Quest for the Best Regional Cooking

Soups, Chilis, and Stews

Creole Corn Soup
Corn and Crabmeat Soup (Acadian)
Corn Soup
Curried Chicken and Apple Soup
Red Bean Soup
Fresh Tomato-Rice Soup
Summer Cucumber Soup
Chunky Baked Potato Soup with Cheese and Bacon
Quick Potato Soup
Broccoli-Cheese Soup
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Down-Home Cheddar Cheese Soup
Onion Soup
Roasted Garlic Soup
Vegetable Beef Soup
Corn and Crawfish Chowder
Red Pepper Bisque
Crabmeat or Crawfish Bisque
Catahoula Court-Bouillon
Microwave Roux
Seafood Gumbo II
The Grand Dining Room’s Uncle Bud's Seafood Gumbo
Blue Ribbon Chili
Quicky Chili
Oven Beef Stew

Pasta, Rice, Etc.

Baked Spaghetti
Spaghetti Carbonara
Creole Shrimp Spaghetti
Oyster Spaghetti
Seagrove Shrimp
Sunday Night Show-off
Crawfish Fettuccine
Spicy Crawfish Pasta
Crab and Shrimp Lasagna
Gourmet Noodles
Spinach Stuffed Manicotti
Football Casserole
Catahoula Dirty Rice
Shrimp and Rice Casserole
Stuffed Peppers with Shrimp and Rice
Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stir-Fry Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice
First Place Chicken Casserole
Chicken and Sausage Casserole
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
J. C.’s Creole Jambalaya
Red Beans and Rice
Sausage, Red Beans, and Rice Casserole
Broccoli-Chicken-Ham Pizza


Smothered Doves and Mushrooms
Smothered Quail
Grilled Duck Breasts
Mississippi Delta Duck
Turtle Sauce Piquant
Alligator Creole
Ro-Tel Roast
Venison Pepper Steak
Chunky Venison Chili with Dumplings

Cookies and Candies

Potato Chip Shortbread Cookies
Sand Tarts
Authentic Southern Soft Teacakes
White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies
Judy’s Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Chubbies
E-Z Peanut Butter Cookies
Butter Pecan Turtle Cookies
Giant Cookie Pizza
Colossal Cookies
Coconut Cookies
Chocolate Almondines
Chess Squares
Butterscotch Squares
Shortbread Toffee Squares
Brownies in a Jar
Chocolate Syrupy Brownies
Butter Crème Brownies
Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies
Marshmallow Brownies
Knock You Nakeds
Chocolate Sin
Santa Claus Whiskers
Martha’s Toffee Candy
Toffee Pecan Bites
Mama’s Pralines
Microwave Pecan Pralines
Orange Pecan Pralines
Pecan Rolls
Orange-Coconut Balls
Chocolate Orange Truffles
Bourbon Balls
Peanut Butter Turtles
Crazy Cocoa Krisps
Heavenly Hash
Ambrosia Crunch
Forever Amber
Romantic Raspberry Chocolate Meringues

Beverages and Appetizers

Café Brûlot
Southern Tea
Coffee Rum Punch
Amaretto Punch
Southern Champagne Punch
Mardi Gras Madness
Swamp Water
Pappy's Hot Toddy
Bacon Tomato Dip
Corn Dip
Mississippi State Sin
Black-Eyed Pea Dip
Montgomery Caviar
Jane's Broccoli Dip
Crockpot Crab Dip
Delicious Crawfish Dip
Shrimp Dip
Shrimp Balls
Creole Shrimp
Shrimp Mold
Shrimp Mousse
Seafood Mousse
Creole Marinated Crab Claws
Margaret's Tangy Meatballs
Sweet and Sour Sausage
Pink Party Pinwheels
Marie's Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Garlic Cheese Ball
Dunleith Cheese Ring
Jezebel Sauce
Homemade Boursin
Spinach Cheese Pastries
Pepper Jelly Puffs
French Fried Pickles


Spinach-Strawberry Salad
Twenty-Four Hour Spinach Salad
Romaine Salad
Butter Churn Croutons
Sensation Salad Dressing
Green Goddess Salad Dressing (Assaisonnement à la Déesse Verte)
Kum-Back Salad Dressing
Celery Seed Dressing for Fruit Salad
Sweet and Sour Slaw
Race Track Slaw
Skillet Salad
Nutty Broccoli Salad
Marinated Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
Comes the Sun
Bean Salad
Tailgate Vegetable Salad
English Pea Salad
Corn Salad
Cornbread Salad
Rice Salad
Spaghetti Salad
“Bears” Special Salad
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Vidalia Onion Potato Salad
Baked Potato Salad
My Potato Salad
Bacon-And-Egg Stuffed Tomatoes
Eloise’s Tomato Aspic
Crunchy Hot Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad in Raspberry Ring
Waldorf Chicken Salad
Chicken Salad Supreme
Shrimp and Caper Salad
Shrimp Salad Stretched
Seafood Salad
Horseradish Salad
Coca Cola Salad
Sue’s Hot Mixed Fruit
Easy Ambrosia Salad
Bing Cherry Salad
Apricot Pineapple Salad
Blueberry Salad
Orange Almond Salad
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Hot Pepper Jelly Salad


Marinated Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Beef Tips with Wine
Best Brisket Ever
Barbecued Brisket
Pot Roast
Rump Roast with Gravy
Chicken Fried Steak and Cream Gravy
Pepper Steak
Swiss Steak
Spicy Meat Loaf
Meatloaf Stuffed Tomato
Meatballs in Brown Gravy
Spaghetti Sauce
Red-Neck Spaghetti Sauce
Beef Stroganoff
Firecracker Casserole
Easy Chop Suey
Mock Filet
Tommy’s Beef Jerky
Natchitoches Meat Pies
Reuben Pie
Farmhouse BBQ Muffins
Sticky Bones
Pork Rub
Sam’s Ole Time BBQ Sauce
Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
Grilled Pork Loin with Honey Sauce
Marinated Pork Tenders on the Grill
Mandarin Pork Chops
Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Raisins
Pork Chop Casserole
Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
Baked Liver and Onions (with Bacon)
Rack of Lamb


Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Creole
Shrimp Boats
Bob’s Barbecued Shrimp
Shrimp with Eggplant Casserole
Fried Shrimp
Pascagoula Shrimp Boil
Seafood Cocktail Sauce
Cajun Peppered Shrimp & Grits
Rémoulade Sauce
Christopher’s Favorite Shrimp, Crab, and Cheese Casserole
Crabmeat Caroline
Crabmeat Imperial
Almond Topped Crab Quiche
Crabmeat au Gratin
Crawfish Étouffée
Crawfish Étouffée à la Arceneaux
Spicy Fried Crawfish Tails
Crawfish Dog
Oyster Stew
Oysters Oregano
Rockefeller Sauce
Catfish Cakes
Oven Baked Catfish
Blackened Catfish
Mississippi Catfish Fillets
Spicy Catfish Amandine
Steamed Redfish with Creole Sauce
Trout Amandine
Tommy’s Terrific Trout
Stuffed Flounder

Pies and Other Desserts

Huntsville Chess Pie
Down in Dixie Bourbon Pie
Mose’s Buttermilk Pie
Apple Pie in Cheddar Cheese Pie Pastry
Strawberry Angel Pie
Strawberry Pie
Homerline’s Blueberry Pie
Millionaire Pie
Pineapple-Coconut Pie
My Favorite Coconut Cream Pie
Mile High Pie
Chocolate-Covered Cherry Pie
Oreo Cookie Pie
Chocolate Pie
Chocolate Chip Pie
Lottie’s Pecan Chip Pies
The Best Pecan Pie
The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Nanny’s Caramel Pie
Lazy Betty
Peanut Butter Pie
Apple Spoon-Ups
Best Ever Apple Cobbler
Lazy Peach Cobbler
Crusty Peach Cobbler
Alabama “Blue Ribbon” Banana Pudding
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding
Bread Pudding with Glazed Cream (from Le Ruth’s)
Mary Mahoney’s Bread Pudding
Hotel Natchez Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse
Jeff Davis Custard
Pecan Slice Torte
Lemon Chess Tarts
French Banana Éclair
Chocolate Éclairs
Death by Chocolate
Strawberries Over Snow
Strawberry Pizza
Summer Trifle
Crêpes Suzette
Cherry Jubilee Parfait
Banana Split Dessert
Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream
Praline Ice Cream Sauce
Rice Ambrosia

Bread and Breakfast

Spoon Yeast Rolls
Buttermilk Orange Rolls
Orange Rolls
Garlic Cheese Biscuits
Sausage Cheese Biscuits
Buttercup Biscuits
Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
Southern Cornbread
Crackling Cornbread
Cajun Crawfish Cornbread
Educated Hush Puppies
Mama's Depression Fried Fritters
Strawberry Bread
Apricot Nut Bread
Tiny Pecan Muffins
Applesauce Muffins
Sweet Potato Muffins
Sausage Coffee Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
King Cake
Pain Perdue (Lost Bread or French Toast)
Overnight Apple-French Toast
Favorite Pancakes
Glazed Sausage and Apples
Bacon Quiche
Cajun Eggs
Eggs Gifford
Ham and Eggs Breakfast
Pepper Jelly
Breakfast Pizza
Sausage-Grits Casserole
Grillades and Garlic Cheese Grits
Creole Grits
Blintz Soufflé
Cucumber Sandwiches
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Tomato Gravy


New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas
Southern-Style Greens
Squash Dressing
Squash Morelle
Country Club Squash
Stuffed Baked Eggplant or Mirlitons
Crispy Eggplant
Delmonico Baked Creole Eggplant
Cabbage Casserole
Hot and Spicy Cabbage
Zucchini-Corn Casserole
Corn Casserole
Kay’s Corn Casserole
White Corn Casserole
Fried Green Tomato Casserole
Fried Green Tomatoes
Southern Tomato Pie
Okra and Tomatoes Creole
Asparagus and Tomato Slices
Asparagus Supreme
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
Hash Brown Potato Casserole
Skillet Potato Pie
Caroline’s Mashed Potatoes
Onioned Potatoes
Stewed Fresh Potatoes
Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Sweet Potato Casserole
Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Candied Carrots
Cousin Patty’s Carrot Soufflé
Broccoli Casserole
Spinach Pauline
Spinach Casserole
Creamy Spinach Casserole
Sautéed Mushrooms
Onion Casserole
Onion Pie
Easy English Pea Casserole
Crispy Fried Okra
Old Settlers Baked Beans
Barbecued Baked Beans
Green Beans and Stewed Potatoes
My Granny’s Green Beans
Green Beans Wrapped in Bacon
Lois’ Apricot Casserole
Sweet and Sour Beets


Smothered Chicken
Mississippi Fried Chicken
The Best Fried Chicken
Spicy Fried Chicken
Baked Chicken Breasts 1
Poppy Seed Chicken
Chicken Parmesan
Italian Chicken Delight
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Southern Pecan Chicken
Grilled Chicken
Baked Chicken Breasts 2
Honey Mustard Chicken
Mississippi State Chicken-On-A-Stick
Chicken, Mushroom, and Artichoke Bake
Chicken and Artichoke Casserole
Quick Chicken and Broccoli Crêpes
Chicken Sauce Piquante
Chicken à la King
Chicken Pie-Pinwheel Crust
Deep-Dish Chicken Pie
Chicken Biscuit Pot Pie
Chicken Crescents
Chicken and Dumplings
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Baked Turkey
Tony’s Deep-Fried Turkey
Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
Dressing for a Crowd


Lemon Ice Box Cake
Lemon Apricot Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Fresh Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Cream Cake
Fresh Apple Cake
Upside-Down Apple Cake
Fig Cake
Jan’s Fig Cake
Watermelon Cake
Mary McDonald’s Sour Cream Coconut Cake
Caramel-Nut Pound Cake
Wash Day Cake
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Pecan Pie Cake
Toasted Butter Pecan Cake
Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
Butterfingers Cake
Heavenly Hash Cake
Chocolate Éclair Cake
Chocolate Cookie Sheet Cake
Turtle Cake
Luscious Chocolate Cake
Mrs. Burton’s Neshoba County Red Mud Cake
Coca Cola Cake
Italian Cream Cake
Carrot Cake
Eggnog Cakes
Amaretto Cake
Elvis Presley Cake
Praline Cheesecake
Irish Cream Cheesecake