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…

YOU’RE GONNA TELL YOUR AGE IF YOU REMEMBER THIS DISH

CHICKEN A LA KING Chicken A La King is an old classic dish dating back to the late 1800s.  I interchange this same recipe with the same amount (2 cups) of chicken, turkey or salmon. I am going to modernize this dish a little by serving it in a sourdough bread bowl. 3 tablespoons salted butter,…

CAESAR SALAD

2 medium heads romaine lettuce and 1 head of Tuscan kale, chilled and broken into bite-size pieces, 1/3 cup garlic olive oil, 2 1/2 tablespoon wine vinegar, 6 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained, 1 garlic clove minced, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 3 coddled eggs, 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 8 tablespoons grated…

OKAY Y’ALL KEEP ‘EM COMING, I HAVE A REQUEST FOR SAUSAGE GRAVY

SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUITS 1 pound sage pork breakfast sausage, 3 tablespoons salted butter,  2 cups milk, 1 cup evaporated milk,  1/4 cup self-rising flour, salt and pepper to taste.  1 (16 oz.) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits. Refrigerate the gravy for at least 4 hours.  When it’s time to fill the biscuits you want the…

COUNTRY FRITTERS

ME AND MY COUNTRY KINFOLKS 5 (12 oz.) cans drained whole kernel corn, 3 (8 3/4 oz.) cans cream-style corn,  2 eggs, 4 tablespoons molasses, 2 1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped serrano peppers, 1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon self-rising flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oil for frying. In a bowl combine…

YOU’RE IN A PICKLE

PICKLED SALMON 4 pounds wild salmon, 1-quart champagne vinegar, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup sea salt, 6 bay leaves, 1 1/2 ounces whole peppercorns, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 5 tablespoons ground mace, 3 tablespoons pickling spice, 1 medium yellow onion, sliced, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Wash the salmon and wrap in a sheet…

SHRIMP SCAMPI

4 tablespoons salted butter, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 6 garlic cloves, 3/4 Sauvignon Blanc, 3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 2 pounds jumbo shrimp head and shells on, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1/3 cup parsley, juice from 1/2 lemon. Cook the pasta…

PEACH COBBLER

  My nephew/cousin Rasul has requested PEACH COBBLER.  Here ya go, BABY, let me know when you make it and how it comes out.  Peaches are not in season, so I am using frozen peaches.  I NEVER use can peaches! EASY PEAZY THREE LAYER PEACH COBBLER What makes a peach cobbler to die for is the…

POT ROAST IS LESS THAN $3.00 A POUND AT WINCO

  FRUITED POT ROAST 1 (3 lb.) pot roast, 2 tablespoon butter flavored shortening, 1/2 cup red onions, chopped, 1/3 cup carrots, scraped and chopped, 1/4 cup Burgundy wine, 2 garlic cloves, sliced, 1 envelop dry onion soup mix, 2 tables beef bouillon,1 (11 oz.) package mixed dried fruit, 4 tablespoons self-rising flour. Get out…

HALLELUJAH I’VE RECEIVED A REQU

Cousin Yvette has requested the recipe for a Buttermilk Cake. The Buttermilk Cake I make is a single layer with a pecan topping.  I have not had a chance to make the cake.  Here’s the recipe.  When you make the cake send me a picture. BUTTERMILK CAKE 3 cups sugar, 1 cup butter flavored shortening, 3…

THE PERFECT AVACADO TOAST

Yesterday we made sourdough bread, today we are making THE PERFECT AVACADO TOAST on toasted sourdough bread. 3 medium, Haas avocados, 1/4 cup salted pepita seeds, hulled and chopped,  4 sunny side eggs, 4 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled, 4 heirloom tomato slices, 1/4 cup strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced, 1/8 cup fresh blueberries,…

MAKE YOUR OWN SOURDOUGH BREAD STARTER

1 (1/4 ounce) package of active dry yeast, 2 1/2 cups warm water, 2 cups flour, 1 1/4 tablespoons raw sugar. Get out a large bowl add 1/2 cup of warm water, dissolve the yeast package in the water.  Add the remaining water, sift the flour at least 2-times mix well then add the sugar. Mix until everything…