Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black Eyes Peas And Bacon


Tell me who don't love Black Eye Peas and cornbread??? Well I know>>> I do and I always like mine a little spicy. Let me share something with you...I have a friend who love them but she can't cook them too well.when she buy the dry dry black eye peas in the package, when she cook them they always get too soft and mushy. I can up with this recipe. My friend was happy when I help her with the peas and I believe you will be too.

Recipe

6 cans Black eye peas. I always uses kroger,they never let me down.
 1 pound smoke raw bacon
Cook bacon and keep dripping...please don't burn the bacon and the dripping.
Adding to a pot 6 cans of water, the 6 cans of peas, cooked bacon broken in pieces and adding a large chopped onion (red bell pepper if you like) or 1 green hot pepper.
Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Cover and cook on low med heat for 40 mins or until your likeness of the peas.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Let's Talk Ham



Easy And No Fuss....! Just Buy One... It Really Fix It Self

.Applewood Farms
Applewood Farms
Price: $35
Shipping: $17 to $55
Weight: 9 lb.
Notes: Flavor varied from ham to ham, but moist and (at its best) sweet, with fruit and brown-spice flavors. Low smoke, not very complex. Included glaze enhances flavors and balances salt.

Harry & David

Harry & David

Price: $70
Shipping: $13 to $33
Weight: 7.5 lb.
Notes: Strong smoke and light sweetness indicate a lack of balance and complexity. Dry and chewy, especially in rind. Included glaze adds complexity and balances salt.

Hickory Farms

Hickory Farms HoneyGold

Price: $76
Shipping: $10 to $35
Weight: 7 to 9 lb.
Notes: Flavor and texture varied from ham to ham. Big, ashy smoke dominates. Included glaze improves flavor and balances smokiness.

Omaha Steaks

Omaha Steaks

Price: $80
Shipping: $18 to $58
Weight: 7 lb.
Notes: Sweet, with brownspice, fruit, and honey flavors. Sweetness more noticeable than subtle smoke and salt. Tough, chewy rind, slight off-taste like warmed-over meat.

Smithfield Brown Sugar Cured

Smithfield Brown Sugar Cured

Price: $80
Shipping: $0 to $25
Weight: 8 to 10 lb.
Notes: Fairly flavorful but not especially sweet or complex. Ham flavor complemented by strong salt and smoke. Slightly sour. Texture varied.
Honeybaked ham
I love this Ham for the Holidays

HoneyBaked Half

Price: $74
Shipping: $16 to $36
Weight: 9 lb.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Brisket Recipe
By Amy Wisniewski


Beefy brisket is transformed into tender morsels of barbecue goodness. Rub the beef with a combination of chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cayenne, and garlic, then slow-cook it in a sweet-savory sauce that includes smoky chipotle chiles. After 10 hours of gentle cooking, the meat can be sliced or shredded, tossed with the sauce, and stuffed into a sandwich

For the barbecue sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the brisket:

  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 1 (5-pound) beef brisket

Place all of the barbecue sauce ingredients in a 3-quart or larger slow cooker and stir to combine.

Place all of the measured brisket ingredients except the brisket in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
   
Place the brisket on a cutting board and cut it in half widthwise. Evenly coat it with the spice rub and place the 2 brisket pieces in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until fork-tender, about 10 hours.
   
Transfer the brisket to a clean cutting board. Pour the barbecue sauce from the slow cooker into a medium heatproof bowl and set it aside.
   
Remove the excess fat from the brisket and discard it. Slice the meat against the grain into 1/4-inch-thick pieces and return it to the slow cooker. (Alternatively, you can shred the meat with 2 forks.)
  
Use a spoon to skim and discard the fat from the surface of the barbecue sauce. Return the sauce to the slow cooker and stir gently to combine it with the meat. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Creole Stuffed Bell Peppers


Creole stuffed bell peppers needless to say I don't make these nearly as often as I'd like to, simply because I absolutely adore stuffed bell peppers and I get carry away eating to many. Is that a good reason?

I Got This Recipe And I Just Love It .... @DeepSouthDish on Twitter

Ingredients

  
4 large sweet bell peppers, green, red or yellow ( I like Green ones ). 

1/2 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  
1 pound of ground beef
  
2 links of Italian sausage
  
2 cloves of garlic
  
2 cups of creole tomato sauce (*see Cook's Notes below), divided
  
1 cup of cooked rice
  
salt and black pepper to taste  
  
1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama)
  
1/2 cup of water
  
1 can of Rotel tomatoes
  
1-2 tablespoons of fresh, dry  bread crumbs
  
Thin slices of Velveeta cheese

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the peppers lengthwise and scrape out seeds and ribs. Bring a large pot of water to boil and drop the pepper halves in allowing to parboil for only 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, saute the onion in olive oil until tender. Remove the sausage from the casing and add it and the ground beef to the skillet; cook until browned, breaking up into small pieces. Drain well if needed. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, reserve the remaining sauce. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until sauce is heated through. Stir in rice, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Pour 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and place peppers in the dish. Scoop the beef and rice mixture evenly into each pepper half, topping each off until you use all of the filling.

Mix the Rotel tomatoes with the remaining tomato sauce, and spoon evenly over the tops of each pepper and sprinkle each with bread crumbs. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through. Remove, add cheese to top, and return to oven until cheese melts.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sausage And Chicken Gumbo


Yes indeed... Gumbo season is here...And I got one to share with you.Yes, Sir!!! it is spicy and hot! This sausage and chicken gumbo is adore by people who cannot eat shell fish. So please enjoy and have a good time with the Gumbo.

Make A Roux It Is Easy...


1 cup vegetable oil


1 cup all-purpose flour


1 large onion, chopped


1 large green bell pepper, chopped


2 celery stalks, chopped


1 pound andouille or smoked sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick


4 cloves garlic, minced


 salt and pepper to taste


 Creole seasoning to taste


6 cups chicken broth

1 can whole tomatoes

1 bay leaf

1/8 cayenne pepper or more to you taste

1 baked chicken, boned and shredded

Directions

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat.


When hot, whisk in flour.


 Continue whisking



Until the roux has cooked to the color of dark chocolate 8 to 10 minutes AND HAVE THAT ROASTED PEANUT SMELL Be careful not to burn the roux. If you see black specks in the mixture, start over.this means it is burn.


Stir onion, bell pepper, celery, tomatoes and sausage into the roux;cook 5 minutes.(You can add 1 cup cutup okra if you like) That help make it thicker.



Stir in the garlic and cook another 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning; blend thoroughly.


Pour in the chicken broth and add the bay leaf. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


 

Skim off any foam that floats to the top during the last hour.




Stir in the chicken, and simmer 1/2 hour more.

 Until Thicken

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Green Beans Casserole Recipe


I become to like this dish after I make some changes. I did like it at first because the green beans had no good taste and it took away from the dish and the sauce was not flavorful. If you feel the same way about this dish...try this recipe for the Holidays and tell your family and friends you are being the Green Beans Casserole.

For the Topping:

3 cups canned fried onions (about 6 ounces)

4 slices white bread, each slices torn into quarters

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

¼ teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon paprika

1 Tablespoon parmase cheese

Pulse bread, butter, salt and pepper in food processor until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about ten 1-second pulses. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with onions; set aside.

Green Beans cooking...

In a frying pan add three teaspoon bacon dripping



Add a cup of chopped onion


Add 1 1/2 lb fresh Green Beans


Add 2 cups chicken broth salt and pepper to taste

Cover and cook for 20 mins




 Mushroom Sauce

 4 T. olive oil

2-3 c. sliced mushrooms baby bellas

3 cloves garlic, minced

Salt, Pepper and Thyme to taste

2 T olive oil

2 T. flour

¾ c. half and half milk

½ c. vegetable broth

¼ c. white wine or cooking wine

1 pinch salt

Pepper to taste
Sauté the mushrooms and garlic in a large sauté pan in olive oil until soft.  Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Remove to a bowl.


In the same pan, heat the butter and/or olive oil on medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to form a roux.



Continue whisking for about 2 minutes. Slowly add the liquids while continuing to whisk, making sure there are no lumps. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat when the sauce is thick and stir in mushrooms.



Combine Green Beans and Mushroom Sauce together


Pour in a baking dish and add Topping Mixture

Bake in oven 250 until bubbly


You can do this recipe the old other way (But Why???).

The Cornbread Dressing Recipe


The Dressing is one of the highlights of Thanksgiving Dinner. Folks just love that good favor chicken or turkey broth mixture of bread turn into a delightful cooked and season stuffing prepared just right with that touch of sage.

My Grandmother Sweetie make the world best Cornbread Dressing for us and we just love that rich taste she put in to it...When she pass away. my mother all most got it just right...and when she pass away in 1992 that was the end of that era...

I came up with a dressing almost like my mother and my grandmother and I will like to share with you. It;s kountry and have that taste we loved as growing up in the south. Back then my folk just went in the kitchen and came up with some might good eats with a dash of this and a pitch of that.

So that what I did and came out just fine for the recipe of Thanksgiving Dressing...my mother and my grandmother would be so proud.And plus I remember watching them when it was time to prepared for the dressing....and that made it a plus for me!

Always use good tasting cornbread my mother will always say and my grandmother uses day old bread nice and cold and the broth had to be cold too... this will keep the dressing from being sticky and packy.

Let's Start

4 to 6 chicken leg quarter trim fat but not all. Use about 6 chicken back to make the broth richer and you can add 6 pieces raw clean chicken livers make sure that green skin off ( leg quarters are rich with broth when cooked).

1 cup celery chopped

2 cups white onion chopped

 Salt and Pepper and 2 cup chicken broth and place in a roasting pot.


Cook in an oven at 350 until done and brothy


Take the chicken out and put to a side. Drain the broth and spoon out 1/4 cup of chicken fat.

Gather Bread like

4 cups Cornbread cubes


2 cups dry France bread in cubes ( hold up better than white sandwich bread)


Mix them together 2 cups onions 2 cups celery and 1/4 cup fat from the broth add to a pan.


Saute until lightly tender pour over bread add your season at your choice like we love lots of black pepper and a little sage to our taste. you may like saute mushrooms or roasted pecans.


 Pour in about 3 cup or 4 cold broth and two beaten eggs too much broth made it to thin too less make it too thick).


Pour into a cooking dish and bake at 350 until golden brown