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How to Make Tamales: Tamales Rojos de Puerco (Pork tamales in red sauce)

In this post, I'll show you how I make delicious tamales rojos de puerco (pork tamales in red sauce). This is the first part in a 2-part video series. The second part will cover how I make tamales de rajas con queso (tamales filled with strips of poblano chiles and cheese). In the video, I'm making a batch of two dozen tamales. I did end up with a good bit of sauce-covered pork leftover, so if ... Read More about How to Make Tamales: Tamales Rojos de Puerco (Pork tamales in red sauce)

Snow Buttons (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Christmas Cookies)

Snow Buttons, aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, aka Danish Wedding Cookies, aka Snowballs, aka "Snow Crescents," are a wonderful Christmas cookie to put on your Christmas recipes 2020 bake list! They look like they've been rolled in fresh driven snow. These are ideal with a nice cup of coffee or hot tea! For more holiday recipes, visit my playlist. ... Read More about Snow Buttons (aka Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Christmas Cookies)

How to Make Karaage (Japanese style chicken nuggets)

Karaage, or Japanese style chicken nuggets, are delicious and so easy to make. Serve with a side of steamed rice. The kids will love this recipe — you will too! This recipe comes from THE MANGA COOKBOOK by Yoko Ishihara (https://amzn.to/3oyz7Tw). In the video's introduction, I also mention movies like Ponyo and My Neighbor Totoro. Both are now available on Amazon Prime: Ponyo - ... Read More about How to Make Karaage (Japanese style chicken nuggets)

How to make traditional, southern Pecan Pie from scratch

Pecan pie is a traditional southern staple around the holidays and any time. When you see this pecan pie recipe, you'll realize just how easy it is to make! And while pie crust and sugar and Karo syrup might not be healthy choices, pecans absolutely are! So as pies go, this is a pretty good one, I think! 😄 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged and approved the ... Read More about How to make traditional, southern Pecan Pie from scratch

Quick and Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

This quick and easy banana pudding recipe is the perfect dessert to whip up on short notice. Chances are you'll have most of these items on hand anyway! Banana pudding is one of the quintessential southern desserts. It doesn't have to be complicated. This recipe only calls for five ingredients: Jello vanilla pudding (2 boxes), milk (4 cups), 2 bananas, about 36 vanilla wafers, and Cool Whip. It ... Read More about Quick and Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

How to Make Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Learn how to make sausage gravy! This is super easy process and once you've tasted this delicious recipe, you'll never want to go back to restaurant sausage gravy again! (Quick tip: The principles of this are how you make any gravy. Combine a fat and flour to make a roux, then add desired liquid, stir and heat until it begins to thicken, and serve.) There are a few ways to make sausage ... Read More about How to Make Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits – Perfect, fluffy biscuits every time!

Learn how to make buttermilk biscuits the old-fashioned way! The method for how to make buttermilk biscuits is the same as the How to Make Perfect, Fluffy Biscuits EVERY TIME video I posted a couple of months ago, but the ingredients are different. This is part one of a two part series on how to make buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy. Ingredients 2 cups self-rising flour 6 Tbsp. ... Read More about How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits – Perfect, fluffy biscuits every time!

Sweet Potato Biscuits for Thanksgiving! 🦃 Sweet potatoes, sugar & nutmeg make these so delicious!

These delicious sweet potato biscuits have only six ingredients: self-rising flour, butter, sugar, nutmeg, sweet potato, and milk. They are easy to make and will be a nice surprise at the supper table for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. Ingredients 3 cups self-rising flour1/2 cup sugar6 Tbsp. butter1 cup sweet potatoNutmeg (a few sprinkles)About 2/3 cup of milk (a tiny bit more if ... Read More about Sweet Potato Biscuits for Thanksgiving! 🦃 Sweet potatoes, sugar & nutmeg make these so delicious!

How to Make Sweet Potato Fluff (My grandmother’s recipe!)

This is my grandmother's recipe for Sweet Potato Fluff, a real family favorite at Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime. Ingredients for Sweet Potato Fluff 4 cups sweet potatoes 1/2 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 tbsp. vanilla (or less if you prefer) Marshmallows Instructions Preheat oven to 350º. Bake the sweet potatoes. Set aside and cool until you can handle them, then ... Read More about How to Make Sweet Potato Fluff (My grandmother’s recipe!)