Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet

Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to a bubbly perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.

If you live near the Olive Branch Mississippi or Memphis area chances are you may have visited the Hunan Chinese Buffet on Goodman Road, it’s the Mississippi hot spot for lunch after church and always packed. There’s Crab Casserole on their American side of the buffet table that my mom loves so much. Every Sunday after church she piles a little on her plate and devours it, proclaiming it to be really good.Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is a combination of crabmeat, cabbage, celery, sweet red bell peppers, mild cheddar cheese, cream cheese,sour cream, mayo, soy sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a touch of seasoning. The Copycat Crab Casserole from Hunan Chinese Buffet is then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven for about 30 minutes.I decided while my mom was at work I would make the Copycat version of Hunan Chinese Buffet and surprise her tonight; it turned out delicious. It only took me about 40 minutes from start to finish to make it’s so simple and quick to put together and only needs to bake for 30 minutes. Continue reading

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Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore }

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore } looks very impressive on the dinner table, but really it’s so simple and easy to make. All you’ll need to make this delicious tasting Hunter-Style Chicken is chicken thighs, flour, olive oil, onions, chopped red bell peppers, plum tomatoes, green olives, fresh minced garlic, red wine, chicken stock, thyme, fresh basil, a touch of oregano, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore } is an old traditional Italian dish that combines the harvests of local gardens and the surrounding forests of Italy . However, there are many authentic versions of this popular rustic chicken dish depending on the area of Italy you are visiting. If you are making Chicken cacciatore in Southern Italy,  red wine is most likely used in the sauce, and if you visiting  Northern Italy, then you may find they tend to use a white wine. You may also notice rabbit being used instead of chicken in this dish.

Hunter-Style Chicken {Chicken Cacciatore } looks impressive but really it's so simple and easy to make. All you'll need to make this delicious tasting Hunter-Style Chicken is chicken thighs, onions, chopped bell peppers, tomatoes,fresh minced garlic, kosher salt, freshly ground pepper, red wine, olive oil, flour, thyme, fresh basil, and a touch of oregano.Did you know not all Chicken Cacciatore recipes have tomatoes in it, and that it was a traditional Italian dish that hunters could easily make in the field if they needed to cook a meal? That is why you will find some recipes on Pinterest or the web vastly differ from one another. I like using tomatoes in mine so my recipe will call for the use of tomatoes today y’all. Continue reading

Mexican Rice with Corn

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.

When we were children my mom used to make Spanish rice, which really is somewhat similar but yet different. I learned to make Mexican Rice with Corn from a friend of mine when I moved to South Florida and totally fell in love with her fabulous version of Mexican Rice with Corn.

Mexican Rice with Corn is a flavorful yet simple and utterly delicious Mexican-Inspired recipe that pairs well with almost any of your favorite Mexican Dishes; combining long grain rice with fresh green bell peppers, red bell peppers, Spanish onion, minced garlic, organic non-GMO corn, and seasoned to perfection with Mexican Spices.I love serving this recipe with my Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales, and even tacos on Mexican night. Trust me in this house we aren’t just eating this deliciousness during Cinco De Mayo or on Dia de Los Muertos, we are subject to have Mexican or Tex-Mex at least once every 2 weeks . Continue reading

Creamy Shrimp and Grits

Creamy Shrimp and grits are a deliciously iconic, Southern masterpiece, a wonderful cheesy comfort food, topped with a creamy sauce and succulent Gulf shrimp; cooked to perfection, combining a little old Southern tradition with a ton of creative flavor.

You’ll find this menu item served in Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and parts of Virginia. However, white grits, in general, may be served as a traditional breakfast item in any of the Southern States in the USA.

Creamy Shrimp and Grits by The McCallums Shamrock Patch Blog I’ll be honest, the first time I had white grits was on vacation with my parents in Tennessee; my first reaction to that beloved Southern breakfast item? UGH, I hated them and almost spit them out on the table. Yes, I know TMI, right? In my defense, I thought the grits were a cream of wheat when the waitress placed them on the table; they were not of course. Continue reading

Maque Choux

Maque Choux has always been one of my favorite traditional dishes of Southern Louisiana; combining corn, red bell pepper, onion, and  garlic, celery, tomato, thyme Crystal hot sauce and spices with a rich cultural background of Creole and American Indian influence it makes one fantastic side dish for your Cajun or Creole main dishes.

The ingredients are cooked in a pot or Dutch oven. Traditionally bacon drippings  were used for the braising stage. The vegetables are then left to slowly simmer until tender, with chicken stock as needed. Maque Chaux is finished with kosher salt and a combination of red cayenne, black pepper, hot sauce and a dash of sugar for greater flavor.

Maque choux

Maque choux is usually served as a side dish over rice; however, it can also be made into a main meal by using such as small pieces portions of chicken, sausage, shrimp or crawfish towards the end of the cooking process. Continue reading

Cajun Crab Spread

Cajun Crab Spread combines decadent crab meat, cream cheese, mayonnaise, Colby-Jack cheese, celery, red bell peppers, spring onions, Crystal hot sauce, Slap Ya Mama Cajun spices, and a pinch of thyme together for that perfect Cajun-inspired appetizer to serve at your next Tailgate party or get-together .

Cajun Crab SpreadTo always have an awesome Cajun or Cajun-inspired experience, you first must understand the importance of using the proper spices. Let’s talk a bit about Cajun spices used in Les Cadiens or les Acadiens Cuisine; cayenne pepper, paprika, onion powder, black and white pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cloves, dried basil and thyme are commonly used in Cajun recipes.
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Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore is 100% pure Italian rustic comfort food, right down to the braised chicken thighs, drumsticks, and sautéed red peppers with onions. Cooked to a pure Italian comfort food goodness in San Marzano tomatoes and quality dry red wine.

There are typically many variations of Chicken Cacciatore, based upon ingredients available in specific regions of Italy. For example, in southern Italy, cacciatore often includes red wine. While northern Italian chefs might use a white wine instead. Some versions of the entrée may use mushrooms, diced carrots, capers, or even green olives depending on the family recipe. You will also find that not all recipes for Chicken Cacciatore will contain tomatoes upon visiting Italy.

chicken cacciatoreNow, what is the meaning behind this deliciously comforting Italian recipe? Continue reading