New Orleans Succotash Recipe


I’m sure y’all heard of succotash before. Corn, veggies, lima beans and fresh herbs cooked, tossed or stewed together. But, for me, the version of succotash I had growing up is something taken to a whole another level. You can say it is the cousin of gumbo, the only difference is that it has a lot … Read more

Roasted Vegetables & Apples w/ Bacon & Pecans


Oh, and towards the end, sprinkle some chopped pecans and brown sugar all over–delicious! I was cooking some pork and wanted a side that would pair nicely and this worked perfectly. I know everyone is in the hustle and bustle of the holidays and it is almost over. The holidays mostly fly by me since … Read more

Summer Tomato Tart Recipe

Don’t you love all of the summer produce popping up all over? This tomato tart screams fresh ripe tomatoes, fresh herbs, buttery puff pastry, and a delicious addictive mayo mixed with grated fontina and parmesan cheese. I decided to take the ever-so-popular southern tomato pie and make it in tart form. The recipe is adapted … Read more

Summer Creamed Corn Recipe

A month ago I finally was able to catch up with some friends and cook a nice dinner. Of course, I had to make a big deal about it and plan this extravagant three-course meal. I love sharing meals and getting together with my friends, they motivate me, always ready for dinner, and are the … Read more

Autumn Pear Salad With Pomegranate

I have been going crazy for pears lately. So, I decided to make a delicious roasted pear salad with pomegranate seeds and candied walnuts. I made a yummy dressing out of cane syrup and cane vinegar. But feel free to substitute the cane syrup with maple syrup and the vinegar with white wine or apple … Read more

Cracklin’ Cornbread Recipe

Cracklin’ cornbread is a Southern delicacy and a delicious one in fact. I remember only having it once when I was a little girl. Actually, I  remember not really enjoying it, since I was more used to the “cake-like” cornbread my parents would make from the Jiffy cornbread box. You guys know what I’m talking about. … Read more

Roasted Sweet Potato Grits Recipe

These decadent, roasted sweet potato grits will become your next go-to side dish to compliment a nice roasted pork or braised chicken. I learned so much working in restaurants back in NOLA and this recipe is one I keep in my arsenal. I remember watching the cooks roast the sweet potatoes and never did I think … Read more

Spring Salad With Creamy Pistachio Vinaigrette Recipe

I hope these hot past few days have been treating y’all well! I must say, I’m pretty excited that my garden is taking off! It was very much a work in progress. Seedlings dying after being transplanted. Learning what to plant next to one another and so on. But–I produced some beautiful little gem lettuces! … Read more