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…

PAN FRIED ASPARAGUS

PAN FRIED ASPARAGUS Asparagus or sparrow grass is a perennial flowering species. Asparagus is a spring vegetable. Asparagus is a low carb vegetable and a good source of vitamin A, C and K.. Last but not least delicious. 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, 1/4 cup salted butter, 1/2 tablespoon garlic oil, 1/4 teaspoon ground…

PEAR SLAW

PEAR SLAW This is not my original recipe; a friend that happened to be a vegetarian brought it to a spring pot lunch brunch about 10-years ago.  She shared her recipe with me, now I am sharing it with you. 2 cups red cabbage, shredded, 2 cups green cabbage, shredded, 2 green onions sliced, 1…

GRITS CASSEROLE

GRITS CASSEROLE 1 pound turkey breakfast sausage, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon ground sage, 2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups milk, 3/4  teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 cup uncooked quick grits, 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, 2 1/2 salted butter, 3 eggs. Get out a skillet, add…

PACOIMA HOECAKES

PACOIMA HOECAKES My elders told me the name hoecakes were a descriptive term describing how the slaves cooked their cornbread on their hoes’ blades while working in the field. The hoecake recipe made in the field was cornmeal, salt and water. 2 cups cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon butter flavored shortening…

Banana Pudding Cheesecake

Banana Pudding Cheesecake 1 3/4 cup finely crushed shortbread cookies, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped, 4 medium firm bananas, sliced, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar, 3 eggs, 2 1/2 teaspoons banana extract, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, toasted,…

LIVER AND ONIONS

LIVER AND ONIONS 6 slices bacon, 3/4 cup white onions, sliced, 1 cup whole milk, 1 pound baby calf, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 cup seasoned flour, butter flavored shortening for frying, 1 cup cooked rice.ash liver in cold water. Get out a bowl, add the milk…

CEVICHE

CEVICHE 1 pound ahi tuna, 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 tablespoon garlic oil,  1/4 cup fresh mango, peeled, pitted, and diced, 1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, 2 green onions, sliced, 2 Roma tomatoes, diced, 3 limes, juiced, zest 1 lime, 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 2 avocados, salmon roe. …

CROWDER PEAS

CROWDER PEAS 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks, 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke, 1 pound bag of dried crowder peas, soaked overnight, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 1/2 cup purple onions, chopped, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, 1 (12 oz.) bag frozen speckled butter beans, 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2 pound fresh okra, salt,…

POUND CAKE

Aunt Sweet is my great aunt, my maternal grandmother Ola Mae Henderson’s sister.  Her name was Rachel.  When I lived in Sledge, Mississippi she would frequently come down from Memphis to visit and make all kinds of baked goodies.  I found it amazing how she could whip up all those delicious treats with just a…

PACOIMA STREET CORN

PACOIMA STREET CORN 6 ears of white corn, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 2 bay leaves, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup crema, 1 1/2 queso fresco cheese, crumbled, spicy chili powder. Get out a bowl, add the mayonnaise and crema, mix well.  Get out a large…

SOULFUL CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Soulful Chicken Noodle Soup 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4 teaspoon dried coriander, 2 tablespoons salted butter,1 cup white onions, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 3 carrots, peeled and sliced, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 pound wide egg noodles,…

CORN BEEF BRISKET

CORN BEEF BRISKET Get out the slow cooker, cut a medium yellow onion into quarters, 1 carrot, peeled and chopped in half, 2 garlic cloves, 2 celery stalks, cut in half. Place the 3-pound package corn beef brisket with brine and pickling spice and 1 (6 oz.) can of dark beer on top.  Set the…