SPICY SWEET YAM CURRY

FOR THIS RECIPE, MAKE SURE YOU USE YAMS NOT SWEET POTATOES.  YAMS ARE ORANGE SWEET POTATOES ARE YELLOW For most of my life,  I was of the firm opinion that if a meal did not include meat I didn’t want it.  In the words of my Grandma Emma, “Baby don’t put that on my plate”….

THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL

THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL I am gonna have a tailgate party in my kitchen tonight.  The Giants battle the Patriots tonight.  Have you made your picks? I think the game win be close, the Patriots will win by a slight margin. Fall and football say quiche.  In celebration of Thursday Nite Football, I am making a crustless…

GOAT CHEESE RAGOONS

Last night my daughters Wendy and Robi took me out to dinner. We went to a very quaint restaurant, those wontons with a couple of additions.that had excellent service and food. We had their goat cheese wontons. That was one of the best appetizers I had in years. Today I am trying to duplicate those…

FLANNEL CAKE

FLANNEL CAKE 2 cups cake flour, sifted, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 teaspoons baking powder, 2 eggs, separated, 2 cups milk, 1 tablespoon shortening, melted. Sift the flour at least 2 times.  Get out a bowl, measure the flour and add to the bowl along with the salt. Get out another bowl, add the egg yolks…

CRISPY MASHED POTATO TACO

  I had mashed potatoes with Sunday dinner.  Today I am repurposing those potatoes and making mash potato tacos CRISPY MASH POTATO TACO 2 cups mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning, 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano, 3 green onions, 1/4 cup white…

OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER

  How to Suck an oyster with a butter knife:  Wash the oysters in cold water with a scrub until they are clean.  Hold the oyster with the flat side up firmly with a towel.   Locate the valve or hinge stick the knife into the value and twist until the flat shell opens. OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER…

BROWN APPLE BETTY

It’s fall, we are going to celebrate the season change by making a Brown Apple Betty.    This a very rustic dish that dates back to the early 1900s. According to Wikipedia, Brown Apple Betty was one of the White House’s favorite desserts of Ronald Regan. BROWN APPLE BETTY 1/2 stick butter, melted, 4 cups…

SPINACH CASSEROLE

This a quick and easy side dish that pairs well with a grilled ribeye steak and a loaded baked potato 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen spinach, 2 eggs, beaten,  1-pint cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, 1 teaspoon minced garlic. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook the…

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST?

GOOD OLE COUNTRY BUCKWHEAT WAFFLE RECIPE 1 3/4 cups buckwheat flour, sifted, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 egg yolks, beaten, 1 cup half-half, 1 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, melted, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 egg whites, beaten to meringue, 2 tablespoons sugar. In a bowl,…