CHILAQUILES

Chilaquiles is a traditional breakfast or brunch dish in Pacoima.  I grew up in Pacoima, California. Pacoima is the Land of Dreams located in the San Fernando Valley. Crystal Jackson has written a documentary on Pacoima. Check out my home town at Pacoima Stories.  Here is my world-renowned chilaquiles recipe. CHILAQUILES First things first, cut 5-6…

LOWER 9TH WARD OYSTER PO BOY

I should be posting a picture of the oyster loaf, but this recipe is all about my Grandmother Emma; therefore, I am posting her picture. HISTORY OF THE PO BOY SANDWICH The Po Boy is a submarine type sandwich coined and created in New Orleans by Benny and Clovis Martin (originally from Raceland, Louisiana), former streetcar…

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE 1 pound large dried elbow macaroni, 1 stick salted butter, 4 cups evaporated milk, 1/4 cup flour, 1 (4 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened, 2 1/2 cups Colby cheese, grated, 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, grated,  1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, grated, 1 pound cooked lobster meat, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg,…

LOADED POTATOES

LOADED POTATO Get out several russet potatoes, wash them and wrap them in aluminum foil, tucking the end and squeezing the foil until tight.  Add the potatoes to a heavy pot and cover them with water, bring to a boil then cover the pot. When catering one of the toughest jobs is serving hot food,…

STREET CORN DIP

STREET CORN DIP 1  (15oz.) cans Mexicorn, drained, 1 (7 oz.) can whole kernel white corn, drained, 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, grated, 4 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1 (4 oz.) can roasted red bell pepper, drained, 2 large fresh jalapenos, minced, 1/4 cup red onions, chopped, 1/8 cup red and green bell peppers, chopped, 2 green…

JACQUE ROSE BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN

JAQUE ROSE BUTTERMILK FRIED CHICKEN NOTE:  This dish is dedicated to my brothers Bubby, Floyd and my sister Pat they are my chicken leg eaters 3 cups low-fat buttermilk, 1 large egg, beaten, 3 teaspoons chicken bouillon,  1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper, 2 teaspoons onion powder, 2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, 4…

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES Cooking With Jacque Rose has 114 new cousins.  I am so excited.  As you know, I want to expand my extended family through my food blog by adding ten thousand new cousins.  When you like and follow my food blog, you become a part of my extended family. In the southern tradition,…

FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOURS

Below is an endearing gift from my kitchen to your kitchen.  Here is my simple recipe for sparkling wine grape jelly.  The ideal wine is extra dry wine with balanced sweetness with a slight hint of florals. Last but not least you can find the perfect sparkling wines that are reasonably priced. HOMEMADE GRAPE JELLY 1…

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE ICING

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE ICING 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 2 tablespoons raw honey, 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1 egg, beaten, 1-ounce milk chocolate, melted, 1 tablespoon water, hot, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup pecans, chopped. Preheat oven to 350…

TROTTERS FOR MY MAMMA

TROTTERS FOR MY MAMMA In celebration of my Mamma, I am fixing her favorite meal.  Essie Mae’s favorite dinner was TROTTERS, aka PIG FEET. She loved them pickled and boiled.  The lunch today will be pig feet, black eye peas, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, banana pudding, and a Coke to wash it all down. 2…

MILLION $ ICEBOX PIE

  MILLION $ ICEBOX PIE CRUST:  1 (10.6 oz) package shortbread cookies, 1/8 cup sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Dump everything into the food processor and grind until it looks like sand.  Dump into a 9-inch pie pan, firmly press the cookie mixture on the bottom and sides of the…

VEGGIE WRAP

Tortillas origin is Mexico.  Flour tortillas are unleavened flatbread originally made by the Aztecs.  Tortillas date back before Jesus. Ray Gonzalez, has written a poem honoring the tortilla.  Please take a moment to read “Praise the Tortilla.” For those of you that on the Keto train with me, use lettuce or greens instead of a…