TEA CAKES

Tea cakes are a semi-sweet bread that tastes and looks like a cross between a fluffy cookie and a flat biscuit.  I have a little cousin, named June that I made tea cakes for when she was a little girl. She is a grown woman now, but she is still my lil tea cake girl….

LET’S FLANK THAT STEAK WITH A BASKETBALL MOVE

LET’S FLANK THAT STEAK WITH A BASKETBALL MOVE Here is your steak, beat it out until your team wins! This is a perfect NCAA Basketball Tournament Basketball Championship Game. Tonight (3) Texas Tech and (1) Virginia are playing 6:20 pm (Pacific time) on CBS. Who do you think is going to win it all? FLANK STEAK…

AVACADO CRAB SALAD

Let’s continue to celebrate the 2019 NCAA Championship games with a quick and delicious salad. Avocados are high in good fat.  Eaten in moderation, avocados can help to lower your bad cholesterol and blood pressure.   Crab meat is also beneficial in positively balancing your cholesterol levels. Crab meat is low in fat and contains Omega-3polyunsaturated…

WHO’S UP FOR FAST, EASY AND DELICIOUS?

Word on the culinary street says in the  1930s, a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to his “loose meat” sandwich thus the Sloppy Joe was created, the rest is history.  Raise your hand if you remember eating Sloppy Joes as a  kid.  Sloppy Joes are my go-to sleepover meal.  The next time you have a bunch…

LET’S BEAT THIS YEAR’S COLD STRAIN WITH MY CHICKEN SOUP!

According to AJC.com, the flu this year has been hard to diagnosis and treat, “it looks like the cold, and suddenly you have the flu.”  At the first signs of a cold, my wise grandma recommendation is to pump lots of water, juices, bed rest and my chicken soup. My hot chicken soup will break…

ESSIE MAE’S POWERED SUGAR POUND CAKE

  This is my daughter Wendy’s favorite cake.  It was a family tradition for us to gather at my parent’s house on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.  One year my daughter Wendy was in tears when she told my Mamma that she didn’t get any of her pound cake.   There were at least…

LIGHT SKINNED

Light Skinned refers to the color of your pie. Yellow sweet potatoes make a yellow or light skinned pie LIGHT SKINNED My grandson Robert asked me what is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes.  I told him I make sweet potato pies out of yams.  Yams are orange in color and sweet potatoes are yellow.  For…

PACOIMA ROUND STEAK

Growing up we did not have a lot of money; we had a lot of love, friends, relatives, and delicious food. One of those delicious dishes was round steak cooked down in tomato gravy. PACOIMA ROUND STEAK 2 pounds round steak, 1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar, 3 garlic cloves minced, 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning salt,…

FOOD EQUIVALENT CHART

FOOD EQUIVALENT All-Purpose Flour 1 pound = 3 ½ cups Apples 1 pound = 3 medium apples Bananas 1 pound = 3 medium bananas Bread 1 loaf  16 – 20 slices Butter 1 pound = 2 cups or 4 sticks Cake Flour 1 pound = 4 ½ cups Chocolate Chips 6 ounces = 1 cup…

LET’S MAKE A YUMMY BAR

Let’s prepare the ultimate loaded potato bar. Our bar is going to be fun, economical, nutritious and easy to make last but not least our bar will allow your guest to be creative using baked russet and yams. LOADED BAKED POTATO BAR Try to get potatoes around the same size.  Wash the potatoes under lukewarm water using a vegetable brush, poke…

RICE PUDDING

I am declaring today, National Comfort Dessert Food Day. RICE PUDDING 2 cups cooked long grain rice, 2 cups condensed sweetened milk, 1 egg beaten, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoon butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes, 1/4 cup raisins. In a bowl soak the raisins in the milk for at least 10 minutes….