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, 1/2…

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 VIETNAMESE PORK WITH VERMICELLI NOODLES

The official name of this dish is GRILLED VIETNAMESE PORK WITH VERMICELLI NOODLES, Tanya calls the dish “Salad with Meat”. She shared the picture and recipe with me now I am sharing with you. Thank you, Tanya, your dish is delicious!  She is gonna give me the recipe for the egg rolls later. GRILLED VIETNAMESE…

COUNTRY GIRL CAVIAR

First things first, get a Keg of dark beer a couple dozen crystal champagne flutes and a case of ripe strawberries.   I am serving beer in crystal champagne flutes with a strawberry on the side with my Country Girl Cavier. COUNTRY GIRL CAVIAR 2 (16-ounce) cans of blackeyed peas, drained, 1 (8 oz.) can black…

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PIECE

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PIECE This is a food blog, you know I am talking about picking a good piece of brisket! Pick up the brisket fold it in half.  If it’s floppy and bends easily its a good piece. Fat is important when cooking brisket but not too much.  If it’s stiff and…

BUTTER PECAN CAKE AND FROSTING

I got a request, late Sunday, for a Butter Pecan Cake recipe.  I have not made this cake for a couple of years, today I am posting and sharing the recipe. BUTTER PECAN CAKE AND FROSTING 2 cups broken pecans pieces,  2 sticks unsalted butter, 2 cups granulated sugar, 3 cups cake flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1/2…

MOVING ON UP

About a year ago I said I wanted to be the first food blog with one million followers. Well, Cousins, we are moving on up.  When you like and follow my food blog you immediately become part of my extended family.  In the southern tradition, your first name becomes Cousin.  We are moving up Cousins,…

SWEET MUSH

SWEET MUSH Corn pudding is an old Native American dish that was shared with the Spaniards and Englishmen.  Historically the dish was stewed ground corn and water along with a thickening agent. Southerners got ahold of this recipe and repurposed it to be a cross between fried creamed corn and a sweet corn custard thus the name…

GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE

GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons diced white onions, 6 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 (16 oz.) package frozen french cut green beans, 4 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the almonds, single layer, to a…

MACARONI SALAD

This might sound like I’m bragging, I’m not, this is the best tasting and easiest macaroni salad you will ever make and eat.  I expect you to call me at (469)215-1585 and tell me that it is the best macaroni salad you have ever had. 1 (8 0z.) package large elbow macaroni, cook according to package directions…

CROWDER PEAS

Fresh crowder peas are almost impossible to find in your local grocery store.  I am fortunate my Cousin Marvin grows and ships crowder pease and other delicious southern pea delicacies all over the world.  Give Cousin Marvin a call get your order in before the season, and all the peas run out 903-424-6789 CROWDER PEAS…

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO DISH?

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO DISH? Whenever you have unexpected company, and you had not planned on cooking imperative, you must have a go-to dish that is easy, delicious and allows you to be a gracious host.  My go-to dish is pasta! EMERGENCY PASTA 1 pounds spaghetti, 2 teaspoons salted butter, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 teaspoon…

I ALWAYS USE LADYFINGERS

Okra or ladies’ fingers is an excellent source of fibers, minerals and vitamins and fibers. According to okra-nutrition.com, okra can reduce the risk of a range of conditions including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.   CHICKEN GUMBO WITH LADIES’ FINGERS This is a traditional southern Louisiana gumbo.  Get in the true spirit of gumbo and serve this…

OLE FASHION POUND CAKE

OLE FASHION POUND CAKE This is an old staple recipe, it’s the first cake I ever made. My great grandmother Elvira taught me how to make this cake.  No mixer we used a wooden spoon and it was cooked in a wood stove.  This is not a picture of the cake we made that day,…