Thursday, July 27, 2017

Smoke Beef Sausage And Smothered Cabbage

This Smothered cabbage recipe is fantastic and is really simple to make . It’s not fancy or pretty, but it is tasty and relatively good for you.

Smothered Cabbage means to cook it until it’s almost wilted beyond recognition That’s exactly what you’ll need to do to the cabbage in this recipe. . It’s at that point, the cabbage will have absorbed all of the flavorful goodness from the meats you use to season..

I’d place white rice in a plate and at smothered cabbage on top.that is what you call kountry eating..You know you got to have a piece of Cornbread on the side.

Happy Eating...Sandra


1 pound smoked beef sausage or meat of your choice

minced 1 medium head cabbage, finely shredded

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion,

1 teaspoon minced garlic,

Combine chili powder, thyme, smoked paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, onion powder, and salt in a bowl.

cook beef sausage in a pan and stir onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes; stir shredded cabbage into onion and garlic. Cook and stir cabbage mixture until cabbage starts to soften, about 5 more minutes.

Stir spices into cabbage mixture and cook, stirring often, until spices are evenly mixed in and cabbage is tender,10 more minutes.

Sunday, July 2, 2017







Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Season Tuna Fish Salad

Here my recipe for a great healthy season tuna salad. I love this salad with  wheat bread and a good glass of ice tea with lemon.

3 – 5 ounce albacore Tuna in package

¼ red bell pepper finely chopped

¼ green pepper finely chopped

¼ onion finely chopped

½ rib celery finely chopped

1 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley finely chopped

2 tablespoons herb mayo

2 tablespoon chopped sweet pickles

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 chopped apple

Juice of 1 lemon

Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

dash cayenne pepper to your taste

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients and mix together thoroughly
Serve over Romaine lettuce

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Cucumber Parsley Dressing

Hi, Everyone,I Hope You Try This "Cool As A Cucumber" Salad Dressing This LONG Hot Summer Months,Over Your Salad Greens And Vegetables.

You will need to get started:

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup peel and seeded and chopped cucumber

2 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

1 clove minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon white pepper

1 cup plain yogurt

Stir together first six ingredients and fold in yogurt and chill makes 2/23 cups

Sunday, June 25, 2017


1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 stalks celery, sliced 2 large carrots, cut into large matchsticks 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced 2 green onions, sliced Add all ingredients t

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain. Rinse spaghetti with cold water to cool; drain.

Whisk soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, honey, and ground ginger together in a bowl.
Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Cook and stir celery, carrots, sweet onion, and green onion in the hot oil until slightly tender, 5 to 7 minutes; add spaghetti and sauce mixture. Continue to cook, tossing to mix, until the noodles and sauce are hot, about 5 minutes more.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Turkey Necks And Dumplins

I came up with this recipe Turkey Necks and Dumpling Gravy....because sometime you don't want to get too full on dumplings < > just the taste of those season meaty turkey necks with a little flour season gravy.

When buying turkey necks they normally available in packs of 6 in the poultry section of your supermarket. The necks are usually cut into 2 (6-inch) sections but if they are packaged whole, cut them in half for easier handling.


8 or 12 turkey necks

2 cups onions, sliced

1 cup diced

1/4 cup garlic, minced

Place turkey necks in pot filling all way with water covering the turkey necks.

Adding onion, celery ,garlic and black pepper and salt to your taste.and other ingredients you like.

Cover and cook on low med heat for 2 hours or until water is half gone

Adding ¼ cup parsley, chopped

and 1 cup green onion

salt and black pepper to taste cover and cook until green onions are tender

Then mix ¼ cup flour

1 cup chicken stock mix well add salt and pepper to taste.

 Pour over Turkey Necks and stirring lightly and in two seconds it will look like this.simmer for few mins.


Cover and cook on low med heat for 2 hours or until water is half gone

Greek Oven-Roasted Lemon-Butter Parmesan Potatoes


Hey! You Know When I Find A Recipe...I Like To Share...I Love These Potatoes!


3 lbs potatoes

1 cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup butter, melted 

1 teaspoon oregano 

1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic 

salt and pepper

1/2-3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 

chopped fresh parsley


Set oven to 375 degrees.

Butter a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the potatoes.

Peel and cut the potatoes into large wedges and place into the prepared baking dish.

In a bowl combine the broth, lemon juice, butter, oregano, salt, pepper and minced garlic (if using); mix well to combine.

Pour over potatoes in the dish and stir to coat well.

Cover the dish tightly with foil.

Bake for about 40 minutes.

Uncover and turn potatoes.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and return to oven (uncovered).

Bake for another 20-30 minutes, or until potatoes are done to desired tenderness.
Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley and serve.

*NOTE* the Parmesan may be sprinkled on just after baking if desired.
Found Recipe

Friday, June 9, 2017

Chessy Beefy Mexican/Spanish Grits Casserole

It's funny, I was raise in Texas and my mother never cook grits. When I married, my husband folks who lived in New Orleans ate them just with butter.So when I started cooking them I had to add a little some some to them "some taste".

Grits has been a part of the life of every Southern of whatever race, background, gender, and income; and whereas, grits could very well play a vital role in the future of not only in the south , but also the world,  
Grits are usually either yellow or white, depending on the color of corn. The most commonly version found in supermarkets is "quick" grits in which the germ and hull have been removed, so grits can cook fast and quick.if not if will take 30 minute to cook.

Chessy Beefy Mexican/Spanish Grits Casserole

1 1/2  lb ground meat

1 teaspoon cumin

1 1/2 chilli powder

1 small onion, chopped

1 small red and green bell pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, pressed

1 (12-ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese, cheese of your choice

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper or red pepper flakes

4 tablespoon Ketchup

Cook ground meat in a pan and add all Ingredients.not the cheese..Pour half cook grits in serving bowls Top with cheese

Add cooked ground meat on top and add more cheese and more grits and top with more cheese and put in micro wave for at least 10 mins and let stand about 15 mins

My Cheese Grits Recipes

4 cup chicken Broth

1 cup quick cooking grits

1/2 t seasoning salt,

 6 Tablespoon butter

 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 2 drop sunny yellow food color

Bring broth to a boil in medium saucepan; stir in grits, seasoning salt and butter. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until grits are done, about 10 mins add in food color and blend well.

The Grits need to be (Thick) Not (Thin). Pour half cook grits in serving bowls Top with cheese to your liking ( Do not stir the cheese in the grits this will make them too creamy and wet)

Add more cook grits on top of cheese Add more cheese on top much as you wish Melt cheese in oven ....serve make 6 serving Add sour cream and crispy bacon if you like on top...Please enjoy your Grits!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cinnamon/ Vanilla Cake Doughnuts

This recipe is a simple cake doughnut for days when you don't want to bother with yeast. Very easy to make and the taste is amazing!


3 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder not baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons salt

4 tablespoons butter

2 - 3 cups vegetable oil (for frying)

1 cup Buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

2 eggs yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon nutmeg

Sift all dry ingredients together

Mix eggs yolks and butter and sugar add sour cream combine wet ingredients and beat well.add dry ingredients little at a time and adding buttermilk little at a time.

place dough in freezer about 10 mins

cut off dough out with a doughnut cutter

Fry donuts in oil (325F- 340 F) until golden then flip onto other side and fry until golden.

For vanilla glaze, combine 2 cups of confectioner's sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 4 tbs of milk,

Sunday, June 4, 2017



New York Style Cheese Cake (Martha Stewart Living)



Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Let try something else for that Thanksgiving Dessert. A Pumpkin Cheese cake will go very well and no worry about the dark round circle on the Pumpkin Pie.Pumpkin is a must for Thanksgiving so let's put it on the table and serve it proudly.


 How to make Graham Cracker Crust


Making a graham cracker crust is so simple and quick that there is hardly ever a reason to buy store-bought. Just crush the crackers into crumbs, mix with melted butter, and bake. No fuss, no muss! You can even freeze the baked crusts so you have one on-hand for those times when you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

 Graham Cracker Crust
Graham Gracker Crust

Makes one 9-inch pie crust

What You Need

1 3/4 graham crackers
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick butter
3 tablespoon brown sugar
Food processor OR a rolling pin and a plastic bag
9-inch spring pan


1. Crumble the Graham Crackers: Break up the crackers and place them in the bowl of a food processor along with the sugar, if using. Pulse to break the crackers further and then process continuously until the crackers are crushed into fine crumbs. Alternatively, place all the crackers in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until broken into fine crumbs. You should end up with about 2 cups total of graham cracker crumbs.
2. Combine with Butter: Transfer the graham crackers to a bowl. Melt the butter and pour over the graham crackers. Stir until the crumbs are evenly coated and look wet. The crumbs should hold together in a clump if you press them in your fist; if not, add water a tablespoon at a time until this happens.
3. Press into a Pie Pan: Heat the oven to 375° F. Pour the crumbs into a 9-inch pie pan and press them evenly along the bottoms and sides.
4. Bake the Crust: If you are making a no-bake pie, like Ice Cream Pie, pre-bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes until dry and fragrant. Cool completely before proceeding with the recipe. For a baked pie, like pumpkin or custard pie, fill the pie and bake according to the recipe instructions.
Additional Notes:
• In place of graham crackers, you can use ginger snaps, nilla wafers, chocolate wafer cookies, chocolate graham crackers, cinnamon grahams, or any other cookie or cracker that is dry and crumbles easily.
• This crust can also be baked in ramekins, muffin cups, cake pans, or tart pans.
• Baked crusts can be wrapped in foil and frozen for up to three months. No need to thaw before filling - the crust will be thawed and perfect by the time you set the pie on the table.


Place 3 boxes 8 oz cream cheese, 3 eggs and one yoke, 3 tablespoon flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar,1 can 15 oz pumpkin, and 1/4 cup sour cream. mix well together.

 NEXT: ADD SPICE: 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. 1/8 teaspoon clover and 1 teaspoon cinnamon mix in mixture.

 Add to spring pan

Bake 1 hour let rest in pan for 15 mins


Friday, May 19, 2017

Hummingbird Snack Cake

A Classic from the south turn into a Snack Cake..

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups oil or 1 cup oil for your choosing just for texture
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
2 cups chopped bananas

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl; add eggs and salad oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup chopped pecans, and bananas. Spoon batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F. For 25 to 30 minutes; remove from pans, and cool immediately. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped pecans. Yield: one 9-inch layer cake.

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 light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Seasoned Pinto Beans


3 smoked Turkey Tails are a high-fat food so don't used many

1 lbs. dried pinto beans sorted and rinsed

3 toes garlic chopped

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 medium chopped chopped

2 c. tomatoes, chopped

2 t. ground cumin

2 t. chili powder


The night before, cover the beans with water and let soak overnight. Drain. Add fresh water to cover the beans and smoked turkey tails.


Hot Jalapeno Pepper Sauce


Just blanche the Jalapeno Peppers in scalding hot water for a few seconds and cool off.

 You can run cold water on them to speed it up if you'd like. Then remove the stem and slice to your liking.

 use recycled jars that have a little plastic on the lid. Once the peppers are in the jar I add 1/2 tsp. of salt, 1/4 tsp. of turmeric as a preservative. it is not essential as the salt and vinegar will help to preserve then.

1/3 water and 2/3 white Vinegar. Shake the bottle real well. Refrigerate after opening.