Rosemary Turkey Hash

With this snap of cold weather, I wanted a hearty and comforting dish and decided on rosemary turkey hash. I put a twist on one of my favorite potato hash dishes for a quick and easy meal to ward off the cold, while still giving balance. As a southern gal, I love all types of…

Comfort of Meat Sauce

There is something to be said about a really good meat sauce. I have found that it is all about the building of flavors to really make something truly of quality. I just love that the flavors in the sauce build over the week and this can easily be used as traditional meat sauce, added…

Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Sometimes I crave comfort through food and potatoes is always the perfect avenue. I know I’ve made many versions of potato dishes over the years, and particularly smothered potatoes. It is a dish that always delivers and brings contentment. It’s great both as a main dish or side dish, though in this case, I went…

Turkey Chili

Since it’s officially cold outside, its the season for soups, stews and chilis. This turkey chili packs a punch and is perfect to warm up from a cold day. It’s also a perfect dish to restock your supply of homemade freezer meals. I am a big fan of batch cooking, meaning you freeze at least…

Seafood Pasta

As it is growing colder in my new neck of the woods, my desire for comfort food increases. This seafood pasta is an easy win and is good for four servings. Since pasta can often  be heavy, I lightened the load with some fresh herbs and bright citrus. I also am a fan of heat…

Hello Sheppard’s Pie

I know it’s been a while since my last post. I made a life change and decided to go back to school full time. Who would have thought I’d be more busy in school than working full time?! But school or not, a girl has got to eat. While I have been cooking, I haven’t…

Shrimp and Okra

Shrimp and okra is a Southern Classic and a childhood favorite! With the random cold front, I was in the mood for something comforting. Though it’s early yet for farm fresh okra, I grabbed a pound of frozen okra from the produce stand to complement the Anna Marie Seafood shrimp I had from my local…

Hearty Comfort

With the hot and cold temperature fluctuations, I’ve found myself in need of a few comforting hearty meals to ward off the cold and to boost my immune system to prevent illness. One of my go-to dishes is smothered potatoes with sausage and peppers. It’s quick, easy and tasty. It also goes easily with pretty…

Mirliton Dressing

Ever ignore the strange pear-shaped green vegetable at the produce stand? Mirliton or coyote squash is easy to transform into a dish everyone will love. Mirliton dressing with seafood and ham is one of my favorites and is an easy dish to cook in larger quantities for the week. In addition to dressing, it can…

Season of Soup

Seasonal soup is an easy win for the week and can be stocked in the freezer for easy access at a later date. I like to make a big pot and then break it down into smaller containers immediately. It’s important to break down large pots of anything: soups, stews, gumbo, etc. for food safety…