Monday, October 16, 2017

How to Buy Bell Peppers

Male bell peppers, have only three lobes while female bell peppers have four. Male bell peppers are better for cooking while female bell peppers are sweeter, has more seeds, and better eaten raw.
Happy Eating...


Friday, October 13, 2017

Basic And Simple Po-Man Gumbo/No Seafood

I call this the Poor Man Gumbo It's Basic and simple ... it has no expenses seafood and plus it's for people who don't eat seafood...Happy Eating ...Sandra





Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Red Beans And Rice


I love Beans of all kinds and I will cook them up in a tinkle of an eye. One thing you much know you got to cook beans in smoke meat so they can get that flavor.

It don't have to be pork you can cook them in smoke turkey tails,"yes sir"

I like to put a biscuit on top of the rice...And pour the beans on top...Try that treat.

Happy Eating...Sandra

Ingredients

1 pound of dry red beans clean and picked and soak in water for 24 hours

1 pound sliced beef smoke sausages

2 smoke turkey tails

1 pound smoke beef sausages sliced

1 large onion chopped

2 garlic clove mashed

1/2 cup celery

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

2 tablespoon Hickory Smoked liquid

1 cup long grain rice (cooked)

Procedure:

1. Boil turkey tails in 8 cups of water 1 hour

2. Add Beans

3. Add all ingredients to the cooking beans.(not rice)

4. Cook 1 hour 30 minutes until beans are tender

5.start mashing some of the beans on the side of the pot with a big spoon
to make them creamy.... beans need to cook 30 minute more with the sliced smoke sausages.

6.Take out turkey tails before serving over rice



Friday, September 29, 2017

Leftover Chicken Croquettes



My grandmother And Mother used to make salmon cakes; I adapted that recipe to use leftover cooked chicken."

Happy Eating..Sandra

Leftover Chicken Croquettes

1 1/2 cups seasoned dry bread crumbs

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups sauteed chopped onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 each red and green bell peppers

You can add ingredient you like to this dish at this point...

In a large bowl combine the chicken, bread crumbs, 2 eggs and onion and mix well; if mixture is too dry to form patties, mix in another lightly beaten egg.

Mix well and form into small patties.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and fry patties in oil until golden brown.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Banana Cream Pie




This creamy and cool Banana Cream Pie is a hit every time you need a quick and easy dessert...

Happy Eating..Sandra


Graham cracker crust

Nilla Wafers about 40 cookies

1 pt whipping cream whipped

3 cups whole milk

1 cup white sugar

1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

6 bananas

Directions

In a saucepan scald the milk.

In another saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in the scalded milk.

Over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook until thickened.

In a small bowl beat eggs yolks slightly, stir a small amount of the hot mixture into beaten yolks when thoroughly combined, stir yolks into hot mixture.

Cook for one minute longer, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and blend in the butter and vanilla.

Let sit until cool...then add whipping cream and combine together with filling

Add half of the mixture in Graham cracker crust than add the bananas slice and finsh covering the pie add cookies on top and sides.

If desired, make a meringue (you'll have 3 leftover egg whites) to top the pie. let the pie cool until serving.



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Elvis Presley Jail House Rock Cake



A cake that is a tribute to Elvis and is easy and delicious.

Happy Eating...Sandra

INGREDIENTS

1 White cake mix

8 oz can
crushed pineapple

1 cup
sugar

8 oz pkg
Cream Cheese

½ cup
butter, softened

3 cup
powdered sugar

1 teaspoon
vanilla

2 - 3 cups roasted
crushed pecans or walnuts

DIRECTIONS
Bake a white cake according to instructions, cool, and poke holes in it.
Boil crushed pineapple with juice and 1 cup of sugar until thicken and cool . Pour over cool cake.

In large bowl mix cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar. Add vanilla and crushed pecans, mix good and spread over evenly cake.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Buttermilk Egg Pie



A tangy custard is baked in a short crust in this old fashioned dessert... This old-fashioned pie is wonderful to freeze and to have on hand for unexpected guests! Happy Eating...Sandra

Ingredients 

4
eggs

½ cup
butter, softened

1 1/2 cups
white sugar

3 tablespoons
all-purpose flour

1 cup
buttermilk

1 teaspoon
vanilla extract

1 tablespoon
lemon juice

⅛ tablespoonfreshly grated nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat eggs until frothy; add butter, sugar and flour. Beat until smooth.
Stir in buttermilk, vanilla, lemon juice and nutmeg; pour into pie shell.
Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, or until center is firm.







Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mexican Taco Salad bowl



You can make a larger amount of the beef mixture to refrigerate and use multiple times!
Happy Eating...Sandra

Ingredients

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef

1/2 t mince garlic

1/2 cup chop green bell peppers

1/2 chop red bell peppers

1/2 cup chop onion

2 tablespoon tomato paste

1 tablespoon chile powder

1 tablespoon Cumin

1 tablespoon coriander

Filling

Taco bowl shell

1/2 cup mashed beans, canned

2 Tablespoon sour cream

2 tablespoon Avocado guacamole

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 T. salsa

Salad greens

1/2 Season rice

1/2 cup mashed beans, canned

Directions

Brown the beef, then add the first 8 ingredients until tender not over cook..Start with beads,rice,and meat. Top your shell with salad greens and remaining ingredients and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dark Golden Brown Chicken Thighs


My Mom Fried The Best Fried Chicken.. always prepared her chickens the day before and cooked them simply.

Happy Eating...Sandra

Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up or pieces of your choice

Oil for frying

Directions
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine first four ingredients. With paper towels, pat chicken dry; add to bag, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag and shake to coat.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1/2 in. of oil; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear, turning occasionally. Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Drain on paper towels.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Vegetable Egg Foo Yung


In Chinese cuisine, it is known as fu yung hai, sometimes spelled as pu yung hai. The omelette is usually made from the mixture of vegetables such as carrots, bean sprouts, and cabbages, mixed with meats such as crab meat, shrimp, or minced chicken. Happy Eating..Sandra

4 eggs

About 8 ounces fresh vegetables

1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

1 cup cooked meats or fish

1/4 teaspoon garlic

4 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying

Sesame seed oil just a drizz

For sauce
1 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce

Beat together the eggs,with fresh vegtable, green onions,meats or fish, and garlic in a bowl until well-combined. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and scoop about 1/2 cup of the egg mixture into the skillet to make a patty.

Fry until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side, and repeat with the remaining egg mixture. Set the patties aside.

Whisk together the chicken broth, cornstarch, and soy sauce in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the sauce simmers and thickens, about 5 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the patties.

it is known as fu yung hai, sometimes spelled as pu yung hai.

The omelette is usually made from the mixture of vegetables such as carrots, bean sprouts, and cabbages, mixed with meats such as crab meat, shrimp, or minced chicken.