Culinary Bag Fish-n-Veggies

 Culinary Bag Fish-n-Veggies  describes the components of this dish. Culinary Parchment Cooking Bags from Paper Chef  give a perfect vehicle to enclose your freshest fish and assorted vegetables. This bag will envelope, steam and keep all the flavors locked in until you deliver the magic to your plate. Bags allow for easy cleanup along with the fresh flavors that it delivers. Continue reading “Culinary Bag Fish-n-Veggies”

Southern Turnip Greens

Southern Turnip Greens is a dish that I love to serve. Fresh turnip greens cooked with turnip roots is a delicious addition to any meal. Southern turnip greens and roots tastes fresh with a unique flavor that lightly touches the sweet, savory and bitter on your palate. My love for them has evolved over time. Continue reading “Southern Turnip Greens”

Weary Souls Chicken Soup Recipe

 Weary Souls Chicken Soup Recipe was exactly what I needed. My three-week stint of house guests rotating in and out had put us through the paces. The 20 house guests (yes, 20) came and went over the course of the three weeks. The answer to your question is no. I am NOT crazy, weary but not crazy. Continue reading “Weary Souls Chicken Soup Recipe”

Southern Zipper Peas Recipe

Southern Zipper Pea Recipe is a great dish to store in your “little wooden recipe box”. You must have  one in your kitchen.  Everyone has a wooden recipe box , right? Or even an updated whizz-bang-techno-recipe iPad or computer device? Despite having access to technology, I am still in love with my antique wooden box. I confess, I have more than one. Continue reading “Southern Zipper Peas Recipe”

Spicy Sausage Cheese Egg Pies

Spicy Sausage Cheese Egg Pies are a great breakfast item to serve when you have a house of company. Pop egg pies in oven, set timer and walk away.  Egg Pies allow for much-needed coffee time on the porch while baking. Continue reading “Spicy Sausage Cheese Egg Pies”

Waste Not Want Not Series Shrimp Chowder

The Queen of Thrifty taught me Waste Not Want Not
The Queen of Thrifty as a young woman and Herbert

Waste Not Want Not Series:
potatoes, corn, carrots, garlic and  mushrooms

“Waste not want not” is a hats off tribute to my Irish Grandmother Theda Faye who was the Queen of Thrifty. In our childhood home, my Dad was not a fan of eating leftovers which certainly went against the grain of Theda’s Faye’s entire philosophy. Continue reading “Waste Not Want Not Series Shrimp Chowder”

Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce

Fresh Gulf Shrimp
Fresh Gulf Shrimp

Fresh Gulf shrimp make amazing shrimp recipes. Shrimp is a great start to a delicious appetizer recipe or meal. I am fortunate to live near the Gulf Coast and fresh seafood is a special treat.  The shrimp, crabs, craw-fish, oysters and the wide range of  fish is a bonus when cooking and developing recipes. Continue reading “Shrimp Recipe and Rich Sauce”

Cafe’ Cheesecake with Pecans and Chocolate

Paris and addictions
Paris and addictions

As I review the recipes on my site, I have discovered my favorites, sweet and spicy. Sweet and spicy are delicious on their own but they certainly may be paired together for a succulent bite. The recipe focus today is cheesecake, chocolate and coffee. I have enjoyed learning how to  combine ingredients to blend flavors and sharing them with you. Of course, the best part is eating them. Continue reading “Cafe’ Cheesecake with Pecans and Chocolate”

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Young Theda Faye and Herbert
Young Theda Faye and Herbert

Waste Not Want Not Series:
Leftover Potato and Sausage from Seafood Boil

My Grandmother Theda Faye taught the Thrifty Class 101 long before it was cool.  Granny drug me to garage sales and estate sales at an early age. As a teenager, I didn’t understand why anyone would want to buy a “used or old item”.  Continue reading “Easy Breakfast Casserole”

St Germain Creamy Cheesecake

When I think of cheesecake I can’t help but think of Vicksburg Mississippi. You may think that this is odd since New York is famous  for delicious cheesecake but my favorite recipe comes from Vicksburg. My Grandmother Theda Faye was also born in Vicksburg and introduced me to the city.  I had Great Aunts and Uncles that called Vicksburg their home. Continue reading “St Germain Creamy Cheesecake”