Wedge Salad with Turmeric Grilled Chicken & Nectevia Ranch Dressing

Wedge Salad with Turmeric Grilled Chicken and a ranch dressing made with Steviva Brands Nectevia, agave fortified with stevia

Summer Picnic Fare: Granny’s Southern Cornbread Salad #Sundaysupper

Nothing says summer quite like a picnic or pool party, and nothing is better than party food that as quick as it is yummy! However, I can’t wrap my head around picnics of simple cold-cut sandwiches and chips. Growing up, there was always one dish that was guaranteed a place on every picnic and summer…

Easy Seafood Recipes: Coconut Mahi-Citrus-Kale Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette #SundaySupper

Bring from Florida and having grown up on an island in the summers, I have caught, dipped, wrangled, cleaned, shelled, cooked, and eaten my fair share of seafood, in all shapes, sizes, and colors.  In fact, one of my earliest memories from childhood was walking with my mom through the grass flats around Boca Grande…

Sesame Wedge Salad with Key Lime Vinaigrette & Pickled Green Tomatoes #SundaySupper

Up until a couple of months ago, I’d never tried a “wedge” salad. Granted, it’s only iceberg lettuce and toppings, but iceberg has never thrilled me, so I’ve never ordered or made one. Then, came lunch at the Dogfish Head Brew Pub and all that changed. With heirloom grape tomatoes, Applewood smoked bacon, and goat…

Trisha Yearwood’s Grits Casserole

The only time I get to watch Food Network and the Cooking Channel is on the weekends, usually while I’m getting dressed and ready. This past weekend was no exception.  While I was putting on my makeup, I overheard Trisha mention that she would be making a garlic grits casserole, and my ears perked up!…

New Southern Cuisine

For far too long, food in the south has been regarded as anything but gourmet. It was considered cheap, scraps, whatever those poor Southerners could hunt, poach, catch, or find, things no one can pronounce, and in many cases, gross. Interestingly, I’ve eaten things that would probably fall into most, if not all, of those…

Not Your Typical Grilled Chicken: Mango Riesling Chicken Skewers w/ Coconut-Lime Rice

By now, most people know that I constantly write and test recipes for various contests and competitions. Last night, I finally got a chance to test my idea for the Dole Cook Off.  Going into it, there were certain Dole products that I just don’t use, so I kept to the foods that we eat…

Tilapia with Warm Crab Salsa & Manchego Grits

The real challenge for many home cooks is using what is readily available in the neighborhood grocery store and turn it into something fantastic, something creative, something inventive. In many rural areas, such as mine, access to gourmet or specialized goods and grocery stores is quite limited. Granted, I can order just about anything I…

Potato Salad Throw-down

Remember my earlier post about date night recipe throw-downs? This was our first.  Reser’s was hosting an ancillary competition at World Food Championships, so since we were already going to Vegas to compete, Jeremy thought he’d try his hand at recipe creation and cooking.