Creme Brulee

  So I’m not a baker. But THIS girl had to figure out how to make her favorite dessert. I’m on my third attempt and second Mission Completed and yum. Chocolate Cherry Creme Brulee Ingredients 1 large egg 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 ounce Chocolate Cherry … Continue reading

Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

So. Hiatus. Good to see you again. One of my fall favorites is a hot, soupy, stew-y dish. Let’s talk gumbo. Courtesy of Aunt Teenie. I was born and raised in south Louisiana where gumbo is a mainstay. You know I love cooking and I love exploring new dishes. I’m a little ashamed to say … Continue reading

Simple Chunky Marinara Sauce

 Marinara sauce is very simple to make. The awesome thing about it is that you can add almost anything to make it your own. Some people add carrots, onions, pine nuts, red wine and even chopped spinach. You can even be playful with your pasta. One of my favorites is orzo. I’ve gone with a … Continue reading

Thai Chicken Quinoa

How sweet it is. One of my favorite inspirational blogs. This recipe is light and delicate and tasty. Tasty meaning you can actually TASTE the food. Simply put, this recipe includes protein, whole grains, vegetables and a delicate taste of Thai.   Thai Chicken Quinoa for 4 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 1 cup … Continue reading

Tacos, baby. Tacos.

Okay. I’ve been intimidated to cook taco meat from scratch. So I went into the field, fired a bullet, and no one shot back. It turned out great! I’ve always been the girl to use the prepared taco seasoning packets but tonight…oh, tonight…I went for it. My cousin introduced me to using fire roasted diced … Continue reading