Oysters With Strawberry Mignonette Recipe

Is it just me or is this year moving along rather fast! A few weeks ago I did something that was maybe one of the toughest decisions I’ve made in a long time–I left a job that I was at for 12 years. I’m a pretty calm person and just go with the flow, but I … Read more

Grapefruit Tarragon Gin Refresher Recipe

I love making cocktails. It is another outlet for me to be creative. I remember when I first got into cocktail making. I bought Campari and basically said I would never buy it again! It is amazing how you grow and your taste buds change. For this cocktail, it is a spin on a drink … Read more

Ricotta Tart With Pistachio Crust & Ganache Recipe

I started this blog 6 months ago and my goal was to continue learning and growing as a cook. Trying recipes that have been on my list to make for a long time. Wanting to learn how to bake and create yummy and tasty desserts. So far, I have been doing just that. I have … Read more

Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe With Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

This grilled skirt steak is tender and juicy and the marinade creates such a great flavorful crust! I used my go-to marinade, that I made with the Grilled Red Chile Shrimp. Earthy and smoky red chile marinade that has a mix of ancho chiles and New Mexico chiles that are rehydrated and pureed into a paste. … Read more

Red Chili Shrimp With Pineapple Salsa

Ok, I have a confession to make. One of the first cookbooks I even owned and brought was Bobby’s Flay Mesa Grill. I remember watching Bobby on the Food Network with Boy Meets Grill and loved the flavor profiles he cooked with. All the chile’s, tomatillos, spices–very bold in-your-face type seasonings. I loved it! This … Read more

Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita Recipe

The temperatures are rising and with the long days, there is nothing better than a tasty Strawberry Rhubarb margarita to cool you off. Strawberries were on sale and I spotted some rhubarb and a lightbulb went off. I know they are the perfect combo for a pie or jam, but why not a cocktail? Next, … Read more

Spicy Pickled Red Onions Recipe

For me, Spring is the time of year I enjoy pickling the most. This recipe for spicy pickled red onions is my favorite. I love adding jalapenos and coriander seeds to the mix. I love using coriander and it has become one of my favorite spices! The citrusy notes add a nice element to the … Read more

New Orleans Style Chicken, Beans & Rice

This here my friends is my version of arroz con pollo, arroz con grandules, chicken and rice, chicken and beans. All of the above. It is straight delicious. Spiced creole seasoned chicken with smokey creamy red beans all cooked together. Oh, and we cannot forget the andouille crust to add on to the flavor! I … Read more

Pork Crackling Recipe

Yes, cracklins. Addictive little morsels of tender pork belly fried until crispy and then tossed in some hot sauce and cracklin’ dust, aka seasonings. These are not the ones you buy in the convenience store, these here, are the real deal! I remember this guy on his trailer at the fisherman market in Westwego frying up … Read more

Creamy Chicken Soup Recipe

This creamy chicken soup with rice is not your average soup. I was craving something homely and satisfying for a cool front that came through Dallas and decided on something with chicken. I did not want the usual chicken soup, so I opted for a creamy version with one distinct ingredient–preserved lemon. Preserved lemon is … Read more