TUNA CASSEROLE (updated)

Tuna casserole is a delightful combination of tuna, cream of mushroom soup and cheese along with other ingredients. The first time I ever had this was maybe 17-18 years ago at my aunt’s house in Jamaica. I was blown away! Anytime my mummy makes this now I cannot resist! Tuna casserole is perhaps the easiest…

CURRY CORNED BEEF/BULLY BEEF & POTATOES

Corned Beef or Bully Beef has always been a favorite of mine. It was one of the first things I ever cooked with my dad many years ago. Peppery corned beef with rice is my absolute comfort food. In this recipe I’ll be making corned beef but curry corned beef! INGREDIENTS: 1 tin corned beef…

TRINI EGG & SAUSAGE (HOT DOGS)

One of my favorite breakfast items is egg and sausage (hot dogs). INGREDIENTS: 2 eggs, whisked 2 hot dogs, sliced 1 pimento, thinly sliced 2 tbsp chopped onions salt and black to pepper to taste 1 tbsp butter DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in a pan over low/medium heat. Add onions, pimentos and sliced hot dogs. Cook…

FRIED SAUSAGES (HOT DOGS)/ BREAKFAST SAUSAGE

Weekend breakfast spread for me should ideally include some sausages! Eggs, sausages and some pancakes would be one of my favorite breakfast combos. In Trinidad I would say it is safe to say that we use the words ‘sausage’ and ‘hot dogs’ interchangeably so in this recipe I am actually using hot dogs. INGREDIENTS: 4…

BREAKFAST POTATOES

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day! These potatoes are definitely a great way to start off your day! YIELD: 5-6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 large potato, cut into small cubes (leave the skin on) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 pimento, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped sweet pepper…

SWEET RICE

Sweet Rice! What can I say about this dish apart from that it is AMAZING! It’s an Indian sweet that is popular during Divali and Eid. It’s white rice that’s simmered in evaporated milk and condensed milk. YIELD: 6-7  servings (more or less depending on your serving size) INGREDIENTS: 1 cup jasmine rice or white…

COCONUT BARFI

Eid is quickly approaching again! Sweets are MUST haves around Eid time. Coconut barfi is very similar to regular barfi but with coconut added to it. YIELD: 10-12 INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 cups powdered milk 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup Nestle Cream (blue tin…not to be confused with condensed milk) 1/4 tsp elychee 1/2 tsp JGM…

NO BAKE MINI CHEESECAKES

These no bake cheesecakes are some of the easiest types of desserts to make! YIELD: 8-  10 (can be more or less depending on how much filling and crust you like) INGREDIENTS: 8 oz cream cheese 1 tbsp sour cream 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 pk digestive…

MINI ECLAIRS

Desserts! Desserts! Desserts! For you sweets lovers, here is an amazing recipe for you to try! YIELD: 24-25 (can vary depending on the size you make them into) INGREDIENTS: ECLAIR SHELL: 1 cup all purpose flour 4oz margarine/butter 4 medium eggs or 3 xl eggs 1 cup water Pinch of salt ECLAIR FILLING: 1/4 cup…

MINI CHEESECAKE

YIELD: 16-17 cupcake size cheesecakes INGREDIENTS: 4 pks digestive biscuits/any cookie 4 tbsp margarine, melted 16oz cream cheese 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs Strawberry topping (or any that you like) DIRECTIONS Add cookies/biscuits to a food processor. Process until they turn into fine crumbs. Empty in…