LASSES CAKE

LASSES CAKE 1 cup molasses, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 cup boiling water, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 cup cake flour, 2 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, whipping cream for garnish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out…

BRUNCH

I am preparing a “Brunch Cookbook”,  I am coming to yall for suggestions.  Here are the special brunch occasions I am considering. Take a gander at the list, if there are any dishes you would like for me to include, please let me know.  NEW YEARS BRUNCH  BIRTHDAY BRUNCH  BABY SHOWER REVEAL BRUNCH  WEDDING ANNIVERSARY…

I’M THE FAVORITE GRANDMA

Love is sharing, so I am going to tell you how you can be the favorite Grandma.  All you need are fresh flour tortillas.  You can make them or buy them. The rest is based on what your grandbabies like.  I like to set up a “PIZZA BAR” . A stack of warm flour tortillas,…

VALENTINE DAY HUGS AND KISSES

VALENTINE DAY HUGS AND KISSES RED VELVET CAKE 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 3 times, 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 2 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup butter flavored shortening, melted, 2 large eggs,  2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, 1/2 cup strong black coffee,…

BLACK-EYED PEAS

According to Black southern folklore black-eyed peas are served on new years day to garner good luck for the year. Along with good luck, black-eyed peas are loaded with potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron. I eat black-eyed peas all year! BLACK-EYED PEAS Soak 1 pound of peas for at least 8 hours.  Pour peas…

JACQUE ROSE BAKED CASHEW CHICKEN

I love cashew chicken. I don’t have time to stir fry all the time, consequently, I bake my concoction and serve it family style accompanied with fresh crisp Romain and Iceberg lettuce. JACQUE ROSE BAKED CASHEW CHICKEN  1/2 cup cashews, 1/4 cup red onions, finely diced, 1 cup finely diced celery, 1 tablespoon salted butter, 3…

BRAISED SHORT RIBS

BRAISED SHORT RIBS The secret to delicious braised short ribs is picking the thickest and meatiest ribs and bone broth. Tonight dinner is braised short ribs, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes, spinach salad, and a deep hearty glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. 5 pounds bone-in thick meaty short ribs, 3 tablespoons shortening, 3 tablespoons self-rising flour,…

CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE

CHICKEN AND RICE CASSEROLE 1 cup balsamic rice, uncooked, 1 (2 oz.) package dry onion soup mix, 1/2 cup celery, diced, 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 (10.5 oz.) cream of chicken soup, fill the soup can with water two times, 1/2 cup broccoli florets, 1/4 cup…

WHAT IS YOUR WOW MOMENT?

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

PORCUPINE MEATBALLS

PORCUPINE MEATBALL 3/4 pound ground turkey, 1/4 pound ground veal, 1/4 ground chicken, 2 teaspoons butter flavored shortening, melted, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3/4 cup chopped white onions, 1/8 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 1 celery stalk, chopped, 1/2 cup Jasmine rice, uncooked, 1/2 cup crackers crumbs, 1 large egg, beaten, 1 1/4 teaspoon chicken bouillon,…

KOOL-AID PIE

  KOOL-AID PIE This is not an original recipe.  I have had this recipe for years I do not remember when I got it from. Kool-Aid was invented by Edwin Perkins in the late 1920s. 1 (8-inch-6oz.) commercial graham cracker pie shell, 1 (0.16 oz.) package unsweetened pink lemonade kool-aid, 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened…

DINNER IN 20 MINUTES

  Dinner is ready in 20 minutes 1 (2 lb.) rotisserie chicken,n shredded,  1/4 cup red onions, chopped, 1/4 cup white onion, chopped, 1/8 cup green bell pepper, 2 teaspoons ground cumin,  2 (10 3/4 oz.) cans chicken gumbo soup, 1 cup frozen corn kernels,  1 (10 3/4 oz.) can minestrone soup, 1 (10 3/4…