Thursday, December 29, 2016

Seafood Cornbread Dressing

I got a great recipe.I found just for you.


 Ingredients

 2 boxes Corn Bread mix

 1 cup butter

 1/2 cup chopped onions

 1/2 cup chopped celery

 1/2 cup chopped red and green bell pepper

 1/4 cup chopped green onions

 1 (10 oz) can cream of shrimp soup

 1 (14 oz) can chicken broth

 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 lb crabmeat
 or chopped up seafood

 Garlic powder, salt, black pepper and red pepper to taste

 Directions

 Make some cornbread from scratch, or prepare the packaged cornbread according to directions and bake.

When the cornbread's done, crumble it into a large, greased baking pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in a skillet, add chopped vegetables and sauté until wilted. Add soup, broth, shrimp and crawfish or crabmeat.

Mix well and heat but do not boil.

Add seasonings. In the baking pan, on top of the cornbread, pour your seafood mixture a little at a time and mix; keep doing this until it's all mixed together.

 Don't add a lot at a time, you don't want it to be runny, just thoroughly moistened. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes until golden brown.

 Found Recipe:

  http://www.realcajunrecipes.com/recipe/seafood-cornbread-dressing/

Friday, December 23, 2016

THE LEFT OVER BOWL OF MASHED POTATOES

THE LEFT OVER BOWL OF MASHED POTATOES SOME IDEAS WHAT TO DO WITH THEM


Good And Hot Mashed Potatoes With Gravy Sound Good Last Night Meal..But Leftover Hum!???


What to do with them? I have some plans for those last night side of Potatoes. Everyone love mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Sooooo sometime you cook way too many. Don't push them to the side and forget about them because they are leftovers. I got recipes on the way.


 NUMBER 1 

CHEESY LEFTOVER MASHED POTATO PANCAKES



3 cups chilled leftover mashed potatoes

1/2 cup Sharp shredded cheddar cheese

2 Tablespoons chopped scallions

1 egg beaten

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoon self-raising flour

Canola oil for pan-frying


DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, stir together the mashed potatoes, cheese, scallions, egg and 3 tablespoons self-raising flour until combined.

Using your hands, divide the mixture into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a compact ball then flatten it into a pancake about a 1/2-inch-thick.

Place the remaining 1/2 cup of flour in a shallow dish and carefully dredge each pancake in the flour.

Heat 3 to 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. (Add enough oil to thoroughly coat the bottom of the pan.)

Fry the pancakes, in batches, until they're golden brown and crispy on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Add more oil to the pan as needed between batches. (Do not overcrowd the pan).


Now you can add the left over gravy over them and make another great side.

                                      

NUMBER 2

Bake Potatoes


Ingredients:


4 cups leftover mashed potatoes

4 chopped green onions

black pepper and salt to taste

1/2 cup sour cream

4 slices bacon, fried until crisp and crumbled

1/2 cup grated old cheddar cheese

1 stick butter


Directions:


Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease baking dish and adding leftover potatoes adding black pepper to taste. melt butter and pour over potatoes.spread sour cream on top of potatoes.now add cheese on top.next add crumbled bacon and green onions bake until cheese is melted.

NUMBER 3

SHEPHERD PIE


Topping

6 cup left over potatoes

1/2 butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

2/3 cup whole milk

3/4 cups (packed) coarsely grated kasseri cheese

salt and pepper to taste


Topping

Melt butter medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add milk mixture and mashed potatoes until just smooth. Stir in cheese.

Drop potatoes over filling by heaping tablespoonfuls, covering completely.
Bake pie until filling is heated through and topping is golden, about 45 minutes.
Garnish with fresh oregano.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 pounds lean ground beef or lamb

2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup beef stock

1 1/2 cups green peas

6 cup left over mashed potatoes

Directions

Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.

Add butter and oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Saute onions, celery and garlic until tender for about 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

 Once the vegetables have softened and start to brown a little add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground beef and cook until beef is no longer pink about 10 minutes.

 Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook and simmer for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas.

Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking dish and spread evenly. Place potato on top of ground beef mixture and spread out evenly once the top surface has been covered  rake through with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely.

 Place the dish into the preheated oven and cook until browned about 20 minutes.

Make it an Individual serving



Friday, December 16, 2016

Apple Dumplins

You Know Me ...When I find a Great Recipe...I will Share with you.Love this Apple Dumpling recipe with crescent rolls.


Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls

2 sticks butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 cup 7 Up (or other lemon soda)

2 apples (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith)

Instructions

Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Preheat the oven at 350 F.
Peel and core apples, than cut each apple into 8 slices
Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll and place in a buttered dish.
Melt butter, stir in sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, and when it’s thickened, remove from heat and pour over the dumplings.
Pour the soda in the middle and along the edges of a pan(not over the rolls)
Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until they become golden brown.
Serve warm.

Found Recipe http://omgchocolatedesserts.com/easy-apple-dumplings/

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fluffy Bakery Style Buttercream Frosting

Hey My Folks, Love You All!!! I Found Another Recipe. This One Is A Fluffy Bakery Style Buttercream.


Ingredients

1 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter, Softened

8 oz cream cheese

1 c. Vegetable Shortening

8 c. Powdered Sugar, Sifted

2 tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste

1 tsp. Salt

2 tbsp. Milk

1 to 2 tbsp. Light Corn Syrup

Instructions
Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip butter and shortening together until light and fluffy -- about 5 to 7 minutes. Butter should be white and the mixture should be airy.
Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla bean paste, salt and corn syrup. Mix on low until combined. Taste the frosting and add additional salt or vanilla bean as needed.
Return mixer to medium-high speed and whip the frosting until it almost doubles in volume and becomes light and fluffy -- about 7 to 8 minutes.
Frosting is done when it is fluffy and forms soft peaks when you pull a spatula from the bowl. The frosting should stick to the back of a cake spatula. If not, add a 1/4 c. sifted powdered sugar and whip again until fluffy.

Found This Great Recipe On
http://www.onecheaputahchick.com/

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mississippi Mud Pie


When I found A Recipe You Know I will Share...Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen


Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 stick unsalted butter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 bag miniature marshmallows

Icing:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

3 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons milk

1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

ADD CHECKED ITEMS TO GROCERY LIST
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
Combine the sugar, salt, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.
Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well, and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake and the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.
Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mississippi-mud-cake-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Southern Coconut Cake


Good Coconut Cake Goes Along Way With Folks....Just Ask Them In The South.

5 large egg whites

½ cup of milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

3 cups of cake flour

2 cup sugar

4 teaspoons of baking powder

½ teaspoon of salt

2 sticks butter room temperature

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

2 ½ cups of sweetened flaked coconut for garnishing cake


Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter the bottoms of three 8-inch round cake pans.

Cake Photo...From...

 http://www.usrecipe.com/2016/05/southern-coconut-cake.html?m=1
Put the egg whites in a bowl and whisk slightly. Add the ½ cup of milk and the vanilla and whisk to mix thoroughly; set aside.

combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix dry ingredients well to break up any lumps. Add the butter and coconut milk on low speed and beat just to combine. Raise the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy about 2 minutes.
 
Add the egg white mixture in 2 or 3 additions, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Divide the batter among the pans.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a cake taster inserted in the middle comes out clean. Then turn the cakes out and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

7 min frosting

3⁄4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1⁄4 cup boiling water

1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar

3 unbeaten egg whites

food coloring (optional)

coconut (optional)

Mix sugar, cream of tartar, vanilla and egg whites.
Add boiling water.

Beat on high til mixture forms peaks (like meringue) approx 5-7 minutes.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Louisiana Crunch Cake

Hey! Everyone found Another cake recipe I know you going to love...The cake is so good and light and so moist...Good  Job Twins!!!



Louisiana Crunch Cake

3 c. cake flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 c. granulated sugar

2 sticks butter softened room temp

1/4 c. sour cream

4 large eggs room temp

1 c. buttermilk

2 tsp. vanilla extract


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. tube cake pan ready.
In a medium bowl sift together cake flour, salt, baking powder and soda...Set aside.
Beat softened butter and sugar together until very fluffy (about 5 minuets). Mix in sour cream. Add eggs one at a time and beat until mixture becomes light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract.
Add in buttermilk and the cake flour mixture in alternates and beat until fully combined (see video for example)
PLEASE DO NOT OVER BEAT OTHERWISE CAKE IS GOING TO BECOME ROCK HARD!!!
Thoroughly grease a non stick tube pan! If your pan in not a non stick pan, you will need to grease and flour it.
Add approx 1/4 cup of granulated sugar to the pan, and tap around the sides and bottom until evenly coated. Sprinkle coconut flakes to the bottom of pan...You may add more or less coconut, its totally up to you. Pour in batter. Bake for 50 minuets to an hour, or until a wooden skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. DO NOT OVER BAKE!!!!! Otherwise cake will become dry. Once cake is finished baking, remove from pan and let cool.

Vanilla Almond Glaze:
2 c. powdered sugar
4 tbs. butter...melted
4 tbs. canned evaporated milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Directions:
Whisk together powdered sugar butter and milk. Add vanilla extract and almond extract and mix. Add more milk for a thinner consistency.
Drizzle glaze over cake and let set for 10 min.
Serves about 8-10
Found:
http://twingodesses.blogspot.com/2010/12/louisiana-crunch-cake-with-vanilla.html

Monday, October 31, 2016

Dried Butter Beans With Smoke Turkey Tails



Letting the smoked turkey tails simmer down into the beans will make their own creamy mixture. the smoke flavoring it paid for it all.

Dried Lima beans, cornbread and a side of mixed greens Wow!

It's very Easy,to cook dried lima beans from scratch. If you’ve never had them, please try them. They are very filling and satisfying and your family and friend with love them like we did... when my mom sat them on our dinner table for the cold months we was happy and full.

What Is Dried Lima Beans? when the pod on the plant completely dry and you can hear the beans rattling around, in the outer shell can easily be removed to get the perfectly dried beans inside.The beans can last for years in a dry and sealed place.This process can apply to many plants like peas and beans and this how gardner get seeds for the next planting.



Recipe:

Boil Two Smoke Turkey tails In 5 to 6 cups of water with 1 stick Butter Or margarine about 1 hour half or until tender.

1 pound dry Lima butter clean and pick over

1 medium onion chopped

1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped

1 bay leaf

2 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 cup chopped celery

Cook on low heat about 1 hour and a half unto creamy. Add 3 tablespoon butter and black pepper to you liking.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Red Beads And Rice With A Biscuit


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 put a biscuit on top under the rice...Try that treat.

1 pound of dry red beans clean and picked
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 cayanna pepper
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 cup Uncle Ben’s long grain rice (cooked)



Procedure:

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

2. Add Beans and cook 1 hour

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

4. Cook 30 minutes

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Pecan Pie Pound Cake



4 sticks butter

4 cups sugar

4 cups flour (cake or all purpose)

8 large eggs

8 oz. cream cheese

2 to 3 tsp of vanilla flavoring

1 cup pecans, chopped

1 cup brown sugar


INSTRUCTIONS:

Leave cream cheese, butter, and eggs out to reach room temperature.

In mixer, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Then, add flour, one cup at a time. Last, add vanilla flavoring.

Grease and flour tube/bundt pan and pour in batter. Pour in batter first, then sprinkle pecans and brown sugar on top (a cup or little more of each). Lightly press into the batter.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (You may want to tent the top with foil to keep the nuts from scorching.) Then, increase the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Test the cake with a fork or wooden skewer to check for doneness. The utensil should come out dry and clean (no batter). Bake 5 more minutes if not quite done.

Try My Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 (16 ounce) packages powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth.Add powdered sugar, beating until smooth and Stir in vanilla add cup toasted pecan and mix together pour over warm cake and add 1 jar of caramel ice cream topping over cool cake.

Found Recipe
http://cookyourfood1.blogspot.com/2015/12/pecan-pie-pound-cake.html

No Bake Cherry Or Blue Berry Chessecake Cookie Lasagna

HEY YALL!!! I found Another Great recipe For The Holidays...




Ingredients

use regular sized Nilla Wafers

8 ounces soft cream cheese

⅓ cup Sugar

8 ounce tub cool whip

½ cup cherry preserves

1 can cherry pie filling

Line a loaf pan with Nilla Wafers across bottom.
In a mixer beat cream cheese and sugar.
When smooth, beat in cool whip.
Spread half the cheesecake mixture over the cookies gently.
Stir the preserves to loosen them and dollop over the cheesecake mixture. Spread gently.
Add another layer of Nilla Wafers and top with the rest of the cheesecake mix.
Pour on the Cherry Pie Filling.
Park in fridge overnight and serve with some whipped cream! YUM!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Real People Cooking At Home


Golden Onion Rings Oven Style


Try These onion rings they are so easily to baked to crisp-perfection right in your oven! 

INGREDIENTS

Try These onion rings they or easily to baked to crisp-perfection right in your oven!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning

1 1/2 cups Panko

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

2 onions, sliced 1/2-inch thick and separated into rings

2 large eggs, beaten

INSTRUCTIONS

Lightly oil a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine flour and creole seasoning and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine Panko and Parmesan set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Working in batches, dredge onion rings in flour mixture, dip into eggs, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
Spread onion rings in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet; coat with nonstick spray. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crispy, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve immediately.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Catfish Fillets With Baked Toasted Almonds


2 lbs Catfish Fillets

1/2 cup whole Almonds, toasted

3 Tablespoon Cornmeal And 3 Tablespoon Flour mix together

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tbsp fresh Parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice

Salt, to taste

ground Black Pepper, to taste

Lemon Wedges
 
Directions:
Grind the almonds and combine with the cornmeal and flour, parmesan cheese,salt and pepper. Sprinkle the lemon juice over the catfish and coat the fillets thoroughly with the almond mixture.

Place the fillets on a baking sheet with spreaded olive oil and bake at 400F for 8 minutes, or until cooked through.

8 OZ sliced almonds
Olive oil

Place almonds in nonstick pan and saute for 7 min in olive oil or until almond became slightly golden.

Serve Catfish hot topped with golden almonds.

Serve immediately

Got Recipe And Photo
http://www.trevigourmet.com/recipes/6/fish-and-sea-food/278/saute-trout-whith-almonds.html#recipe29

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Crawfish Pasta




This New Orleans Style Dish Is Top Notch....Try It This Week For Quick Meal With A Green Salad.

1/4 cup butter

1 3/4 cups chopped Onion

1 1/2 cups chopped Red Bell Pepper

1 1/2 cups chopped Green Bell Pepper

1 cup Green chopped Onions

4 cloves Garlic minced

1/4 cup All-purpose Flour

1 1/2 cups Milk

1/2 lb Pasteurized Processed Cheese {Velveeta} cubed

1 1/2 lbs cooked Crawfish, peeled

 Salt And Black Pepper To Your Taste

1/4 tsp ground cayanne Pepper

9 cups hot cooked pasta your choice, (1 pound uncooked)

Directions:

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 4 ingredients, then saute 5 minutes. Stir in flour and milk gradually stirring with a whisk. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Stir in craw fish, black pepper, salt and cayanne pepper. Cook until heated. Add pasta and toss it well.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tomatoes Cornbread Dressing



What to do with so many tomatoes..

I came up with one recipe for so many home grown tomatoes, I think you will enjoy.

Tomatoes Cornbread Dressing great little Sunday side dish with that Fried Chicken And Purple Hull Peas.

Have no idea at this moment on what to do with the over ripe Tomatoes now...they are REALLY ripe and they are still coming!!!

Direction:

10 large tomatoes

1 large onions chopped

black pepper and salt to taste

1/2 pound bacon or salt pork {If using salt pork cut in small bite sizes add 1/8 cup oil to help with the cooking of the dripping.

Small pan baked cornbread

Fry bacon or salt pork until good brown in a frying pan and set a size with dripping in a bowl.



Chopped tomatoes in medium pieces and place in frying pan with 4 tablespoon of bacon dripping cook until mashed.

Add chopped onion cook until clear looking



Add bacon and dripping cook on low and slow until the tomatoes juicy become a sauce.


Crumble Cornbread on top and let set about 5 mins.



Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sweet And Sour Chicken



1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces

Salt and black pepper lightly

1/2 cup cornstarch [not flour]

2 well beaten eggs

1/2 cup Peanut oil to fry

For the sauce:

1 tablespoon oil

1/2 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced onion

1/2 each diced green and red bell pepper

1/4 cup cider vinegar

2 tablespoon soy sauce

1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup sugar


Garnish:
Chopped scallions
Sesame seeds

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Coat them with cornstarch, dip in beaten egg and fry until golden, crispy and cooked done through. place aside on paper towel.

In a large pan, heat oil and fry garlic and onion until fragrant.

Add the bell peppers, cider vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup and sugar. Bring to a boil.

When the sauce get thick add the chicken. Toss to coat.Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.

Place in a togo box and serve with white steam rice.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Easy Sweet Potatoe Pie 2



Sweet Potatoe Pie is a Southern Pie Classic. Every eating event in the south has this pie on the menu. It is easy to make and everyone has a recipe ingredient to add to make it a master piece.

Be proud of this pie recipe I am about to give to you. my simple sweet pie recipe it's easy and you will get a golden star.

Ingredients And Steps:

3 medium sweet potatoes boil until fork tender and skin removed.{If you uses too many sweet potatoes the pie will not come out right.please used three medium not large or small}.


1 stick butter


Mix well with a mixer.


Add 1 1/4 cup sugar


Mix well blended


1/3 cup of evaporated milk or whole milk

Blend until mix


Add 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract and dash salt.


Blended


1 teaspoon lemon juice

 

Mix and taste and see if you like the taste {you can add more nutmeg and favor if you like}




3 large eggs beaten or 4 medium eggs


Mix very well


Pour in a un-bake pie crust in a deep glass pie pan.


Ohhhhh how nice and creamy




Tips on a good brown crust:

1.Bake the pie in a glass round pie pan{you can see the crust browning under the bottom}.

2.Bake the pie 450 for 10 mins and turn oven down to 350 for 50 mins.

Note...Before serving the pie let it cool and set about 10 hours.{ More It Set The Better The Sweet Potatoe Pie.













Saturday, January 9, 2016

How To Do A Vertical Layer Cake





My company of friends, I found a learning video that I thank you may like. I give it a WOW! And Another WOW!!!

I never knew how to layer a cake cut vertical until now.

Enjoy the view.