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…

GRILLED CHEESE

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH Going up, I ate very few sandwiches. I had never had a grilled cheese sandwich.  I was babysitting sitting for my neighbor, Mrs. Knight.  She left me a note of task; one of the things on the list was to give her girls, Cindy and Verna, grilled cheese for lunch. I had…

PICO DE GALLO

It’s Taco Tuesday.  One of my favorite tacos is grilled fish tacos. I always use a mild fish such as cod, flounder, grouper,  or orange roughy.  Today I am sharing the special pico recipe I use on my fish taco. Cabbage Pico de Gallo 1/2 cup chopped red onions, 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped,  1 lime, juiced…

HOT DAMN DELICIOUS

HOT DAMN DELICIOUS 1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup Mexican crema, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 3 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, 1 large jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, 3 tablespoon red onions, chopped, 2…

PISTACHIO NUT PESTO

PISTACHIO NUT PESTO Pistachio nuts are sugar-free, gluten-free, natural, low in sodium, cholesterol, and fat. I  toss this pesto on pasta. Pesto is also good spread on crostini with Parmesan cheese on top. Next time you have shrimp, use this pesto as your cocktail sauce.    3 cups washed and steams removed collard greens, 1/2…

FRIED CORN ON THE COB

My mother would prepare fried cream corn.  My paternal Grandma would prepare fried corn on the cob.  Both are delicious! Love is sharing; therefore, I am gonna share my Grandma’s recipe with you.  FRIED CORN ON THE COB 12 ears white corn, 1 cup seasoned crispy fish fry, 1/4 cup self-rising flour, 1 teaspoon granulated…

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES I live in southern Nevada, and it is almost impossible to find tomatoes in season, whenever that is. I now use heirloom tomatoes. Heirlooms are always firm and tasty. They are a little pricey, but they are delicious and well worth the price. Try them I think you will be satisfied every…

BLACKENED CHICKEN SANDWICH

BLACKENED CHICKEN SANDWICH Blackened seasoning recipe: get out a bowl, add 3 tablespoons smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons granulated garlic, 2 tablespoons granulated onion, 1 teaspoon pink salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper. …

BACON MAKES EVERYTHING TASTE BETTER

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,…

EEL SAUCE

EEL SAUCE Eel sauce is delicious on grilled fish, stir fry, and grilled mushrooms. Eel sauce is an good marinade on meats and I frequently drizzle it on noodles. 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/8 cup Sauvignon blanc wine, 1/4 cup fish stock, 1 teaspoon corn starch, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2…

PACOIMA CHICKEN CURRY

PACOIMA CHICKEN CURRY The secret ingredient to this tasty curry is basmati rice and topping everything off with cilantro and toasted coconut flakes. 1 cup white onions, thinly sliced, 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped, 1 tablespoon Jamaican curry, 3 1/2 tablespoon salted butter, 3 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1/4 cup craisins, 1 1/2 cup…

SAUSAGE RICE PILAF

SAUSAGE RICE PILAF 1/2 pound hot turkey breakfast sausage, 1/2 pound lean ground chicken, 1 cup celery, chopped, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 1/4 cup white onions, chopped, 1 garlic clove, minced, 1 (10.75 oz) can cream mushroom soup, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice, 1/2 teaspoon poultry…