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What's Cooking Behind The Shades - I need some regional help for the SuperDuperBowl ! 
Jan. 26, 2010 5:15 am 
Updated: Feb. 7, 2010 1:26 pm

Good morning - As we all know the New Orleans Saints are going to be playing against the Indianapolis Colts in the SuperDuperBowl down in Miami on Sunday February 7. Now picking out different apps or dishes to make to represent New Orleans & Miami is like shooting fish in a barrel. It's coming up with something to represent Indianapolis or the great state of Indiana that has me bamboozled & perplexed. So far the only Indiana things I can think of  are Corn, Milk, the Indy 500, Breaking Away, Hoosiers, Notre Dame & the Touchdown Jesus. Not exactly an "In the know" type of list, is it ?

So here is what I need from you - HELP !!!! If you have a recipe idea, I would love to hear it. If you have a theme or an inspiration I can steal & follow, bring it on. Thanks and there will be pictures & prizes on game day.

That's what's cooking behind the shades for now - 12 more days until kickoff

(Quick update - corn dogs seem to be getting some love so tell me how to change them up a bit - batter ? sauce ? dog ?)
Jan. 26, 2010 6:19 am
Hi there...I do enjoy reading your blogs. If you haven't chosen a drink yet, I have an idea for you. It's my personal recipe for a kicked up margarita. http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62188260/jimmy-buffett-boat-drink-margarita/detail.aspx I hope you enjoy!
Jan. 26, 2010 6:48 am
That looks like one kickbutt drink -I may have to find a wy to incorporate some tequila into the cooking too thanks for stopping by
Jan. 26, 2010 7:19 am
When I googled Indianapolis food, breaded pork tenderloins kept coming up. Maybe??????
Jan. 26, 2010 7:28 am
I would have to jazz them up a bit - don't you think ? someone else suggested corn dogs over on twitter. Thanks for stopping by
Jan. 26, 2010 9:57 am
I posted tenderloins and corn dogs on your last regional football food blog. And loose meat hamburgers.
Jan. 26, 2010 12:13 pm
and I am leaning toward the corn dogs - I just can't make them without a twist - any suggestions ? And thanks for coming back.
Jan. 26, 2010 4:37 pm
It's just too bad that the Vikings couldn't have won. You would have loved that wild rice soup! Good luck with your recipe endeavors.
Jan. 26, 2010 10:49 pm
Well Doug, you could make your corn dogs an Indiana/Cajun fusion! Tonight at the store, I noticed that Johnsonville now makes andouille links. Use those in a jalapeno corn batter. Or shoot, use boudin!
Jan. 27, 2010 5:01 am
MN Nice - will still have to try the soup another time but I was leaning toward honoring the state fair and deep frying something really bad for me - thanks for stopping in again - is Brett coming back ?
Jan. 27, 2010 5:02 am
mimosa - Thanks - I think you may have just nailed it - I may also try a sweeter variation for my 2 that won't try spicy food....yet. Thanks for stopping in
Jan. 28, 2010 5:07 pm
Check out my "Packer Fan's Chili":
Oh when the Saints....
Jan. 29, 2010 10:22 am
that looks really good - we still have a lot of winter to go - thanks the recipe and thanks for stopping by
Feb. 2, 2010 11:44 pm
I love lobster corn dogs. You could use shrimp (prawns) too. I noticed on your newly published recipe that you added to it. If you click the My All Recipes tab above and in the box on the right click My Submitted Recipes, next to your published recipe click the ? email AR and ask them to add those changes to your recipe. They are VERY good about doing it. Have a great day ;)

Feb. 7, 2010 1:26 pm
Hi Doug, When I think of Indy, I always go for some good 3-Way Chili. While it's not an Indianapolis Creation (it started in Cincinnati) Indy is home to several "Skyline" Chili restaurants. check it out here [url=http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Laurens-Cincinnati-Chili/Detail.aspx]Lauren's Cincinnati Chili[/url]
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My mother decided early on that her sons would never have to rely on someone to feed them so we all learned to cook at an early age. I really started to branch out when I moved out west to Denver, SF & Dallas. Combine that with extended business travel to Louisiana & my growing love of spices and you get a real mix of flavors.
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Love to make cajun food with my favorites being crawfish pie, alligator stew & alligator chili - I go nuts on Super Bowl Sunday
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We didn't have a lot of traditions per se but you could count on pancakes or waffles on sundays - dad making scrambled eggs twice a year on christmas morning & mother's day - veal parmagiana on christmas eve, Thanksgiving with Grandma Matthews and any menu of your choice on your birthday. We weren't a spicy family so I learned a lot of good strong basics in the kitchen from Mom that I have carried over into my cooking today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to experiment with variations of dishes I try around the country. My biggest success is here on allrecipes where I had 2 recipes published in the same cookbook - Southwestern Turkey Soup & Curried Carrot Soup. I think my corn muffins are a great starting point and my alligator chili has become a much requested Super Bowl favorite.
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There have been a few times in the past where I tossed everything and took everyone to a restaurant instead. I'm not too proud to say my cooking is awful when it really is.
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