Southern Fried Chicken: This is the way my mother and both grandmothers, all born and raised in the country, always made fried chicken. I still make it this way. Momma used Crisco shortening and a cast-iron skillet, and so do I. Allowing the chicken to "season" overnight before dipping it in buttermilk and then dredging in flour are the keys to delicious flavor and great crunch. (Peanut oil is a good alternative to shortening, but it adds a distinct flavor.)
Deep Fried Mushrooms With Horseradish Sauce. These were great! I had a little trouble getting the breadcrumbs to stick after dipping in batter. It was messy, but worth the effort. I tried some with just the batter and they were not as good. The horseradish sauce complements the mushrooms perfectly.
If you're tired of paying top dollar for a bottled Lipton green tea product, you can mix up a tasty alternative for less. In addition, drinking green tea with citrus flavors will help your body absorb more of the drink's antioxidants. Best of all, you may already have some of the ingredients lying around the house.