Buzz Magazines Recipe Trove

Buzz Magazines Recipe Trove

Buzz Magazines Recipe Trove We get The Bellaire Buzz Magazine once a month. I enjoy flipping through it to see what’s going on in the neighborhood. Children, school, pets, etc. I always check out  the Chef’s Corner feature and the Recipes...
Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Ingredients 1 pound small or medium shrimp; peeled and deveined12 ounces bow tie pasta2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon minced garlic2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning1/3 cup white wine14 cup unsalted butter1 1/2 cups heavy cream1 1/2 cups Parmesan...
Easy Yeast Rolls

Easy Yeast Rolls

Easy Yeast Rolls Ingredients   1 cup warm water 1 pkg. active dry yeast 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. salt 3 Tbsp. softened butter 1 egg, beaten 3 1/2-4 cups flour Directions Mix water, yeast, sugar, salt and butter in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Add 3 1/2 to 4...
Turkey Sausage

Turkey Sausage

Turkey Sausage I made up some turkey sausage yesterday from 85/15 HEB chum ground turkey. I kept the salt at a minimum; but I upped the onion and garlic powders; added a lot of extra black pepper; and bumped the Cayenne. Having enjoyed some success with home-made pork...
Recipe Nutrition Calculator

Recipe Nutrition Calculator

Recipe Nutrition Calculator Here is a rather neat service I discovered today. It’s the Very Well Fit Recipe Nutrition Calculator. Just paste in your ingredients into the text box; then choose number of servings. Then choose the option to embed the label. Copy...
Home-made Breakfast Sausage

Home-made Breakfast Sausage

Home-made Breakfast Sausage We’re trying to come up with an alternative to high-sodium breakfast sausage; and we figure the best way to get that is to make it from scratch. So, W started with Alton Brown’s recipe. I cut his salt from 2 teaspoons to 1,...
Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk

Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Milk Sherry gave me this book in 1986. It’s Jeff Smith’s  “The Frugal Gourmet.” I’ve cooked a LOT out of this book. This dish is from Kenya. It’s unusual to this southern guy’s taste; but we like...
Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage

Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage

Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage Jimmy Dean’s Frozen Patties contain 560 mg of Sodium per serving. I found also, a home-made low-sodium sausage recipe here: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1369504 It comes in at a whopping 36 mg as compared to 560...
Camellia’s Black Eyed Peas

Camellia’s Black Eyed Peas

Camellia’s Black Eyed Peas I adapted this recipe from a package of Camellia Black Eyed peas.  The original recipe called for sage and thyme. Plus, it only called for onion and garlic. I added the poblano, celery, and carrot. I liked the texture achieved by...

Recording of “Southern Nights”

I use an 8 track digital recorder that is no larger than a cigar box. While it has 8 separate tracks which can be bounced, punched in, dubbed, edited, moved about, etc., the machine only allows two inputs at a time. This is no problem as long as I’m recording...
Lagniappe

Lagniappe

Lagniappe “Lagniappe” is where I put things that relate to cooking, but that aren’t necessarily recipes per se (but which sometimes are). You might find some of this interesting.   BBQ Is Not a Verb Cajun Seasoning Fool Proof Boiled Eggs How Hot...
Cinnamon Sautéed Pears

Cinnamon Sautéed Pears

Cinnamon Sautéed Pears No added sugar;  top cereal or pancakes. Sherry did these, and they turned out superb! (November 14,  2020)   Ingredients 2 large pears 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp water 1 tsp ground cinnamon Instructions Peel, core and slice pears into 1/2-inch slices....
Low Sodium Breakfast Sausage

Sheet Pan Meat Loaf

Sheet Pan Meat Loaf Superb!! Ingredients 1 lb breakfast sausage1 lb mild Italian sausage2 eggsOatmeal (a handful or so)Allspice (Slight sprinkling)Garlic powder1 onion1 medium tomatoBottled BBQ saucePrepared mustard Directions Preheat oven to 400F. Dice onion and...
Spinach with Cheese and Boiled Egg

Spinach with Cheese and Boiled Egg

I made this up tonight just on a lark.  I’ll do this one again! Ingredients 8 oz. Baby spinach2 T olive oilSalt and pepper2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 to 1 cup grated cheddar cheese1 boiled egg; shelled and coarsely chopped (or sliced)Sriracha sauce...
Pursued by the Magician’s Assistant

Pursued by the Magician’s Assistant

Pursued by the Magician’s Assistant Once, at a Gridiron Show cast party, the magician’s assistant made a play for me. I wasn’t interested and tried to dodge her. She persisted. One of the other acts was a lady barbershop quartet. They saw what was...
Italian Sausage Meat Loaf

Italian Sausage Meat Loaf

Italian Sausage Meat Loaf Meat loaf is hard to beat; and the leftovers are even better!   I pressed this one into a sheet pan, and it was superb!1 lb breakfast sausage1 lb mild Italian sausage2 eggsOatmeal (a handful or so)Allspice (Slight sprinkling)Garlic powder1...
Potato and Sausage Casserole

Potato and Sausage Casserole

Ingredients 6 medium red potatoes; sliced 1 lb breakfast sausage; crumbled 1 medium yellow onion; diced 1/2 pound mushrooms; cleaned and sliced 1/2 pound cream cheese; softened 2-3 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 lb frozen green peas; thawed Worcestershire Sauce garlic...
Cooking Links

Cooking Links

Cooking Links amazing ribs aluminum foil faq Thanks to Reynolds asparagus recipes – California Asparagus Commission apple cider vinegar by bragg apple-cider brochure from bragg Barbeque Bible beer can chicken debunked caramelized onions carrie willard’s cooking blog...
Skillet Pork Chops

Skillet Pork Chops

I used rib end pork chops. They were about 1/2″ thick. Adjust cooking times if using thicker chops. These turned out delicious! Reminded me of my Grand Byrd’s cooking! Ingredients2 pork chops (I’ve used rib end, and center cut which were about...
Potato and Mushroom Frittata

Potato and Mushroom Frittata

Easy to do especially if you already have on hand the prepared mushrooms and onions.Ingredients8 eggs; whisked until well blended1 – 1 1/2 cup prepared Mushrooms and Onions (Click Here!)1 – 2 small red potatoes; diced1 – 2 cups Oaxaca Cheese...
Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche

Ingredients1 tbsp. butter8 oz. cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced1 shallot, minced2 c. loosely packed spinachKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper8 large eggs1/4 c. whole milk1/4 c. oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped1/4 c. freshly grated...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce1 tbsp. SrirachaJuice of 1 lime3 cloves garlic, minced2 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)Kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper   Directions Preheat oven to...
Dal

Dal

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the New York Times. Sherry loves this! The original recipe calls for double the amount of coriander, cumin, turmeric and ginger. Add more than the 1 teaspoon of each, if you like. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 cup...
Cauliflower Snack Chips

Cauliflower Snack Chips

IngredientsCooking spray2 c. riced cauliflower1 1/2 c. grated ParmesanFreshly ground black pepperDirectionsPreheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Apply cooking spray lightly.Microwave the cauliflower in covered bowl on high for 1 minute. Stir...
Chili Pie

Chili Pie

I did a version of this for our Canterbury Students. Sherry loved the cornbread crust. I used mushrooms and spinach because I had them on hand and I wanted to “stretch” the results. For a more “Mexican” feel, you may omit these. I’m not a...
Mushrooms and Onions

Mushrooms and Onions

Ingredients1 pound mushrooms; cleaned and sliced1 large yellow onion; diced2- 4 T soy saucegarlic powdersalt and pepper1 tsp, plus toasted sesame oilDirectionsIn wide skillet (with a lid) saute the onions in the olive oil for a few minutes; add the sliced mushrooms....
Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats1/2 cup flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp salt1 Large Egg, beaten3/4 cup yogurt1/4 cup milk1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cup...
Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet Potato Tots

You can make these ahead of time (before baking). Place frozen tots in oven and bake until done. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients 1 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes (3 medium sweet potatoes) 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup grated cheese 1 small brown onion finely...
We Both Went Shopping!

We Both Went Shopping!

We Both Went Shopping! I fired up the smoker and cooked two family packs of chicken wings. I got them on sale for $1.49/lb at Foodarama. Also cooked up a huge batch of green chili sauce. Why a huge batch? Because Sherry and I both picked up the same items at the...