Category: Recipes
John Cripps Biscuits Like Grandma's

GRANDMA-STYLE BISCUITS Over the years I have received numerous requests for my biscuit recipe. The art of true biscuit making is disappearing. That perfect combination of soft flaky insides with a nice golden top and bottom crust has been replaced by hockey pucks. So many of us were fortunate to have a mother or grandmother who knew the art of

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Cripps Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans were brought to New Orleans from the Caribbean island of Dominica after the Haitian slave rebellion. Many of the plantation owners sought refuge in the other French possession of Louisiana. Over the years red beans and rice became a traditional Monday meal in New Orleans, cooked with the ham bones left over from the Sunday dinner. I call

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John Cripps Garden Okra

Okra is a Southern dish that goes way back. It’s origin is disputed. Many say it was brought to America from Africa on slave ships. Thomas Jefferson wrote about it being common in Virginia by the late 1700s. There are records going back to the 12th and 13th centuries of its use in Egypt, and it may have spread West

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Sticky Chicken Recipe

How about a recipe for an old Southern delight: Sticky Chicken — with sticky being an understatement. Why a recipe on my blog? For some reason my children think my cooking is the best on planet Earth. But, then again, that’s what they were raised with, right? I will admit that most of my dishes are outside-the-box. Over the years

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