STUFFED PINEAPPLE BOAT

JACQUE ROSES’ STUFFED PINEAPPLE BOAT PINEAPPLE SALSA 1 pineapple cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the pineapple flesh.  Chop up the pineapple, dump the pineapple flesh, about into a bowl. Add the juice of 2 limes and the zest of 1 lime, 1/4 cup red onions, chopped, 1/4 cup red and yellow bell pepper, chopped,…

FRIED OKRA

HOT OIL AND CORNMEAL PAIR WELL WITH OKRA Okra has been around a long time, dating back some 3,000 years.  Okra is high in vitamin C, K, and folate content.  Eating okra can help you stabilize your blood sugar, help you with digestion, and will control the rate at which sugar is absorbed, which helps…

WHITE PINEAPPLE SODA CAKE

My niece Octavia (Buck Wild) share her recipe with us.  She is an excellent cook.  This recipe is relatively inexpensive along with being easy and quick to make.  You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry now. 1 ( 15.25 oz.) box white cake mix, 1/2 cup oil, 1 (12 oz.) can pineapple soda,…

PURPLE HULL PEAS

Purple hull peas are part of the black-eye peas family.  The purple hull pea gets its name from its look, they are long, thin, and purple in color.  These peas have a unique sweet and nutty flavor. PURPLE HULL PEAS OR FIELD PEAS The first thing we are going to do is shell the peas. …

DREAMY CREAM SAUCES

Dreamy Cream Sauces are an excellent addition to any dish from appetizers to desserts.  I teach these sauces at my couple’s cooking class.  Here are two (2) of my favorite couple’s cream dreams. ALFREDO SAUCE In a heavy saucepan, melt 1/2 cup unsalted butter.  Add 2 minced garlic clove, 2 cups heavy cream, 1/4 teaspoon…

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…

SALMON CASSEROLE WITH GREEN OLIVE SAUCE

SALMON CASSEROLE WITH GREEN OLIVE SAUCE 1 (14.3 oz.) can pink salmon, 2/3 cup heavy cream, 2 slices sourdough bread, 1 large beaten egg, 3 tablespoons diced flat-leaf parsley, 3 tablespoons minced onions, 1/2 teaspoon fish bouillon, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1 (10.5 oz.) can cream celery soup, 1/3 cup evaporated milk….

JAMBALAYA

I received a request for a  foolproof jambalaya, I pondered over how could I guarantee foolproof jambalaya. I can’t make a guarantee, but I think several techniques get mighty close; 1) adding pre-cooked rice and; 2) and cooking the jambalaya in the oven. Julia Childs once said, “People who love to eat are always the…

DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

DARK CHOCOLATE BROWNIES WITH CHOCOLATE ICING 1/2 cup cake flour, sifted, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening, 1/2 cup raw sugar, 2 tablespoons raw honey, 2 tablespoons corn syrup, 1 egg, beaten, 1-ounce dark chocolate, melted, 1 tablespoon water, hot, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 cup pecans, chopped. Preheat oven…

WHAT DID YOUR GRANDMOTHER TELL YOU THAT YOU HAD TO COOK ON MONDAY?

My Grandmother cooked red beans and rice every Monday.  Monday was wash day, she would put on a pot of beans and start washing clothes.  Cooking beans require very little attention, her attention and energy focused on cleaning the house after a big family Sunday dinner and washing clothes.  Do you have any traditions attached…

JERK SALMON

  Jerk is a traditional way of BBQ in Jamaica.  I use Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning.  This dish presents well; place on a platter and surround the fish with slices of fresh fruit and vegetables.  I recommend pineapple, green and black large seedless grapes cut in half, mango, lime, papaya, bell pepper, purple onions, capers….

THURSDAY NITE CASSEROLE

THURSDAY NITE CASSEROLE We are all hunkered down at home, wondering what’s for dinner.  Try something new, try my grandmother’s Hobo Casserole.  Dinner is ready in 20-minutes. HOBO CASSEROLE 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup white onion, chopped, 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped, 1/2 cup frozen broccoli spears, roughly chopped, 1 cup frozen…