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Angel’s Buffet and Catering – Chipley, FL

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lsI had been in this establishment before, when it was the New Star Chinese Buffet. The new management took this place into a completely opposite direction, and Angel’s Buffet is now a purely Southern and Soul Food restaurant. Advertised as having the “Best Chicken Around”, the chicken did not disappoint! The skin was light, crispy, and not at all greasy. Sadly, on the day I came there, the other offerings were not quite as good.

There was a baked chicken with barbeque sauce that was a bit overcooked and hard to manage. There were only about five or six vegetable choices for a weekday lunch. Butter beans, yellow rice, collards, corn and snap beans. There were egg rolls that were very good plain, even though I do prefer them with duck sauce and Chinese mustard. There were baked sweet potatoes, rolls, and fried cornbread, which was pretty light and crispy, like the fried chicken. These guys and gals got making deep fried food down to an art. There was also an assortment of thin slices over various cakes for sweet options, but I did not partake of those. The sweet tea was light tasting, and not too sweet. On some things, they hit the mark, and on others, some improvement was needed. Another thing that was a let down was the fact that there was a wonderful chicken gravy, but no mashed or new potatoes to put them on. I tried it on the yellow rice, but it was just not quite the same.

TDF Honey Ketchup

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150This ketchup is the very best that I can ever remember tasting. It is clean, light and yet bold as well. It has a smooth flavor that will make you never want to have another type of ketchup ever. This is what the condiment tomato sauce should taste like and is better than any store bought I can remember. Once you try this flavorful to die for ketchup you won’t want another kind ever.

Ingredients for TDF Honey Ketchup

6 oz. tomato paste
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup rice vinegar*
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. finely minced sweet onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. powdered clove
1/8 tsp. powdered ginger
1/2 tsp. basil (can be minced up with the onion)

*I use rice vinegar because white vinegar is made from corn.

Home Made Baking Powder

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Recipes_From_The_Fridge-150x150Here is an easy recipe to be able to make baking powder. It is just three simple ingredients and taste so much better than the store bought. Personally I think that it works better as well.

The reason that I have started making my own baking powder is due to allergies. This recipe makes sure that the food products that I am sensitive to are not used in my diet. I will probably keep using this recipe even if they were to remove what I am sensitive to out of the store brand baking powders. This will also be a great recipe for those that are highly sensitive to corn products. Even if the recipe and ingredients below are unusable by them, they will be able to to use the recipe, just make sure that the ingredients are safe for them to use.

Home Made Baking PowderIngredients
1 tsp. Baking Soda (any brand that you are comfortable using)
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar (usually a byproduct of winemaking)
1 tsp. Starch (potato – rice – tapioca or other starch)

How to Speak Coffee

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expresso_latte_lg It’s something we live with every day. Some of us crave it more than others, but no matter where we get it from, there seems to be some confusion on exactly what we are drinking is called. It’s coffee, and it comes from many different places, but it originated in Ethiopia, where legend states that a farmer found his goats has been feeding on a strange berry that would keep them awake all night long. Soon, the legend was researched, and the berries were found, but it took Arabic traders to cultivate it and to bring it to the world.

Most of what we drink every day is usually made a robust Arabica kind of bean. For those whom like a smoother flavour, the Colombian bean is best, or you might be one of those coffee connoisseurs that likes to experiment with beans from other locales, like Hawaiian Kona beans or Jamaica Blue Mountain beans. One thing is certain, geologically unstable places tend to produce the best coffee. Most all the best coffee nations sit on the Pacific and Caribbean Rings of Fire, with the exception of Hawaii, which is pretty much growing from its own volcanoes. Let us also remember that the Mediterranean Sea is also a hot spot for great coffee, and it is also where great exotic coffee recipes are created.

Tangy Sweet Mustard

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Recipes_From_The_FridgeThis recipe is actually from my first experiments in making a mustard sauce. It is the third generation of the recipe but is still very close to the original formula. It is thick, goopy and yet oh so good to eat. It is both sweet and yet tangy at the same time, giving you the best of both worlds when it comes to mustard sauce. Anyone who tastes it is constantly asking where to get it. They are shocked when I tell them that it is homemade. The wife loves it, need I say more?

Tangy Sweet Mustard Sauce Ingredients
4 tbsp. ground mustard powder
1 tbsp. mustard seed (cracked)
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. wasabi powder
1 tsp. sea salt (up to 1/4 tsp. more to taste)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tbsp. honey
1/2 tbsp. sweet pickle juice
2 tbsp. water
1/4 cup. rice vinegar