Thursday, November 19, 2015

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Butter, brown sugar and marshmallows….pour over popcorn….that's it!     easy...

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
9-10 marshmallows
12 c. popcorn.

1. Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Add marshmallows.
2. Microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn.

So good that I didn't get to take a picture!  When I make it again.. I'll be sure to snap a pic before it gets gobbled up.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Gator Bites with Homemade Remoulade Sauce

Photo by Mrs. Scales

Oh my word...  Alligator is probably one of my favorite meats.  Seasoned, fried up and dipped in remoulade - DELISH.  ...and surprisingly simple.

Easy peasy.  
  • Lightly season your bite size gator tail meat with Tony Chahere's Creole Seasoning (or Old Bay) 
  •  toss meat in some Zatarain's Fish Fri.  
  • Deep fry until golden brown.  
For a dipping sauce you can use ranch or a creole remoulade sauce.  I homemade the one in the picture but I honestly don't remember what all I put in it.   When I make it again I'll update this post.

Gator can't be bought in many parts of the country because its just not available and its a 'southern' thing being that alligators are specific to that region.  But lucky for you, alligator and other southern specialty meats can be bout at an only cajun grocer I've provided a link for you below.

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Threw together some tartar sauce tonight because i hate the sweet store bought stuff.  If you like your tartar sweet get a bottle at the store.  If you like it tasting like Captain D's (or another non-sweet kind)... here you go.  Sorry, in advance but i didn't measure this recipe either... did all "to taste"  - I'm old school like that.  I'll measure next time..

Real Mayonnaise   (a few table spoons - it was just me and my husband)
Dill Relish - NOT sweet relish (you can use sweet if you like that sort of thing)
Garlic Powder (a generous shake)
Old Bay Crab Boil Seasoning (optional)
Onion, chopped
Salt/Pepper, to taste.

Directions:  Mix all.  :)

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Homemade Guacamole

Made some delicious guacamole tonight so I have to jot it down so I don't forget what I put into it.  I didn't measure anything and only used one avocado because its just me and my husband, so I am sorry in advance for no exact measurements... everything is pretty much "to taste".

  • 1 perfectly ripe avocado (not too green, brown and very slightly squishy- best i can describe, lol)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Rotel (since i was using only 1 avocado i only used a couple spoonfuls of rotel) You can replace Rotel with salsa.
  • Garlic and/or garlic powder, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste, omit if you dont want a little spice
  • Onion, chopped  (again, since i only used 1 avocado i did not use a whole a quarter of a regular sized onion)
  • Onion powder, to taste

Slice around the avocado - keep the seed - helpful tip to keep guacamole from going brown is to put the seed in the bowl with the fresh made guac.  :)

Spoon the avocado into a bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients :)  Stir/mush with fork.  Put the seed back in.  Voila!!!!  You've got guacamole!!   Adjust seasonings to taste.  Serve with chips.  MMM..

We ate ours faster than I could take pictures...soooo, Ill get pictures next time :) :)

Way too many smiley faces in this post.  :)

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