Bacon Double Cheeseburger Soup

Tonight’s cheeseburger soup will take a slightly new direction…BACON Double Cheeseburger Soup.

Chicken & Broccoli Puff Pizza

For me, keeping a well stocked pantry, refrigerator, and freezer are a must.  Granted, I create menus and shop for those menus weekly, but I still keep my kitchen stocked for those nights and occasions when the menu just can’t work.  It’s on those nights that my stock becomes my safety net and we don’tContinue reading “Chicken & Broccoli Puff Pizza”

Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce

I love using ingredients in unexpected combinations.  I love taking classics and turning them on their side.  Last night’s dinner was no exception.  After going round and round about what to have for dinner, I gave up asking my husband what he wanted. The supermarket had a sale on blackberries, so I decided that weContinue reading “Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce”

Cinco de Mayo Recipes: Sweet Tea Brined Chicken Pancakes Tacos

With chicken that has been soaked in sweet tea, grilled to perfection, topped with strawberry-mango salsa, and served in a soft pancake, this isn’t your normal street taco. 

Forget Taco Tuesday, Bring on the Tots!

What started as a joke has taken a life of its own.  As popular as “Taco Tuesday” has become, last week, I proposed the birth of “Tater Tot Tuesday,” and to my surprise, the idea was a huge hit on Instagram and Twitter. Last night, I tested the idea on my kids and husband, andContinue reading “Forget Taco Tuesday, Bring on the Tots!”

Steak & Sweet Potato Hash

I live in house dominated by men…one husband, two sons, and even the dog is male.  They are as manly as it gets…meat, potatoes, dirt, mud, guns, trucks, boats…totally male!  Every once in a while, I cave and give them a break from girly food and perfect platings.   Needless to say, I have toContinue reading “Steak & Sweet Potato Hash”

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Ribeye & Scallops with Beer-Butter Sauce

For our last Valentine’s themed dinner of the week, let’s feature steak, but this isn’t just any old steak.  No, this steak recipe breaks all the rules…Steak & Scallops in a Beer-Butter Sauce.

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Bourbon-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Growing up in the south, I’ve eaten my fair share of pork chops.  Mostly fried and always overcooked, pork chops are a southern staple.  However, with USDA lowering the safe cooking temp of pork to 145°F in May of 2011, juicy pork is more popular than ever! For me, I still love a good bone-inContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Dinner: Bourbon-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops”

Valentine’s Day Dinner: Butter-Poached Scallops in Spaghetti Nests

I love using pasta for nests; it makes such a cute, creative vessel for seafood and even, meatballs.  Combine that with my desire to play with my new oyster bed, and I had a perfect date night dinner in mind.

Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese

As a competitive cook with a foodie husband, many date nights are spent creating recipes and having at-home cook offs. We each create our own masterpieces, post the pics on Facebook and Instagram, let everyone vote, and then, share dinner. We’ve had potato salad throw downs, chili cook offs, and this one, a grilled cheeseContinue reading “Southern Gentleman’s Grilled Cheese”

%d bloggers like this: