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”

A Vegetable Medley of Fresh Flavor

A medley of fresh vegetables cooked until melt in your mouth tender is a great dish to have on hand. I love cooking this dish. I am sure I am not alone when I say that I attach food memories to dishes. This dish always makes me think fondly of my Grandmother and the first time that it was made for her. Continue reading “A Vegetable Medley of Fresh Flavor”

Spicy Corn and Crawfish Chowder

Spicy Corn and Crawfish Chowder and November arriving has our attention focused on Fall season. Leaves are changing and finally falling. Our weather has turned cool. Well, Hades has left us here on the Gulf Coast, but it is not cool. On the Gulf Coast we are able to still  wear sandals, short sleeves and paddle boarding is still an option.  I won’t even think about sweaters until later in the year.

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