Pronounced "mock shoe", this is a dish that the Cajuns got from the Native American tribes that populated southwest Louisiana. It's wonderful, and you vary the recipe by adding chicken, or even crawfish tails. But I like it just like this.
Simple and basic-orange rice with no onion or garlic, no herbs. Depending on my menu, for a more pronounced flavor I will increase the amount of orange juice; or omit the zest, etc. (But I like orange, so I almost always add more.) From 1,000 Lowfat Recipes' cookbook.
I love this squash recipe served at the Black-Eyed Pea Restaurant. The recipe was posted in response to a request, but it's been a family favorite ever since it was posted in the local paper years ago. A true Southern favorite.
This is a classic favorite of all of the Luby's Cafeteria customers. From the Luby's 50th Anniversary Recipe Collection Cookbook. The taste of this M&C might be a little bland, but you can always kick it up.
As a meat and potatoes kind of guy, mashed potatoes is my favorite side dish. I've been making this for years, and it's the main thing I'm asked to make for family gatherings. These mashed potatoes are better than any I've ever found anywhere