FAT TUESDAY

Le Mardi Gras is Fat Tuesday in French. Mardi  Gras takes place forty-six days before Easter. The season is called Carnival.  Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Fat Tuesday is the last day to eat whatever you want.   Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent (40-days) leading up to Easter.  The 40-days is supposed to…

THE BEST EVER BACON MUFFINS

Y’all know bacon makes everything better; muffins are not excluded BACON MUFFINS 18 slices of bacon, 1 cup flour, sifted 3 times, 3 green onions, sliced, 1/2 cup grated yellow cheddar cheese, 1/8 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup bacon…

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND BEIGNETS

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND BEIGNETS 1 cake compressed yeast, 1/4 cup lukewarm water (110 degrees), 3/4 cup evaporated milk, scalded, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening, melted, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 large egg, beaten, 3 cups self-rising flour, powdered sugar for dusting, and oil for frying. Surprise ingredient raspberry preserve…

MARDI GRAS LUNCH

 JACQUE ROSE’S SOUTHERN COUNTRY COOKING …home of the Sho’nuf Delicious Mardi Gras is a time of celebration.  Food is celebration, love, happiness, comfort, and tranquility.   A Po-Boy sandwich is a rich tradition associated with New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the Times-Picayune, the Martin brothers invented the Po-Boy sandwich.  There was approximately 1,800 striking streetcar drivers and…

PUMPKIN BREAD

PUMPKIN BREAD 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1 2/3 cups flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice, 2 eggs, 1 cup canned pumpkin, 1/3 cup black walnuts, chopped, 2/3 cups crushed pineapples, drained, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda,…

RICE WATER

Drink at least one cup of rice water every day. The simple ingredients of rice and water will give you more energy cause you to have healthy skin, very shiny hair, and this simple effective ingredient can also relieve constipation and it’s delicious. RICE WATER /2 teaspoon salted butter, 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil, 2 cups…

PACOIMA FRIED EGGPLANT

If you are wondering why I said Pacoima Fried Eggplant or Aubergine, it’s because I am from Pacoima and this is my Fried Eggplant recipe.  Fried eggplant is a great appetizer or side dish. Eggplant pairs well with a side of tahini sauce, red and green tomato slices, cheese, black and green olives, topped off…

OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL

OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL The oysters used should be alive, plump, clear and most importantly they should smell fresh. Scrub the shell with a brush under running lukewarm water.  Get out a colander and a bowl, set the bowl over the colander, set aside. Place the oyster in your hand with the thickest part…

CORNMEAL WAFFLES

Cornmeal waffles are very southern.  They are light, crispy and Jacque Rose sno’nuf delicious! Serve with butter topped off  with maple syrup CORNMEAL WAFFLES 1/2 cups boiling water 1 cup yellow cornmeal, 1 teaspoon sea salt, 4 tablespoons butter flavored shortening, melted, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup cake flour, 1…

CRISPY BAKED TURKEY WINGS

CRISPY BAKED TURKEY WINGS 4 pounds of turkey wings, 3 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 3 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 2 red delicious apples, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup white onion. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. …

SNOW ON THE ROOF IN LAS VEGAS

Zuppa Toscana is a classic Italian sausage and potato soup.  The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: kale, zucchini, cannellini beans, potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, tomato pulp, olive oil, salt, and chili powder. My soup is a little different, here’s my recipe. ZUPPA TOSCANA SOUP 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage, 1/2 pound breakfast…

LASSES CAKE

LASSES CAKE 1 cup molasses, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening, 1 cup boiling water, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 cup cake flour, 2 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, whipping cream for garnish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get out…