Cornbread Dressing

https://youtu.be/L2P0WVLQal0 Ingredients: 6 cups finely crumbled Cornbread.  (If making cornbread from a mix, use 15 oz of the mix to make your cornbread.  And you will have a little extra cornbread to enjoy.) 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter 2 ribs celery (diced) 1 medium onion (diced) 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves, or 2 teaspoons (dried and crushed) 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage leaves or crushed 1/4 cup minced fresh-leaf parsley 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 cup milk 1 1/2 cups chicken or turkey broth 1 tablespoon salt 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the cornbread out on a roasting pan and cook until lightly browned about 10 minutes. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt 8 tablespoons of the butter and sauté the celery and onion until soft about 5 minutes. Add sage & thyme and cook for 2 minutes. In a large bowl stir together cornbread, and sautéed vegetables. Mix in parsley, eggs, milk and broth. Season the moist dressing with salt & pepper and mix well. Brush or spray a casserole dish with butter and add the dressing to the casserole dish. Bake 50 minutes.
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Deviled Crab Eggs

Ingredients: eggs, backfin or lump crab meat scallions, mayo cayenne pepper Instructions: Boil eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Remove the egg yolks. Mix egg yolk, crab meat, scallions, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper. Chop up real fine. Other seasonings can be added to taste, i.e. dry mustard. Place the mixture into the boiled egg whites.
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Good Ole Yellow Rice

Ingredients: 49oz can of chicken broth 3 cups uncooked Uncle Ben’s® rice 1/4 of medium green bell pepper (diced) 1/4 of medium red bell pepper (diced) or pimientos can be used as substitute 1 small onion (diced) 5 bacon strips seasoning salt ground black pepper table salt BIJOL® yellow food coloring Instructions: Cook bacon strips in a 3-quart pot on low heat (don’t burn the bacon). Once the bacon produces enough bacon drippings, sauté onions and bell peppers (don’t burn onions & bell peppers). Add chicken broth and let it come to a boil. Sprinkle seasoning salt, a dash of salt & pepper (season to taste). Add rice and 1/8 teaspoon of BIJOL® food coloring and let rice simmer for 20-25 minutes. Let rice sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Serves 6-8.
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Turkey Wings

Ingredients: 4 Turkey wings 1 Box Lipton® onion soup mix 2 Pinches crushed red pepper 4 Capfuls of vinegar 1-1/2 to 2 cups of water 1 stick of low or non fat margarine Instructions: Place Turkey wings in a deep roasting pan and salt pepper to taste. Mix onion soup mix with water vinegar and red pepper. Pour into bottom of pan. Cut margarine into small chunks and place around wings. Place into oven and heat at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours or until done. Note: This is a delicious low fat recipe for the health conscious.
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Beignets (French doughnuts)

Ingredients: 1/2 Cup butter 1 cup hot water 1 cup flour, sifted A good pinch of salt 4 eggs Powdered sugar Oil for deep frying 1 cup sifted flour A good pinch of salt Instructions: Drop 1/2 cup of butter and a good pinch of salt into a skillet containing 1 cup of hot water. Bring to a boil and add 1 cup of sifted flour. Stir and cook thoroughly until it comes together and pulls away from the skillet. Turn off heat and add 4 eggs. You must beat after each egg you put in. Now the dough is ready to drop into deep fat, which should have been raised to 375 degrees. As the beignets brown, they will turn over by themselves. Have some heavy brown paper laid out and dip them out and onto the paper as they are ready. Drain well and immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar. They must be served right away, usually with a castor of sugar on the table so that more can be added as your guests turn them over. Note: Goes well with coffee.
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Hush Puppies

Ingredients: 2 Cups Corn Meal 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1 Onion (Grated) 1/2 Cup Flour 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Egg milk (just enough to make dough) Oil or Fat for frying Instructions: Combine dry ingredients, mix well and make hole in the center. Add egg and milk to make a stiff dough. Shape into balls and drop into fat, fry until golden brown.
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Tamale Pie

Ingredients: 2 Cup Cornmeal 6 Cup Boiling Water 2 Tablespoon Fat (depends on how lean meat is) 1 lb Hamburger or ground Turkey 1 Clove Garlic, minced 1 Small Onion, chopped 1/2 Green Pepper, chopped 1 No. 2 Can Crushed Tomatoes 2 Teaspoon Salt 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder Water Margarine Instructions: Sift the cornmeal slowly into the rapidly boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until thick, about fifteen minutes and then salt to taste. Line the bottom and sides of a greased casserole dish with the mush, reserving some for the top. Brown the hamburger(gr. turkey), garlic, onion and green pepper in the melted fat; add Tomatoes, seasonings and enough water to allow the meat mixture to simmer about ten minutes. Turn into the mush lined casserole, putting remainder of mush over the top in broken pieces. Dot with margarine and sprinkle with additional chili powder. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) about thirty minutes.
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