THIS IS SOME GOOD TATA

  SWEET POTATO SALAD 2 cups cubed cooked sweet potatoes, 1 peeled chopped red delicious apple, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, drained, 3/4 cup. chopped pecans, 1 (8oz.) can pineapple tidbits, drained, 1/4 cup finely diced Vidalia onion, 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper, 2 sliced green onions, 1/2 teaspoon…

CHEW ON THIS..

My son-in-law, Dan shared a great technique on cutting up spaghetti squash.  Like all other winter squash, this squash is hard. Try this Dan technique next time. 1 (2-pound) spaghetti squash.  Cut the squash, crosswise, into 2-inch rings. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a combination of salt, black pepper, and granulated garlic. Place the squash on a parchment…

REINVENT YOUR THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

  You will have to reinvent the turkey and dressing if we expect it to be eaten another day!  Gather up all your leftovers cause we are going to use them all. TURKEY POT PIE  Spray a 9-inch casserole dish. Take the leftover cornbread dressing and press it into the bottom and sides of the casserole dish….

THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL TREAT

As I thank G-d for giving me another day to get it right,  I am gonna tailgate in the kitchen and make real deal caramel pralines. My football picks today are: Cowboys, Steelers, and the Vikings CARAMEL PRALINES 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar,  3 cups pecans, chopped and toasted, 2 cups sugar, 4 tablespoons salted butter, 1 cup evaporated…

QUINOA SALAD

    I am going to decrease my carb intake and increase my protein. I have a goal to become physically fit and lose 15-pounds in the next 12-months. My first step is to add different and healthier foods to my diet, like this quinoa salad. QUINOA SALAD Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is cooked very much like rice. In a…

Beer For My Brother

Getting ready for the Christmas season makes my heart expand with love. I have enough love for the entire world, and I thank the Lord that he made me who I am. My brother Floyd says he drinks beer daily which is how he contributes to the world by saving water for the rest of us. I am thanking my brother…

Show ’em

I don’t have a recipe today I have a request. I am asking everyone to show’em, show someone that you love them!

IF YOU DON’T LIKE OKRA IT’S BECAUSE YOU HAVE NEVER HAD MY OKRA !

HOT OIL AND CORNMEAL PAIR WELL WITH OKRA Okra has been around a long time, dating back some 3,000 years.  Okra is high in vitamin C, K and folate content.  Eating okra will help you stabilize blood sugar, help you with digestion and will control the rate at which sugar is absorbed which helps with diabetes. FRIED OKRA…

TELL ME SOMETHING ELSE

Tell me something else that pair well with crab Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, and cholesterol free along with being an excellent source of protein, vitamin C, folate, iron, zinc, manganese, vitamin D, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium and they taste good  CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS 1 cup crab…

HAVE YOU VOTED?

COOKS VOTE! It’s time to vote.  Voting in this election is not only a vote for president; it’s a vote, that will affect every aspect of your life from how your local schools run, health care, local taxes, and homeland security. When it’s time to vote what resonates in my head and heart is the…

WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH……

My grandfather’s paternal and maternal were moonshine drinkers. I have always been told that good moonshine pairs well with a variety of food, sweeteners, and fruits. My first shot of moonshine was seasoned with peach skins.  I must tell you peach flavored whiskey is delicious.  To this date, I like the flavor of shine paired with peaches.  An old…

COMFORT ME!

First things first let’s pound the steak with a mallet to tenderize the meat.   It’s autumn the weather is taking a turn and has started to cool off. With cooler weather, I am looking for hearty comfort food.  When the temperature hits the mid to low the sixties, the kitchen demands swiss steak, 30 weight gravy, mashed…