Friday, December 31, 2010

Gator .........its whats for dinner.

When i was a while back and being sick means everything taste like .... well you know what i mean. My sister gods love her got me Gator and OJ.

i have no idea what this is suppose to do for a cold but.....

gator onion garlic and peppers.......cooked till tender in just enough olive oil so it doesnt stick to the pan. add a can of diced tomatos. italian ones are good

serve over rice

smoked a turkey

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fresh Market

We just got a fresh Market in our town.

I LOVE IT... Foods nobody in my house understands but the cuban side of my family, teas, coffees, the olive bar, cheeses, breads, fruits and veggies i only see when i am in Miami.

If you have one of these please go....i dare you to try one new recipe every month!

get cook book get several and play the came of flip to a page blindly and try the recipe your finger lands on.

Go release your inner chef.. if it doesn't work feed it to the dog. I do....LOL

Kick UR Ass Chili

ok Chili should not be so hot you can not taste it.....with that understanding lets begin.

1 bag read bean cook til tender this depends on the beans but 3 cans drained will work......
1 onion diced
4 or 6 gloves garlic crushed and chopped
1 can diced tomato chilie ready style is ok
1 can rotel and green chili tomatos
2 can tomaot paste
2 bags favorite chili seasoning
1 lb ground meat or shreded cooked roast

brown meat with onion and garlic drain meat add to beans
then add all other seasonings simmer on low for about an hour

not too hot and flavorful

top with sour cream, crackers and chedder
big glass of tea

and your set..........

Saturday, December 25, 2010

what can u do when ur food looks at u?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Everybody should have a goal... mine is a pig roast

If you ask what i remember most about my childhood its the pig roast, we load up in the car , and i mean everyone, go to the pig farm and pick your pig live......and then they go kill it for you. At least they did not do it in front of you.

Imagine a farm with car loads of family all milling around, tailgating and waiting for their pig. As American white bread cracker as my mother's side is going to the Cuban side was like going to another world. The language seemed exotic, the puffed and powdered all dressed in their guyaberas the hats and the ladies in the house dresses everybody seemed so clean and nice to buy a dead pig.

I want to have a pig roast I just have to figure out how to do it.............. but first i must find a pig. and bottles of mojo, and beer yes i think beer was an important ingredient. ohh i need garlic, onion ..............i think cooking a hole pig even the head is alittle scary but hey if they can do it I can do it.

I was not the one who launched the flaming onion.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Easy Soup

Its cold here in Bama, very cold and that means soup.

One small roast cooked in a corock pot for about 4to 6 hours on high till its so tender it falls apart, with water to cover and seasonings

break up the meat into peices
add  2 cans diced tomatoes
2 drained cans of mixed veggies
a drained can of diced potatoes

you can add left over veggies like corn, peas, green beans.....and pasta with no sauce

cook in crock pot till warm add garlic and any more seasoning you want! a

when hot chow down with crackers grilled cheese or cornbread

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I  love greens with pepper sauce and cornbread, here in the south that is a meal inall by its lonesome.

you will need:
1/2  pak think slice bacon. cut into 1 inch pieces. basicly about 4 cups
3 stalks of celery diced small
1 medium onion diced small
3 can of greens drained

ok get that big pot and stir fry that bacon drain 1/2 the grease off but leave about 3 to 4 tbsps when its half done get the onion and clerey cook till tender and then add can of greens simmer slowly for about 30 mins to an hour and let the flavors mingle......

no one will ever know you cheated and used can.......maybe

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

List of must haves in the kitchen...cookwares/gadgets

You have the following items in the kitchen,

  1. Cast iron skillets
  2. Dutch oven cast iron
  3. Cuban cookware
  4. Valdalia onion chopper
  5. Good knives
  6. Blender
  7. Food processor if you can afford a new nice, or go yard salin' and goodwill.
  8. Deep fryer
  9. Grill
  10. Big bowls
  11. Mortar and pestle.
  12. coffee pot and expresso pot
  13. measuring cups, spoons goto dollar store get several sets all sizes.

Frittata.... Eggs the wonder food of the world.


Iron skillet folks


stuffings mushrooms, peppers, onions, cheese, any veggies really and cooked meats.

olive oil

Putting it together:

coat skillet well with olive oil.
Scramble eggs you will need 6 to 8 depending on how big your skillet is.

If you  have pre cook veggies, drain can veggies really well, chop meats into bite size pieces.

Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.

Heat skillet up on stove top, then add eggs, after you add the eggs, and the firm up on the bottom add fillings, then stir gently so not to move the bottom.  after eggs firm up on bottom this takes a few minutes move the entire cast iron skillet to oven and cook for about 15 to 20 mins till set and brown on top.

Allow to cool slightly and flip over onto a plate and cover with salsa, cheese, sour cream whatever your heart desires.

cut into wedges...

serve with toast or crusty bread and a salad

this can be lunch, brunch, dinner or breakfast..........

Monday, October 25, 2010

Butt SOUP Boston that is

I LOVE SOUP. I love easy soup.

Butt Soup

1 bosten butt cut into chucks  small one
1 can corn
1 can potatos
or 2 can mixed veggies
season all
garlic chipped int little tiny pieces
onion chopped
1 can matoes diced any kind
chicken broth

add any veggies, frozen too but you have to put those in earlier..... like 1/2 way in the cooking cycle of the meat...

in crock pot throw meat, onion, season all and garlic,with broth to cover  cook high for 4 to 6  hours
add veggies till heated thru and chow down

serve with cornbread

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grits.. A Southern Tradition


I eat them you should too.

They go with everything and ofter served with everything like corn bread.

Make grits according to the package.  what thems them good is whats in them .

Cheese lots of cheese....
Butter.. real butter....
Red Eye Gravey and unless you got my grandmama at your house you aint gettin the real thing.....

Ham, Sausage, Bacon and eggs......... served in a deep bowl with a spoon

Grits you really should try them.....

Mushroom soup .....fake it like its homemade

Fake homemade mushroom soup.....

1 can Cream of mushroom soup
1 can small of mushrooms sliced
milk or chicken broth.
Dried Parsley
Garlic pepper Season or Ms Dash.....

Now heat up soup for thicker soup add milk for thinner soup at broth or mix 1/2 and half
Add shrooms.. heat slowly and carefully...

Add a dash for parsley flakes for looks
dash of Garlic pepper season or Ms. Dash

then serve up in bowl with Grilled cheese with bread that has been brushed with roasemay and olive oil  YUM yum ........


Salsa is one of the major food groups some idiot just forgot to add it tothe charts.

Home salsa Ready in no time.

Tools needed:
One of those Valdalia Onion Chopper Things    Valdalia Onion Chopper
Good Knife
Large non metal bowl.

  1. Tomatoes ...Roma or plum are the best but you can use any. one to two lbs.
  2. Large Onion Any kind
  3. Garlic
  4. Garlic powder
  5. Limes or Lime juice and use Lemon
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Cilantro  Fresh is better......dried only if you have to.
  8. Peppers Jalapeno peppers about 4 to 10 depends on how hot chopped very small and no seeds....
  9. Kitchen Sissors
  10. Sea Salt.. or just plain salt

Putting it together:

Dice tomatoes in Chopper  2 to 3 cups make a good size bowl. plenty for party and enought to enough a few days to come. Use large cube for chunky my favorite or small a cube you get a mushy salsa. add to bowl

Dice onions a cup to cup in half  in chopper ....same here... Use large cube for chunky my favorite or small a cube you get a mushy salsa. add to bowl

If using fresh lime and lemons juice till you get about 1/2 cup.... keep in cup for the moment

Take Cilantro and with the sissors chop fine snip-snap-chop. place in small bowl you only need about 1/3 to 1/2 bunch no stems please.

in big bowl holding onion and tomatoes.......add the cilantro and peppers start with 4 to 6 and add as needed for heat.

mix  then add lime juice about 1/4 cup ....then olive oil 1/4 cup

add about 2 Tblsp of chopped garlic and 1 tsp of salt.


now taste test add more lime/lemon juice if needed and salt of needed more garlic andor garlic powder you like garlic i do..... more cilantro if that is your taste  i LOVE cilantro......and then more olive oil if you like but you should not need to.

Your suppose to let it sit in the fridge and let the flavors marry.

you can add fresh sweet peppers...... change the peppers, leave out the cilantro, change the onion....sweet to red to spanish........invent enjoy and eat......

I never can wait that long I usually get me a bowl and set it aside from the rest and munch.....

i make this in large large batches. its good on toast, eggs, hummus, sandwiches, ok its good with anything.

When i make salsa MIL brings her own bowl to take some home....LOL

Monday, August 30, 2010

Redneck Lazy BBQ

crockpot......... yep ............crockpot people..

BBQ sauce of choice reserve 1/3 of bottle

1 roast DEER, BEEF, Boston Butt never tried this with anything else but a friend said you can use coon and moose... I have no idea where you get moose at in alabama. I am scared of Coons

1 onion large chopped and 2TBL garlic chopped

1/2 cup jack daniels or whiskey of any kind but we Southern Gals like JACK.... cola will do in a pinch or dr pepper to give the bbq a sweet taste.......

put everything in pot and cook on high for at least 6 to 8 hours hrs if frozen and 3 to 4 hours if thawed.

At end of cooking time take out meat shred with 2 forks and pour reserve sauce and 1/2 cup juice from pot in large bowl and serve over buns with chips and cola with slice of lime and jack.

Tomato Salad

Tomato Salad

Tomatoes Sliced
Feta Cheese
Cucumbers Peeled and Sliced
Red Onion Sliced Thin

Layer tomatoes, , cucumber, onion and sprinkle with cheese


Any bottle of Zesty Itailin Dressing add 2 TBL of Parsley, 2 tsp of Itailian seasoning, 2 TBL of finely chopped garlic, and lemon juice 2 TBL

Mix well in bottle and poutr over veggies...

summer salad with bread and red wine........... fruit for dessert