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…

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.