Thursday, January 16, 2014

Waffles House Syrup And Waffles

I love me some waffles and I know you do too. So I found Three of the best ones you can try in your home when you have that waffles attack.I also have a homemade syrup recipe to share with you to pour over your
waffles,pancakes or French toast.

Syrup comes in many thicknesses and flavors. Store bought pancake syrup often has too many preservatives and not enough flavor. I desided one morning to making my own syrup, because I did not wanted to go out to the store ( good reason right) Well making your own syrup from natural ingredients allows you to know exactly what's in it. You can also adjust the intensity of the flavor and the thickness to your preferences and your family liking.


Place the brown sugar in the saucepan. Slowly add the water. Stir gently until the sugar is completely dissolved. Place over medium heat and stir frequently.

Add the granulated sugar when the brown sugar mixture is warm but not hot, stirring constantly as it is added. Continue to stir after all of the sugar is added. Make sure there is no sugar on the bottom of the pan that has not dissolved.

Stir in the vanilla and maple extracts when the sugar mixture begins to simmer. Stir gently until the flavors are completely mixed in.

Bring the mixture to a gentle boil and hold it there for 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer the syrup for about 15 minutes. If you cook it longer the syrup will be thicker; if you cook it less it will be thinner.

Remove from heat and serve immediately over pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Store any leftover, cooled syrup in a covered jar, an old syrup bottle that has been cleaned or a mason jar. It will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

The First Waffles

Sweet potato waffles  : (adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe)

1 c. sweet potato puree
2 c. flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 egg whites
1 1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. butter melted
1/2 T. orange zest
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in one bowl.

In another bowl, mix the sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, butter, and orange zest.  Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients until combined.  Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture a 1/3 at a time. It will be thick! Set up your waffle maker and go!

Next One

Zucchini Waffles : Source: Adapted from The Perfect Pantry. (Fool The Kids With One).


1 large zucchini, ends trimmed
1-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose unbleached flour)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Preheat waffle maker to 400°F.

Grate the zucchini on the large holes of a box grater. Use a strainer or dishtowel to then squeeze some of the moisture out of the zucchini, then set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Stir together.

In another large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients (the flour mixture), and beat until smooth. Fold in the zucchini and mix well.

Spray the waffle maker with cooking spray (top and bottom plates). Spread half of the batter evenly over the bottom of the waffle maker (generally about 1/2 cup per waffle), and close the top. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the waffles are as crisp as you like them. (Different waffle making equipment will cook at different rates, so please follow the instructions that come with your machine.) Repeat with remaining batter.

Serve hot, topped with butter and maple syrup.

Last One

Caramelized Banana Waffles

Slightly adapted from the Brûléed Banana Waffles recipe from the Chobani Vanilla Greek Yogurt container
( I love this one because sometime I don't eat syup).


2 1/4 cups vanilla Greek yogurt, divided
1/4 cup instant oatmeal
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large eggs
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 bananas, halved and chopped
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds

Mix 1/4 cup yogurt with oatmeal. Add buttermilk, oil and egg.
Mix flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Combine with yogurt mixture. Cook in a greased waffle iron.
Brown bananas in a greased nonstick pan over medium heat for 2 min. Flip, add orange juice, cook 30 seconds.
Serve over waffles with more yogurt and almonds.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lemon Cake

It’s buttery yet lemony, and nearly every granule of sugar has been countered by fresh lemon taste. It keeps well, travels wells and if you make it in pound cake form, you even have an extra that you should feel in no way obliged to share.

Lemon Cake

Adapted from ‘Barefoot Contessa Parties!’WOW!!! so much love favor you will enjoy like the sun shine.

Yield: 2 loaf cakes (or one bundt)

2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 1/2 cups sugar

4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature

1/3 cup grated lemon zest (6 to 8 large lemons)

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 cup plus 3 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted.

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2-by-4 1/4-by-2 1/2-inch loaf pans, and line the bottoms with parchment paper.

2. Cream butter and 2 cups sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Mixing at medium speed, add eggs, one at a time, and lemon zest.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, combine 1/4 cup lemon juice, buttermilk and vanilla. Add flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to butter and sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Divide batter evenly between pans, smooth tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a cake tester comes out clean.

4. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup lemon juice in a small saucepan, and cook over low heat until sugar dissolves.

5. When cakes are done, let them cool 10 minutes. Invert them onto a rack set over a tray, and spoon lemon syrup over cakes. Let cakes cool completely.

6. For glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar and remaining 3 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice in a bowl, mixing with a whisk until smooth. Pour over top of cakes, and allow glaze to drizzle down the sides.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Blackberries Cobbler

 Black berries are so good just eating by themselves.... but even better in a pie or a juicy cobbler

Let's make a easy cobbler


6 to 8 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 1 stick melted butter

Add to the mixture and stir well

1/4 cup corn starch 

2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 to 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur, optional

Adding sugar mixture and blend together and pour in a baking dish

Roll out your pie crust to fix your baking dish....1 box ready made pie crust

Lay on top and brush the crust with egg yolks and bake at 350 until golden brown

If you don't like the seeds just cover the berries with water, boil the berries about 10 mins  on  medium heat.

Take out some of the berries as much at you want. keep the juice and pour the sugar mixture into it then berries juice and pour in a baking dish and cover with crust. you may need a little more corn starch for thickness.( about 1 tablespoon more).

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Deep Fried Chicken

2 lbs cut-up chicken

Seasoning Raw Chicken

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper

Dipping mixture;

2 eggs beaten

1/3 cup water

1 cup hot sauce

Dredging Flour Mixture:

2 cups self-rising flour

1 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt


For seasoning mixture:

Rinse and pat dry chicken pieces with a paper towel.
In a small bowl, combine 1 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 1/4 teaspoon black pepper sprinkle chicken on both sides set a side for 10 mins.{ REMEMBER YOU CAN ADD YOUR FAVORITE SPICE AND SEASONING}

For dipping mixture:

in a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs with the water.

Add hot sauce and whisk together well.

Pour this mixture into a large plastic zip-top bag and add seasoned chicken and squish around to coat thoroughly and refrigerator over night.

After 24 hour let chicken drip on a rack.

Heat cooking oil in a large deep pot to 350°F making sure the chicken is cover with oil.( the secret  of deep fried chicken don't turn it over).

One piece at a time, roll chicken in flour mixture and drop into hot oil.

Don't crowd chicken pieces

Fry chicken until brown and crisp.

Drain on paper toweling.

Dark meat will take about 14 minutes, white meat about 10 minutes.

Remember smaller pieces cook faster than the larger ones.

You can check if it done by piercing to the bone in the thickest part with a fork.

If the juices run clear, it is done.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spicy Beef Bones

Now, I am not a shame saying I can tear up me some good ole neck bones with lots of favor and very tender to the eat. I can pick them up and just love on them until they are all gone from the pot.

Neck bones are a great meat, and the cost is low and can go a long way. If you find them on sale , stock up on them. You can fix them so many ways.

1 large package of beef neck bones or beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 T seasoning salt and black pepper

Spices ( you can use what you like these are your bones)

    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    1 piece cinnamon

    3 dried ancho chillies

    4-5 dried Thai chillies

    3-4 bay leaves

    1 teaspoon (tsp) cumin

    2 mace florets

    1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

    1/4 tsp asafoetida powder

Clean neckbones, removing excess fat, veins and pulpy material. Wash, rinse and place in large pot. Add ingredients and cover with water, adding additional water until neckbones are tender. Let boil down until water is just about boiled out. These neckbones will cause your fingers to be sticky when eating, but you will lick them because it tastes so good.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hot Sauce Recipe

Where Did Hot Sauce Originate?

Who does not love hot sauce on Greens and Fried Chicken? Almost everyone does, it is firmly a favorite in many folk diets.Many believe the hot pepper sauce came from parts of Asia like India, while others believe it came Mexico, maybe the Deep South. These areas are greatly famous for their spicy touch on food. The question still retains, where actually was hot chili pepper came from???

Hot chili pepper sauce is said to be Mexico because their cuisine is famous for its bite and spice. A little hot sauce is added in most recipes in their dishes. Certain hot sauces including more flavorsome types such as Chipolata heavy sauces originate from Mexico which give a unique individual flavor.

The evidence to indicate that The Aztecs located in Southern Mexico were using a form of hot chili sauce not for food purposes for some medicines. This means that the modern day hot chili sauce intended for eating was not from Mexico.

Most people believe hot sauces were not only invented but marketed first in India and then became popular all over the world. people just hook on it great taste to foods.People of those areas did not create a unique sauce out of peppers, instead they added peppers into the sauce to add a different meaning to the hot sauce we know and love having today.

Edmund McIllhenny is the person who started the cogs in the hot sauce machine rolling by using his fascination with gardening blooming it seems he went about getting his mitts on some rare pepper seeds to grow on Avery Island near New Orleans. After noticing and enjoy the unique taste from the peppers the prosperity of the Worcestershire Sauce he aimed to make a sauce based on his peppers.

He succeeded in his quest on 1868 and made what can be seen as the best true modern hot sauce which nearly all people still know and love today. Edmund was residing in a town called Tabasco at that time, from where Tabasco Sauce was actually named. It was from the success of Tabasco that lots of other imitators stemming from the Deep South of America started to pop-up including Trappey’s Hot Sauce who had previously been an employee of Edmund.

The spicy taste of hot sauce set on the soulfood table everywhere, and it just good on everything.

Hot Sauce Recipe

1 pound stemmed fresh chiles

jalapeño, serrano, Fresno, or habanero; use one variety or mix and match)    

2 tablespoons kosher salt    

1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar

(If you want a little soul Add)

4 tablespoon cayenne red pepper

1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

Pulse chiles, cayenne, garlic powder and kosher salt in a food processor until a coarse purée forms. Transfer to a 1-qt. glass jar, loosely screw on lid, and let stand at room temperature for 12 hours to ferment slightly.


Stir in vinegar and loosely screw on lid. Let chile mixture stand at room temperature for at least 1 day and up to 7 days. (Taste it daily; the longer it sits, the deeper the flavor becomes.)


Purée mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth, about 1 minute. Place a fine-mesh sieve inside a funnel. Strain mixture through sieve into a clean glass bottle. (Hot sauce will become thinner and may separate after you strain it; shake vigorously before each use.)

 DO AHEAD: Can be made up to 4 months ahead. Keep refrigerated.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black Eyes Peas And smoke turkey

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 black eye peas in the package, when she cook them they always get too soft and mushy. I came up with this recipe. My friend was happy when I help her with the peas and I believe you will be too.


6 cans Black eye peas. I always uses kroger,they never let me down.
 1 pound smoke turkey

Cook turkey with canola oil  and keep dripping...please don't burn the turkey and the dripping.

Adding to a pot 6 cans of water, the 6 cans of peas, cooked turkey 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.

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


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


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


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???).