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I don't bother nobody. I'm a real nice girl. Kind of laid back like a dead squirrel. Da ha, da ha, da ha ha ha ha. On a more serious note, I was born in Brooklyn, NY, then after nine years moved to Richmond,VA and lived there for thirty years. Lived in Fayetteville,NC for two and a half years. I lived in Savannah,GA for two years. I'm back in Richmond right now. I'm a recently divorced Christian BBW foodie concerned about human rights, ex-offender re-entry, recovery from all addiction, behavioral health,natural beauty,healthy living,etc. Right now I'm a caregiver,for the elderly,children and those with special needs and I am also trying to become a professional restaurant reviewer and blogger as well as looking for partners,investors & other resources to open a diner in the Bay Area of California or in Savannah Georgia 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant 11800 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23233

Got promotional free tickets to the Friday night show on December 28th, 2013. Comedian BT was the headliner. He and all of the other comedians were excellent. Dinner was great. I had the blue cheese and bacon burger with
fried pickles. Waitstaff gave professional and courteous service. However, gratuity added automatically to the bill, no complementary tap water with your meal and a $3.50 charge for grenadine to make my cola a cherry cola was outrageous. I give them a three out of five stars for the night. 


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Top 10 Foods to Enhance Fertility and Top 10 Foods to Avoid when trying to get Pregnant by Sharon New

I'm re-blogging this article from eatlocalgrown.com because is was very helpful to me and I know a lot of you will find the information useful.

One of the more discouraging results of  “nutritionists” misguided emphasis on eating low-fat and cholesterol free foods is infertility…now happening in younger and younger women.
Cara Bergman is the founder and owner of Stillwater Fertility Clinic , Maryland’s Natural Fertility and Women’s Care Clinic in Severna Park, Maryland.  Cara has given numerous talks about the importance of nutrient dense foods especially for pre-conception and for growing children.
Here are Cara’s top ten foods to eat to enhance fertility and the top foods to avoid.

Top 10 Foods to Enhance Fertility

 1. Bone Broth – old fashioned chicken soup made with the bones.  Add a splash of vinegar to the water so that the nutrients come out of the bones and into the broth. Read more on Bone Broth
2. Liver - especially from grass-fed animals.  Eating liver once a month provides nearly the same nutrients as eating red meat every day of the month.  
3. Lacto-fermented Vegetables - if you haven’t tried these, read more about my favorite brand Fab Ferments
4. Fermented Cod liver Oil – If you only take ONE supplement ever, it should be fermented cod liver oil in my opinion.  It is an excellent source of Vitamin D among other things.
5. Wild-caught Salmon high in Omega 3′s.
6. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea – Great uterine tonic.  Good to drink throughout pregnancy.
7. Greens - especially wild greens like dandelion. Read 20 Ways to Cook Leafy Greens
8. Kefir - both yogurt and kefir have beneficial bacteria.  The difference is that the bacteria in yogurt is transient – it will do good things and then leave your system where as the bacteria in kefir colonizes and continues to fight off pathogens in the gut.
9. Nettles tea – look for this in health food stores.  It supports the adrenals and helps your body build blood.
10. Grass-fed meat  – Animals need to be outside eating a natural diet to be healthy. More about the differences of Grass Fed vs Regular Beef

Top 10 Foods to Avoid when trying to get Pregnant

1. Trans-fat - it will say “partially hydrogenated oil” on the label. More on Healthy vs Un-Healthy Oils
2. Margarine - is usually made from rancid oils and is full of chemicals.  Butter (especially from grass-fed animals) is a much better choice.
3. Soy – the only soy I recommend is fermented soy and only in small amounts.  However, if you have any thyroid problems or if you are trying to conceive, it is best to avoid all soy.  Most is genetically modified and the estrogen-like compounds may disrupt the endocrine system.
4. Fat free or low fat dairy – most low fat milk has powdered milk added to it which has oxidized cholesterol. 
5. Enriched Flour = White flour + synthetic vitamins.  Whole grains that are soaked or sprouted are better.
6. Sugar - one of the most harmful (and addictive) substances in our diets Read our 14 Steps to Cut Processed Foods
7. Sodas - especially diet sodas – some fertility clinics will not even work with people until they go off of artificial sweeteners.
8. Coffee - depleting to the adrenals.  In Chinese medicine, the kidneys are responsible for reproduction. 
9. Vegetable oils – including canola oil – most are genetically modified and rancid.  They are also usually too high in Omega 6′s which creates an Omega 3 / Omega 6 imbalance. More on Healthy vs Un-Healthy Oils
10. MSG - it is given to rats to induce obesity.  Will show up as “hydrolyzed yeast extract” or “autolyzed yeast extract” or many other pseudo names.

Friday, November 8, 2013

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Recipe by Gina and Patrick Neely of Food Network

My mother made this with the following recipe from Gina and Pat Neely,Tennessee restaurateurs from the Food Network (see photo below). It was quite yummy. We had it with broccoli and corn of the cob for dinner this evening.


Ingredients
1 tablespoon Neelys' BBQ Seasoning, recipe follows
1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning, (recommended: Old Bay)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups Neelys BBQ Sauce, reserving 1/2 cup for the top, recipe follows
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped red onion
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix BBQ seasoning, crab boil seasoning, soy sauce, beaten egg, 1 cup of the BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Add onion, bell pepper, salt and pepper and garlic. Saute until tender. Remove from heat and add to wet mix.

Pour mixture into bowl with the ground turkey. Add bread crumbs and mix all together with your hands.

Transfer the meat mixture to a cookie sheet or baking pan. Using your hands, shape the meat into an oblong or rectangular shape. *Cook's Note: Alternately, you can pat the meat into a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan and pour 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce on the top of the loaf.

Bake for 35 minutes. Remove and add the reserved 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce to the top and continue to bake for 20 more minutes.

Neelys BBQ Seasoning:
1 1/2 cups paprika
3/4 cup sugar
3 3/4 tablespoons onion powder
Add all ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. Keep in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Neelys BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon ground mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Yield: 3 1/2 cups

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/bbq-turkey-meatloaf-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/bbq-turkey-meatloaf-recipe/index.html

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shitto(Ghanaian Hot Sauce Condiment)

We made this sauce with tomatoes,ground smoked fish,ground dried shrimp,beef bouillon powder,onions,ginger,ground habenero pepper and canola oil. There's a link to a recipe at the end of this post.
Shitto,Shitor Din, commonly called Shito is the word for pepper in the Ghanaian native language (Ga) of the capital Accra. Whilst the word for pepper is different for each of the Ghanaian native languages, the word 'Shito' is widely used as the name for the hot black pepper sauce ubiquitous in Ghanaian cuisine.
Shito sauce consists primarily of fish oil and/or palm oil, ginger, dried fish, prawns and/or crustaceans, tomatoes, garlic, peppers and spices. The blend of spices and fish differs between different regions and villages.
http://goodcook.blogspot.com/2006/09/my-recipe-for-shitor.html

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gari(made from cassava),Shitto(Ghanaian Hot Sauce Condiment) and Sardines

Gari is a dish eaten in West Africa and Cameroon usually eaten with fish and some type of sauce. Popular in Ghana and neighboring countries in Western Africa, Gari (Garri, Gali) is made from the tubers of the cassava plant. It is a starchy carbohydrate, used in the same manner as Rice and Couscous(though gari requires no additional cooking when it is eaten, it only needs to be moistened).
Traditionally gari is made at home: cassava tubers are first cleaned, peeled, and soaked in water, they are then grated, and the resulting mass is packed into cotton sacks, topped with weights to squeeze out the water, and allowed to partially dry and ferment for a few days. The grated cassava is then spread out to dry in the sun, pressed through a sieve, and dry-fried in shallow pans until it is completely cooked and free of moisture, and viola! -- gari. The finished gari can be stored until needed. Today, many people in (and out of) Africa use packaged commercially-manufactured gari that is sold in shops and markets.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hoppin' John (Black Eyed Peas and Rice) and Veggies

American,southern classic with a twist.Cooked the peas in a crockpot low and slow,added zucchini squash,carrots,onions,tomatoes,celery,bell pepper and seasoned it with fresh ginger,jalapeno peppers,salted pollock,smoked neckbones and served it over steamed jasmine rice.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Goat Stew with Yams

Sunday, September  29, 2013 I prepared a Ghanaian supper made of boiled yams and a goat meat sauce. I dredged the meat in flour with seasoning salt and cayenne pepper and pan seared it. Then I braised it in a garlicy,oniony tomato sauce seasoned with anchovies,smoked whitefish and salted pollock. I also stewed fresh hand cut tomatoes,jalapeno peppers,ginger and onions in the sauce the goat meat braising in. This meal was so tasty and satisfying.
Goat Stew w/Yams @ Homecooked

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fried Green Tomatoes

This was my first attempt at making these. So I used Simplyrecipes.com. They turned out alright.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 medium, firm green tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil or other vegetable oil

METHOD

1 Cut unpeeled tomatoes into 1/2 inch slices. Sprinkle slices with salt. Let tomato slices stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place in separate shallow bowls: the flour and Cajun seasoning (if using), buttermilk and egg, and bread crumbs and cornmeal.
2 Heat the peanut oil in a skillet on medium heat. Beat the egg and the buttermilk together. Dip tomato slices in the flour-seasoning mix, then buttermilk-egg mixture, then the cornmeal-bread crumb mix. In the skillet, fry half of the coated tomato slices at a time, for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown. Set the cooked tomatoes on paper towels to drain. These are fantastic with a little Tabasco sauce or remoulade.
Yield: Serves 4 as a side dish.

Fried Green Tomatoes @ Homecooked

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blackberry Pie

I made this pie a few nights ago and did not follow the recipe to the letter. So, it looks more like cobbler but still tastes great. Good luck and best dishes on yours.
Blackberry Pie I
 
Rated:rating
Prep Time: 40 MinutesReady In: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
Submitted By: Michelle VerdiereCook Time: 40 MinutesServings: 8
"This is a simple pie to make with amazing results. Fresh or frozen blackberries can be used."
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust
pie
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup white sugar
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2.Combine 3 1/2 cups berries with the sugar and flour. Spoon the mixture into an unbaked pie shell. Spread the remaining 1/2 cup berries on top of the sweetened berries, and cover with the top crust. Seal and crimp the edges, and cut vents in the top crust for steam to escape.
3.Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar.
4.Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blackberry-pie-i/

Savannah Diner to Open Spring 2016

I am seeking business contacts that can assist me with opening a roadside diner, right off I-95 in Savannah, Georgia which offers traditional diner comfort food as well multiple tasty special needs healthy dishes and an African special dish of the day on the menu. I have done a bit of marketing research. There are only three remaining black owned restaurants in Savannah.  One of those is not even full service because it is actually a fish market and a take-out only establishment at that.  According to the marketing directory publication, The Black pages, there are no black owned restaurants in Savannah, Georgia.  I am a recently divorced former military spouse trying to get my life back on track. Any assistance with networking to find training, education, at least one main investor, two partners (one formally trained chef and one partner with years of restaurant or hospitality management experience or education),other  helpful people and resources would be most appreciated.  My email address is heymse@gmail.com and my phone number is 804-467-1340.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Whole Foods Market 1815 E Victory Dr Savannah, GA 31404 (912) 358-5829

First time today at the Savannah Whole Foods. The blackberry sorbet and the pineapple basil gelato was amazing. The service was on point. The prices on spices for the most part were really good. Wonderful variety of bulk foods available. I will certainly be a frequent customer.
Gelato & Sorbet @ Whole Foods Market

Monday, September 9, 2013

JJ Virgin Diaries Diet Update: Plans Have Changed For A While

The start of the JJ Virgin diet has been postponed again for two reasons. Honestly, right now, my money is a little funny and my change is a kind of strange. So therefore, I cannot possibly hope to succeed if my grocery budget doesn't allow me to follow even the letter of the law of this diet, much less the spirit of it. Additionally, I need to finish reading The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days by My Virgin Diet Cookbook: : The Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, Corn-Free and Sugar-Free Cookbook 

In the meantime in between time I have not abandoned being proactive about addressing the need for getting a handle on my health and weight. My ex-husband told me about the 5:2 Fast Diet. Then I went online to get more information. From my limited understanding of this diet, the program requires the participant to fast on Mondays and Thursdays. The fast calls for the dieter to have scrambled eggs for breakfast, drink plenty of water through out the day, eat veggies only during the afternoon and evening and keep the caloric intake for the fasting days of Monday and Thursday to a five hundred maximum. I have not read The Fast Diet, the book by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer nor the cookbook for this weight loss program. However, this diet is something I can handle following for now because it both simple and affordable.


Anywho, I started the Fast Diet last week and I am feeling better already. I must admit I didn't follow the diet to the letter. However I have an action plan in place this week to avoid the pitfalls of mindless eating. I'm not cooking anything I cannot eat on fasting days any more because even when I don't plan to eat something I'm cooking I always taste a little sample to make sure it is seasoned right or whatever the case may be. I am telling you, here with thunder thighs to prove it, sampling and tasting calories count too. Additionally, I have already prepared multiple,tasty,hearty and satisfying, low calorie vegatarian dishes to fill up on. My bottled water is chilled and I am about to make my scrambled egg. Wish me luck.

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  • Cabbage w/Peppers & @ Homecooked
  • Squash Sweet Pepper & @ Homecooked
  • Romaine Salad @ Homecooked

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This is such a great article about health and nutrition!

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

JJ Virgin Diaries Introduction

If you've been following my blogs and activities on social media you might have noticed that I have been drowning my sorrows in some really tasty but fattening food recently. So now that I weigh a ton, I’m going on the JJ Virgin diet. I need all the tips I can get to make this a success. Please help meeeeeeeeee!!!

Specifically I need any and all recipes and tips on what to order and more importantly what not to order at restaurants to avoid at all cost: sugar,peanut products,soy products,dairy,eggs,gluten and corn products. Thank God you're only supposed to go on the diet three weeks at a time. Then you take a break and go back on it for three more weeks until you get to your goal weight or to maintain your weight loss after your get to your ideal size and health level.

I will be starting the diet in the next couple of months. I will be keeping a journal and sharing some of my experiences in a series of articles in my blogs which I'm calling the JJ Virgin Diaries. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Additionally, feel free to correct me on any thing I may be wrong and therefore giving misinformation about the diet too.

Wish me luck

Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza 3488 US Hwy 17 Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 445-0777

Tonight was my first time at Papa Murphy's ever. This pizza is the bomb. First time ever having s'mores dessert pizza too. I usually don't like dessert pizza,either it is too sweet,has too much bread,whatever, but this one even looked good before I even took it home and baked it. So to my surprise and delight, the s'mores pizza was so good with a glass of milk. Good value too. got the pizza,dessert and a two liter drink for twelve dollars plus tax and the service was excellent.
Pepperoni Pizza @ Papa Murphy's Take N
S'mores Dessert Pizza @ Papa Murphy's Take N

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Henry's Produce 8800 US 17 S Richmond Hill GA 31324 (912)6596034 go on or B 4 Labor Day 7 days a week open 9am-7pm

They have muscadine grapes,peaches,tomatoes,cherry and grape tomatoes,white,red and sweet potatoes,boiled peanuts,chow chow,melons and other high quality items. Family run,roadside, produce stand right outside of Savannah in Richmond Hill, Georgia.They have great prices and friendly service.They open on March 15th each year and close on Labor Day. So, catch them on or before Labor Day when their season ends. Open seven days a week 9am-7pm. Cash and personal checks accepted. Address and phone again:8800 US 17 S Richmond Hill, GA 31324 (912) 659-6034.

Veggies @ Henry's Produce
Fruit @ Henry's Produce
Veggies & Fruit @ Henry's Produce

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Diner 314 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 934-6644

I found this place by accident while I was hungry and looking for another restaurant after filling my car with gas on a trip from Richmond,VA to Fayetteville,NC or vice versa. I have never been so glad that I did not find the place I was looking for because the food was unique and original like homemade and the service was so good here. This cozy place is still my stop and get my grub on spot while traveling. I only wish that they were open on the weekend.

SPANISH OMELETTE

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Dog House 3049 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (910) 323-2400 I miss this place and the people.

This place was my spot when I lived in Fayetteville, NC from 2009 to 2011. Awesome food, great service,fun folks to fellowship with while eating, drinking at the bar and watching Southpark (a late night grown folk's cartoon on Comedy Central television network). Loved the Kujo wings, daily lunch specials, and the spiced peel and eat shrimp on Wednesdays.
Kujo wings @ The Dog House
KUJO WINGS AND BEER

Peel & Eat Shrimp @ The Dog House
PEEL AND EAT SHRIMP

Larry's Giant Subs at 790 Veterans Parkway, Hinesville,GA 31313 (912)-368-1900 is awesome.

Yum! I have so many favorite sandwiches here. The Cuban, the Italian beef, the gyro, but the salads are delicious and so very satisfying too. The service here is fast and courteous. They get your order right and the place is immaculate.

YOU KNOW I LOVE MY GREEK SALADS
Italian Beef Sandwich With Hot Peppers And Mozzarella Cheese @ Larry's Giant Subs
THIS IS THE ITALIAN BEEF SUB

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=790+Veterans+Pkwy,+Hinesville,+GA&hl=en&sll=32.678125,-83.178297&sspn=5.630138,9.876709&oq=79&t=h&hnear=790+Veterans+Pkwy,+Hinesville,+Georgia+31313&z=16

Hooters at 4 Gateway Blvd W, Savannah, GA 31409 (912)925-2536

On Thursday, August 15, 2013, I got the cheeseburger sliders.These were so good. I ordered the curly fries instead of the onion straws they came with and took them home. I got twenty of the naked, spicy garlic wings ate about four of those at the restaurant and took the rest home. Of course I ordered my all time favorite, the fried pickles which I shared with my fellow poker players. Yes Dear, Thursday night is poker night at Hooter's. One game starts at 6:30pm and the other starts around 9pm.

Fried Pickles @ Hooters

Hey Ms Linda@Cakes Unlimited @ 8890 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31406 You're the Greatest !!!

I got a mini key lime layer cake on August 8, 2013 and it was a little lime cloud of joy. About a year ago I got a full size chocolate and banana layer cake from Cakes Unlimited and was equally satisfied. Linda Waters, the owner and founder is working some serious pastry magic over there.


http://www.cakesunlimited.us/

Friday, August 16, 2013

Blue Turtle Bistro of The Gaslight restaurant group in Savannah is excellent. Lunch there today brightened my dreary day

I got the lunch special which was the marinated,grilled chicken sandwich topped with melted cheddar cheese,mixed greens,sliced tomato,and crispy bacon on a kaiser bun. The chicken on the sandwich was so juicy and flavorful that I realized only after eating that there was no mayonnaise or dressing. Healthier and tasty too, what a win-win.  It came with one side which I chose the spinach salad. The salad came to me first and was simple,light and refreshing. The flour less chocolate torte was a very happy conclusion to a wonderful dining experience. The service was fast and polite. My order was correct and the environment was comfortable and pleasant. The address is 5002 Paulsen Street #105 Savannah, Georgia 31405. The phone number is (912)358-0808..

Wilted Spinach Salad @ Blue Turtle Bistro
Grilled Chicken Sandwich @ Blue Turtle Bistro
Flourless Chocolate Torte @ Blue Turtle Bistro


http://blueturtlesavannah.com/

Monday, August 12, 2013

Whatever happened to spoonbread? Can't find the mix in the store for it anywhere. So here's a recipe for it from Saveur.com.

Boone Tavern’s Spoonbread This starter, one of the most popular offerings at Boone Tavern, which has featured the specialty for more than 60 years, is a creamy-centered cornbread pudding that rises like a soufflĂ©.




SERVES 6–8

 INGREDIENTS
 4 tbsp. unsalted butter (1 tbsp. softened, 3 tbsp. melted)
 3 cups milk
 1¼ cups finely ground white cornmeal
 1 tsp. baking powder
 1 tsp. fine salt 2 eggs, well beaten

INSTRUCTIONS
 1. Grease a 9" round cake pan with some of the softened butter. Cut out a parchment paper circle to fit inside the pan, nestle it into the bottom, and grease the paper with the remaining softened butter. Set the prepared pan aside. 
2. In a 2-quart saucepan, bring the milk to a boil, whisking occasionally, over high heat. While whisking, pour in the cornmeal in a steady stream. Whisk vigorously to incorporate the cornmeal, for about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to let the cornmeal mixture cool to room temperature. 
3. Heat oven to 350°. Transfer the cornmeal mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the remaining butter, baking powder, salt, and eggs and mix on medium speed until uniform and aerated, about 15 minutes. 
4. Pour cornmeal batter into the prepared pan and bake until golden brown and puffy and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Serve immediately
Read more at http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Boone-Taverns-Spoonbread#AlEXxQ83ZdFSbFFD.99

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Does anyone have a recipe for sweet,spiced corn pudding that they are willing to share? Please, pretty please?

My dearly departed Auntie Gertrude Wray made the best corn pudding this side of the Mississippi River. It's was sweet sort of cinnamonny (yes I know cinnamonny is not a word, I'm taking credit for making it up LOL) , it might have had some vanilla flavoring or extract in it and maybe a hint of nutmeg. However, no one in our family got her recipe before she became ill and passed away. I have searched high and low but haven't found any recipe that give the dessert the flavor my auntie's pudding had, but this one from Allrecipes.com gets the sweetness and texture just right.

Grandma's Corn Pudding
recipe image
Rated:rating
Submitted By: lisa cohen
Photo By: bhague
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Ready In: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Servings: 8
"This corn pudding is definitely comfort food."
INGREDIENTS:
5 eggs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn
2 (14.75 ounce) cans cream-style corn
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
2.In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add melted butter, sugar, and milk. Whisk in cornstarch. Stir in corn and creamed corn. Blend well. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
3.Bake for 1 hour.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grandmas-corn-pudding/

P.S. I wasn't kidding about begging for a recipe though.