VEGETABLE CURRY

VEGETABLE CURRY

In a effort to cut back on our meat consumption, I’ve been incorporating more meatless meals into our diet.  It can be a challenge creating meals that are satisfying enough that meat isn’t missed.   I’ve found that that’s the key is to make sure the meals are outstanding and it bold on flavor.   This recipe has been sitting in the archives for quite a while; I somehow forgot to post it. I’ve made this exact recipe quite a few times...Read more …
THANKSGIVING SIDES

THANKSGIVING SIDES

Roast Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes are the perfect Thanksgiving side dishes. I will be sharing Thanksgiving recipes for the month of November until Thanksgiving Day so be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss a thing. Subscribe by entering you email in the form on the side bar. So far I’ve shared my Herb Roasted Chicken and Grapes and a simple brine for those that love to brine their poultry like I do. The side dishes are just as...Read more …
BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT

BACKYARD MOVIE NIGHT

This Post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending an outdoor movie in the park with my family and it was so much fun that I decided to recreate that night by throwing a backyard movie night. I set up in my friend’s backyard and set a nice warm spot for Nolan and his best bud Avery to camp out on when they weren’t busy playing. We had all the essentials for...Read more …
PUMPKIN BUTTER CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING

PUMPKIN BUTTER CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING

  All throughout the month of November, I will be sharing holiday recipes that are perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving! I’ve share a brined Roasted Chicken and Grapes earlier this week, so be sure to check it out if you’ve missed it. Today I’m sharing a simple but decadent dessert that’s so easy even a novice baker can do it and it can be made ahead of time. Every Thanksgiving there are certain items I must have and a pumpkin...Read more …
HERB ROASTED CHICKEN AND GRAPES

HERB ROASTED CHICKEN AND GRAPES

Herb Roasted Chicken and Grapes is a nice alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s November so that means preparing for Thanksgiving.  I’m already thumbing through my favorite magazine for fresh ideas for our Thanksgiving meal.  I am don’t like turkey so I’ve been skipping it for the past couple of years and make either a whole chicken or Cornish hens.  I know I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for turkey.   One year, I deboned a turkey and stuffed...Read more …
ROASTED CHICKEN AND FINGERLING POTATOES

ROASTED CHICKEN AND FINGERLING POTATOES

I recently received a challenge from Bon Appetit to create a meal that costs under $10 using items exclusively from ALDI. I’ve heard of ALDI and have passed by one over the years but never ventured in so this was a new experience for me and I didn’t know what to expect. ALDI is a supermarket that prides itself on selling quality ingredients at low prices. Some of the ways that they keep the costs low by are having you...Read more …
COCONUT CRAB CURRY

COCONUT CRAB CURRY

I love curry!  I’m sure that isn’t a surprise to many of you who have followed me on this blog as I have shared countless curry recipes.  Crab curry is one of my absolute favorites.   This isn’t your everyday curry, and growing up it was definitely a special occasion curry as it was a bit more time consuming than any other type of curry.  Cooking crab curry in Guyana meant buying fresh crabs at the market, then taking them home...Read more …
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

So it’s apple season. I must admit that it’s been creeping into many of my recipes but I don’t mind one bit because it’s fall and it’s time for all things apple. Grilled cheese is something that I’ve always had a love affair with; there’s something about the buttery, toasted bread and the gooey cheese that gets me every time. Most of my grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty simple, it’s typically white bread and American cheese but sometimes I use...Read more …
SMOKED TURKEY WING AND CORN SOUP

SMOKED TURKEY WING AND CORN SOUP

What’s not to love about soup? It’s a one pot dish that versatile and warms you up from the inside out. Every time that I make soup it’s always a different combination; I almost never make the same soup twice! I’ve shared a different corn soup, a beef soup, chicken tortellini soup and a split peas soup in the past. I usually add whatever vegetable or meat that I feel like eating at the time. For this soup I used...Read more …
AUTUMN SALAD

AUTUMN SALAD

     There’s no surprise that I am about all things fall and this includes apples! So far I’ve made apple pie, apple cake and apple sangria, so you know the love is real. One of my favorite ways to eat apples is in a salad; almost every year, I serve some version of an autumn salad for the holidays. Today I’m sharing one of my go to autumn salads using SweeTango® apples, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and almond with...Read more …