BLACK-EYED PEAS

BLACK-EYED PEAS 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, sorted and rinsed, 2 small smoked ham hocks, 6 cups chicken broth, 1 cup white onion, quartered, 2 bay leaves, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1/8 teaspoon raw sugar, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, 1 tablespoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper….

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

 The first rule in making my potato salad is to use russet potatoes.  Russet potatoes are starchy, thick skin and fluffy, which will give you the perfect salad. JACQUE ROSE SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD 6 russet potatoes, cubed, 6 eggs, 4 chopped, 2 sliced, 1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped, 2 celery stalks, finely chopped, 1…

OYSTER LOAF

A Po-Boy sandwich is a rich tradition associated with foods originating in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the Times-Picayune, the Martin brothers invented the po-boy sandwich.  There was approximately 1,800 striking streetcar drivers and motormen in New Orleans in 1929.  The sandwiches were given to the striking men for free. Some of the most traditional po-boy sandwiches…

CRUSTLESS EGGPLANT QUICHE

  EGGPLANT QUICHE is sho’nuf comfort food 4 cups eggplant, pared and cubed, 1/2 cup hot breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled, 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped, 1 cup white onions, chopped, 4 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 (10 1/2 oz.) cream of chicken soup, 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4…

FRIED BUFFALO TURKEY WINGS

  FRIED BUFFALO TURKEY WINGS 4 turkey wings, salt, pepper, granulated garlic, poultry seasoning.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Split the wings into flats, drumettes and tips (the tip is my favorite part). Wash off and clean the meat, make sure there are not feathers.  Drizzle a little oil over the meat, generously sprinkle…

BEAN CAKES

BEAN CAKES 2 (8 oz.) can kidney beans,  reserve 1/4 cup liquid, rinse beans, 1/2 cup cornbread, crumbled, 1/2 cup red onions, chopped, 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped, 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 envelope onion soup mix, 1/4 cup…

CAKE MIX COOKIES

  1 (15.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix, 1/2 stick unsalted butter, soft, 1/3 cup milk, 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract,  6 ounces craisins, roughly chopped, 3/4 cup black walnuts. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet, set aside. Get out a bowl, add the cake mix, butter, milk, egg,…

JB Dondolo Clean Water Project

Hi friend, The JB Dondolo Clean Water project (in Zimbabwe) made it onto Caring Crowd! We’re trying to raise $8,000 for the filtration system recommended by National University of Science and Technology (NUST). The lab results by NUST show that water is unsafe for consumption, especially for children under the age of 1 due to high levels of…

QUAHOG CLAMS BALLS

QUAHOG (Pronounced coe-hog) CLAMS Quahog clams are commonly called the “big boys” they weigh about 2- pounds. These clams are my first choice, but they are hard to find on the west coast. Therefore I am amending my recipe to “Littleneck Clams.” 3 celery stalks, finely chopped, 1/2 cup white onions, finely chopped, 2 green onions, chopped, 1/8 cup Parmesan…

BROWNED RICE

1/2 cup white onions, diced, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 stick salted butter, 1/4 pound lean ground beef, 1 1/2 cup basmati rice, 2 (10 3/4 oz.) beef consomme, 1/4 cup English steamable sweet peas. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Get out a large heavy skillet, add the onions and butter.  Saute the onions,…

QUEEN COOK FOR A DAY

  If you want to be crowned Queen for a day, I suggest you make this LUMP CRAB BISQUE. This bisque can be prepared in 15-minutes.  Serve this dish with toasted crusty bread and a dark beer, you will be crowned the queen cook of the day. LUMP CRAB BISQUE 3 slices bacon, fried crispy….

RED JAMBALAYA

  As a kid, I remember going to Amite, Louisiana for summer vacation. The Town of Amite City, commonly just called Amite lies at the intersection of I-55 and Hwy. 16.  Amite is halfway between New Orleans, LA and Jackson, MS.  What I remember most about Amite were the big black pots in the front…