Menzies in the Kitchen: 2 Recipes from Tammy and Marvin Menzies

November 1, 2017 Jessica Muncrief

“Because my family is from New Orleans and my husband Marvin’s family is from Guyana, we love spicy food,” explains former Las Crucen Tammy Menzies. “We wanted to share some great holiday recipes with a little spice. The first one is known to a lot of households, but not in the way I make them, this is a New Orleans take on the Deviled Eggs.”

New Orleans Deviled Eggs
1 dozen hard boiled eggs
1 4.25 oz. can of Underwood Deviled Ham Spread
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup dill pickle relish
1 tablespoon cayenne red pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 pinch of salt (optional)
4 tablespoon Louisiana hot sauce

Boil the eggs in salted water, once cooked let cool to room temperature before peeling. Cut the peeled eggs in half lengthwise and remove the yolks. Rest the egg whites on a serving platter. Mash egg yolks into a fine crumble. Mix in the can of underwood deviled ham spread until the mixture is a spread. Add in the dill pickle relish, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and Louisiana hot sauce and pinch of salt if needed. Mix in the mayonnaise, the mixture should look like a spread not loose but not dry. Also, add more cayenne pepper and/or hot sauce to your taste. Pipe (using a Russian icing cake decorating kit) or spoon egg mixture into reserved egg whites. Garnish with paprika on top. Makes 24 eggs. Enjoy

Jalapeño Popper Cups
15 frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
Bacon bits

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Place phyllo cups onto a baking sheet. Stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeño, and hot sauce in a bowl. Spoon mixture into the phyllo cups and sprinkle bacon bits on top. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm and Enjoy

Tammy says, “I hope you try these recipes as I have made them at our house in Las Cruces and everyone really enjoyed them. Both have a little kick to them, but we like some extra spice in the kitchen.”


When Marvin was the head coach for the NMSU Men’s Basketball Team, the Menzies lived in this home at 8105 Constitution that is currently on the market! “It took us quite a while to find a home when we moved to Las Vegas because we were looking for something that compared to our home in Las Cruces,” Tammy explains. The Menzies both love to cook and entertain, and they’ve hosted gatherings of up to 250 people in the home.

Read the full story in the November/December issue of Neighbors magazine on newsstands now!

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Sandy Asher-Camden
Steinborn & Associates Real Estate

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