ALMOST HOME MADE

  ALASKAN WILD SALMON WITH SWEET CHILI SAUCE In the frozen seafood department, you should find a 2-pound package of Alaskan Wild Salmon with Sweet Chili Sauce. The 2-pound package cost a little better than $8.00.  The portions are individually wrapped.  I am cooking 4 pieces. Get out the cast iron skillet.  Add about 2 tablespoons vegetable oil…

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…

PACOIMA CLASSIC MACARONI AND CHEESE SALAD

    2 1/2 cups cooked seasoned spiral macaroni, 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 1/4 cup red onion, chopped. 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish, 1 1/2 tablespoons dill pickle juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon yellow mustard, 1 cup cooked English peas, 1/4 cup shredded raw…

CAN YOU GUESS?

Can you guess my two of my favorite vegetables?  My two favorite vegetables are collard green and yams.  I have combined the two to make a collard green and yam salad. 1 large orange yam, 1/4 cup garlic oil, 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin, 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 tablespoon salt, 1/4…

WHO WANTS SOME?

NOODLES ROMANO 1/2 cup salted butter, 2 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes, 1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled, 1 bay leaf, crumbled, 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, 1 (10 oz.) package frozen spinach, thawed and drained, 1 cup cottage cheese, 2 cloves garlic, minced, 1 cup shredded Romano cheese, 1…

CORNBREAD

MEXICAN CORNBREAD 3 1/2 cups yellow self-rising cornmeal, 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, melted and cooled, 3 eggs, 1 (14 oz.) can cream style corn, 1 cup whole kernel corn, 2 1/2 cups half and half, 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar,1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1 teaspoon garlic…

WARM, FUZZY, AND PEACHY

    PEACHY CHICKEN 3 chicken breast, halved, skin on, 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,  2 tablespoon butter flavored shortening, 1 (16 oz) can peach halves, drained, reserve liquid, 1 1/2 cups orange juice, 2 tablespoons  malt vinegar, 1 tablespoon light brown sugar, 3 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, 1/2 teaspoon chicken…

HERE YA GO COUSIN, OXTAIL SOUP

OXTAIL SOUP 2 pounds oxtails, 1 large yellow onion, 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 bay leaves, 1 thyme sprig, 1 package onion soup mix, 2 tablespoons oxtail soup mix, 1 tablespoon ground allspice, 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 2 turnips peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks, 1 pound bag frozen butter beans, 1/2…

YOU’RE GONNA TELL YOUR AGE IF YOU REMEMBER THIS DISH

CHICKEN A LA KING Chicken A La King is an old classic dish dating back to the late 1800s.  I interchange this same recipe with the same amount (2 cups) of chicken, turkey or salmon. I am going to modernize this dish a little by serving it in a sourdough bread bowl. 3 tablespoons salted butter,…

CAESAR SALAD

2 medium heads romaine lettuce and 1 head of Tuscan kale, chilled and broken into bite-size pieces, 1/3 cup garlic olive oil, 2 1/2 tablespoon wine vinegar, 6 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained, 1 garlic clove minced, 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 3 coddled eggs, 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 8 tablespoons grated…

OKAY Y’ALL KEEP ‘EM COMING, I HAVE A REQUEST FOR SAUSAGE GRAVY

SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUITS 1 pound sage pork breakfast sausage, 3 tablespoons salted butter,  2 cups milk, 1 cup evaporated milk,  1/4 cup self-rising flour, salt and pepper to taste.  1 (16 oz.) can refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits. Refrigerate the gravy for at least 4 hours.  When it’s time to fill the biscuits you want the…

COUNTRY FRITTERS

ME AND MY COUNTRY KINFOLKS 5 (12 oz.) cans drained whole kernel corn, 3 (8 3/4 oz.) cans cream-style corn,  2 eggs, 4 tablespoons molasses, 2 1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped serrano peppers, 1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon self-rising flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oil for frying. In a bowl combine…