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…

PEPPERONI BAGEL PIZZAS

  PEPPERONI BAGEL PIZZAS  Buy a package of 6 plain bagels.  Slice the bagels in half lengthwise, set aside.  1 cup basil pesto sauce,  1/2 cup pizza sauce, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese,  40 pepperoni slices. Sliced arugula for garnish. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put the bagels on a cookie sheet. Spread a thin…

COLLARD GREEN DIP

My lil brother Floyd is Mr. Collard Greens.  I am making a Collard Green Dip especially for him. The traditional recipe is made with spinach, I am making this recipe with collards. COLLARD GREEN DIP 12 ounces collard green, (equates to 5-6 leaves, stems removed), 16 ounces sour cream, 8 ounces jicama, chopped, 1 (1…

ITALIAN CREAM CAKE

Have you ever hummed and patted your feet when eating cake?  If not, this cake will start you to humming and patting your feet to the yummy cake tune in your head! ITALIAN CREAM CAKE I started testing and creating this recipe some 10-years ago.  I bought this cake monthly from Sam’s Club, they stopped making it, so I had to make it myself….

CRAB STUFFED PORTABELLO MUSHROOMS

CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS 1 cup blue crab meat, 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil, 2 green onions, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1 tablespoon garlic and cheese flavored bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon white onion, minced, 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated, 1 egg, beaten and…

HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU MAKE GOULASH?

At my grandmothers’ house, goulash simple meant beef, gravy, and noodles.  What does goulash mean to you? 1 pound egg noodles, 2 pounds boneless chuck, 1 cup red onions, cut in slices, 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon beef bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon black…

FRIED CHICKEN LIVER

FRIED CHICKEN LIVERS 1 1/2 pounds chicken livers, 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour, 1 tablespoon self-rising cornmeal, 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons granulated garlic, 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce, 1 cup solid shortening for frying. In a brown paper bag add the flour,…

AVACADO CREMA

I make this creamy spicy sauce specifically to accompany my grilled salmon tacos AVACADO CREAMA 2 large ripe avocados, 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, 1 1/4 cups fresh cilantro, 2 serrano peppers, 2 garlic cloves,  1/8 cup chicken broth, 3 tablespoons avocado oil, 2 tablespoon walnuts, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander,…

FETA CHEESE SPREAD

FETA CHEESE SPREAD 16 ounces Feta cheese, 1 (8oz.) package cream cheese, softened, 3 tablespoons fresh basil, 3 tablespoons green onions, tops only, 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic oil, 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt, 1 medium size dill pickle, 1/2 teaspoon dill pickle juice, 1 jalapeno pepper, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 1/4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 3/4…

BLACK WALNUT STUFFED JALAPENO PEPPERS

Black walnuts were used a lot in Native American recipes and as a healing agent. Black walnuts hulls, taken internally have been used as a home remedy to treat pinworms, ringworms, a laxative,  jock itch, and skin yeast infections.  A study in Phytotherapy Research found that juglone from black walnuts showed significant inhibition of RNase…

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

This a 4th of July special dip made with leftover fried chicken 3 pieces fried chicken (2 breast, 1 short thigh), 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup Ranch salad dressing, 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing, 1/4 cup hot sauce, 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 2 cups cheddar cheese,…

FRIED APPLE PIES

I was thinking about my Mamma today, one of the things I giggled and thought about was her fried apple pies. Here is her quick and easy recipe. FRIED APPLE PIES 2 (8-piece) refrigerator flaky biscuits, 2 ( 5 oz.) packages dried apples, 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling, 3 cups water, 1/4 cup…

MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP

Mexican street corn dip is a tribute to my hometown of Pacoima.  I grew up listening for the street cart with Mexican Street Corn.  As an adult, I make Mexican Street Corn dip and served it with duck tacos, refried pinto beans, and yellow rice.   MEXICAN STREET CORN DIP 1 (4 oz.) package cream…