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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…

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…

Beer Braised Baby Backs

What do ya’ do when you’re gonna’ be home alone all week, already spent your grocery budget, and aren’t really feeling a lot of prep work and dirty dishes? Grab your Insta and empty out that freezer! For this recipe, I went with TexMex flavors because that’s my roots, but choose whichever seasonings you enjoy…

Turkey Benedict

With Thanksgiving two weeks behind us, leftovers are either finished or frozen. Some folks roast a turkey for Christmas, however, and will likely need leftover ideas again, but, if you’re like me, you may grab a turkey breast or package of thighs no holiday required. So, here’s a link to my Skillet Roasted Turkey Thighs…

NE Clam Chowder

The second time I woke up this morning, it was to the sounds of rain drops splattering against my bedroom window. The pup snorted, stretched, and then we headed downstairs to gear up. Standing under the unruly pines of my backyard, nestled in the warm, gray mist cloaking the neighborhood, with the November droplets soaking…

Mash Baked Potato Soup

So, I discovered this brilliant little holiday idea, while doing a bit of online recipe research, that suggested baking potatoes for mash rather than boiling them to help free up stove space. With one hella’ sore arm, here’s my advice folks: don’t do it! Just boil your potatoes the day before, if you must, but…