Coca Cola glaze doesn''t really work anymore. When it used to be made with sugar, it was great. Now that Coke is made with corn syrup, it''s not good in recipes.
Her Peach Cobbler is easy and to die for.
PUHLEASE!! Paula Deen''s recipes are nothing more than recipes she''s been given by the Food Network food stylists. People should stop idolizing this fool woman. She is not a chef. Hell, she''s not even that good a cook. True southern cooks look at the crap Paula Deen makes on her shows and laugh. She''s nothing more than a fat hick version of Sandra Lee.\
And R1, you are also full of shit. Bobby Deen is not gay.
Made her peanut butter cookies. Simple and easy recipe but nothing special. Not even mediocre. \
Made one of her son''s meatloaf with a mustard and brown sugar glaze. Simple and easy. Tasted OK.
Second the vote for the banana pudding. It really is delicious. \
Also the brandied steakside mushrooms are a staple at Christmas dinner. Still have some in the refrigerator, in fact.
Forgot to mention the Better Than Sex cake. Really good but I leave off the coconut on top.
I made her squash casserole for a "Southern" potluck BBQ when I lived in L.A. People loved it.
I cut the butter down to maybe 2T. and used just used salt, pepper, and cooked a little minced garlic into the onion and butter instead of the "House seasoning." I also think I cooked the squash a bit less so it wasn't a complete mush. Her recipe is below.
* 6 cups large diced yellow squash and zucchini
* Vegetable oil
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 teaspoon House seasoning, recipe follows
* 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
* 1 cup crushed butter crackers (recommended: Ritz)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Saute the squash in a little vegetable oil over medium-low heat until it has completely broken down, about 15 to 20 minutes. Line a colander with a clean tea towel. Place the cooked squash in the lined colander. Squeeze excess moisture from the squash. Set aside.
In a medium size skillet, saute the onion in butter for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and mix all ingredients together except cracker crumbs. Pour mixture into a buttered casserole dish and top with cracker crumbs. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
* 1 cup salt
* 1/4 cup black pepper
* 1/4 cup garlic powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
Yield: 1 1/2 cups
I never make any of her recipes, but for Christmas Eve brunch, my niece made some kind of Paula Deen "French Toast Casserole." It looked just OK, but I have to admit that it tasted fantastic. Completely unhealthy, but it was great.
Agree with R10''s first paragraph.
R10 - that''s right, Bobby just hasn''t found the right woman yet. HA! Sorry to burst your bubble Frau but my friends in Savannah say otherwise.
I''ve made her pumpkin pie recipe a few times - it''s basically a cross between a traditional pumpkin pie and a cheesecake. Totally unhealthy but tasty. \
I''ve also made a few candy recipes from Paula. Also, pretty good.
I dunno... I kinda think Bobby might be a gay. I don''t say that about a whole lotta guys, but I think he''s a gay. And that actress he dates - Katy Whatever - total beard. They look about as real together as Jake and Whatsherface. Or, actually, Jake and any Whatsherface.
I blew Bobby Deen in Charleston. His cum tasted like whipped butter. Yummo!
Everyone in Savannah knows Bobby is gay. He will not come out because of the potential damage to the family franchise.
What kind of damage would that do? It''s not like he''s Jake Gyllenhall. Tee hee.
Wasn''t it Paula Deen who had a recipe (years ago) for cheeseburgers that had Krispy Kreme donuts as the buns? After that stomach turning thought, I never looked at another PD recipe.
Bobby Deen is as gay as paint. %0D\
Paula Deen cooks fattening food which is surprisingly good. %0D\
Paula''s bread and butter is over in the flyerover states and the Bible belt, so Bobby cannot come out because of that. %0D\
The end. %0D\
R25...gay as paint? I''m confused, what the hell does that mean?
That''s bullshit. You mean there are no women with gay sons or brothers in the flyover states? Bobby''s out to family and friends. He doesn''t make announcements, he just lives his life like most of us do.
One day Jackie O and Joan Kennedy were having lunch. %0D\
Jackie O and Joan Kennedy were chit chatting and the talk came to Truman Capote. %0D\
Joan Kennedy was known for being a bit of an innocent. She asked Jackie O if it was true that Truman Capote was a homesexual gentleman. Jackie O replied that he was as gay as paint. %0D\
It went a little something like this...%0D\
circa Camelot USA-- (Jacqueline and Joan Kennedy dish Truman Capote) JOAN:: "Is it true that he''s queer?" JACKIE: Queer? JOAN: "You ...know, gay, gaaay." JACKIE: Joan, really! He''s so gay. He''s GAY as PAINT!!!%0D\
...it is from one of those trashy Kennedy books%0D\
I find the expression kinda nifty. %0D\
Gay as paint. Something that is newly painted looks good, brightens your day. Like in gay as Christmas.
I''ve tried her fried chicken recipe (with the hot sauce). It''s divine. Also, her cheesy biscuits are pretty good, too. \
I remember watching a live show she did, where she was taking questions, and someone commented on how unhealthy some of the foods were (in as nice a way as they could). She kind of chuckled a bit, and said, "Honey, I''m your cook, not your doctor!"
[quote] Coca Cola glaze doesn''t really work anymore. When it used to be made with sugar, it was great. Now that Coke is made with corn syrup, it''s not good in recipes.\
You can still buy Coca Cola made with sugar. Costco sells it by the case (Mexican Coke), and many other stores sell it as well.
Has she found a way to make Monkey Bread more fattening.?\
I made it this morning. Yummy.
I tried one of recipes for a Christams party because it sounded easy. Chicken wrapped in bacon and rolled in brown sugar and chili powder.%0D\
It was boring.
R10 = Lumpy frau in denial.
[quote]Has she found a way to make Monkey Bread more fattening?\
Ummm, one serving already has 450 calories (with 200 from fat). Not sure it could be more fattening unless you infused it with additional butter and brown sugar. Oh, and maybe poured some more on top.
R32: BACON Monkey Bread is way more fattening. And yummier.%0D\
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese%0D\
1 small onion, finely diced %0D\
Diced cooked, crisp bacon (AT LEAST 12 slices)%0D\
1 stick butter, melted%0D\
3 cans "whomp" biscuits (in a can)%0D\
Cut biscuits in quarters (more if using Grands biscuits).%0D\
Let the pieces loll around in the melted butter.%0D\
Roll in the mixture of bacon, onion and cheese.%0D\
Place in brundt pan.%0D\
Bake in 350%C2%B0 for 40 minutes.%0D\
I recently went to Savannah to visit a nephew in school and had to go to the famous "Lady and Sons" restaurant. We had to go early to sign up for lunch and 3 hours later had a most boring, bland buffet lunch. We all agreed that it wasn''t something to do more than once, kind of like visiting Graceland. I did like the johnny cakes and tried the recipe at home. Just ok, not anything I would go out of my way for.
OH MY GOD!%0D\
I heard about this but I didn''t believe it was real. %0D\
HAM AND BANANA CASSEROLE!!!%0D\
My mother always glazed ham with Coke and a bit of mustard. I''ve never had a better ham anywhere than my mother''s.%0D\
At a family Xmas my cousin made a PD dessert called Oooey Gooey Cake. It had pumpkin in it. I hate pumpkin but this was so good.%0D\
My cousin gave me the recipe and PD said you can alter the recipe so that it''s made with chocolate and peanut butter instead of pumpkin.%0D\
For a peanut butter whore like me it was off the chain.
R10 = delusional frau w/ crumbs on her tits while she types.
I make a Coke ham every year for new Year's Eve. You have to boil the fucker in the soda for two and an half hours, poke in some cloves, and then glaze it with blackstrap molasses, dry mustard and raw cane sugar. Bake it at 500 degrees for ten minutes. It is delicious. Got the recipe from one of Nigella Lawson's cookbooks.
I made Paula's spoonbread and the banana pudding, bot of which were awesome. However, she once showed a recipe for toffee brownies which I have now tried making twice. Essentially, the "recipe" calls for two boxes of Duncan Hines Supreme brownie mix and 6 or so Skor Bars (which I love). You mix up the two boxes of brownies together, following the directions on the box. Then pour half of it in your pan and top that with the whole Skor bars. Then pour the rest of the brownie mix on and top with crushed walnuts and bake according to direction, adding a few extra minutes.
Once mine turned out just gushy and weird, and the second time, by the time the bottom layer was completely done, the top was burnt.
Binky, the "Lost" Von Trapp
Brownies are a pain in the ass to make and have them turn out okay.\
I am seriously considering buying that brownie pan they show on tv. The one that separates the slices first? The one that has the removable sides AND bottom. \
Does anybody know if it actually works?
I''m not much of a cook but I was forced to contribute to a potluck. I made Paula''s bread pudding and I was the star of the dinner! I''ve done it a couple more times to similar accolades. It''s very simple and delicious. Probably 300 calories just to look at it.
I''ve tried several of her dishes. Her Banana Pudding recipe is to die for and I''ve also prepared her cornbread stuffing.\
I love her recipes (in moderation), but I''m use to southern cooking. If you''re not, then it may be a bit too much for your tastes; and yes, she seems to LOVE butter. I usually use half of what she uses in her recipe.
I don''t know if it''s because she''s British or what, but whenever I see Nigella Lawson doing a cooking segment, she always strikes me as being "not so fresh"....[italic] down there. [/italic]\
Al Roker kind of winced once when he stood next to her during a cooking demonstration.
this sort of thing is basically marikan prison food isn''t it?%0D\
i mean really?
As a Southerner I can say with confidence that Paula Deen is a devil. She is not a southern cook, but a travesty.
Um, what R45? Does she look homeless with rotten teeth and greasy hair? How on earth does someone not LOOK fresh?
Just sayin'' you''re a fucktard
R45, the anti Brit troll, is reaching.
Spent some time down south over the holidays and went to a chain sub shop called "Jersey Mikes". OMG, there was nothing about this place that is anything like a New Jersey sub shop. The rolls were the consistency of hot dog rolls, the meats were inferior. The chicken ceasar salad was disgusting: boiled chicken breast doused in italian dressing and plopped on top of a bed of shredded iceburg lettuce. I thought I would puke on the spot.%0D\
Can you even get a green vegetable down south? I didn''t see any the whole time I was there.
"My mother always glazed ham with Coke and a bit of mustard."%0D\
On one very memorable Martha Stewart episode, Aretha (yes, really) poured a big bottle of 7-Up over a ham, and Martha nearly had a coronary.
[quote]Can you even get a green vegetable down south?\
[quote]I''m use to southern cooking%0D\
[quote]Spent some time down south over the holidays and went to a chain sub shop called "Jersey Mikes". OMG, there was nothing about this place that is anything like a New Jersey sub shop. The rolls were the consistency of hot dog rolls, the meats were inferior. The chicken ceasar salad was disgusting: boiled chicken breast doused in italian dressing and plopped on top of a bed of shredded iceburg lettuce. I thought I would puke on the spot.\
The Jersey Mike''s in the RTP area of NC are horrible. They are definitely not representative of the good sub shops in our area. I won''t claim ours are as good as the sub shops you find up north, but they''re not all as bad as what you experienced.\
[quote]Can you even get a green vegetable down south? I didn''t see any the whole time I was there.\
Paula''s nephew has been on a couple of her recent shows, and I''m pretty sure he''s gay. He looks a lot like Bobby, but better-looking, older, and single. %0D\
Paula definitely favors Jamie. I''ve noticed a distance between her and Bobby lately. I wonder if it has to do with him being gay?
[quote]On one very memorable Martha Stewart episode, Aretha (yes, really) poured a big bottle of 7-Up over a ham\
Do not, however, use Mountain Dew. Unless you want to serve day-glo green meat to your guests.
Martha to Aretha: "Cooking with you is like a dream come true."\
umm r48, she has an air of filth about her... a stank...a dirtiness.
I tried watching her and found I could not abide all those "Yalls"
What''s interesting is viewing some of her older Food Network episodes. It''s very funny. It''s almost as if (and I''m sure it was) her producers were trying to turn her into a proper, southern lady. No "y''alls". A very toned down accent. She spoke slowly and hardly ever smiled. Very serious. \
R50, you didn''t look for any green vegetables. They''re everywhere. When they''re in season you can''t go 50 feet without someone trying to foist squash, green beans, tomatoes or okra on you. \
You went to a shitty chain sandwich shop and you''re crying about the lack of genuine Jerseyness? You''re a dipshit and a thread derailer. I hope a disc in your back explodes the next time you shovel off your sidewalk.
r62..you harsh bitch
All "Jerseyness" needs to stay in Jersey!%0D\
The Rest of the USA
I was there for several days, genius @ R62. Jersey Mikes was just ONE of the many unfortunate food experiences there.
Martha: You''re the queen of soul.\
Aretha: That''s me!\
Martha: (Tells a long story about some obscure ham smoking establishment on 1st in NYC)\
Aretha: A Franklin Family tradition!\
Martha: Jean is calling from Georgia.\
Aretha: Georgia, you are my mentor!
[quote]Brownies are a pain in the ass to make and have them turn out okay.%0D\
Buy a the Ghiradelli brownie mix. Problem solved.%0D\
Nigella looks a little musky to me also.
Nigella is one of those "dirty girls" that so many straight guys find attractive. As someone once said, she looks like she might be wearing yesterday''s knickers.
I believe the complimentary term for Nigella would be "earthy."\
Paula has that side to her, too, back on topic.
Is it true that Paula deep fries her cholesterol meds before taking them?
In a beer batter, R71.
To the person who asked if you can find any green veggies down South...%0D\
You can find all sorts of green,yellow,red veggies. The problem is we like to cook them til all the nutritional value is gone.
Not this Southerner R73. I''ve always preferred mine raw or barely steamed. I enjoy crunch.
As a PC locavore food snob from San Francisco, even I can dig in to some of Paula''s dishes when I''m in the mood. Just expect lots of fat and/or sugar.
I have found all of Ina Garten''s recipes to be exceptional and foolproof. Paula''s recipes are hit-and-miss.
One of Paula''s shows showed her using canned cream of mushroom soup. She lost my support right then.
The Paula Deen blt -%0D\
Bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread and a half a stick of butter to fry it in.
I make her Jello pretzel strawberry salad every Thanksgiving. It sounds disgusting, but the saltiness of the pretzel crust is amazing with the cream cheese layer, then the strawberry pineapple jello layer goes on top....mmmmm. She also has a good recipe for collard greens.
[quote]As a Southerner I can say with confidence that Paula Deen is a devil. She is not a southern cook, but a travesty.\
I much prefer Natalie Dupree, a Southern cook who is much better than Paula Deen.\
R79, someone brought that jello pretzel thing to a Thanksgiving dinner I attended. I thought it was horrible.
Ina''s come out perfect the first time you try them. And she uses real food all the time, no boxed cake mix and crap like that.%0D\
As for cola to glaze meat%E2%80%A6the first time I ever heard about it was reading Weight Watchers recipes and it was die cola they used. I tried it with pork chops. It was good but then I gave up using those poison artificial sweeteners.%0D\
I''ll buy Passover Coke with real sugar in the spring and maybe try it with ham.%0D
That''s interesting, r61 since I have read, here on these threads, that she is really just a low-key person that does not have that much of a Southern accent and that she sort of turns up the "volume" and adds a lot more "Y''all''s" to make it seem even more Southern and over-the-top while on the shows. \
She ha''s just gone with a persona that people think is cute and endearing.\
I don''t care for it though, which is why I stopped watching some time ago.
A friend of mine dates a guy from Paula''s hometown of Albany, Georgia. His parents knew Paula when she still lived there and confirm that her cornpone-and-molasses accent is slopped on for the camera.\
Personally, I can''t stand her dirty-old-lady schtick -- e.g., telling a hunky male guest to "beat his meat" and feeling up The Situation.
[quote]I''ll buy Passover Coke with real sugar in the spring and maybe try it with ham.%0D\
Speaking of recipes, what the hell do you do with dry curd cottage cheese? I grabbed a container of it by mistake.
Salt and Vinigger Potato Chips
I recommend serving her with fava beans and a nice Chianti.
[quote]Everyone in Savannah knows Bobby is gay. He will not come out because of the potential damage to the family franchise.
Well, now that the "potential damage" ship has sailed, will Bobby be coming out soon?
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