1: This Cookbook is inspired by all of the talented cooks in the family (mainly you mom).
2: LaDeidra Ballard | Hashbrowns | start out with green peppers and onions and sauté them in the bottom of a pan with olive oil. Then add 4 or 5 sliced potatoes on top and cove and let them cook all the way through .season with seasoning salt and black pepper. Them uncover an let them get crispy and golden brown. Finally grab a fork and enjoy | stove top | 25 mins | 4
4: Melvin Carey | chicken noodle soup | start off with a whole chickens and boil t all the way through till the meat is falling off the bones. Then add celery, carrots and anything else you have in the house. add seasoning salt and pepper. simmer until done. | stove top | 1-2 hrs | 5 or Melvin
5: Our family is big and disjointed, it's made up of not only relatives but friends and over the years we have all come together whether tall, short, fat, or skinny our family is warm and nurturing and just like chicken soup we soothe the soul.
6: Daiquiris | Start off with a generous (or a little if you my mom) amount of your alcohol of choice. Add ice and strawberry syrup. blend and party!!!!!!!!!!
9: "When cooking follow directions. When living, go by your own taste." | Kemai Ballard | BBQ chicken salad | Start with a grilled chicken breast( still warm) slice it into pieces then add lettuce, sharp cheddar cheese and toop with sweet baby rays BBQ sauce and ceasar dressing. MMMMMMMM good :)
10: For a great snack to have at parties you can start with 2 chicken breast cut into small bit sized pieces. put these pieces in a baking dish. Then add hot sauce ,cream cheese, and celery to the dish. cook until the chicken is fully done.let cool and serve with chips. | chicken buffalo dip
13: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." ~George Bernard Shaw | Kemai | A family | Start with a bunch people who really love each other. add in a few shared memories. then sprinkle in laughter, jokes, and great food, simmer and serve. guaranteed to leave then begging for seconds. | warm and fuzzy | 3 hours | a family
14: Food from the heart | Ive been near and far to ever diner and bistro around yes i searched and i searched but nothing could be compared to a meal from the heart that my mother prepared.
16: No one has taught me more about cooking than my mother i hope one day i can join the long line of Ballard women who can throw down in the kitchen but for know i am an apprentice. _Kemai Ballard
17: Ladeidra Ballard | Macaroni and cheese | Sorry this recipe is top secret on a need to know basis.
19: peach cobbler surprise | This recipe is for peach cobbler with a little twist. You take a can of peached in syrup and add then to a Pillsbury roll out crust you season the peached with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter. and nutmeg. Next you take a package of your favorite muffin mix ans sprinkle it on top of the peaches to form the top crust then you bake in the oven. when th top is golden brown it is done. cool and sever with ice cream.
21: Merry Christmas 2011 | I hope you enjoy this small collection of family memories and recipes this will be the first installment of many.