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…

ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP

Zuppa Toscana is a classic Italian sausage and potato soup.  The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, tomato pulp, olive oil, salt, and chili powder. My soup is a little different, but I thought I should share the classic traditional recipe. ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP 1 pound…

LOBSTER CASSEROLE

      2 eggs, beaten, 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted, 1/8 teaspoon Creole seasoning salt, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard,1 1/2 cup lobster meat, 1/2 cup imitation crab, shredded, 1/4 cup frozen whole kernel corn, 1 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 cup heavy whipping cream. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees….

PACOIMA CARNE ASADA

  I was born and raised in Pacoima, California.  Pacoima is approximately 23 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.  Please learn all about my hometown check out the documentary Pacoima Stories: Land of Dreams. CARNE ASADA 2 pounds flank steak.  Place the steak inside a gallon freezer bag, pound the meat with a meat mallet…

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO EAT WHEN YOU WATCH THE GAME TOMORROW?

You know I recently had chicken; I had three short thighs left over.  It’s time to repurpose, I am making chicken dip and taking it to a Thursday night football game potluck.  The Philadelphia Eagles are playing the New York Giants. Vegas has favorited the Eagles by 3-points.  I am picking the Giants plus 3. CHICKEN…

BAKED TURKEY WINGS

BAKED TURKEY WINGS 4 pounds of turkey wings, 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 3 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 firm red delicious apple, 2 stalks celery, 1 white onion Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Wash the wings make sure you…

GREENS AND BREAD

  2 bunches of turnip greens, including the roots, 2 bunches mustard greens, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 stick salted butter, 1 cup white onions, roughly chopped, 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon, 1 tablespoon black pepper,1 garlic clove, minced, 1/2 pound of salt pork, sliced,  2-quart water, 1 serrano pepper. Wash the greens in the kitchen sink…

PICKLE PEPPA SAUCE

I am adding this recipe because I went to the store looking for some pickle peppa sauce and could not find any.  So you do have this horrible experience here is my recipe. Please make it, the recipe is simple but it will elevate a bland bowl of beans or greens to a special and…

CROCK-POT CHILI

1 pound 80/20 ground beef, 1 pound smoked sausage, cut in chunks, 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes and chilies, 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, 2 stalks celery, chopped, 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1 (1.25 oz.) packages chili seasoning, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons smoked…

CHICKEN FEET

Chicken feet are a delicacy.  They are very hard to find living on the west coast.  If you can find them try them. Chicken feet have very little meat.  If you like crunchy texture and delicious flavor, you will love deep fried chicken feet. Deep fried chicken feet is reminiscent to eating cracklins. 1-pound of…

MEATLOAF

I’ve been asking all my cousins to tell me what recipes they would like to see on the blog or in the cookbook.  My cousin James said he would like to see a recipe for meatloaf, cream style corn, cream spinach, and cornbread.  Based on that request, today, we are fixing an easy breezy comfort dish…

LO-LO’S CHICKEN & WAFFLES

            THIS WAS  LO-LO’S FIRST LOCATION IN ARIZONA.  THEY ARE NOW IN BIGGER LOCATIONS  AND HAVE EXPANDED INTO IN OMAHA, LAS VEGAS, AND DALLAS. I do not usually post on Saturday, but today I am making an exception.  I had breakfast at Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles in Las Vegas, Nevada….

OLE FASHION BUTTERMILK PIE

BUTTERMILK PIE 4 eggs, separated, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled, 2 cups buttermilk, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust, 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  In a large bowl add the egg…