Mississippi Madness with Mrs. Redeye Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2012)

Mississippi Madness with Mrs. Redeye

 
Apr. 27, 2012 1:55 pm 
Updated: Apr. 30, 2012 6:16 pm
Isn’t it always funny when you get to thinking, “What in the world did we ever do before _________?” The list of words that can be filled in here is no doubt endless – and different for each individual. Think about it – cable TV... cell phones... dishwashers...… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 22, 2012 12:57 pm 
Updated: Apr. 24, 2012 8:20 am
Well, first things first. We didn't have butter growing up. We had margarine. Sticks & tubs. Now to be honest, I didn't know there was a difference back then and I was perfectly fine with it. We'd fight over who got the "hat" (the little swirly part) in a new tub for our cornbread. It was… MORE
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Staci

Home Town
Brandon, Mississippi, USA
Living In
Madison, Mississippi, USA

Member Since
Nov. 2005

Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Reading Books, Charity Work

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About Me
I'm not so much a person who loves to Cook, as a person who loves to EAT!!! I'm "born & raised" in Mississippi, though I've lived other places and am thrilled to be back. Married to a good ol' country boy - Jim, aka "Redeye" - who's reluctantly become a good daddy to my sweet kitty, Tallulah Belle.
My favorite things to cook
Gosh, there are lots..... Gumbo (Yum!)or anything Cajun/Creole, pasta, grilling. I don't really bake, but that's because I don't have much of a sweettooth. Bring on the potatoes & gravy, please!!
My cooking triumphs
I'm most proud of our two-year run at the Ducks Unlimited duck gumbo-cookoff here in Jackson, MS. We won people's choice each year and had a ball doing it!
My cooking tragedies
Well, there have been several.... but the worst? The absolute WORST? That would have to be the first time I tried Chicken 'n Dumplings. I was in college & had my grandmother (Nanny) on the phone giving me her instructions, and well, you know how "they" are - "a little of this, not too much of that" - that's about the best you get as far as measurements go....... SO, first she forgot to mention I needed to use PLAIN flour (not self-rising), and she said to mix in shortening..... That's about the time they had just started making butter-flavored Crisco. And of course, I thought, well heck..... If regular's good, wouldn't butter-flavored be Better?..... Suffice it to say I ended up with a big pot of almost Neon-Yellow MUSH!!!! Seriously frightening stuff!!! I was horrified and my boyfriend & roommates were none too impressed. I guess that's why Domino's does such a good business. Oh well, lesson learned. BTW - my great-aunt later taught me how SHE made dumplings! Now I'm an expert, lol.
 
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