LIMA BEANS

    LIMA BEANS 2 cups dried lima beans, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning salt, 1/2 cup white onions, diced, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 2 teaspoons brown sugar, 1 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 cup chicken broth, 1/2 pound bacon, fried crispy and diced. Add beans to a…

PUMPKIN CAKE

PUMPKIN CAKE 2 cups cake flour, sifted 3 times, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/3 cup shortening, melted, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin, 2 eggs, beaten, 2/3 cup walnuts,…

THURSDAY NITE CASSEROLE

THURSDAY NITE CASSEROLE When Thursday gets here, you are probably tired of rushing home and preparing dinner, if that’s the case. Here is my grandmother’s Hobo Casserole.  Dinner is ready in 20-minutes. HOBO CASSEROLE 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup white onion, chopped, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped, 1/2 cup frozen broccoli spears,…

CREOLE FRIED RICE

CREOLE FRIED RICE Creole fried rice is a staple side Spring dinner dish.  Depending on where you are from in the state of Louisiana Creole Fried Rice can contain shrimp, crawfish, sausage, ham or a combination of all four.  What makes my Creole rice special is the addition of peas, carrots, toasted almonds, and I use yellow…

YELLOW CROOKNECK SUMMER SQUASH

  Yellow neck squash is high in vitamin A, B6, C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, potassium, and manganese.  More importantly, yellow neck squash tastes good. YELLOW CROOKNECK SUMMER SQUASH Can you imagine a toco without a tortilla? Here ya go, this is the perfect taco nettled in a crookneck squash. 6-8 medium crookneck squash,…

CABBAGE PICO DE GALLO

My favorite tacos are fish tacos. I fry or grill the fish for my tacos. I always use a mild fish such as cod, flounder, grouper,  or orange roughy.  Today I am going to share the recipe for a special pico made with cabbage that is perfect on a fish taco. Cabbage Pico de Gallo 1/2…

MY GRANDMA SAID…

    Today is Monday which translates to red beans and rice.  Camellia red beans and rice is a loved traditional ritual served in my Grandmothers house every Monday.  In my head, red beans are simmering on the stove while we washed clothes.  The kidney bean is a southern Louisiana staple, but it is also…