You know her, you love her, but who is she really? She’s Ma Roux and it’s her turn in the kitchen to turn some heads. Don’t go too far. You can still help with the dishes. Welcome to some of the most treasured recipes in the nailtravels archives. These all come from the old days on Couton Drive in Mobile, Alabama where it was Mardi Gras country at a time when mom would make us clothes on the sewing machine while she enjoyed Bonanza reruns. Little did we know, she was just getting started on her culinary prowess. Her recipes have been copied and pillaged from New Orleans to the Forks, but this is where it all began. These are the classics, my dear. This is macaroni and cheese, cornbread and biscuits. All homemade, all possible. The biscuits might take a little practice, but that’s the fun. It sounds like one perfect meal. Either bread served with a smokin bowl of mac and cheese. You asked for it all in one stylish, compact Greatest Hits collection and we heard you.
Skip to the end! What is the best and last way to impress a woman? Cook her up a pone of homemade bread. It doesn’t even matter what kind as long as it’s homemade…as in from scratch. Although the nailTravels archive has some great biscuit and french bread recipes, we’re not going to use that as your pioneering effort. Stick with elementals like flour, soda, and powder and prepare southern cornbread. Welcome child to Ma Roux’s Homemade Cornbread recipe.
You’ve waited long enough and the time is finally here. Ma Roux’s Blue Ribbon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe has been a staple side dish in the Nail family for many years. There’s no such thing as one helping. This gravy-based recipe has many faces, but the one here represents the core of the dish. Use it as a starting point and create your own versions that include a unique touch.
Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for. It’s Mama Roux’s homemade biscuit recipe. Passed down from Culman, Alabama, this is Mama Lily’s recipe with a few tweaks. Practice once or twice before dropping these drop biscuits on a family breakfast. Kenny Fifito went through some brutal times of hard cookie biscuits and bad Willie Nelson songs. Simultaneously learning to play the guitar and bake biscuits was a tough stretch for everyone.
Be careful and understand what you’re getting into. These drop biscuits will make a huge difference in your life as your Saturdays will never be the same. You think people visit because of where you live, wait until you drop these on their plate. And football Saturdays? Forget it.
That’s a fine place to start. Get those under your belt and then we’ll talk about the Greatest Hits Vol. 2. There’s lots more where that came from, with new hits arriving daily.