LIGHT SKINNED

Light Skinned refers to the color of your pie. Yellow sweet potatoes make a yellow or light skinned pie My grandson Robert asked me what is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes.  I told him I make sweet potato pies out of yams.  Yams are orange in color and sweet potatoes are yellow.  For purposes of…

CAJUN FRENCH FRIES

Cajun French Fries 2 pounds of russet potatoes cut into steak fries,1 cup of corn flour, 2 1/2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal, 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning salt, 2 teaspoons cayenne and oil for frying. Get out a large bowl. Soak the potatoes in cold water add enough water to cover the potatoes soak them for 10…

BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY SAUCE

One of our cousins has requested my recipe for Whiskey Sauce to pour over his Bread Pudding.  Here ya do Edwin. BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY SAUCE ½ stick of butter, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 loaf French bread, 1/2 cup pineapples crushed, drained, 1/2 cup raisins, 5 eggs, beaten, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 cups sugar, 1/2…

SPICY FRIDAY

SALMON Spicy and sho’nuf delicious.  This dish presents well; place on a platter on top of spring greens and surround the fish with slices of fresh fruit and vegetables.  I recommend pineapple, green and black large seedless grapes cut in half, mango, lime, papaya, bell pepper and purple onions. 3 lbs. salmon fillet, skinless, 1T. Walkerswood jerk seasoning, 1…

BIBLE PROMISES

BIBLE PROMISES God’s Mercy:  Luke 1: 77, 78 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoned iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?  He retained not his anger forever because he delights in mercy. God’s Omnipotence:  Isaiah 26:4  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord…

BUNS, BUNS, BUNS

STICKY PECAN BUNS In a bowl combine ½ cup of honey, ¼ cup brown sugar, 4 teaspoons of butter, 1/8 teaspoon mace and  ½ teaspoon cinnamon.  Put the bowl in the microwave and melt the honey mixture.  Put 10-commercial store biscuits in a muffin pan; pour honey mixture over the biscuits.  Sprinkle and press the…

SWEET POTATOES OR YAMS?

SWEET POTATO BISCUITS Biscuits are a great addition to any meal.  This recipe is made from leftovers. Mondays were traditional wash day hence red beans and rice day; rather than cornbread, we would occasionally have sweet potato biscuits with our beans at supper time.  We have always called them sweet potato biscuit but they are…

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CAST IRON SKILLET

CARING FOR YOUR CAST IRON SKILLET It’s very important that you take care of your cast iron skillets, with the right care they will last forever. I define forever as my lifetime. Seasoning:  Cast-iron skillets must be seasoned prior to use.  Coat the skillet with cooking oil and bake the skillet in the oven at 350…

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT LEFTOVER CORNBREAD?

CORNBREAD CROUTONS This recipe is made from leftover cornbread.  Cut cornbread into 1-inch cubes; set aside.  Spray a cookie sheet with butter flavored cooking spray.  Arrange cornbread cubes in a single layer, on cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Allow bread to cool; store in airtight container or…

TROTTERS FOR MAMMA

  In celebration,  of my Mamma I am fixing her favorite meal.  Her favorite meal was TROTTERS aka PIG FEET. She loved them pickled and boiled.  The meal today will be pig feet, black eye peas, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding and a Coke to wash it all down. 2 pounds pig feet, 2…

THE COLLARD GREENS GARDEN

THE COLLARD GREENS GARDEN   An old black man lived alone in the country.  He wanted to dig his yearly collard green garden, but it was always very hard work for him because the ground was hard. His only son, Junebug Jankins III, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a…

MA MAW I AM SHARING

  OLE FASHION POUND CAKE This is an old staple, it’s the first cake I ever made. My great grandmother Elvira taught me how to make this cake.  No mixer we used a spoon and it was cooked in a wood stove. 2 cups butter, softened, 4 ¼ cups cake flour, 10 eggs (fresh out the chicken…