Recipes

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  • Purple Hull Peas

    Purple Hull Peas

    Frozen purple hull peas should be a mainstay in your freezer so that when fresh are unavailable, you can have them on hand to make this delicious and easy dish. You don't have to use the ham hock if you want to cut down on time. Simmer the peas with chicken or vegetable broth and a sprig of fresh thyme instead. Add rice, cornbread, and two shots of hot sauce and you have a meal!

    • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 hours
    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Totally Sloppy Joes

    Totally Sloppy Joes

    These messy sandwiches are fun party fare -- make the sauce the day before and then just reheat and serve with buns for a quick and easy treat.

    • Yield: 6 sandwiches
  • Tortellini In Brodo

    Tortellini In Brodo

    This simple, classic Italian soup will take you back to Italy in a heartbeat! Use either fresh or dried tortellini -- whatever you can find and like best.

    • Yield: 2 quarts, serving 6 to 8
    Tags: kids, pasta
  • Pasta Primavera

    Pasta Primavera

    A wonderful dish to make in the springtime, when the new vegetables at the market are all so sweet and tender. Make this with the pasta shape you like best!

    • Yield: 8 servings
    Tags: veggies, kids
  • Open Faced Roast Turkey Sandwiches

    Open Faced Roast Turkey Sandwiches

    The perfect solution for any leftover roast turkey after the holidays. The sauteed mushrooms and quick homemade gravy put this sandwich over the top!

    • Yield: 4 open-faced sandwiches and 1 3/4 cups gravy
  • Hot And Hearty Minestrone

    Hot And Hearty Minestrone

    This simplified version of an Italian classic is kid-friendly and sure to please. Don't forget the cheese rind -- it adds hearty, authentic flavor.

    • Yield: Generous 2 quarts, serving 6 to 8
    Tags: kids, hearty
  • Mexican Rice
    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 30 minutes
    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
    Tags: rice, saffron, chorizo
  • Black Bean Soup

    Black Bean Soup

    Try this black bean soup for a taste of the islands-with hints of ginger, cinnamon and orange, this vegetarian version is bound to inspire!

    • Yield: 2 quarts, 8 servings
  • Emeril's Homemade Steak Sauce
    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 2 hours
    • Yield: 6 cups
  • Down Home Chili

    Down Home Chili

    This chili is great on it's own or paired with the Double Chili-Cheeseburger. It is simple to make and freezes well so you can always have it on hand.

    • Yield: 6 cups (about 6 to 8 servings)