ROLLS

EASY, PEAZY ROLLS Everybody you know, including all the folks at church, will be raving about your rolls. You can tell them how easy they are to make, or you can say to them that the recipe is a family secret.  Call me at (469- 215-1585) to let me know what you decide to do….

CORNBREAD DRESSING

  CORNBREAD DRESSING CORNBREAD:  1 1/2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal, 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Get out a 9-inch cast-iron skillet, add the shortening to the skillet. Put the skillet in the oven, melt the skillet, remove from the oven,…

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?  MY SIGN IS CHICKEN! Today I am going to teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. Get out your cutting board, a sharp knife, and the chicken.  Remove the innards ( heart, neck, gizzard) and any extra fat from the chicken.  Cut the skin and flesh between the legs and body…

WILD CRAB BISQUE

WILD CRAB BISQUE 1 (10 ½ oz.) can cream mushroom soup, 1 (10 ½ oz.) can cream asparagus soup, 1 ½ cups milk, 1 cup evaporated milk, 1/4 cup grilled asparagus, 1 ½ cup wild lump crabmeat, flaked, ¼ cup dry white wine, 2 teaspoons unsalted butter. Get out a cookie sheet, 1/4 cup fresh…

MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL

The Vikings and Seahawks are playing tonight.  I think the Seahawks are going to win by 3-5 points. The sun is out, but it’s cool.  Cool overcast weather dedicates Nachos at game time.  Not only is it a nacho night, its love your leftovers night. I going to watch the game and eat Turkey Chili…

BEEF SHANK SOUP

I’m in Los Angeles, rain and snow are predicted this weekend. I’m cooking Beef Shank Soup. This is a very traditional rainy day comfort meal. 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…

WILD RICE DRESSING

WILD RICE DRESSING 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, 1 1/2 cup long-grain wild rice, 1 tablespoon butter, melted,  1/2 pound breakfast sausage, 1/2 cup white onion chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 2 stalks green onions, sliced, 1 tablespoon green bell pepper, chopped, 1/2 cup chicken liver, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced,…

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PIECE

BEEF BRISKET Pick up the brisket fold it in half.  If it’s floppy and bends easily its a good piece. Fat is essential when cooking brisket, but not too much.  If it’s stiff and hard to turn, that means there is too much fat. Put that piece back! The secret to good smoked brisket is the same…

JACQUE ROSE’S SWEET CHICKEN SALAD

JACQUE ROSE’S SWEET CHICKEN SALAD 1 store-bought  rotisserie chicken, (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), part of the meat chopped into bite-sized pieces the rest shredded, 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, julienned, 4 green onions, chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1/2 cup jamaica, peeled and julienned, 2 firm heads romaine lettuce,…

CHOW-CHOW

Chow-chow is a delicious southern pickled relish. I grew up eating chow-chow as a condiment on collard greens,  crab cakes, hot dogs, and hamburgers. I recently learned that there is a host of folks that have never heard of chow-chow, including some southerners. I have tweaked the original family recipe to fit my palate; hope you like it. CHOW-CHOW…

MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL

MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL CHEESE BALL 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened, 1 (8 oz.) white cheddar cheese, shredded, 1/4 teaspoon fish seasoning,  1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/4 cup crab claw meat, finely chopped, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped, 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped. Get out a bowl, add…

AVACADO TOAST

  THE PERFECT AVOCADO TOAST  4 slices of garlic sourdough bread, 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened,  2 medium, Haas avocados, 1/4 cup salted pumpkin seeds, hulled and chopped, 6 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled, 1 large heirloom tomato slices, 1/2 cup craw meat First things first, toast the bread. Smear a layer of cream…