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…

MISSISSIPPI TABBOULEH

Rather than bulger wheat, I use cauliflower.   This dish is mouthwatering, light and absolutely  This is my take on Middle Eastern Tabbouleh.  delicious. 4 cups cauliflower, grated, 5 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4 inch cubes, 1/2 pound firm cherry tomatoes, cut in half, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped, 2 1/2 cups fresh curly parsley, finely chopped,…

BEETS

Beets are good for you, they are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals such as dietary fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin B folate, and phosphorus. According to Foodlife.com, there are Eight Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets.  The eight reasons are as follows:  1.  weight loss; 2.  brain and energy boost; 3.  nature’s viagra; 4. super antioxidant; 5. anti-inflammatory…

DO YOU LIKE SPICY YAMS?

    For most of my life,  I was of the firm opinion that if a meal did not include meat I didn’t want it.  In the words of my Grandma Emma, “Baby don’t put that on my plate”.  Recently, within the last five (5) years, I have expanded my food palette to include and…

STILL GRILLING

CAKE KABOBS I’m still grilling. I had some leftover pound cake and fruit from Memorial Day,  You know how I must repurpose leftovers so here we go my famous Cake Kabobs. Cut cake into 1 1/2 cubes.  Spear each cube with a fork and dip in sweetened condensed milk.  Roll each cube in flaked coconut…

VEGAN FRIED RICE

1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped, 1/2 cup frozen white corn kernels, 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 cup white onion, chopped, 1 carrot, peeled and chopped, 3 green onions, chopped, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, cut into thin strips,  2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons tamari, 1/4…

SEVEN LAYER PACOIMA BEAN DIP

1 (8oz.) can refried pinto beans, 1 (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened, 1 (1 1/4 oz.) package taco seasoning, 1 pint sour cream, 1 (1 oz.) package ranch dip, 2 large avocados, mashed, 1/4 pound ground chicken, 1 pound ground turkey, 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped,…

MOUSSAKA

MOUSSAKA 4 cups eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices,  2 cups Yukon potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, 2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, 3/4  pound ground turkey, 1/4 pound ground chicken, 2 bay leaves crumbles, 1 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 2 tablespoon chicken bouillon, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground…

CHICKEN SALAD

This is the only sweet chicken salad recipe you will ever need. 2 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded, 2/3 cup celery, chopped, 2 tablespoons green olives, thinly sliced,, 1 cup granny smith apples, chopped,  1/2 cup slivered almonds, 3 hard-boiled eggs chopped, 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped, 1 cup…

NOT THESE NUTS

2 1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 2 large eggs, beaten, 2 cups walnuts,…

CRANBERRY SHERBET

1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries, 1 cup water, 2 cups raw sugar, 1 envelope unflavored gelatin, 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, 1-pint cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons fresh orange zest, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons Grand Marnier. In a heavy pot add the water and sugar.  Cook on medium heat until the sugar dissolves.  Add…

CHEESE BALL

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened, 1 (8 oz.) white cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 tablespoons purple onions, finely chopped, 1 1/2 tablespoon green onions, chopped, 1/2 tablespoons red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon fish seasoning,  1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup crab claw meat , finely chopped, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups…

FISH AND YAM CHIPS

1 1/2 quart peanuts oil, 1 cup potato flour, 1/2 cup Wonder flour, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark ale, 2 pounds cod fillets, cut into 4-ounce pieces. In a heavy skillet add the oil and bring to 425 degrees.  In a…