TAMALE PIE

    PACOIMA TAMALE PIE  1 1/4 pound pork cushion (pork lion) meat, 1 large yellow onion, chopped in quarters, 2 garlic cloves, 4 dried California chili pods.  Add everything to a large heavy pot.  Add all the ingredients. Make sure there is enough liquid to cover the meat. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce…

YAMS,YAMS,YAMS

      1ST PLACE LOADED YAM HASH 1 pound bacon, fried crispy and crumbled, 4 large yams, 4 over easy eggs, 1 large avocados, 1 garlic clove, minced, 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped, 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno pepper, finely diced, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Fry the bacon until crispy, crumble and set…

ALMOST HOME MADE

  ALASKAN WILD SALMON WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE In the frozen seafood department, you should find a 2-pound package of Alaskan Wild Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce. The 2-pound package cost a little better than $8.00.  The portions are individually wrapped.  I am cooking 4 pieces. Get out the cast iron skillet.  Add about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil…

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK 1 pound of boneless beef round steak, cut into portion sizes, 3/4 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon onion soup mix, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder,  1/2 cup milk, 1 1/4 cups beef stock,  1 egg, beaten, 1 stick…

PACOIMA CLASSIC MACARONI AND CHEESE SALAD

    2 1/2 cups cooked seasoned spiral macaroni, 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 1/4 cup red onion, chopped. 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, 1 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, 1 cup cooked English peas, 1/4 cup shredded raw…

CAN YOU GUESS?

Can you guess my two of my favorite vegetables?  My two favorite vegetables are collard green and yams.  I have combined the two to make a collard green and yam salad. 1 large orange yam, 1/4 cup garlic oil, 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin, 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4…