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I haven’t posted in a while but I had to share this little man, my son of 2.  It’s amazing how you expect this baby to enter your life but forget about a personality that also enters the household.  He has my husband and I in stitches most of the time.  When he was a baby I started to talk my Bahamian language to him.  Broughtupsy is a term in the Bahamas we say how someone is brought up properly “Man they have no broughtupsy” you’ll hear if a person is rude.  So I decided to teach him from the start his Bahamian roots.  Yea we live in America but he needs to know this stuff.  Boongie – the Bahamian term for you know “butt” as Americans say.  I decided to say to him “Bryce that’s your boongie” pointing at it.  When he would “toot” I would say “Pewey stinky poump” – Translation – Fart.  So that’s that.  This little boy let off loudly in my bed last night and said “Mama I poumped out my boongie”.  I almost dead – Bahamian term for can’t take it – too funny.  So he has me going everyday with his personality and can’t wait to see what I’ll teach him next.  I’ll keep you posted!

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Banana French Toast

This is sure to please your family on a weekend for sure.

Ingredients:

3 tbsp condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp butter

banana bread (store bought)

3 eggs

1 banana

confection sugar

Mix condensed milk, vanilla and eggs together.  Set aside.  Slice banana bread into 4 thick slices.  Heat butter in frying pan, dip bread in mixture and put in frying pan, flipping on each side till golden brown.  Slice banana, put on top and dust with sugar.  Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

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Bahamian conchy conch fritters

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Ingredients:

1 cup flour

water

2 tablespoons ketchup

3 sprigs fresh thyme

salt

pepper

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 conch chopped medium-fine

hot pepper sauce to taste

half green pepper chopped

half onion chopped

Sauce:

Mayo

Ketchup

hot sauce

Heat deep fryer to 350F, Mix all ingredients and add water to get a thick paste consistency, spoon batter into deep fryer, turn to get all sides brown.  About 5-7 min.  For sauce mix ingredients together.

 

Amazing appetizer for any occasion.  Enjoy!

 

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Chicken Souse

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1 onion

2 red potatoes

2 tablespoons all spice

1 tsp Virginia’s hot pepper sauce

1 bouillon cube

1 tsp vinegar

20 wings

4-5 limes

garlic powder

black pepper

tony sacherins

seasoning salt

adobo

oil,

butter

bay leaf

Heat oil and butter in large pot.  Season wings with garlic powder, seasoning salt, black pepper and tony saccherins.  Sauté in pot.  Remove to separate plate.  Squeeze a lime on the hot wings.  Add sliced onion to pot sauté till soft.  Add wings back to pot, more limes, boulion, potatoes cut into small chunks, 1-2 cups of water to cover potatoes, pepper sauce and all spice and a bay leaf.  Bring to boil then simmer for 30-45min.  An amazing meal served with Johnny Bread or grits. Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

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Bahamian mac and cheese

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My biggest crowd pleaser:

 

Ingredients:

1/2 sweet pepper

1 med onion

2 boxes cut mac noodles/ziti

1/2 can cream

1/2 stick butter

2 1/2 blocks of good sharp chedder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Chop onions and sweet pepper.  Boil noodles and add vegetables.  Boil until water is almost evaporated.  Add cream, butter, salt and pepper to noodles and vegetables, add 3/4 amount of cheese and reserve 1/4 for topping.  Put noodle cheese mixture into a big baking pan (about 9in).  Top with chedder cheese, and bake for 30 minutes.

An amazing side dish or just by itself.

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Chicken Pimiento cheese and egg noodles

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Will definitely be a family favorite.

Ingredients:

1 can of corn

1tbsp chili powder

1/2tbsp garlic powder

1 can of pimientos

1/4 cup sliced sweet pepper (any variation)

1 cup sliced onion

1/2  bag egg noodles

2 chicken breasts

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup shredded cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Stir fry onion and green pepper in olive oil, add salt and pepper.  Add chicken breast sliced into mixture and cook until chicken is no longer pink.  Then add 1 can of diced tomatoes, pimintos,corn and seasonings.  Simmer for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile boil your noodles.  Finally strain noodles, serve in a bowl with chicken mixture on top.  Top with cheese and a dollup of sourcream. 

A real meal pleaser.  Enjoy!!

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Guava Duff

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Guava Duff is one of the most liked Bahamian dessert.

Ingredients:

Dough:

3 cups flour

1/2 cup water or more to make dough

2 cans of guava shells

Sauce:

1/3 cup guava syrup from can

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

2 egg whites

1 tbsp brandy

2 tbsp vanilla

Directions:

For dough: mix flour and water to make dough, knead and roll flat.  Place guava shells all over the dough and roll the dough.  Place in pillow case and boil for 1 hour.

For sauce: cream butter and sugar.  Beat egg whites separately and mix in creamed mixture until smooth.  Add guava syrup, brandy and cut up pieces of guava and beat with a mixer until all combined.

Slice and serve pouring sauce on top.

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