Shrimp and Black Bean Gumbo

This Cajun inspired hearty one pot recipe for Shrimp and Black bean Gumbo, takes advantage of all the seasonings and flavors associated with this dish. It is perfect for Lent and will warm and...


Coq au vin or Chicken in Wine

Today is my Birthday. I will be 50 years old. Wait, maybe it is 51? I am not sure, you see I never tell the truth about my age, so I tend to forget...


Chicken Alphabet Soup

Who says you can’t play with your food? This simple and delicious Chicken Alphabet Soup will have even your biggest of kids practicing their spelling. 


Chipotle Lime and Cilantro Rice

This is my take on the delicious seasoned rice they serve at Chipotle. It is a super easy dish that you can serve with just about anything.


Shrimp and Grits

I doubt if there is anything more iconic and southern than Shrimp and Grits. What started as a humble breakfast meal has recently morphed in to a more upscale dish. 


Irish Potato Soup

This Irish Potato Soup is a classic. It is a easy, creamy and delicious soup. Serve this rich and hearty soup as a comforting cool weather dinner. Your family will thank you.

golden magi bread

Feast of The Epiphany and Golden Magi Bread

Today is the day that the Magi (wise men) visited Jesus. This golden colored bread with this rich exotic ginger reminds me of the gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh the Magi gave to...


The Best of 2014

Thank you to all the people who visited and commented on my site throughout the year. I have compiled a list of the top eight most visited recipes for the year. 


Merry CHRISTmas


Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

This revolutionary way to make mashed potatoes will change how you cook them for ever. They are so easy and delicious you will wonder why you did not think of this before. Over the...