Black-Eyed Peas were initially grown in West Africa.  The slave trade introduced these peas to the southern part of the US in the 17th century.  According to Black southern folklore, black-eyed peas are served on new years day to garner good luck for the year. Along with good luck, black-eyed peas are loaded with potassium,…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE

1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 egg yolks, 3 1/4 T. crunchy peanut butter, 1 1/4 T. unsalted butter, 1 tsp.vanilla extract. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out a double boiler, add the cream, milk, and water….

EAZY PEAZY DELICIOUS CAKE

PEACH DUMP CAKE Dump cakes are very easy to make and absolutely delicious.  The basic recipe is caned crushed fruit and box cake mix.  With Christmas coming up consider a dump cake for dessert. 2 (16 oz.) cans crushed peaches in heavy syrup, 1 (18.25 oz.) package yellow cake mix, 3/4 cup salted butter, 1/2…

LIFT YOUR MOOD WITH FOOD

Monday Football 12/20/2021.  We have extra football his week.  Due to COVID concerns, the NFL moved several games.  I will be watching football Monday and Tuesday. The Viking and Bears play today. I’ve got the Bears.  The Raiders and Browns play today. I’ve got the Raiders. The Seahawks and Rams will play Tuesday. I’ve got…

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH THOSE LEFTOVERS?

CRISPY MASHED POTATO TACOS 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 teaspoons minced garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning, 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano, 1/4 teaspoon sage, 3 green onions, 1/4 cup white onions, chopped, 1/2 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled, 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped, 2…

16 BEAN SOUP

Thursday Night Football.  The Chiefs and Chargers are playing tonight, I think the Chiefs will win this game.  Who do you think will win tonight? 16 BEAN SOUP 1 (16 oz.) bag of 16-bean soup mix including the ham packet, 1 pound smoked pork neck bones,  1 celery stalk, chopped, 1 medium yellow onion, chopped,…

CHICKEN FEET

Fried chicken feet are a southern delicacy.  They are very hard to find living on the west coast.  Chicken feet have very little meat.  If you like crunchy texture and delicious flavor, you will love deep-fried chicken feet. Chicken feet taste like chicharron.  They have very little meat they are skin and tendons.  Fried chicken…

EZ PEAZE JACQUE ROSE PEACH COBBLER

3 boxes refrigerated ready-made pie crust, 2 (16 oz.) packages frozen peach slices, 1/4 cup light brown sugar,  3/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup light brown sugar, 1 1/2 sticks of butter, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon…

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day it is an honor for me to say thank you for your service

PICKLED YELLOW BEETS

Beets are sweet-tasting vegetables.  Beets are good for you, and they are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals.  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 benefits; 6. cancer prevention; 7. cell…

MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL LOADED POTATO BAR

Try to get potatoes around the same size.  Wash off the potatoes under lukewarm water using a vegetable brush, poke holes with a fork all over the potatoes.  Wrap the potatoes in aluminum foil. Put the potatoes into a large pot, add enough water to cover the potatoes. Turn the flame to medium heat.  Start testing the potatoes…