GROUND BEEF CHILI GUMBO

GROUND BEEF GUMBO Gumbo is a delicious Creole stew that is flavored stock made with meat or shellfish.  My grandmother said gumbo can be as thin as soup or thick as gravy.  The test of good gumbo is how favorable is the stock. 2 cups cooked yellow rice, 1 pound (80/20) ground beef, 1/2 cup…

YOU ARE AS COUNTRY AS BLUE EGGS IF…

YOU ARE AS COUNTRY AS BLUE EGGS IF… YELLOW RICE SALAD 1/2 cup salad oil, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 2 tablespoons yellow prepared mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon powder, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon dried dill, 4 1/2 cups hot cooked rice (cook 1 1/2 cups yellow rice in 3 cups chicken broth), 1/2…

BAKED CHICKEN SALAD

BAKED CHICKEN SALAD 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, roughly chopped, 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream of chicken soup, 1/8  cup heavy whipping cream, 1 cup celery, diced, 3 teaspoon white onions, minced, 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 2/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 3 hard boiled…

MOIST SWEET FLOURLESS CAKE

Today I am sharing my Moist Sweet Flourless Cake recipe; I also call it my Cookie Cake 6 eggs, 2 sticks butter, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 (5.5 oz.) packages shortbread cookies, 1 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut, 1 1/4 cup pecans, chopped. Preheat oven to 350…

MY MAMMA CORNBREAD

MY MAMMA’S CORNBREAD 1/2 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoon sugar (optional), 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon the shortening into an 8-inch cast iron skillet, put the skillet in the oven, melt the shortening.  In a…

SHRIMP ETOUFFEE

SHRIMP ETOUFFEE (AY-too-FAY) 2 cups long grain cooked rice, 2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined, 2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, 1/4 cup self-rising flour, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 2 stalks, celery, chopped, 1 teaspoon ground thyme, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 2 bay leaves, 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano, 1/4 teaspoon…

PIE CRUST

PIE CRUST 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup cold butter flavored shortening, 1/3 cup ice cold milk. Get out a bowl, sift the flour at least 3 times, measure and add 2 cups of flour to the bowl.  add the salt and mix well.  Add the shortening and cut into the flour…

MISSISSIPPI SWISS STEAK

MISSISSIPI SWISS STEAK 2 pounds round steak, 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1 cup self-rising flour, 1/4 cup oil, 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 1 cup water, 1 cup beef broth, 1/2 cup white onions, chopped, 2 carrots, grated, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, 1 stalk celery,…

POTATO PANCAKES

POTATO PANCAKES 4 large russet potatoes, peeled, grated and drained, 3/4 cup white onion, grated, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 eggs, beaten, 5 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, peanut oil for frying.  Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped green onions. Some people also garnish…