CHICKEN TACOS

CHICKEN TACOS 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1/4 cut English cucumbers sliced, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp, smoked paprika, 1 tsp, ground oregano, 1 tsp. granulated garlic, salt, and pepper, 1 large avocado halved, peeled, seeded, and sliced, 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped, 1 lime, squeezed, and zest.   Cut the breast…

GRILLED PIMENTP CHEESE SANDWICH

  When I was eleven or twelve years old, I babysat my next-door neighbor girls, Cindy and Verna Knight.  Mrs. Knight left instructions on what I should do that day.  She told me to make grilled cheese for their lunch.  I could not imagine how in the world I could grill the cheese and then…

WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO WITH FIVE LITTLE NECK CLAMS

I had 5-little neck clams and a catfish fillet left over. I could not throw them away hence the recipe below. 5 little neck clams, cleaned and steamed in beer 1 catfish fillet, fried in Louisiana crispy fish fry, 1 hard boiled eggs, cut in half, avocado oil with garlic aioli, 1/4 cup New England…

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

This recipe is dedicated to Robi and Xavier, my brussel sprout lovers 1 1/2 lbs. brussel sprouts, 6 slices bacon, fried and crumbled, 3 T. red onions, finely diced, 1/4 lb. feta cheese with chives, crumbled, and bacon vinaigrette. Always look for sprouts that have tight heads and are firm.  Rinse them off in cold…

TATER TOTS

CHEESY TATER TOTS 2 (16 oz,) bags frozen tater tots, 1 (15 oz.) can of clam chowder, 1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated, 1/2 lb. bacon fried and crumbled, 1 1/2 cups red onions, diced, 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced, 1 bunch green onions, sliced,1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped. Fry the tater tots, and drain on…

THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL

THURSDAY NITE FOOTBALL Traditionally Thursday Nite Football demands hugs, kisses, love, family, friends, and chocolate-covered fruit.  Tonight is week 1 of the NFL regular season.  Today we will watch Buffalo vs. the Rams.  My gut and my head are choosing the Rams to win! Get out the chocolate fountains,  fill the chocolate fountains with dark,…

BBQ SHRIMP

    BBQ SHRIMP FROM THE LOWER 9TH WARD I have no idea why this dish is called BBQ, especially since the dish is sautéed. What I do know is my Grandma said it’s BBQ Shrimp, so it’s BBQ Shrimp 1 pound unsalted butter, 1/2 cup white onions, sliced, 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2…

CHEESE AND GARLIC BISCUITS

1 3/4 cups low protein flour, 1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup creamed corn, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic, 1 1/4 T. fresh jalapeno pepper, seeds and stems removed, 1 1/2 T. butter Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Grate the cheese, and set it aside. Finely chop the jalapeno…

FRIED APPLE PIES

I was thinking about my Mamma today, one of the things I giggled and thought about was her fried apple pies. Here is her quick and easy recipe. FRIED APPLE PIES2 (8-piece) refrigerator flaky biscuits, 2 ( 5 oz.) packages dried apples, 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling, 3 cups water, 1/4 cup brown…

FRIED APPLE PIES

I was thinking about my Mamma today, one of the things I giggled and thought about was her fried apple pies.  Here is her quick and easy recipe. FRIED APPLE PIES 2 (8-piece) refrigerator flaky biscuits, 2 ( 5 oz.) packages dried apples, 1 (21 oz.) can apple pie filling, 3cups water, 1/4 cup brown…

CREOLE FRIED RICE

3 cups cooked yellow saffron rice, 2 T. lard, 8 ounces andouille smoked sausage, chopped, 1 (8 oz.) bag crawfish tails, chopped, 1/2 cup chopped red onions, 4 minced garlic cloves, 1/4 pound fresh chopped okra,chopped, 1 diced carrot,diced, 2 diced celery stalks, 1/8 cup diced red bell pepper,  1 (15 oz.) can drained, rinsed…