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Butters, Plate Decor, Salsa's, Vinaigrettes, and Deserts

Easy Shrimp and Pecan Cheese Ball

New England Clam Chowder

One Hot Cajun Mama Dirty Rice

Smoked Crab Seasoned Rice

Spicy Bacon Hash Brown Casserole

Making Gourmet Coffee Beans and Saving Money

Flavoring Candy, Vinegars and Chocolate

New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe


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Butters, Plate Decor, Salsa's, Vinaigrettes, and Deserts

Butters:  The uses of flavor oils are convenient and possibilities endless.  Adding one tablespoon per pound of flavor oil in the butter area you can make the famous Strawberry butter, or turn to very gourmet tastes such as Apricot, Blueberry, Cranberry, Mango, Peach, Triple Sec (Orange), or even pumpkin depending on your region.  For example Blueberry Butter would go over wild in Maine.

Plate Decor:  Many Chef's use clear plastic ketchup type bottles to decorate plates.  A little food color and flavor oil can go a long way with a great base.  Common selections for dual decor include kiwi (green), mango (orange), Mandarin (Yellow) and/or Guava, (Red).  Other flavor combinations can be created, you be the chef!

Salsa's:  Nothing is more unique than a salsa hit with a top note unique to a region.  Such as cranberry in New England or Mango in the tropics.  We recommend Apricot, Blueberry, Brandy, Cranberry, Lime, Mango, Peach, or Pineapple to separate your salsa from the rest.

Vinaigrettes: Our absolute favorite on salads.  1 Cup of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper and 1 or 2 teaspoons of flavor oil.  Always shake before using and you have a knock out of a dressing.  Our preferred combinations of flavor oils include:

Raspberry and Pistachio, Blueberry and Walnut, Mango and Macadamia Nut, Apricot and Walnut, Cranberry and Hazelnut, Mandarin and a touch of Peppermint, Pineapple and Macadamia Nut and believe it or not Rose Flavor oil!  A Rose vinaigrettes is great with a salad that includes a few clean rose petals.

Coffee's, Deserts, and Ice Cream

You can invent some incredible deserts with our flavor oils to include green tea flavored ice cream and even rose flavored.  Coconut ice cream is our favorite.  Just about any flavor oil we offer can be whipped into creams, latte portions of coffee and always chocolate!  We make Key Lime chocolate truffles with our lime flavor oil.  Raspberry is our second preferred truffle, and mandarin orange third.  But let your imagination be our guide!  For example, if we were in New England, we would be selling blueberry and cranberry truffles for the exquisite taste and novelty.  Our flavors can also be mixed into sugar glazes and poured over cakes.

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Easy Shrimp and Pecan Cheese Ball  Makes 2 small balls or 1 large ball

Making a REAL cheese ball is easy and much more affordable than buying them already made at the grocery store.  You can also add a little port wine to this recipe and/or a can of drained shrimp.

2 packages of cream cheese, 8 ounces each

1 Package of Mabel's Shrimper's Delight Dip Mix

1/2 Cup of Pecan pieces, slightly toasted in butter

To Make:

Break up cream cheese into chunks and carefully warm in the microwave until it is soft enough to stir the dip mix in well.  After the dip mixing is fully incorporated into the cream cheese, allow to chill in the refrigerator for several hours.  After cheese has completely chilled, remove from refrigerator and form one big ball or two small balls.  Roll the balls into the toasted pecans and allow to chill a few more hours in the refrigerator.  Serve with crackers and sliced fruit.

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New England Clam Chowder Makes 4 four ounce servings

1 can of Campbell's Potato Soup

8 Ounces of Cream or Half and Half

1 Package of Mabel's Clam Dipper Dip Mix

1 Tablespoon of Butter 

1 Can of Clams, drained (optional)

To Make:

Thoroughly mix all ingredients and simmer in a 2 quart saucepan for 30 minutes.

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One Hot Cajun Mama Dirty Rice  Makes over 8 four ounce servings

1 1/2 Cups of Water

3/4 Cup of Rice

8 Ounces of Ground Beef

1 Package of Mabel White's One Hot Cajun Mama Dip Mix

To Make:

Crumble ground meat cook until done and drain.  Add water bring to a boil and add remaining ingredients    on  low heat cover and cook until rice is tender.  stir occasionally.  serve with fried chicken for a real new Orleans meal. 

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Smoked Crab Seasoned Rice  Makes over 8 four ounce servings

1 1/2 Cups of Water

3/4 Cups of Jasmine Rice

1 Package of Mabel White's Smoked Crab Dip Mix

1 Tablespoon of Butter

To Make:

Bring water to a boil and all of the remaining ingredients.  Allow to boil a few minutes and then reduce to simmer with a lid.  Stir occasionally until tender.

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Spicy Bacon Hash Brown Casserole Makes 10 four ounce servings

This is a real crowd pleaser and an offshoot of the famous Cracker Barrel dish.

1 Pound of shredded potatoes

1 Cup of shredded Monterey or Colby Jack Cheese

1 Eight ounce can of can of cream of chicken soup

1 Cup of sour cream

1 Package of Mabel's Bacon and Horseradish Dip Mix

To Make:

Mix all ingredients well and spread into a well greased casserole dish.  Bake at 250 degrees for one hour.  

Select from one of seven classic delicious mixes or three of our famous specialty dip mixes:  

Avocado and Bacon, Bacon and Horseradish, Clam Digger, Cheese Cake Dip, Classic Dill Dip Mix, Garlic and Chive, Green Chile, or our specialties, Lobster Dip Mix, One Hot Cajun Mama, Oyster Dip Mix, Shrimper's Delight,  Port Wine and Cheddar, Smoked Crab Dip and/or Spanish Coffee Mix.  Our most famous dip, we call "SMB" is  Spinach, Shitake Mushroom and Bacon Dip Mix.

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Making Gourmet Coffee Beans and Saving Money

Extracts just do not work when flavoring coffee.  Here oil based flavors are used.  Gourmet coffee is not usually an item a person would buy for themselves, but how theyBeansCoffee.jpg (24344 bytes) love to wake up to it!  I love coffee shops as do many people.  When I visit these shops I wondered how they coat some of their beans to appear unique and unusual.  One example is the popular "White Christmas" where the bean is coated in a flavor oil first, and then a substance that appears to be white.  Another example is their "German Chocolate Cake" that appears to have a brown powdered coating.   The answer was all too simple.  Ready to pull out some Folgers whole bean, mason jars and have a blast?  You can do decaf as well as regular, but you may want to give them a coffee grinder with this!  Click thumbnail on the right to get a better view of the coated beans.

How to Make Your Own Gourmet Coffee?

Assuming you will present this in a quart sized mason jar, (you can do this using a smaller mason version)  basically dump a quart of whole coffee beans (decaf or regular) into a big zip lock bag, and sprinkle with the flavor oils of your choice. Shake the bag until all beans have some coating.  Sit overnight--the longer the better flavor.  After you feel they are flavored to taste, you can add a coat of powdered vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, or coca by using a heaping tablespoon of the powder after they are coated with oil, and then shaking the bag again to evenly coat. 

Shake the bag vigorously to coat all of the beans.  When you are done simply pour your creation into a mason jar and tie natural raffia around the neck along with a gift card or what have you.  You may also want to secure a rock candy stirrer stick around the neck or a chocolate dipped spoon.  Most people know what to do with coffee--which is LOVE IT. If they do not have a coffee grinder--they run about $10 so you may want to add that with the gift.  Coffee grinders can also be used for so many other things.  You can also layer the beans in the mason jar, alternating say, White Christmas with German Chocolate Cake.  We are proud to announce we now have new flavor oils in our flavor oil line that include butterscotch, caramel, coconut, and hazelnut.  Click here to see our 45 flavor oils!  1/4 ounce flavors at least four pounds of beans and you can mix and match.    

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Flavoring Candy, Vinegars and Chocolate

Most candy, chocolate and flavored vinegars require an oil based flavor.  We like to add a touch of lime flavor oil to chocolate for a true taste sensation, we call "Key Lime" as well as Blueberry or Raspberry flavor oil to our vinaigrettes. Beyond flavoring coffee, candy or dressings, the possibilities are truly endless!

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New Orleans Jambalaya


1 pack of Mabel's Shrimper's Delight mix

1 can tomato soup
8 oz water
3/4 cup rice
8 oz smoked sausage
1 can of chicken (drain  well)
1 can of shrimp ( optional)  ( drain well)
slice smoked sausage and cook, drain well.  add water & soup bring to a boil.  add rice and and Mabels Shrimpers Delight stir well.  Cover and reduce heat cook until done add chicken and shrimp stir well and serve.

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About the Pie Mixes

Gourmet Chef's across the south have made Denise Caffey famous for her "Chocolate Gravy."  Her chocolate gravy as well as her pie mixes are sold at country store type gift shops, including Dolly World.

All of her pies are
They can be made in the microwave in only minutes. They are so easy, the chess and chocolate chess can be made in about 7 minutes.  The Buttermilk takes about 10 minutes as does the chocolate pie.  All you do is brown the shell in the oven.  The chocolate gravy takes around 6 minutes.  It is so easy.  They are homemade!!!!!!!

Chocolate Chess Pie, (shown above) is presently Denise's favorite.  She says Buttermilk Pie is great for those who are not crazy about chocolate and has that old time southern great taste. Chess Pie is made with brown sugar.  Denise's Grand Mother used to make Chess Pies.

Her Chocolate Gravy makes a perfect southern breakfast when served with warm biscuits.  The gravy is not too sweet--it is just perfect!

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