HERE YA GO COUSIN, OXTAIL SOUP

OXTAIL SOUP 2 pounds oxtails, 1 large yellow onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1 thyme sprig, 1 package onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons oxtail soup mix, 1 tablespoon ground allspice, 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 2 turnips peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 1 pound bag frozen butter beans,…

DON’T THROW THOSE LEFTOVERS OUT, MAKE A CASSEROLE.

    LABOR DAY LEFT-OVER BBQ PORK CASSEROLE 1 (40 oz.) package frozen scalloped potatoes, 2 tablespoons salted butter, 4 thinly sliced green onions, 1/8 cup chopped white onions, 1 1/4  pounds leftover pulled pork, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/4 cups…

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES My  neighbor gave four green tomatoes out of her garden yesterday.  I am having fried green tomatoes today.  Thank you, Michelle. 4 green tomatoes, 1 cup self-rising flour,1/4 cup panko bread crumbs, 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal, 1 tsp. Cajun season salt, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic, 2 eggs, 3…

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH THOSE LEFTOVERS?

The other day I cooked fried catfish fillets, cilantro lime rice, and a simple salad.  I had quite a bit leftover. My next job was to repurpose that meal.  The new dish is fish and rice tacos Cut up the fillets and add 1/4th of that amount of rice. Mix well, taste, add fish seasoning…

TEA CAKES

Sometime back, I received a request from my childhood friend Willie, who asked me for a tea cake recipe. I think he is trying to impress a couple of sisters at the Baptist Church.  Here ya go Willie. Tea cakes are semi-sweet bread that tastes and looks like a cross between a fluffy cookie and…

BACON MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER

This is another one of my grandmother’s special recipes. Pour this dressing over slivered raw cabbage and dandelion greens. It’s even better over a BLT Salad. BLT Salad: iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, chopped boiled eggs, crumbled bleu cheese, and croutons. 8-10 slices of bacon, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup raw honey, 3 teaspoon cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon…

EASY BREEZY COPY CAT BISCUITS

I had lunch at the Red Lobster earlier this week.  I love those Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  I had so many biscuits I brought the lunch I ordered home.  Here is my easy breezy Cheddar Cheese Copy Cat Biscuit recipe. EASY BREEZY COPY CAT BISCUITS 5 cups self-rising flour, 2 cups buttermilk, 2 cups shredded cheddar…

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

It’s the second day of summer, the high-temperature today will be 91 degrees. I know it’s hot outside, but I love soup. I will enjoy my day with a good book and a bowl of soup, I just started reading Unstoppable by Cindy Trimm. BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP 3 lbs. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut…

SWEET POTATO OMELET

SWEET POTATO OMELET 1/2 stick butter, 5 small sweet potatoes, 2 green onions, minced,  1/4 cup Mexican chorizo sausage remove from casing and cube, 3 tablespoons spinach, rolled and thinly sliced,  4 eggs, 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, I Yukon gold potato, 1 teaspoon celery, chopped, 1 teaspoon red bell chopped, 2 teaspoon white onions,…

ASPARAGUS

Today is the last day of Spring. Asparagus is the perfect Spring vegetable. Asparagus or sparrow grass is a perennial flowering species. Asparagus spears are a low-carb vegetable containing approximately 4 grams of carbs per serving, and it is delicious. 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, garlic oil, 1 tablespoon salted butter, 1/2 tablespoon extra…

WHATS YOUR SIGN?

My sign is chicken. Today, I will teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. Get out your cutting board, a sharp knife, and the chicken. Remove the innards ( heart, neck, gizzard) and any extra fat from the chicken. Cut the skin and flesh between the legs and body of the chicken. Bend…

YOGURT SOUP

8 cups water, 2 lbs. oxtails, 2 onions, finely chopped, 1 (2 oz.) pkg dry  onion soup mix, 1/2 cup yellow dried split peas, 2 cups spinach, chopped, 1 bunch of green onions, sliced, 2 T. sea salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, 1 celery stalk, chopped, 2 T. red bell…

PAN FRIED SALMON WITH EEL SAUCE

2 lbs. of salmon with skin, 1 T. garlic oil, 2 T. salted butter, 3 tsp. minced garlic, 2 fresh lemons juiced and zest, 2 T. Italian parsley, finely chopped plus extra for garnish. Add 2 T. lemon juice on both sides of the fish.  Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and granulated garlic.  Rub and…

WATERMELON PICO

1 cup chopped red onions, one jalapeno pepper, chopped,  1/4 cup lime, juiced and zest, 1 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, chopped, 1 bunch cilantro, chopped, 1 teaspoon sea salt. Mix the red onion, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, and zest in a bowl, set aside for 10 minutes.  In a separate bowl, add the watermelon, cilantro,…