In Memoriam

You know I usually talk about the women in my family, but not today. Today, I want to talk about my stepdad Herb. Herb and my mom were married my freshman year of high school. Until that point I didn’t have a constant male role model in my life. He filled the role treating me…

Charcutiere Sauce

Hey friends!  Welcome back. It’s a warm 88 here in the city with a nice little breeze blowing. It’s nice enough outside that there’s a few sun bathers by the pool. Why they are out there is beyond me. Our community pool isn’t open yet, and they can’t get in it. I guess early tanning…

From the Vault: Osso Bucco

Hey, Y’all. Happy Tuesday. I’m a mere eight more work hours away from my weekend. I’m so ready for it. I have already nailed down dinner #1. I will be sharing that recipe as soon I prepare it. The meal, not the recipe. I wrote the recipe awhile ago. Today, I thought I would dip…

From the Vault: Ceviche

Whatttt! Two recipes in a week! I thought since I was already typing I would dig up a little gem for you. If you are a seafood or sushi lover you have probably had ceviche before. If not, you’re missing out. No, it’s not raw fish. Go ahead and get that out of your head….

Chicken Chasseur

Five months. I was away for FIVE months!! I’m sorry. I’m such a bad host. My life has been upside down since Christmas. I’m still working the late, late shift at my day job which keeps me tired and out of my kitchen. I tried to start a Youtube channel, but it didn’t pan out. The video…

I’ll Be Home For Christmas….If Only In My Dreams

Three years ago I started a new Christmas tradition, the annual Christmas post. For some reason they are always the hardest for me to write. I tend to get sentimental this time of year, and long for the Christmases of my youth. Back when families gathered together and shared a meal without posting it on…

Season of the Soup

So, here we are. Winter and Christmas is upon us again. Time is just flying by. I’ve been busy as always. There’s not much to do when you work the over night shift. I only get to cook once a week on my second day off. I can cook anytime, but it makes me feel…

40

Today is my 40th birthday. I started planning what I was going to make for my birthday dinner months ago. My plan was to make a Herb Crusted Pork loin atop a Sweet Potato Mash with an Apple Gastrique. The cake was going to be a Vanilla Sponge layer cake filled with lemon curd, and…

Stay Golden: Sophia’s Lasagna Al Forno

Thank you for being a friend Traveled down the road and back again Your heart is true you’re a pal and a confidant. And if you through a party Invited everyone you ever knew You would see the biggest gift would be from me And the card attached would say thank you for being a…

Braised Short Ribs

What a week it has been, and I’m only at the half way point!! I keep telling myself just two more days. After that it’s two glorious days off. That doesn’t seem like much, but to me it mean one more week until vacation time. I’m well over do for some time off. I ‘m…

The Forgotten Art of Mayonnaise

The 4th of July is one, if not the, biggest grilling holidays of the year. I must confess that I am not one of these people. I love to grill. I love everything about it. I love the smoky flavor and the crisp caramelization the food takes on in this cooking form. Unfortunately for me,…

Throw Back Thursday: N’Awlins Style

With all the hubbub going around with Throw Back Thursday, I thought I would re-share my very first blog post. The one that started it all. I originally made the post on another blogger, I mean…umm…crap…., another blog site. I didn’t have much to say back then. The original intro was only two sentences; then…