WATERGATE SALAD

  No copyright infringement is intended this image is from I Heart Naptime With everything going on with  Trump, I felt compelled to post “WATERGATE SALAD.”  Here are the ingredients I call them the eyewitnesses. 1 (3.4 oz.) package pistachio instant pudding mix,  1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, 1 cup miniature marshmallows, 3/4 cup…

LET’S START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH SOMETHING NEW

I received a recipe request for Scrapple.  I have never tasted Scrapple, nor could I find Scrapple in the stores near me. I went online and pulled up eight recipes for Scrapple,  from these tried and tested recipes I created one new recipe. JACQUE ROSE SCRAPPLE 2 pounds pork butt, 2 fresh ham hocks, 2…

WHAT’S A RUTABAGA?

What is a rutabaga?  Turnip roots are rutabagas.  Root vegetables are high in nutrition and low in calories.  The leafy green top of the turnip is edible, but that’s another post.  I found these beautiful turnips at a Farmers Market. Rutabaga FuFu Twist 2 pounds turnip roots, 1 tablespoons bacon fat, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 teaspoon…

BLACK-EYED PEAS

According to Black southern folklore, black-eyed peas are served on New Year’s day to garner good luck for the year. Along with good luck, black-eyed peas are loaded with potassium, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron. This dish is dedicated to my Daddy, so I will be including steamed white rice and hot water cracklin bread…

PURPLE HULL PEAS

PURPLE HULL PEAS 1 1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks, 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke, 1 pound bag of fresh purple hull peas, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 1 1/2 cup purple onions, chopped, 10 cups chicken broth, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, 1 cup speckled butter beans, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2 pound fresh okra…

CHRISTMAS CRAB BOIL

I was trying to decide what I was going to fix for Christmas. Went to Winco yesterday, everything fell in place, king crab, snow crabs, large head-on shrimp, Dungeness crabs, and crawfish were on sale. CHRISTMAS CRAB BOIL 5 quarts water, 4 bay leaves, 3 sprigs fresh thyme, 3 elephant garlic cloves, separated and peeled,…

BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY SAUCE

One of our cousins has requested my recipe for Whiskey Sauce to pour over his Bread Pudding.  Here ya go Edwin. BREAD PUDDING WITH WHISKEY SAUCE ½ stick of butter, 2 cups heavy cream, 1 loaf French bread, 1/2 cup pineapples crushed, drained, 1/2 cup raisins, 5 eggs, beaten, ¼ teaspoon salt, 2 cups sugar, 1/2…

BUTTERMILK PIE

BUTTERMILK PIE 4 eggs, separated, 2 tablespoons flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled, 2 cups buttermilk, 1 teaspoon lemon extract, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust, 1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  In a large bowl add the egg…

YAMS OR CARROTS?

Christmas is a week away, what are you fixing candied yams or glazed carrots? Glazed Carrots 3 pounds baby carrots, 1/2  pound salted butter, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground mace, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup Brown sugar, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoon…

SEAFOOD PILAF

I serve this dish as part of a 3-course meal starting with warm toasted Marcona Almonds (I buy them at Trader Joe’s), Coleslaw, Seafood Pilaf, Lemon Sorbet for dessert. SEAFOOD PILAF 1/2 cup yellow onion, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons salted butter,  3 garlic cloves, crushed to a paste, 2 Roma tomatoes,…

HOG HEAD CHEESE

Here is a perfect slice of hog head cheese, don’t let the name scare you off from taking a bite. 3 pounds pork neck bone,  5 pig feet, 7 pig ears, 2 envelopes onion soup mix,  3 cups diced yellow onions, 1 cups diced celery, 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper, 1/2 cup diced flat-leaf…

BOTTOM SOP

BOTTOM SOP Also Known As RED-EYE GRAVY  Add a little shortening to a heavy skillet, fry your ham steak (2-inches thick) until it is crispy around the edges and browned. Remove the ham from the skillet. Add 1 1/2 cup black boiling coffee, scrape the skillet bottom, there are excellent flavors in those scrapes, 1 1/2 tablespoon…