ plus a Great Burger recipe for your next BBQ? Check out my newest work with Pepperidge Farm®.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with the Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse® Hearty White Bread and am loving all the great feedback on my Southern Ham Salad Recipe I did for them. I love sharing our family recipes that date back several generations so that they can be made in the future by Y’all. If you haven’t had a chance to check the post out you are missing out!

Southern Brunch Casserole with Simply Potatoes®

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with the brand Simply Potatoes® again. I had a total blast making and sharing my recipe for my almost famous Southern Brunch Casserole Y’all have no idea how darn good that recipe is. You have to try it ASAP, don’t get me wrong, bacon, fried eggs, buttermilk pancakes, and grits may be great Y’all, but this deliciously flavorful Southern Brunch Casserole will take your Brunch Game to a whole new level of Southern Goodness.

 

A few Iconic Southern Specialties to check out:

 

  1. Southern Coleslaw
  2. Chocolate Grits n Berries
  3. Chocolate Gravy with Bacon
  4. Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
  5. Southern Egg Salad
  6. Fried Green Tomatoes
  7. Southern Fried Green Beans 
  8. Southern Tomato Pie
  9. Collard Greens
  10. Cowboy Caviar
  11. Spicy Fried Chicken
  12. Fried Dill Pickles
  13. Green Gumbo
  14. Red Crawfish Gumbo
  15. Southern Banana Pudding
  16. Strawberry Pretzel Salad
  17. Milk and Honey Corn on the Cob
  18. Cornbread
  19. Southern Chicken and Dumplings
  20. Southern Baked Bean and Ground Beef Casserole
  21. Shrimp and Grits
  22. Hamburger Steaks Smothered in Gravy
  23. Ambrosia Salad 
  24. Watergate Salad aka Pistachio Pineapple Delight 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Much love and Kisses!

Heidy L. McCallum

 

 

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