Easy Pork Ribs With Peach & Molasses Glaze

These pork ribs are truly amazing! I think they would have been even better if I was able to throw them onto a grill, but soon, hopefully–fingers crossed! The peach glaze is really finger-licking good. Dark and syrupy molasses are reduced with apple cider vinegar, Creole mustard, cane syrup, jalapenos, and peaches. Omit the creole … 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

Zahav’s Hummus Recipe With Curry Shrimp & Olives

This past year I’ve been hearing all this talk about a particular cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking–and particularly about the amazing Zahav’s hummus that Chef Michael Solomonov creates. I love hummus and love how it is a vehicle for a lot of different flavor combinations. Growing up, I just saw hummus as something … 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

Strawberry Bread Pudding Souffle Recipe

This Strawberry Bread Pudding Souffle is a flashback from my first time stepping into a professional kitchen, Commander’s Palace. I remember being so excited and buying my first knife roll–which I still have by the way! I was so nervous going into this establishment that has been around forever and holds so many accolades. For my … Read more

Pancetta Wrapped Asparagus & Hollandaise

It is Spring and beautiful weather surrounds us. What better way to welcome Spring than with some delicious pancetta-wrapped asparagus with hollandaise sauce! So good and such a great side! This recipe has been on my mind for quite some time. Debating back and forth if I should use bacon or pancetta? Keep it simple … Read more

Mango Chow Chow Relish Recipe

Sweet. Tangy. Spicy. Savory. This chow chow relish is one to have in your arsenal! Goes well with just about anything. Chicken, seafood, pork–definitely pork– and even mixed with some cream cheese as a spread. Quick and simple to put together. Mango, chiles, ginger, turmeric, mustard seeds, and onions into a pot, simmer for 15 … Read more

Beer Braised Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Taco Tuesday or taco every day? These shrimp tacos are not your average shrimp tacos. They are braised in beer and spices and topped with a nice crunchy cabbage slaw and chipotle crema! Very tasty are perfect to enjoy with family and friends. Also quick to whip up! Growing up I was surrounded by seafood, … Read more