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…

JACQUE ROSE SEAFOOD SEASONING

JACQUE ROSE SEAFOOD SEASONING 1 teaspoon pink sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds, 2 teaspoons bay leaf powder, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon white pepper, 1/8 teaspoon of the following: dry mustard, red pepper flakes, crushed, cinnamon, mace, ground cloves, and ground ginger Get out your coffee grinder add all the spices, and grind. …

FRIED CABBAGE

The perfect meal is neckbones, rice and gravy, glazed carrots, fried cabbage, and hot water cornbread. FRIED CABBAGE 1/4 pound bacon ends, 1/2 cup white onion, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 5 cups green cabbage, cored and sliced, 1 carrot, shredded, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt,  1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 cup chicken broth Get out…

BRITTIAN’S SPECIAL PASTA

BRITTIAN’S SPECIAL PASTA This dish is dedicated to my grandson, Brittian.  Brittian is my eldest grandson.  If there are any grandmothers out there, you know it’s not about the dish its about my grandbaby.  He tells me he loves this dish, so I love making it!!! 1  whole boneless skinless chicken breast,  1/2 pound raw…

LEG OF LAMB

  Lamb is the perfect offering for dinner today.  Lamb can be a little gamey, so be sure to trim off some of the fat.  I always buy domestic lamb. Domestic lambs are feed grass up until 30-day before slaughter, then they are feed grain. Substituting grain for grass changes the taste of the lamb along…

MILLION DOLLAR PIE CRUST

MILLION DOLLAR PIE CRUST 1 (10.6 oz) package shortbread cookies, 1/8 cup sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Dump everything into the food processor and grind until it looks like sand.  Dump into a 9-inch pie pan, firmly press the cookie mixture on the bottom and sides of the pan.  Cover…

WHAT KIND OF BALLS DO YOU HAVE?

What kinda balls do you have is a play on words; this is a food blog; the question is, what kinda balls do you make with littleneck clams?  LITTLENECK CLAM BALLS 5 pounds fresh littleneck clams, 5  chopped garlic cloves, 1 cup purple onions, chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 4 green onions, 1 stick butter,…

JUNETEENTH BLACK INDEPENDENCE DAY

JUNETEENTH BLACK INDEPENDENCE DAY The Civil War began on April 12, 1861, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on September 22, 1862, which technically freed slaves. Two and a half years later,  Union General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island, Texas, with 2,000 troops to establish a federal presence in Texas and to issue General Order No. 3…

BAM BAM GRAVY

This recipe is dedicated to my favorite nephew, named Bougie Bam Bam.  As far back as I can remember, Bam has always requested gravy with any and all dishes and meals.  When writing this recipe, I am smiling from ear to ear and thinking about Bam. Gravy must be creamy and smooth.  If you are…

WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH THIS LEFTOVER CHICKEN?

I grilled seven (7) chicken breast, I had four (4) leftover.  Today, the question going around in my head is “what am I gonna do with this leftover chicken.”? CHICKEN SALAD 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped,  2 celery rib, finely chopped, 1/4 cup green apple, peeled and finely chopped, 2 boiled eggs, chopped, 4 tablespoons…

BAKED TURKEY

During this pandemic, we must cook meals that we can stretch.  The cost of fresh meat has more than doubled.  If you have to have fresh meat, please plan your meals and cuts of meat that are on sale.  I am buying a frozen turkey, the price per pound is $.59.  A twelve (12) pound…

BRAISED SHORT RIBS

BRAISED SHORT RIBS Got this package from my favorite store, they are perfect! The secret to delicious braised short ribs is picking the thickest and meatiest ribs. A perfect dinner tonight with these ribs would be glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach salad, and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. 5 pounds bone-in thick meaty short…

BLACKENED CRUSTACEAN FONDEAUX

BLACKENED CRUSTACEAN FONDEAUX This is a dish I frequently order when I go to Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.  The recipe below is my copycat version.  I think I have gotten mighty close; my humble taste bulbs say this is a tasty dish. 8 extra-large shrimps, shells, and heads, 5 ounces crawfish tails, chopped, 5 ounces lump…