STUFFED PORK CHOPS

STUFFED PORK CHOPS 1 (14 oz.) package cornbread stuffing, prepared according to the box directions,  4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 1/4 inch thick, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 3 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut a…

EGG CROQUETTES

EGG CROQUETTES  Serve these croquettes over rice that has been tossed in herb butter, accompanied with a field green salad, and fresh fruit. 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour, 3/4 cup whole milk, 1/2 teaspoons salt, 5 hardboiled eggs, chopped, 1 cup saltine crackers, crumbled, 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, 1 tablespoon white onions, 2 egg, beaten, 2…

IT’S 100 + DEGREES

It’s HOT I don’t feel like cooking.  I am going to have a light but belly filling vegetarian sandwich for lunch. 4 pieces of toasted focaccia bread, 1/4 cup prepared pesto, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sprouts, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 large avocado, mashed, mixed with 1 Asian pear, chopped, 2 firm tomatoes, thinly sliced,…

AVACADO SALAD

4 firm tomatoes, 4 1/2 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced, l large avocado, peeled, pitted and  sliced, 1/2 cup fresh basil, 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled, Dressing:  1/4 cup garlic oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons warm raw honey, Italian seasoning to taste

MISSISSIPPI TABBOULEH

Rather than bulger wheat, I use cauliflower.   This dish is mouthwatering, light and absolutely  This is my take on Middle Eastern Tabbouleh.  delicious. 4 cups cauliflower, grated, 5 Persian cucumbers, cut into 1/4 inch cubes, 1/2 pound firm cherry tomatoes, cut in half, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped, 2 1/2 cups fresh curly parsley, finely chopped,…

BEETS

Beets are good for you, they are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals such as dietary fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin B folate, and phosphorus. According to Foodlife.com, there are Eight Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets.  The eight reasons are as follows:  1.  weight loss; 2.  brain and energy boost; 3.  nature’s viagra; 4. super antioxidant; 5. anti-inflammatory…

DO YOU LIKE SPICY YAMS?

    For most of my life,  I was of the firm opinion that if a meal did not include meat I didn’t want it.  In the words of my Grandma Emma, “Baby don’t put that on my plate”.  Recently, within the last five (5) years, I have expanded my food palette to include and…

STILL GRILLING

CAKE KABOBS I’m still grilling. I had some leftover pound cake and fruit from Memorial Day,  You know how I must repurpose leftovers so here we go my famous Cake Kabobs. Cut cake into 1 1/2 cubes.  Spear each cube with a fork and dip in sweetened condensed milk.  Roll each cube in flaked coconut…

VEGAN FRIED RICE

1 cup cauliflower, finely chopped, 1/2 cup frozen white corn kernels, 1/2 cup frozen peas, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 cup white onion, chopped, 1 carrot, peeled and chopped, 3 green onions, chopped, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, cut into thin strips,  2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons tamari, 1/4…

SEVEN LAYER PACOIMA BEAN DIP

1 (8oz.) can refried pinto beans, 1 (16 oz.) cream cheese, softened, 1 (1 1/4 oz.) package taco seasoning, 1 pint sour cream, 1 (1 oz.) package ranch dip, 2 large avocados, mashed, 1/4 pound ground chicken, 1 pound ground turkey, 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, 1 cup romaine lettuce, shredded, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped,…

MOUSSAKA

MOUSSAKA 4 cups eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices,  2 cups Yukon potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, 2 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, 3/4  pound ground turkey, 1/4 pound ground chicken, 2 bay leaves crumbles, 1 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 2 tablespoon chicken bouillon, 1 tablespoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground…

CHICKEN SALAD

This is the only sweet chicken salad recipe you will ever need. 2 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded, 2/3 cup celery, chopped, 2 tablespoons green olives, thinly sliced,, 1 cup granny smith apples, chopped,  1/2 cup slivered almonds, 3 hard-boiled eggs chopped, 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped, 1 cup…