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EASY DIRTY RICE

EASY DIRTY RICE

Dirty rice is a Cajun classic usually served as a side dish.  This version is hearty enough to serve as a main course. I like to make this a spicy meal by serving this Cajun classic with Extra Flavorful Jalapeno Poppers, a few Southern Hush Read More..

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP

A classic Italian recipe that is hearty enough to be a full meal with a loaf of crusty bread. This soup recipe is a delicious way to warm up on a chilly day.  I like to serve this with a Fennel and Orange Salad With Read More..

PASTA CARBONARA

PASTA CARBONARA

This easy pasta recipe tastes surprisingly rich and decadent.  Tender linguine and salty pancetta tossed in a creamy, egg and parmesan cheese sauce – all using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  Its a wonderful and comforting dish that’s ready in less than 30 Read More..

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

THE BEST CHEESE SOUP (adapted from the 1886 Cafe, Austin, TX)

Warm, creamy and satisfying, this delicious, cheesy soup recipe is sure to become a family favorite.  It’s perfect to sip on a chilly evening. Garnish the soup with croutons, sliced scallions, or chopped ham or bacon.  It really deserves the title of the best cheese Read More..

BUTTER AND HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

BUTTER AND HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

If you are having just a small group for the holiday or if most of your guests prefer white meat, give this bone-in turkey breast recipe a try.  Easy and delicious, this Thanksgiving recipe will produce a lusciously moist, savory, and buttery turkey. Back when Read More..

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

A beefy, flavorful homestyle beef chili that is the ultimate comfort food recipe.  Richly flavored, hearty, and slightly spicy, this chili is just what you want on a cool, fall evening – even here in sunny Florida. My mom used to make a chili that Read More..

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

Creamy, rich, and velvety, this classic dessert recipe is a sublime chocolate experience that is impressive enough for guests your Thanksgiving table and yet easy enough for every day. Do you connect beautiful memories with food?  I do, all of the time. Chocolate mousse takes Read More..

CHICKEN MARBELLA

CHICKEN MARBELLA

This classic recipe is a delicious nod to the “Silver Palate Cookbook” from the late Sheila Lukins and Julee Rosso and was THE ‘go-to’ party recipe in the ’80s.   Sweet, tangy, and briny from the capers, the moist chicken is nestled in between juicy prunes Read More..

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

This breakfast sandwich recipe is the perfect blend of savory and sweet.  Ham, cheese, jelly, and powdered sugar make for the most delicious brunch dish.  People either love it or hate it. I, for one, adore this delicious treat. If you can make a grilled Read More..

SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE

SOUTH AFRICAN BOBOTIE

An international recipe, this is the national dish of South Africa.  Bobotie is a comfort food casserole of spiced, curried ground beef topped with savory egg custard, reminiscent of Greek mousaka. While on a business trip to Cape Town, I was fortunate enough to taste Read More..

CLASSIC PATTY MELT

CLASSIC PATTY MELT

The ultimate comfort food!  A classic patty melt is a cross between a burger and a sandwich.  Ground beef, topped with sweet, caramelized onions, cheese, and thousand island dressing, placed between slices of soft, sourdough bread and grilled to perfection. I think I have eaten Read More..

CABERNET BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS

CABERNET BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS

When in need, this recipe is comfort food at its best.  Thick, meaty short ribs braised in red wine and beef broth makes for the most flavorful, fall-of-the-bone meat.  The vegetables and fresh herbs add complexity to the rich sauce.  This dish is delicious served Read More..

CLASSIC SAUSAGE GRAVY

CLASSIC SAUSAGE GRAVY

This is an easy recipe for an old Southern classic.  The ultimate comfort food, this creamy, hearty, sausage gravy is a perfect start to any day. Creamy white, sausage gravy was a delicacy that I did not discover until I moved South.  I have to Read More..

MILLIE’S OLD FASHIONED LEMON BARS

MILLIE’S OLD FASHIONED LEMON BARS

These lemon bars, with the buttery crust, the tangy lemon curd, and the kiss of powdered sugar, are an old classic that is always sure to please. This is a quick and easy recipe that epitomizes the taste of summer. I am very particular about Read More..

ROASTED GARLIC HORSERADISH MASHED POTATOES

ROASTED GARLIC HORSERADISH MASHED POTATOES

Once you taste these creamy, rich, mashed potatoes with the tangy bite of horseradish together with the buttery, nuttiness of roasted garlic, you won’t want plain old mashed potatoes again. Is there anything more comforting than mashed potatoes?  Have a bad day? Crave some mashed Read More..