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…

PINCH’IN TAILS AND SUCKING HEADS

The season is almost over, let’s celebrate, it’s time to pinch tails and such heads.  Crawfish season or the best time to find big juicy crawfish is February through May. It’s my birthday, and I am celebrating. PINCH’IN TAILS AND SUCKING HEADS 50-60 live crawfish, cleaned, 1/2 pound fresh green beans, 8 ears of yellow…

BEER BREAD

My brother Floyd drinks at least one beer daily.  He says drinking beer is how he contributes to the world by saving water for the rest of us. I am thanking my brother today for his charitable contributions by making BEER BREAD for him! UNCLE FLOYD BEER BREAD 3 cups self-rising flour,  1/4 tablespoon raw…

THE BIG BLACK POT

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 yard…

WHEN YOU ARE SELF QUARANTINED WHAT TREAT MAKES YOU GO YUMMY?

When you are self quarantined, what treat makes your mouth and tummy say, “I want that”? Well, the answer is Rice  Krispies Treats.  These treats have brought a many of yums to tummies young and old.  Here’s a little culinary history; in 1939, a Michigan Campfire Girl leader and Mildred Day, a Kellogg employee, made…

GRILLED TURKEY LEGS

We implemented Decoration Day when we began to honor Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. In the 1900s, we started to celebrate and honor all soldiers who died while serving in the military. In 1967 the name changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day.  Memorial Day became an official…