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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Video: Deep Fried Baby Back Ribs



One of my friends, Damien, shared a video of him cooking deep fried baby back ribs on his first episode of The Cajun Damien Show. I'm so proud of him that I wanted to share it with you too. I have always wanted to make fried ribs, but I never had the courage. Damien made it look so easy; I'm inspired. I look forward to seeing what he cooks next. 





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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shrimp Cheesy Potato




Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit

Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit

You can find this recipe in my cookbook Cooking on a Dollar Store Budget. My sister-friend - as she calls me - Tina told me about this years ago. I created my own various. It's quick, easy, and delicious. Enjoy!

Shrimp Cheesy Potato | Cooking on Dollar Store Budget by Rekaya Gibson

Ingredients
1 medium baked potato
6-8 medium (fresh) or salad shrimp
2 slices of American cheese
¼ c. yellow onions (chopped)
1 tsp. garlic (minced)
1 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. olive oil
Salt & pepper

Directions
Heat oven to 400˚F. Poke holes in potato with a fork and rub with olive oil. Wrap in foil and bake for 45 minutes. Melt butter in a nonstick pan then add shrimp, onions, and garlic. Cook until shrimp turns pink. Add cheese and stir until melted. Make sure spud is baked thoroughly before cutting down the middle, seasoning, and pouring shrimp mix into the slit.

Variation: Top with chives and sour cream.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars



Copyright 2014, Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit

Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit
 
Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit
Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Photo Credit

I love eating pumpkin dishes during the fall months. These chocolate chip pumpkin bars make the house smell like pumpkin and spice. The cake-like bars came out moist and light with a flavorful pumpkin and chocolate combination. I highly recommend this recipe. Enjoy!

What's your favorite pumpkin dessert?

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. butter (room temperature)
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs (room temperature)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 bag chocolate chips
1 c. 100% pure pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Put bowl in large bowl. Beat on low with mixer until smooth.
3. Add sugars and mix well.
4. Add egg, one at a time, and beat until blended.
5. Add pumpkin until blended.
5. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together. 
6. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar bowl. Mix well.
7. Stir in chocolate chips.
8. Pour into 15 x 10 pan and spread content to edges with spatula. 
9. Bake for 25 minutes.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”