WHAT’S BETTER THAN DEVILED EGGS?

What’s better than deviled eggs?  Nothing is better than deviled eggs! Deviled eggs pair well with just about everything and anything. 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…

SHRIMP SALAD

I am always trying to come up with a way to repurpose something or what to do with leftovers.  Well, I have struck pay dirt again.  Here is my light and refreshing Shrimp Salad. 1 (6 oz.) package lemon gelatin, 2 1/2 cups tomato juice, 1 cup shrimp stock, 2 tablespoons white onions, diced, 3…

LOUISIANA NEWBURG

  Traditionally this dish is served on buttered toast.  The state of Louisiana and my grandmother Emma says that just wrong, so we serve it top of spicy hot water cornbread LOBSTER NEWBURG:  2 sticks salted butter, 4 tablespoons self-rising flour, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/teaspoon chicken bouillon, 2 quarts evaporated milk, 1 russet potatoes,…

A SPECIAL GIFT FROM MY KITCHEN TO YOU

  Below is an endearing gift from my kitchen to you.  Here is my simple recipe for Champagne Jelly.  Champagne is a light sparkling wine that can only be made using Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, or Chardonnay grapes from the northeastern region of France. Last but not least, champagne must have bubbles that are created from a double fermenting process which must occur once in…

ANYONE INTERESTED IN HOOKING UP WITH THAT PERFECT MAN?

ANYONE INTERESTED IN HOOKING UP WITH THAT PERFECT MAN? This is a food blog, so a perfect Man is a perfect dish of Manicotti. 16 manicotti pasta shells, 8 eggs, 1 1/2 cup self- rising flour, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup chicken broth, 1/2  pound bulk Italian turkey sausage, 1/2 pound ground chicken, 1 pound…

VEGAN PEACH PIE

Being a vegan is a lifestyle choice.  Eating nuts, whole grains and eliminating dairy and meat has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. More and more people are choosing a vegan lifestyle for these two health benefits alone.   To this end, today we are expanding our culinary experience and health conscience to…

COME HERE LET ME WRAP YOU UP

Growing up my paternal grandmother Emma had a couple kitchen rules regarding food.  There always had to be a pot of something on the stove.  She would say what if someone stops by, you must welcome them into your home, your heart and offer them something to eat.   When she would start breakfast, she would…

SHEPARD PIE

How are y’all doing today?  I pray everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. Today we are going to repurpose those leftovers and make the best shepherd pie you have ever tasted. This is going to be quick and easy if you had lamb yesterday,  if not replace the lamb with whatever meat you had. These…

WILD RICE DRESSING

WILD RICE DRESSING 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, 1 1/2 cup long grain wild rice, 1 tablespoon butter, melted,  1/2 pound breakfast sausage, 1/2 cup white onion chopped, 2 celery stalks, chopped, 2 stalks green onions, sliced, 1 tablespoon green bell pepper, chopped, 1/2 cup chicken, cooked and chopped, 2 garlic…

EASTER BRUNCH

Easter Sunday or Holy Day is the celebration of  Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.  Easter follows the end of Holy Week and the end of Lent. The observance of Easter is between March 22 and April 25.  The observance of Easter is tied to the full moon. Easter is celebrated on the 1st Sunday after the…

EASY PEAZIE EASTER SIDE

GREEN BEAN ALMONDINE 1 cup toasted slivered almonds, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, 3 tablespoons minced onions, 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted, 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 (12 oz.) package frozen French-style cut green beans, 4 slices of bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest. Fry bacon crispy, remove from skillet.  Drain, crumble, set aside. Cook the…

EASTER DESSERT

Bomb Diggety Easter Dessert Strawberry Cobbler 1 1/4 cups sugar, 1 (16-ounce) package frozen strawberries, 3 tablespoons melted butter, 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.  Pour everything into a lightly buttered casserole dish mix well and set aside. In a bowl add 2 cups buttermilk baking mix, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1/3 cup…