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…

CHICKEN SOUP

6 cooked chicken thighs, with skin and bone-in, 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup white onions, chopped, 1/4 cup celery, chopped, 2 carrots, peeled and cut in 1/4 inch rounds, 1 (4 oz.) can tomatoes and diced green chilies, 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 1 bay leaf, 2 tablespoons granulated garlic, 1/2…

COCONUT MACAROON COOKIES

These are my Daddy’s favorite cookies.  Whenever I make them, he would have at least one before they cooled. 5 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut, 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk, 2 egg whites, 1 tsp cane syrup, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp. almond extract Preheat oven to 325 degrees,…

SHRIMP AND CHEESE GRITS

6 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 cup yellow grits, 2 cups water, 2 1/2 cups evaporated milk, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 pound medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined, 1/2 tablespoon seafood seasoning, 1/2 tablespoon granulated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 3 1/2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, 1…

PORK CHOPS

4 thick bone-in center-cut pork chops, 1 T. garlic oil, 1 tsp. granulated garlic, 1/2 tsp. ground sage, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 tsp. orange preserve, 2 blood oranges, sliced and grilled, 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon, 1/4 tsp. black pepper. 2 whole cloves Get out a cutting board, slice the oranges, set them aside.  Season…

THANKSGIVING IS COMING

BAKED TURKEY This is an old post I am reposting cause Thanksgiving is almost here. 1 (12 lb.) turkey, thawed, giblets removed, washed and dried, 1 stick salted butter, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon sage, salt, and freshly ground black pepper, 1 large…

WILD SALMON CASSEROLE

WILD SALMON CASSEROLE 2 (10.75 oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup half and half, 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots, 2 (10 oz.) cans wild salmon drained, 3 cups egg noodles, 2 T. salted butter, 2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded, 2 celery…

BOLOGNA SANDWICH

BOLOGNA SANDWICH 1 lb. bologna, 1/4 cup dill pickle relish, 1/4 cup red onions, finely diced, 4 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 3/4 cup mayonnaise. Get out a skilled add 2 tablespoons of unsalted buttter. Slice the bologna into1 inches slices. Cut a wedge cut into each slice. Fry the bologna until it is charred around the…

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST

2/3 cup quick grits, 1 1/3 cups water, 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, 3 T. salted butter, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. black pepper, 2/3 cup cheddar cheese, grated. Add the water and cream to a saucepan, and bring to a boil.  Slowly add the grits, combine using a fork.  The fork will ensure…

PACOIMA FRIED SALMON

F 6 salmon fillets, 4T. parmesan cheese, 1 cup spicy fish fry, 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, 1 tsp. dried cilantro, 1 tsp. white pepper, 1 tsp. granulated garlic, 1 tsp. dried lemon rind, 1 cup fish fry, 2 T. flour, lemon sliced. Wash the fish in cold water, pat dry with paper towels.  Lightly sprinkle…

Football and Basketball tonight

I will be watching football and basketball today.  The 9ers are playing the Rams, and the  Lakers are playing the Kings.  I am cooking dinner early so I can watch the games. Airfryer chicken wings, red potato salad, cabbage mixed with boc chow, cornbread and a shot of whiskey. I am making chicken wings I…

OYSTER BISQUE

The calendar says it’s Fall, but the temperature is still hot.  I will follow the calendar directive, make an Oyster Bisque, and serve it with a Kale Salad.  YUMMY! 2 doz. oysters on the half shell, 4 cups clam juice, 3 cups water,1 cup red potatoes, peeled and diced, 1/2 cup leek, whiten part only,…