GUMBO

Gumbo is a West African word that means okra.  Gumbo is a delicious Creole stew flavored stock made with meat or shellfish.  My grandmother said gumbo could be as thin as soup or thick as gravy.  The test of good gumbo is how favorable the stock is. GROUND BEEF GUMBO 2 cups cooked yellow rice,…

BABY, THIS IS SOME KINDA GOOD EAT’EN!

Crawfish pie is one of my favorite things to eat.  I usually fry my mini crawfish pies, but today I will bake them in a muffin tin with a refrigerator biscuit dough. BABY, THIS IS SOME KINDA GOOD EAT’EN! 2 (16 oz.) package of layer buttermilk biscuits, separate layers by 10 layers each, 1 pound…

ORANGE SWEET POTATO PONE

Sweet Potato Pone can be served as a side dish or a dessert. This recipe is a dessert.  The only thing mandated is a pone has to be cooked in a cast iron skillet.  I don’t know where this rule comes from all I call tell you is my grandmother said that was the rule. …

COMFORT FOOD

I’m in Las Vegas, Nevada it’s cold 44 degrees. I need warm, comfort food today. I’m cooking Beef Shank Soup.    My Grandmother Emma always had a pot of some kind of soup on the stove all year long. She said you always want to have something available and ready to offer guests. A pot of…

STIR FRY

Cauliflower was introduced, and we started growing it in the 1900s.  To reduce my carbohydrate consumption, I have replaced rice with cauliflower.  A cup of white rice is 200 calories.  A cup of cauliflower is 25 calories. CAULIFLOWER STIR FRY 1/2 pound filet, sliced into 1-pieces, 1/2 cauliflower head, chopped, 1/2 cup frozen white corn…