BUTTER PECAN CAKE AND FROSTING

I got a request, late Sunday, for a Butter Pecan Cake recipe.  I have not made this cake for a couple of years, today I am posting and sharing the recipe. BUTTER PECAN CAKE AND FROSTING 2 cups broken pecans pieces,  2 sticks unsalted butter, 2 cups granulated sugar, 3 cups cake flour, 4 eggs, 1 cup low-fat buttermilk, 1/2…

MOVING ON UP

About a year ago I said I wanted to be the first food blog with one million followers. Well, Cousins, we are moving on up.  When you like and follow my food blog you immediately become part of my extended family.  In the southern tradition, your first name becomes Cousin.  We are moving up Cousins,…

SWEET MUSH

SWEET MUSH Corn pudding is an old Native American dish that was shared with the Spaniards and Englishmen.  Historically the dish was stewed ground corn and water along with a thickening agent. Southerners got ahold of this recipe and repurposed it to be a cross between fried creamed corn and a sweet corn custard thus the name…

GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE

GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons diced white onions, 6 tablespoons butter, melted, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 (16 oz.) package frozen french cut green beans, 4 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Add the almonds, single layer, to a…

MACARONI SALAD

This might sound like I’m bragging, I’m not, this is the best tasting and easiest macaroni salad you will ever make and eat.  I expect you to call me at (469)215-1585 and tell me that it is the best macaroni salad you have ever had. 1 (8 0z.) package large elbow macaroni, cook according to package directions…

CROWDER PEAS

Fresh crowder peas are almost impossible to find in your local grocery store.  I am fortunate my Cousin Marvin grows and ships crowder pease and other delicious southern pea delicacies all over the world.  Give Cousin Marvin a call get your order in before the season, and all the peas run out 903-424-6789 CROWDER PEAS…

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO DISH?

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO DISH? Whenever you have unexpected company, and you had not planned on cooking imperative, you must have a go-to dish that is easy, delicious and allows you to be a gracious host.  My go-to dish is pasta! EMERGENCY PASTA 1 pounds spaghetti, 2 teaspoons salted butter, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 teaspoon…