Shrimp Po’ Boy

For years Mardi Gras was seen as a pagan festival celebrating spring and fertility. This event also known as Carnival is celebrated in many countries around the world. But once Christianity arrived in Rome religious leaders decided to incorporate these popular traditions into the new faith. The result was the excessive lifestyle that comes with…

Corn Fritter Cakes with Confectioner Sugar

Corn Fritters are served sweet or savory. They can be prepared with fruits and jams or syrups and creams. Savory fritters can have more of a cornmeal texture with ingredients added like chopped scallions, celery or garlic  to the mixture. Corn fritters can also be deep fried, fried or baked, creamed corn is often used…

Baked Chicken Thighs with Asparagus

Fried chicken is good but why not take it up a notch. This recipe not only gives chicken that crispy taste we all expect but adding a filling and baking those juicy thighs brings an amazing savory flavor you would not expect. Just lightly fry thighs in a skillet with roasted garlic butter. Then add…

Happy Valentine’s Day

  I was trying to come up with something special for Valentine’s Day when finally I realized it’s not necessary to come up with anything. The day itself is special enough. So hopefully you had a wonderful day with the one you love. And for those who feel as though they’ve never experienced this kind…

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Filling

  This dessert is a real treat, not only does it have a vegetable but its modified from Disney’s famous Carrot Cake Cookie recipe from DisneyFoodblog.com. I did like the taste of my recipe because I do enjoy carrot cake but honestly my cookies were just a little to thick for me. But that’s ok…

Quick & Easy Homemade Buttermilk

I love the taste of buttermilk from cultured churned butter but sometimes I only need enough for a couple of dishes. So that’s when I turn to this quick and easy recipe which takes only minutes and taste exactly like fresh homemade buttermilk. After pouring 1 1/2 cups of milk (cream can be used )…

Devil’s Food Zucchini Cakes

After finishing cultured churned butter I was ready for the next baking / food  challenge. I enjoy following several bloggers that always come up with outstanding mouth watering desserts. A couple of my favorites are Sally’s Baking Addition and Joy the Baker. Which makes me question what can I do with a dessert that would grab someone’s…

Homemade Devil’s Food Cake Mix

    Once I completed the Cultured Churned Butter challenge I was excited about starting a new project. So after a little research I found exactly what was next on my list, desserts with vegetables and I found a perfect dessert to start with … chocolate cake with zucchini. But before I get ahead of myself…

Buttered Up

The distinctive taste of compound butter can bring a burst of flavor to every dish you make.This butter is great with meats, desserts, vegetables, stews, soups, bake goods and sandwiches. I want to share a few sweet and savory recipes I made. All of the butter was either soften at room temperature or placed in…

Broccoli & Potatoes

This is a very  simple dish to make with lots of flavor. An ideal side dish with any meat of your choice. Prep time: 20 minutes     Cook time: 15 minutes     Yield: 2 servings    Difficulty: easy Ingredients: Several small minced garlic cloves 1 small minced onion 1-2  tablespoons of olive oil 1…

Cabbage Soup

Cabbage is one those vegetables that always seems to reinvent itself. I can recall growing up eating hot biscuits and green cabbage from the garden with potatoes and a piece of pork added for flavor. There’s also red cabbage which was usually used for making coleslaw. But even more exciting is the numerous characteristic and…

Composting: 101

  Composting is not only a smart way to dispose of kitchen and yard waste, it will also enhance your property.  Denise and I are looking forward to a much greener yard with beautiful shrubs and flowers since we’ve started composting. And of course and array of  new recipes from the vegetables and fruit that…