LASAGNA

LASAGNA This dish pairs well with fried eggplant with candied walnuts, a simple green salad and an Italian red wine like a Chianti 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 eggplants, peeled and cut in 1/2 inch slices, 1 1/2 cup white onions, chopped, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning,…

GRANDMA OATMEAL CAKE

GRANDMA OATMEAL CAKE CAKE:  1 cup quick oatmeal, 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 stick salted butter, softened, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,  1/4 teaspoon almond extract, 1 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,  3/4 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cup cake flour….

CHICKEN CURRY

This recipe has a lot of ingredients and it’s a lot of work and a whole lot of sho’nuf delicious. CHICKEN CURRY 1/2 cup white onion, thinly sliced, 1 Honey Crisp apple, peeled and diced, 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder, 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste, 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon…

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH

VEGETARIAN SANDWICH French bread loaf, green goddess salad dressing, mayonnaise, thinly sliced beefeater tomatoes, shredded carrots, sliced Persian cucumbers, sliced zucchini, sliced red onions, baby spinach leaves, alfalfa sprouts, avocado slices, crumbled goat and feta cheese, dill pickle slices, pumpkin seeds, topped off with a fried egg. French bread sliced lengthwise. Scoop out the bread on one side. Toast the…

MARCH MADNESS

Let’s see who is going to make it to the dance.  I plan on watching a couple of games today.  Pasta is a go-to dish for me.  Today I am fixing Pasta with a Creamy Vodka Sauce, Cesar Salad, Garlic Bread, Pink Champagne and Bread Pudding for dessert. PASTA WITH CREAMY VODKA SAUCE 1 tablespoon extra virgin…

STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

CREAM CHEESE AND ORANGE MARMELADE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST 8-slices (2-inch, each) egg bread, 16-ounces whipped cream cheese, 10-ounces orange marmalade, 6 beaten eggs, 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 4 cups corn flakes, crushed, 2 tablespoons melted butter.  Butter flavored shortening and 2…

FEATHER DUMPLINGS

My Grandmother, Emma would make beef strew with light as a feather drop dumplings. These dumplings can be used on top of stews, soups, fried or baked. Feather dumplings are referred to as light as air. Here is the recipe, y’all tell me how you are going to fix them. FEATHER DUMPLINGS 2 cups flour…

FAT TUESDAY

Le Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday in French. Mardi  Gras takes place forty-six days before Easter. The season is called Carnival.  Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day to eat whatever you want.   Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent (40-days) leading up to Easter.  The 40-days is supposed to…

THE BEST EVER BACON MUFFINS

Y’all know bacon makes everything better; muffins are not excluded BACON MUFFINS 18 slices of bacon, 1 cup flour, sifted 3 times, 3 green onions, sliced, 1/2 cup grated yellow cheddar cheese, 1/8 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup bacon…

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND BEIGNETS

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND BEIGNETS 1 cake compressed yeast, 1/4 cup lukewarm water (110 degrees), 3/4 cup evaporated milk, scalded, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening, melted, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 large egg, beaten, 3 cups self-rising flour, powdered sugar for dusting, and oil for frying. Surprise ingredient raspberry preserve…