STUFFED MIRLITON

Mirliton is a pear-shaped squash grown in southern Louisiana. This squash is 3-6 inches long and several inches across in width with a large seed. The skin pigmentation varies from light to medium green. The taste is a cross between an unripe honeydew melon and yellow squash. STUFFED MIRLITON 4 squash, 1/2 pound shrimp peeled…

BREAD PUDDING

I know this recipe says Bread Pudding, but today it is all about Grandma Charlie.  Grandma Charlie is my children’s paternal grandmother.  They all, starting with Grandma Charlie, went to and graduated from Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. Whenever I make bread pudding, I think of my mother-in-law Charlie Mae Andrews.  She loved bread pudding…

HEY COUSIN

Thank you for joining and following Cooking with Jacque Rose.   I am so excited.  I want to expand my extended family through this food blog by adding ten thousand new cousins.  When you like and follow my food blog, you become a part of my extended family. In the southern tradition, your first name becomes…

BRUSSEL SPROUTS

FRIED BRUSSEL SPROUTS Brussel sprouts belong to the Gemmifera group of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea).   Brussel sprouts are rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, and fiber. Growing up, I thought they were little cabbages.  Brussel sprouts have been traced back to China; sometime in the thirteenth century culinary researcher say they were grown…

NAVY BEAN PIE 2 (15.5 oz.) cans white navy beans, drained and rinsed, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk, 3 eggs, separated, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1 cup…

As a kid, I remember going to Amite, Louisiana, for summer vacation. The Town of Amite City, commonly just called Amite, lies at the intersection of I-55 and Hwy. 16.  Amite is halfway between New Orleans, LA, and Jackson, MS. One of the things I remember most about Amite was the big black pots in…

GRAVY

This recipe is dedicated to my favorite nephew, named Bougie Bam Bam.  As far back as I can remember, Bam has always requested gravy with any and all dishes and meals.  So when writing this recipe, I am smiling from ear to ear and thinking about him. Gravy must be creamy and smooth.  If you…

COUNTRY GIRL EGGS BENEDICT

COUNTRY GIRL EGGS BENEDICT  First things first, let’s make the Hollandaise Sauce: 3 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup salted butter.  Get out the saucepan, add the egg yolks and whisk vigorously; slowly add the lemon juice. The flame should be VERY low!  Add half the butter continue to stir vigorously until…

FRIDAY CRAB BOIL

FRIDAY CRAB BOIL 2 Dungeness crabs, 7 she blue crabs, 2 pounds large head-on and shell-on shrimp, rinsed and deveined, 2 pounds crawfish, rinsed, 2 pound crab legs, 1 pound Manila clams, rinsed and scrubbed, 1 1/2 pounds andouille sausage, 1 pound smoked sausage, 3 artichoke cut in half, 2 whole garlic heads, 3 corn…

WE DID IT Y’ALL 100-103 LAKERS

WINNING LAKERS CUSTARD 1/2 cups sugar, 6 eggs, 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk, 2 (13 oz. cans evaporated milk, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground mace or nutmeg, 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Get out the blender add the eggs blend the eggs until they start to become…

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IT’S TUESDAY

I am excited and a day early.  The Lakers play Wednesday. Here’s your Tuesday post. The day before the Lakers win cocktail. 1 3/4 ounces your favorite gin, 3 1/2 ounces blood orange juice.  Mix well, pour into a highball glass over ice with an orange twist.