SHRIMP PICO DE GALLO

SHRIMP PICO DE GALLO 6 large ripe chopped Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped, 2 serrano peppers finely chopped, 2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped, 1/4 cup white onion chopped, 1/2 cup purple onion  finely chopped, 1/2 bunch cilantro diced, 5 garlic cloves minced, 2 Persian cucumbers diced, juice of 2 lime, 1 large avocados chopped, 1/4 cup pineapple finely diced,…

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?

WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?  MY SIGN IS CHICKEN! Today I am going to teach you how to cut up a whole chicken. Get out your cutting board a sharp knife and the chicken.  Remove the innards ( heart, neck, gizzard) and any extra fat from the chicken.  Cut the skin and flesh between the legs and body…

TURKEY MEATBALLS

Here ya go Dot.  I fix my turkey meatballs with chicken to ensure they are moist. 3/4 pound lean ground turkey, 1/4 pound ground dark chicken, 1/4 cup yellow onions, chopped, 1/8 cup celery chopped, 1/8 cup red bell pepper, chopped, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2…

LABOR DAY NEW POTATO SALAD

NEW POTATO SALAD New potato salad is made with red skin potatoes has no mayonnaise is a little spicy and contains crispy bacon.  I think this was created from what was in the pantry.  Consider taking New  Potato Salad to the Labor Day gathering this weekend. 2 pounds red potatoes, 1 cup Italian salad dressing,…

CRAWFISH PIE MUFFINS

Crawfish Pie Muffins 1 (16-ounce) package layer buttermilk biscuits, cut into 3rds, 1 pound bacon, 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic, 1/8 cup chopped green bell pepper, 1/8 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley, pinch powder crab boil, 1/2 stick butter, melted,  3 stalks chopped green onions, 3 tablespoons cornstarch, 1 teaspoon…

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The Raiders vs. Seahawks are meeting tonight. Who do you think is going to win tonight? I’m picking the Seahawks. We are having a potluck; I’m gonna bring the appetizer RELISH TRAY 7 celery heart stalks, 1/2 cup large pitted black olives drained,  1/2 cup pitted green olives stuffed with cheese drained, 1 (14 oz.)…

BBQ SAUCE

Let’s get ready for Labor Day.  Labor Day is the first Monday in September.  Labor Day was created to celebrate economic accomplishment and achievements of workers. One of the ways I celebrate this paid vacation day is with a backyard barbecue. Tomato Paste BBQ Sauce 1 cup red onions, 1/4 cup red bell pepper, 1…

SWEET POTATO PONE

SWEET POTATO PONE This dish serves well as a side dish or a dessert 1/2 cup salted butter, 2 medium size yams, peeled and chopped, 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup half and half, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves, 2 large beaten eggs, 1/4 teaspoon…

BROTHER BREAD

My brother Floyd drinks a couple of beers a day. He says drinking beer is his humanitarian contribution to the world, he saves water for the rest of us. We all need to thank my caring and thoughtful brother today for his charitable contributions! BROTHER BREAD 3 cups self-rising flour, 2 1/4 tablespoons raw sugar, 1…

WHAT’S BETTER THAN DEVILED EGGS?

Deviled eggs are the perfect dish to serve for a potluck, a tailgate party or just because. Add 7-large eggs to the pot.  Add at least 3-inch of water over the top of the eggs.  Bring to a boil for approximately 5-7 minutes.  Remove from the heat and allow to rest for another 15-minutes. Now…

CRUNCHIE GOOBER BUTTER

  CRUNCHIE GOOBER BUTTER 2 1/2 cups raw shelled and skinned peanuts, 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted, 1 tablespoon raw honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Get out the food processor. Dump in 1/2 cup peanuts, process until the nuts are roughly chopped. Pour the chopped nuts into a bowl. Pour the remaining peanuts into the food processor and chop,…

PERK UP YOUR SUMMER VEGETABLE DISH

I am going to get out a big bowl and add my favorite summer vegetable to make one of the best-tasting salads you have ever had. Your eyes and mouth are going to jump for joy. Arugula, avocados, blueberries, cucumbers, eggplant, hot peppers, kohlrabi (wild cabbage), and mushrooms.  I gonna add roasted pumpkin seeds, feta…