Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Shrimp

We don’t make a big deal outta’ football at my house, but I do love watching the game from time to time. (I was born and raised in Texas after all!) The commercials and performances are almost always worth it, and, truthfully, I’m happy with any reason to make party food! This year I kept…

Country Fried Tofu

The last several days we’ve been living on sandwiches and cherry cola. A volunteer writing opportunity with a local candidate was brought to my attention, and I’ve been distracted with that. My political experience is next to nada, but I am excited to learn more about campaigning. To get involved on a grassroots level in…

Salmon Tacos

Did you know that Discovery+ has the Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, Animal Planet, and Magnolia Network? I discovered (hehe) every season of The Barefoot Contessa and this taco dinner was inspired by one of Ina Garten’s recipes. These salmon tacos are super quick, with little prep required making them the perfectly healthy, yet…

Goi Ga

The landfill of stress and illness, social unrest and disease that 2020 spewed all over us is seeping into the fabric of our lives still, like a red wine stain on a wedding dress. 2021 has come in like a lion, and, after the unbridled chaos of last week, I’m not holding my breath for…

Lemongrass Steamed Turbot in Chili Ginger Broth

Before I relocated to the East Coast fifteen years ago, I didn’t know I was a fish/seafood snob. Growing up on the Gulf Coast fishing with my dad, my mom preparing the perch or catfish or bass we caught that day for our supper, hanging out with coworker’s at the company fish fry, and unwinding…

Brisket Pot Pie

So, now that you have plenty of Smoked Brisket in your fridge or freezer, you need to make this scrumptious Brisket Pot Pie asap! Since this was my New Year’s Day main, I chose a vegetable combination of black eyed peas and cabbage to represent and respect long standing Southern New Year traditions. No Southern…

Smoked Holiday Brisket

For me, as you may already know, nothing smells more like the holidays than the aromas of sweet savory smoke slowly billowing out the chimney of my Oklahoma Joe’s offset. As snow flurries began to trickle down around my bare, freezing feet Christmas morning, with the warmth of the dry crackle and pop of the…

Happy New Year?

After a short staycation with the wifey (and pup scare!), it’s time to get back to typing. It was my intention to post my first New Year blog entry, well, yesterday to welcome in 2021 with all my favorite things: food and writing, but my precious baby boy, Dixon, became incredible ill New Year’s Eve….

Butternut Toscana

As I’m typing, the weather outside is already frightful, with up to three inches of snow forecasted for this morning followed by an afternoon of sleet. So, since we’ve all got no place to go (winter advisory aside) it’s the perfect time to simmer a pot of soup on the stove. This recipe merges two…

Skillet Pot Pie with Winter Veggies

This recipe is so easy a drunk girl can make it, as I was on my second glass of white wine while whipping this perfectly golden chicken pot pie together. I put in about an hours worth of prep work for this dish, however (before cracking that bottle!), but if you aren’t feeling extra then…