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Cooking with Paula Deen

Cooking with Paula Deen March/April 2019

Cooking with Paula Deen magazine gives readers more of what they love from the queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen. Each issue offers flavorful recipes for sharing with family and friends, along with access to Paula's life and her family traditions. Truly a food lifestyle magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen showcases down-home recipes and cooking tips, entertaining inspiration, travel suggestions, home decorating ideas, and much more.

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in this issue

3 min.
dip into the secrets of sauce

There’s a ritualistic and sacred alchemy to the entire process of boiling crawfish. The table is the altar, the newspaper the vestments, and the crawfish the succulent sacrifice. Boil seasoning spices the air like incense, and the acolytes gather around the ruby red pile, imbibing their heady drinks (usually cheap and abundant beer) and preparing their part in the ritual with a gnostic mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire, Creole spices, and hot sauce. Crawfish dipping sauce is a condiment of mysterious origin. While ubiquitous at crawfish boils around Acadiana, it’s a subject of curiosity and even derision elsewhere in the state. A cursory request for personal recipes will render many variants, most of which resemble the traditional European cocktail sauce known as Marie Rose sauce. The base is nearly always mayonnaise, pinked…

2 min.
welcoming spring

SPRINGTIME IS ALMOST HERE, and Michael and I are so excited to welcome this bright and cheery season. When the weather gets warmer and my garden begins to bloom, I look forward to cookin’ up fresh flavors for my nearest and dearest. Easter is one of my favorite holidays, and this year, I’m hosting a casual Sunday supper with my family. From a pepper jelly-glazed ham to a citrusy spin on carrot cake, the meal on page 45 is full of classic dishes that your loved ones are sure to enjoy. I love hosting get-togethers all throughout the season, and this brunch menu (page 27) is perfect for serving at everything from a bridal or baby shower to a simple weekend meal at home. You can even add in one of the…

1 min.
spring into southern flavor

MADE IN THE SOUTH HOLMSTED FINES For Southern-born Rebecca Williamson, chutney became a go-to pantry staple while she was training at Le Cordon Bleu in London. Rebecca fell in love with the versatility of the traditional English condiment, putting it on everything from meat and cheese to roasted vegetables and baked goods. When she returned to the U.S., she couldn’t find anything similar on the market, so with a few tweaks and determination, she created her own unique version. In 2013, Rebecca started Holmsted Fines in Birmingham, Alabama, to introduce the public to her beloved chutney. Holmsted Fines uses local farm-fresh vegetables and fruits to produce their gourmet chutney line. The brand is sold in stores around the country and online in flavors including Green Tomato Chutney (Rebecca’s original recipe), Peach Chutney…

1 min.
spring events

Grant Seafood Festival From March 2–3, locals and visitors to Grant, Florida, can taste delicious fresh seafood, peruse through hundreds of unique handmade goods, enjoy live music, and much more. Learn more at grantseafoodfestival.com. Vidalia Onion Festival Head to Vidalia, Georgia, on April 25–28 for the 42nd annual Vidalia Onion Festival. Attendees can celebrate Georgia’s offi cial state vegetable by watching the Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants and Onion Recipe Contest as well as by enjoying a concert and fireworks and, of course, sampling plenty of onion dishes. Visit vidaliaonionfestival.com for more information.…

1 min.
breakfast time

1. Spread yummy Peach Butter, Blackberry Raspberry Preserves, and Strawberry Preserves on pancakes and flaky biscuits made with Paula’s delicious Original Recipes Mix. This whimsical Butter Y’all Butter Dish keeps your favorite spread fresh. $3.99–$14.99 each, pauladeenshop.com 2. This charming Multicolored Roosters Dish Towel will brighten up your kitchen. $5.95, crateandbarrel.com 3. Serve hot and crispy bacon with this cute Circa Bacon Tray Set. $28.50, mud-pie.com 4. Store fresh eggs for all to see with this Wooden Farm Fresh Egg Holder. $24.99, kirklands.com 5. Add farmhouse flair to any kitchen with this adorable Stacked Farm Animal Mug Set. $35, acottageinthecity.com…

3 min.
louisiana: the festival season starts now.

Louisianans love to celebrate the changing of the seasons. And with springtime comes festivals and outdoor activities for everyone. Louisiana’s most well-known festival, Mardi Gras, takes many forms around the state during Carnival season, which always begins on January 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which falls on March 5 this year. The traditional parades in New Orleans make up the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States. The weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) are filled with street parties, grand balls, and a festive atmosphere. Traditional Cajun Carnival celebrations, called Courir de Mardi Gras, take place in Acadiana, where costumed revelers on horseback go door to door asking for ingredients for a communal gumbo. The highlight of the event is the chicken run, when participants chase down a…