pecan pie

Pecan Pie Recipe

Pecan Pie 1 pie crust (follow my Aunt Carmen’s Quick Pie Crust Recipe)1 1/4 cups granulated sugar2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 teaspoon salt3/4 cup corn syrup2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 tablespoons butter (melted)3 large eggs2 1/2 cups pecans (divided) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Have your pie crust prepared and…
Aunt Carmen's quick pie crust

Aunt Carmen’s Quick Pie Crust

    Quick Pie Crust 1 cup flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 stick butter1/4 cup water In a large bowl add flour and salt. Blend togetherUsing a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until it resembles crumbs.Add water. Mix together and form one ball.Refrigerate for one hour. Dessert  
patriot cake

Patriotic Cake Recipe

Patriotic Cake 6 tablespoons unsalted butter2 cups sugar6 egg whites1 tablespoon vanilla extract1 cup milk1/2 cup oil2 1/2 cups flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 teaspoon salt1-2 drops blue gel food coloring1-2 drops red gel food coloring Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.In a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar…
Royal Icing

Royal Icing

Royal Icing 4 cups confectioner's sugar1/4-1/2 cup water (2 tablespoons at a time, until reaching a thin consistency)3 tablespoons meringue powder In a stand mixer, add sugar, 2 tablespoons of water, and meringue powder.Continue to add water until reaching desired thinness. If too thin, add more confectioner's sugar. Do not…
buttermilk biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits 1 cup milk1 tablespoon lemon juice2 cups all purpose flour (plus 1 teaspoon for dusting cutting board)1/2 teaspoon salt3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda4 tablespoons butter (cold) In a large cup, add milk and lemon juice, stir together and set aside.In a large bowl, add dry…
fried chicken

Crispy Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken 1/2 gallon peanut oil1 whole chicken (cut up)3 tablespoons garlic powder (divided)3 tablespoons onion powder (divided)1 1/2 tablespoons paprika (divided)1 tablespoon kosher salt1 tablespoon pepper2 1/2 cups flour3/4 cup corn starch2 cups milk2 tablespoons lemon juice3 tablespoons hot sauce Using a deep fryer, add oil. Adjust heat to…
Easy Cheese Sauce

Easy Cheese Sauce

Easy Cheese Sauce 3 tablespoons butter3 tablespoons flour1/2 cup milk1/4 cup Carnation milk4 ounces Velveeta cheese4 ounces sharp cheddar cheesesalt and pepper (to taste) In a small sauce pot, add butter until melted and then gradually add flour. This step is making a roux. Stir using a wooden spoon until…
poached eggs

Poached Eggs

Poached Eggs 4 cups water1 teaspoon salt2 large eggs In a large skillet or medium sized sauce pot. Boil water.Add salt to boiling water. Lower flame to simmer.Using one egg at a time, crack the egg into a small bowl. Carefully add to simmering water.Repeat the process as in Step…
beef pot roast recipe

Beef Pot Roast Recipe

  Beef Pot Roast 2 pounds thick boneless chuck steak4 tablespoons canola oil (divided)1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon pepper1 1/2 tablespoons steak seasoning2 tablespoons butter1 onion (diced)1 celery stalk (diced)1 cup baby carrots2 cups beef broth1/2 cup tomato sauce1/4 cup worcestershire sauce2 tablespoons ketchup1 tablespoon sriracha (if you want a little…
Pancit Recipe

Pancit Recipe

  Pancit 2 tablespoons canola oil (divided)1 small onion (thinly sliced)2 garlic cloves (minced)3 cups cabbage (shredded)1 cup carrots (juilienned)1/2 cup green beans3 1/2 cups chicken broth1/2 cup soy sauce or coco aminos2 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce5 large shrimp (cut in half)3 chicken thighs (boiled and sliced lengthwise)2 packages bihon…