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…

FUNNEL CAKE

1 cup buttermilk pancake mix, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 cup sugar, 1/4 cup ice-cold sprinkling water, 1 egg, beaten, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, oil for frying, and powdered sugar for dusting. Get out a cup, add the egg and beat, set aside.  Get out a bowl, add the water, egg,…

NECKED BONES

I received a request for Neckbones; here ya go, Carol!  It’s almost impossible to believe you have never had neckbones before.  I think you are gonna love these “necked bones” please give me a call at 702-752-1314 when you make them. 3 lbs. neckbones (pork), 2 (2 oz.) envelopes onion soup mix, 2 large white onion, sliced, 4…

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST?

I received a request for Fried Potatoes and Onions this morning; here ya go, Nelson!  You are gonna love this quick, easy, and absolutely delicious potatoes. FRIED POTATOES AND ONIONS 1 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, 1 1/2 T. garlic oil, 1 T. bacon drippings, 1 cup white onions, sliced, 1/8 cup green bell pepper, thinly…

GUMBO

Gumbo is a West African word that means okra.  Gumbo is a delicious Creole stew flavored stock made with meat or shellfish.  My grandmother said gumbo could be as thin as soup or thick as gravy.  The test of good gumbo is how favorable the stock is. GROUND BEEF GUMBO 2 cups cooked yellow rice,…

BABY, THIS IS SOME KINDA GOOD EAT’EN!

Crawfish pie is one of my favorite things to eat.  I usually fry my mini crawfish pies, but today I will bake them in a muffin tin with a refrigerator biscuit dough. BABY, THIS IS SOME KINDA GOOD EAT’EN! 2 (16 oz.) package of layer buttermilk biscuits, separate layers by 10 layers each, 1 pound…

ORANGE SWEET POTATO PONE

Sweet Potato Pone can be served as a side dish or a dessert. This recipe is a dessert.  The only thing mandated is a pone has to be cooked in a cast iron skillet.  I don’t know where this rule comes from all I call tell you is my grandmother said that was the rule. …

COMFORT FOOD

I’m in Las Vegas, Nevada it’s cold 44 degrees. I need warm, comfort food today. I’m cooking Beef Shank Soup.    My Grandmother Emma always had a pot of some kind of soup on the stove all year long. She said you always want to have something available and ready to offer guests. A pot of…

STIR FRY

Cauliflower was introduced, and we started growing it in the 1900s.  To reduce my carbohydrate consumption, I have replaced rice with cauliflower.  A cup of white rice is 200 calories.  A cup of cauliflower is 25 calories. CAULIFLOWER STIR FRY 1/2 pound filet, sliced into 1-pieces, 1/2 cauliflower head, chopped, 1/2 cup frozen white corn…

SMOTHERED OXTAILS

We can trace eating oxtails back to slavery.  Oxtails were considered “throwaway meat” Throwaway meat was any part of the animal the slave owners considered uneatable such as ham hocks, ears, jowls, snouts, feet, and tails. Smothered oxtails are a dish we call “soul food,” which has expanded from the southern states.  Now that oxtails…

CROWDER PEAS AND SPECKLED BUTTER BEANS

Crowder peas are native to western Africa.  They were brought to the US during the slave trade in the 1600s.  Another name for crowder peas is Coepeas.  These peas are heat tolerant and drought-resistant, making them very adaptable to the climate and weather in the southern states.  Crowder peas are from the same family as…

Black-Eyed Peas were initially grown in West Africa.  The slave trade introduced these peas to the southern part of the US in the 17th century.  According to Black southern folklore, black-eyed peas are served on new years day to garner good luck for the year. Along with good luck, black-eyed peas are loaded with potassium,…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE

1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 egg yolks, 3 1/4 T. crunchy peanut butter, 1 1/4 T. unsalted butter, 1 tsp.vanilla extract. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out a double boiler, add the cream, milk, and water….