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Month: April 2019

CHICKEN, CHORIZO, & SHRIMP PAELLA

CHICKEN, CHORIZO, & SHRIMP PAELLA

This is an impressive dish that is perfect to serve at a party with a group of friends, at an intimate dinner party, or to your family on a Saturday evening.  It is a recipe that is endlessly versatile and a great way to repurpose Read More..

LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP BOIL

LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP BOIL

This seafood boil is a wonderfully spiced, one-pot meal that is full of flavor.  Served with drawn butter, cocktail sauce, and a few ice-cold beers, this low country shrimp boil makes for the start of a perfect party with friends.  It is easily scaled up Read More..

PERFECTLY MOIST BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS

PERFECTLY MOIST BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS

Are you tired of rubbery, overcooked boneless skinless chicken breasts?  Have you eaten way too many of these flavorless hockey pucks at weddings, business lunches, and plated dinner events?  Yeah, me too. Yet, I love having a few perfectly cooked, succulent cooked chicken breasts ready Read More..

EXTRA FLAVORFUL JALAPENO POPPERS

EXTRA FLAVORFUL JALAPENO POPPERS

These poppers are warm, cheesy, creamy, and spicy little bites of pure heaven.  There’s a reason that jalapeno poppers are the ubiquitous tailgating or game day appetizer.  They’re delicious and very easy. They’re also a huge crowd pleaser – so make plenty. I think every Read More..

LUXURIOUS BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST

LUXURIOUS BRIOCHE FRENCH TOAST

This easy french toast casserole is perfect for a weekend morning or holiday brunch.  It can be baked immediately or mixed and assembled the night before and baked the next morning. There’s nothing better than a delicious casserole – just mixing ingredients together and popping Read More..

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

A hearty, filling, and utterly delicious one pot meal that will satisfy the vegans, vegetarians, AND carnivores in your life. It is so filling and rich, spicy and flavorful with the warm spices of curry, cumin, and cinnamon.  And the best part?  It’s a one-pot Read More..

SEARED SEA SCALLOPS WITH LEMON CREAM SAUCE AND BALSAMIC DRIZZLE

SEARED SEA SCALLOPS WITH LEMON CREAM SAUCE AND BALSAMIC DRIZZLE

I’m not big on those pretentious, snooty recipes.  Do you know the dishes with ‘gastric foam’ and ‘smears’?  And, just what is a gastric foam? I don’t want to say what it looks like to me, so let’s just say that if you are a Read More..

FRESH STRAWBERRY KEY LIME MARGARITAS

FRESH STRAWBERRY KEY LIME MARGARITAS

Since I embarked on this new writing/blogging career, I am so grateful for no longer feeling that stressed out, anxious,  Sunday afternoon dread.  Do you know what I mean? Those Sundays where you feel great in the morning and as the day goes on, you Read More..

CHEDDAR JALAPENO BREAD

CHEDDAR JALAPENO BREAD

This bread is rich, slightly spicy, salty, and very cheesy.  Crisp and crunchy on the outside with a moist and fluffy interior, it will leave you craving more. Upon moving from Pittsburgh to Houston, I just did not understand the reverence that Houstonians had for Read More..

NICARAGUAN GALLO PINTO

NICARAGUAN GALLO PINTO

This dish is what I consider the breakfast of champions.  It is not only delicious and simple. It is an all natural, unprocessed food.  Nothing jarred or canned. Plus, it is a complete vegetarian protein. No meat is needed.  And the clean protein will fuel Read More..

INDIVIDUAL CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKES

INDIVIDUAL CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKES

Who doesn’t adore little, individual desserts?  Cupcakes, mason jar desserts, hand pies, or little, mini bundt cakes that can be savored and enjoyed at your own pace.  I love my own little dessert that I can eat the whole thing and not feel guilty…or have Read More..

SWEET AND SOUR BRAISED RED CABBAGE

SWEET AND SOUR BRAISED RED CABBAGE

This homey recipe is one of those ‘lost’ recipes that’s super easy, works with a variety of meat dishes, inexpensive and very healthy.  It evokes nostalgic recipes of family dinners gone by. I think cabbage, in general, gets a bad rap.  Think about this.  We Read More..

HERB ROASTED PORK LOIN

HERB ROASTED PORK LOIN

This recipe is a throwback to those wonderful days of Sunday family dinners.  Do you remember those dinners with the great food, desserts, the crazy aunt and the totally inappropriate cousin that made the whole day memorable?  I miss them, but this dish brings back Read More..