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River Watch Week – New Orleans District Nosh

River Watch Week – New Orleans District Nosh

With the Army Corps of Engineers taking the Flood Fight 2011 – Operation Watershed downriver we will take a culinary tour of the affected areas:

Monday – Memphis District Munchies – Elvis Meatloaf
Tuesday – Vicksburg District Vittles – Mississippi River Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday – New Orleans District Nosh
Thursday – BBQ Byway
Fishy Friday River Style

Cheese Grits makes a soft landing for the bold regional flavors.

Cheese Grits makes a soft landing for the bold regional flavors.

Here are some city classics and country favorites to add to your dinner plan on days you crave upscale creole as well as those you need down home comfort Cajun.

Menu

Creole vs. Cajun

The Roots of Cajun and Creole Cuisine – There are no quick listings of the difference… it’s a history lesson… but worth the read.

John Besh’s Creole Seasoning – great combination that is light on salt.

Grillades: Cajun vs. Creole – Nice explanation of how this dish differs from North to South and from back woods to country fair.

Entrée

Crawfish Etouffee – works for shrimp as well.

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Posted by on 11 May 2011 in United States of America

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Entrée Entries

National Egg Salad Week – Entrée Entries

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global Ovals – Bauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Scotch Eggs

Dress up your Easter Eggs with a spicy wrapper.

Italian Asparagus and Egg Salad Recipe – Chicken and asparagus with tomatoes and eggs.

Scotch Eggs  – There are also baked alternatives (History of the Scotch Egg) to this simple grab and go dish that I was able to put together in less than 15 minutes.

Peruvian Triple Sandwich – Club sandwich with tomato and avocado sometimes made with Raisins and Pecans

Tuscan Summer Bread Salad Recipe – Panzanella

Kickin’ Texas Salad – Fritos, beans, and Catalina dressing make of a great pot luck use of hard-boiled eggs.

Freshly Baked Hard-Boiled Egg Pie – Potato and cheese pie with a couple of fresh and hard-boiled eggs to make a custard-y pie

Ham ‘n’ Egg Cream Puffs – Savory puff filled with a leftover ham and egg cream sauce.

 
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Posted by on 27 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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National Egg Salad Week – Cadbury Deviled Eggs

National Egg Salad Week – Cadbury Deviled Eggs

Welcome to a week-long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert FirstCadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes –  Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée EntriesScotch Eggs
Thursday – Global OvalsBauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Finished Deviled Cadbury Egg

Apple and Nut spin that didn't quite set.

We start this week through a journey of 3 blogs… When I saw a post on Bake Me Away! describing her struggles to create a deviled egg twist on a Cadbury Crème Egg Cupcake that was based on a review of an Irish cup cake shop on Cupcakes take the Cake I thought… hmmm… creating a frosting filling isn’t that hard.

She had limited the amount of powdered sugar based on the taste and the structure suffered… my solution was simple… add more powdered sugar until the texture matched a butter cream and all would be well. I offer my attempt as a starting place for anyone else looking for a quirky way to cut the sweetness and spark some conversation around these seasonal treats. Once I tried starting to get the filling to not run I worked in my refrigerator.  The tray never left the fridge, but the filling would not set.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Pick your favorite nut and chili combination.  The original called for peanuts and cayenne, but I chose pecans and chipotle. Use any style of food coloring that you have on hand.  I use Wilton’s coloring dye that may look orange but comes through as bright yellow.

Split

Split eggs in two

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Posted by on 25 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home

 

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