I fashion myself as a southern girl sometimes... Makes total sense, having been born and raised in Seattle. :) But, I have Mississippi roots, and although I have only visited the deep south twice, something about the food just clicks with me. Perhaps it's all the bacon grease?
On that note, I am a major sucker for deep fat fried country style cookin'. Paula Deen just speaks to me, and it's a miracle I don't weigh a LOT more.
Two Paula recipes from the last several days:
Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies ... these babies are yummy. I made them in Lemon this week and used green food coloring for a St. Patty's Day coffee tasting at work tomorrow. Super easy and delicious. Use caution though, very, very sticky.
Beef Stroganoff. Yummy comfort food to the max. I had a serious hankerin for some Beef Stroganoff this weekend and found this recipe. Modified only slightly, I reduced the onions in some sherry for a little more depth of flavor, and omitted the mushrooms, because no matter what I do, I just can't like them. I also added a bit of mustard and even... ketchup. :) Loved it!
Both come highly recommended. Paula was my hero this week.