Featured Holiday – Black History Month

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – began in 1926 as Negro History Week. It later became Black History Month. A man named Dr. Carter G. Woodson is the one who initiated the celebration of Black History in The United States. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard and became deeply troubled by the fact that blacks were not very prominent in the history of The United States. In 1926 he started Negro History Week as a way to bring attention to the black influence in the United States history. Today, we celebrate Black History for an entire month. We encourage you to take the time to read up on how the African American people have influenced The United States of America. We have included a couple of recipes that are favored by the African American culture.

Happy Black History Month!!

Black History Month Recipes:


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg

Place oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, tilting pan to coat bottom evenly; heat in a 375° oven 10 minutes. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk together milk and egg; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour hot oil from skillet into batter; stir until blended. Pour batter into skillet. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until done. Remove from skillet.

Fried Catfish

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 catfish fillets
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large shallow dish. Sprinkle catfish fillets with salt, and dredge in cornmeal mixture, coating evenly. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Fry fillets 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

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