What’s Better Than Bacon Wrapped Chicken?

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 4 teaspoons honey, 8 slices bacon,  dirty rice (see recipe below).  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Using a wooden tenderizer, pound out the chicken breast to ¼ inch.  Rinse and pat dry.  Smear 1 teaspoon of honey on each breast, add salt, pepper and granulated garlic on both sides.  Place a…

Here You Go BABY

My cousins Mickey Lynn and Sharon asked for a beef stroganoff recipe. I smiled and thought how can you possibly go wrong when your taste bulbs are hankering for a succulent piece of beef in a creamy sour cream sauce. Jacque Rose’s county girl’s best stroganoff recipe goes like this:  1 1/2 pound beef sirloin, 1/2 inch…

Monday Bean Soup

Hey there cousins,  how y’all doing today?   We have a total of 324 new cousins. Day by day we are getting closer to our target of 1 billion new cousins.  Our goal is to be the first food blog to have 1 billion cousins. Thus far, we have one Goober Pea Soup recipe.   The contest closes…

Comfort food that he will love

I’ve been asking all my cousins to tell me what recipes they would like to see on the blog or in the cookbook.  My cousin James said he would like to see a recipe for meatloaf, cream style corn, cream spinach, and cornbread.  Based on that request, today, we are fixing an easy breezy comfort dish…

Just The Way I like It

On a cruise to Mexico. Getting off the boat in Cabo San Lucas The 5th of May commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army at the La Batalla de Puebla on May 5, 1862.  Historians tell us than Mexico had enormous debt with Britain, France and Spain that they stopped paying.  As a result, all…

Big Black Pot

As a kid, I remember going to Amite, Louisiana for summer vacation. The Town of Amite City, commonly just called Amite lies at the intersection of I-55 and Hwy. 16.  Amite is halfway between New Orleans, LA and Jackson, MS.  What I remember most about  Amite were the big black pots in the front yard…

What’s Your Sign

 My sign is chicken   Today I am going to teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. Get out your cutting board a sharp knife and the chicken.  Remove the innards ( heart, neck, gizzard) and any extra fat from the chicken.  Cut the skin and flesh between the legs and body of the…

How Do You WOW?

Today WOW for me is a fried pork chop, grits, over easy eggs,cathead buttermilk biscuits, Bear Rabbit syrup, orange juice and coffee on the side. I know this is a lot of carbs but this dish is so good to be because it brings back such good memories.  I lived in Sacramento, California for approximately 2…

How To Pick A Good Piece

Pick up the brisket fold it in half.  If it’s floppy and bends easily its a good piece. Fat is important when cooking brisket but not too much.  If it’s stiff and hard to bend that means there is to much fat. Put that piece back! The secret to a good smoked brisket is the same as…