Saturday, December 26, 2009

“Texas Fred’s Blanco Yam Pie and Pecans”

1 1/3 cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 tbsp. self rising corn meal
1/3 cup half and half
3 eggs
1 cup white yams, peeled, cooked (about 30 to 40 minutes) and mashed
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
1 cup pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add corn meal and half and half; blend well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add white yams and all the spices, blend well.

Bake pie shell in preheated oven 5 to 7 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour filling into pie shell. Sprinkle pecans over top. Bake 1 hour or until inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire rack

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays from the Farm

Texas Fred and Deuce

Texas Fred and Prince

Lakota snow sunning
Wooly Bully in the snow

Kujo before big snow

Texas Fred’s Zydeco CD Picks

Geno Delafose, “Hey Geno
J. Paul, Jr. & The Zydeco Nubreeds, “Another Level
Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers, “Getting Down To Business
Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi Rollers, “Git it, Beau Jocque
Chris Ardoin & Nu Step, “MVP

Buckwheat Zydeco, “A 20-Year Party
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, “Live, At the Woodshop
Boozoo Chavis & The Magic Sounds, “Live, At The Habibi Temple
Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, “Free Your Mind
Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, “Pick It Up
Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws, “Im So Glad
Clifton Chenier, “Swamp Cajun Music Live
Lynn August, “Sauce Piquante
Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band, “Movin On Up
Terrance Simien, “Positively Beadhead
Roy Carrier & The Zydeco Night Rockers, “Nasty Girls
Jerome Batiste & The Zydeco Players, “Back Up Off Me
Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas, “Lets Go
Sean Ardoin & Zydekool, “Strictly For The Dancers
Noonie & The Zydeco Floaters, “That’s Who We Be
Leroy Thomas & The Zydeco Road Runners, “The Peoples Favorites Of Leroy Thomas
Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers, “Worldwide
Rockin Sidney, “My Toot Toot
Rockin Dopsie, “Louisiana Music
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, “Keeping The Tradition Alive
John Delafose/Willis Prudhomme
, “Zydeco Live!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Radio Interview Saturday, April 25, 2009

The interview can be heard on WPFW 89.3 FM betwen 2pm-4pm

Texas Fred talks to Gigi Amateau author of CHANCEY of the Maury River, a horse story.

Gigi Amateau was born October 20, 1964 in northeastern Mississippi and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in Urban Studies and Planning, she worked for nearly twenty years in Richmond's non-profit community.

Amateau lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and daughter. She loves reading about John Adams, riding horses in the mountains, gardening with native plants, and watching birds.

Her first young adult novel was Claiming Georgia Tate.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009 Play List

'Zydeco Trail Ride'
WPFW 89.3 FM Washington, DC

1)Curley Taylor, "Zydeco Cowboys"-Nothin' Feels Like This
2)Buckwheat Zydeco, "Make a Change in Your Life"-Menagerie: The Essential Zydeco Collection

3)Bruce Springsteen, "Eyes on the Prize"-We Shall Overcome, Teh Seeger Sessions
4)Zydeco Brothers, "Reach Out (Touch a Hand, Make a Friend)-Zydeco Festival
5)Beau Jocque, "A Little Love Always Make it Bettah"-Gonna Take You Downtown
6)Zydeco Joe, "Why Can't We Get Together"-Black Cat
7)Big Red, "I Can Still Remember"-Secret Ingredients
8)Thomas Big Hat Fields, "Scoop It Up"-Louisiana Zydeco Man
9)Boozoo Chavis, "Paper In My Shoe"-Zydeco Trail Ride
10)Guyland Leday, "Empty Wagon"-Welcome To My World
11)Clifton Chenier, "I'm Coming Home"-The Best of Clifton Chenier
12)J.J. Callier, "A Change Gonna Come"-Do You Wanna Dance
13)Lil' Nathan, "Charge it to the Game"-Doin' It Big Time
14)Lil' Nathan, "Billy Goat"-Zydeco Ballin'
15)Keith Frank, "Fight 4 Something So Wrong"-Loved, Feared & Respected
16)Clarence Gatemouth Brown, "Jambalaya"-the man
17)John Delafose, "Sweet Girl In Texas"-Joe Pete Got Two Women
18)Rosie Ledet, "Dance The Zydeco"-Pick It Up
19)Rosie Ledet, "Little Rosie"-Now The Time
20)Jeffery Broussard, "Richest Man"-keeping the tradition alive!
21)Rockin' Sidney, "Sweet Lil' Woman"-My Toot Toot
22)Howlin' Wolf, "Sitting On Top fo The World"-The Silver Collection
23)Big Mama Thornton, "Sweet Little Angel"-In Europe
24)George Jones & Merle Haggard, "All My Friends are Strangers"-Kickin' Out The Footlights...Again
25)Beau Jocque, "Git It, Beau Jocque"-Git it, Beau

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009 Play List

'Zydeco Trail Ride'
WPFW 89.3 FM Washington, DC

1)Curley Taylor, "Zydeco Cowboys"-Nothin Feels Like This
2)Step Rideau, "Standing Room Only"-Standing Room Only
3)Keith Frank, "Overcome"-Loved, Feared, Respected
4)Rosie Ledet, "Don't Have to Worry"-I'm a Woman
5)Jeremy & The Zydeco Hot Boyz, "Get on Down"-Now, Whacha Gonna Do?
6) Leon Chavis, "Tell Me what you want"-Holla@Me
7)Lil Brian, "Good for the Goose, Good For the Gander"-Worldwide
8)Buckwheat, "Hey Joe"-The Buckwheat Zydeco Story, A 20-Year Party
9)Brian Jack, "After The Rain"-Underdog
10)J. Paul, "Lonely Journey"-Zeality
11)Dr. John, "Food For Thot"-Creole Moon
12)Jon Cleary, "Funky Munky Biznis"-Pin Your Spin
13)Allen Toussaint, "Yes We Can Can"-Our New Orleans
14)Curley Taylor, "Country Boy"-Country Boy
15)Lil' Korey Broussard-Demo
16)Jerome Batiste, "If you Leave me girl"-Jeremiah
17)Guyland Leday, "Hold That Gator"-Welcome To My World
18)Eugene Hideaway Bridges, "Look at Me Now"-Eugene Hideaway Bridges
19)George Jones & Merle Haggard, "Born With the Blues"-Kickin' Out the Footlights...Again
20)Wynton Marsalis, "Premature Autopsies"-The Majesty of the Blues
21)Johnny Guitar Watson, "The Dream, MLK Dedication"
22)King Curtis, "Deep Fry"-Trouble In Mind
23)The Blind Boys of Alabama, "Make a Better World"-Down In New Orleans

Friday, January 16, 2009

Share Your Outdoor Adventures

The Zydeco Cowboy Blog is starting a new series. We want you to write in with your outdoor adventure tales and send pictures to boot to post along with your stories.

On occasion some of the submissions we will be turned into audio features for the upcoming podcast. You will be contacted by our production team to do recorded interviews in order to produce monthly stories.

Start sending those stories in right away. They can be submitted through the comments section or by sending an email to

The kind of adventure tales that we're looking for are about camping, fishing, hunting, trail riding ... just about anything related to being in nature's great outdoors.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I want to know what's on you mind.
Send me your thoughts.
Yeah Ya Right!