Tag: simple food

Strawberry and Peach Crumble

Strawberry and Peach Crumble

This strawberry and peach crumble is proof that sometimes you just have to follow your nose!  The other day I walked into my local grocery store and smelled peaches.  The sweet smell of peaches brought to mind so many decadent desserts that I just had to buy a few.  I […]

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Achieving A Balanced Breakfast

A Balanced Breakfast

CUT – REDUCE – AVOID – LOSE -DENY… I feel like these are such negative words!  STOP using them!  RE-BALANCE – MODIFY – SIMPLIFY- ALLOW… These are so much nicer!   One thing I have definitely figured out, it is much simpler to achieve a balanced breakfast plate than a balanced […]

Butter Cake Recipe

Easy Butter Cake

This easy butter cake is the cake I use when I want to have a beautiful cake for a party.  I used it for all the birthday parties I hosted in the restaurant, and now I make it for all the family special occasions. Recently, Raychel, my beautiful (not that […]

Marsala Beef and Potatoes Recipe

Marsala Beef and Potatoes

NEW RECIPE ALERT!  Sometimes the cooking juices get to flowing and you come up with a recipe that you will definitely put on repeat.  This is one of those recipes!  It turned out so good that it is going to be made over and over again in my home.  Easy […]

Deviled Chicken Recipe

1916 Deviled Chicken

You may have figured out I love taking really old recipes and revising them.  This was something I started doing when I had the restaurant and since then it has turned into a passion.  Hell, I even revise my own recipes over and over!  So, when my Aunt, my Mother-in-Law, […]

Squash and Okra Recipe

Southern Comfort Food Night!

When the garden starts to produce and the sun starts to become a little warmer outside I start searching for some Southern Comfort food.  I grew up on a farm, in a little bitty town called Fred, just a spit’n distance from Louisiana, where pick’n peas and shuck’n corn were […]

Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Busy Mom Chocolate Lava Cake

As the mom of three kids, I understand that often you really want to make something awesome for your kids but you just don’t have the time or the energy to make something awesome and complicated every single day!  When I owned a restaurant, the kids were very accustomed to […]

Mac and Cheese Recipe

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Easter time every year is a time for everyone to get together and celebrate beginnings.  This year (2020) was a little different for us.  With COVID-19 hanging around we decided to not get together.  We did have a family zoom meeting and I made all the traditional foods for my […]

Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie

The inspiration for my apple pie comes from a recipe written in 1916.  It is full of fresh sliced apples, sugar, and cinnamon.  I cheat on this recipe with the crust because when I get a craving for some apple pie, I don’t want to waste my time making a […]

Chicken Creole Recipe

Chicken Creole

I love a good cajun meal.  Being raised in South East Texas I was exposed to cajun food on a regular basis.  I have an Aunt that lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for years and she has started to pass down some of her amazing Cajun creations.  This recipe was […]