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…

PUMPKIN BREAD

PUMPKIN BREAD 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups cake flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda,  1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 cup…

BACON WRAPPED MEATLOAF

Meatloaf is a traditional German dish. At my house meatloaf was considered comfort food; that was served a couple times a month then made into sandwiches the next couple of day. Bacon wrapped meatloaf was frequently served with baked potatoes, green beans, and a simple green salad.  Tonight we are going to have meatloaf while…

SHRIMP AND GRITS

Shrimp and grits have been a breakfast staple for years, today we are having shrimp and grits for dinner. If you really want to take this dish over the top add an over medium fried egg SHRIMP AND GRITS 6 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 cup yellow grits, 2 cups water,…

SCOLLOPED POTATOES

SCALLOPED POTATOES 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup, 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 cup gruyere cheese, grated, 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, 5 white mushrooms, cleaned and sliced, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, 1 teaspoon ground thyme, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 cup evaporated milk, 2 tablespoons self-rising…

DOUBLE CRUST EGGPLANT QUICHE

DOUBLE CRUST EGGPLANT QUICHE 3 1/2 cups eggplant, pared and cubed, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 cup breakfast sausage, 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped, 3/4 cup white onions, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 4 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 (10 1/2 oz.) can gumbo soup, 3 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground…

JACQUE ROSE COUNTRY GIRL EGGS BENEDICT

The star of my eggs benedict is a buttermilk biscuit and bacon! EGGS BENEDICT  First things first let’s make the Hollandaise Sauce: 3 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup salted butter.  Get out the saucepan, add the egg yolks and whisk vigorously slowly add the lemon juice. The flame should be VERY low! …

FAIR FOOD

September of last year, I attended the State Fair of Texas.  What I loved most about the Fair was Big Tex, the football game, and the food.  Since that time I have been trying to come up with a fair dish. I need ya’ll to try this dish and tell me what you think. SPAM…

SHRIMP STUFFED PINEAPPLE BOAT

SHRIMP STUFFED PINEAPPLE BOAT (Kenny, you said you like shrimp.  This recipe is dedicated to you.  Please let me know when you make it) 2 pineapples, 1 pound large shrimp, heads and shell on, 1 cup long grain white rice, 1/2 cup organic spring mix salad, 2 mangos, peeled and chopped, 2 tomatoes, 2 tablespoons…

THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL DIP

Tonight it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans.  Who do you think is going to win.  Las Vegas oddsmakers have favored the Titans by 4 1/2 points. I think the Titans will win, I don’t think they will cover the point spread. THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL DIP 1 pound ground beef, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1…

LEMON CHESS PIE

LEMON CHESS PIE 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1/4 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup butter, 4 egg, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 1/4 tablespoons yellow cornmeal, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 3 tablespoons lemon zest, 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust. In a…

PACOIMA CHICKEN SOUP

Chicken soup was a very common winter dish around my house. I mix up the ingredients every once in a while; for example sometimes potatoes, then rice, carrots, then zucchini the other deciding favor is what’s in the refrigerator. I made baked chicken for Sunday dinner, now it’s time to repurpose! This soup is a…

FRIED CABBAGE

Southern fried cabbage is one of my favorite sides dishes.  The perfect meal is neckbones, rice and gravy, baked yams, fried cabbage, and 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, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt,  1/2…