LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CRUMB COFFEE CAKE

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CRUMB COFFEE CAKE This recipe brings fond and delicious memories to me and many of us that grew up attending school in Los Angeles County.  Whenever I was fortunate enough to have fifteen cents, I would rush to the nutrition line at Maclay Junior High School and buy a piece…

SIMPLE SYRUP

Simple syrup is commonly used for a glaze on baked goods, to sweeten tea, coffee, and cocktails. SIMPLE SYRUP 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water Get out a saucepan, add the sugar and water, bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the…

BOUDIN BALLS

BOUDIN (pronounced boo-dan) Balls Boudin is a dish of the god’s to be served to southern royalty. Boudin is the perfect served for breakfast, brunch, dinner, supper, and grab and go snack! Traveling through southern Louisiana you can find delicious boudin balls and sausage at just about every gas station. 1 pound boneless pork shoulder,…

EZ PEAZY PACOIMA PEACH COBBLER

EZ PEAZY PACOIMA PEACH COBBLER 3 boxes refrigerated ready-made pie crust, 2 (16 oz.) packages frozen peach slices, 1/4 cup light brown sugar,  3/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 1/2 sticks of butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8…

OLE COUNTRY STUFFED RED SNAPPER

OLE COUNTRY STUFFED RED SNAPPER 1 (5 pounds) whole red snapper, 1 stick butter, salted, 2 tablespoons white champagne, 3 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, zest of 1 lemon, 1/2 cup white onion, sliced, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced, 1 cup brown balsmic rice cooked  …

HODGES SISTAH SALAD

MY SISTAH’S ( left to right me, Pat, LaLa standing behind us Tiny) My paternal roots are from the savannahs and jungles of West Africa.  We came to America on wooden ships and chains.  To be sure, there was no Ellis Island welcoming committee; we were greeted by a slave auction.  Hodges’s DNA in America…

MACARONI AND CHEESE BALLS

MACARONI AND CHEESE BALLS 1 (1 lb.) package large elbow macaroni, 1 1/2 sticks butter, 3 1/2 cups evaporated milk, 1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, 3 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, 2 1/2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, grated, 1/2 tablespoons salt, 1/4 tablespoon black pepper, 3 tablespoons white truffle oil Prepare the pasta…

LET’S START A MOVEMENT

Let’s start a movement. Everyone that is protesting this 365-year Racist Pandemic, whether physically, emotionally, spiritually, or virtually join me and commit to not spending one cent starting tomorrow and every Wednesday for the rest of your life. Let’s march, complain, and protest economically! Who is gonna join me?  I also need you to commit to…

PURPLE CARROT HUMMUS

Historically, the Netherlands are known for their carrot farms.  Dutch farmers grew carrots in the traditional hues of purple, yellow, and white. In the 17th century, they produced the first known and documented orange carrot.  Eating carrots is nutritious. Moderate intake of carrots contain antioxidants that might improve your heart, reduce inflammation,  and may promote weight loss. PURPLE…

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK 1 pound of boneless beef round steak, cut into portion sizes, 3/4 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon onion soup mix, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder,  1/2 cup milk, 1 1/4 cups beef stock,  1 egg, beaten, 1 stick…