Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie!

  I mean really! Bring together chocolate, pecans and bourbon and everyone will be your friend! This dessert is absolutely delightful and super easy to make. And, once I tasted it, I crossed Pecan Pie off on my list of foods that I don’t like. Because of this Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie recipe, I’m a fan now! Maybe it’s the addition of the chocolate and/or the bourbon (happy face!). You really don&#8217…

Fried Green Tomatoes…the recipe!

Sundays at my grandparents’ house was always a full Southern Sunday Supper! Chicken, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, black eyed peas and corn bread…Oh and peach cobbler! All homemade and Granny was in the kitchen all day getting ready for us 4 “monsters” to arrive…4 girls! Monsters? Never! Climbing the walnut tree in the back yard or picking radishes from the garden we could smell the goodness coming out the windows by the…

Rosé All Day with Strawberry Rosé Popsicles

May I have your attention please!!! In case you’ve been living under a rock, rosé wine is all the rage. And I am so glad! My mom and dad drank rosé when I was growing up and it’s been a summer go-to in France forever. A chilled glass of this lovely pink drink is the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page may…

Black-Eyed Peas. Soul Food…A Way of Life

I grew up on soul food. I can close my eyes and the aromas take me back instantly! Every Sunday at home or at my grandparents’, black-eyed peas would be slowly simmering on the stove. In the south, eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day is said to bring good luck. Being African American, this side dish was on the stove early the morning of December 31st, and pretty much every single Sunday. A couple…

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Giggi’s Macaroni and Cheese

Sundays at Giggi’s, my Italian grandmother, the entire family gathered ’round her table and shared a meal together…every Sunday…every family member. When I moved to the left coast after college I missed those Sunday suppers. One day, I called Giggi and she patiently walked me through her secret formulas for my favorite dishes. We have those hand written cards to this day, her leg of lamb, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage and beans…

Cooking Gifts for Dad

What to get the dad in your life? It can be challenging. We’ve gathered a couple of our favorite ideas for the dads who cook. All these are linked on Amazon and, if you have Prime, can probably be delivered in one day! Or, if you are like our Debbie, and love to shop and support the brick and mortar stores in your area, you can probably find similar items close to you. Just to let you know…

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