Entrees

Za’atar Pork Loin

Za’atar Pork Loin

Lately I have been spending a lot of time working with spices and spice mixes. I really love trying new spices, spice combinations and seeing what works with what. Thats where Za’atar came along. Za’atar is used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean on meats, […]

Instant Pot Buffalo Mac-n-cheese

Instant Pot Buffalo Mac-n-cheese

Lately I have been working on recipes using the new Instant Pot that we picked up a few months ago. I have tried a few different things with the Instant Pot and I must say that this recipe for Buffalo Mac and cheese is amazing. […]

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe came to be because I put a whole chicken in a crockpot, left to go hiking and came home hours later without going to the grocery store. Yes I forgot a few needed ingredients to finish making chicken noodle soup and there was […]

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

It’s that time of the year… turkey, ham, cake, pie and trying to figure out what to get the wife for Christmas. I think this year’s presents will be a home run. I mean after last year’s fiasco which included gifts such as a book […]

Spaghetti and Meatball Bake

Spaghetti and Meatball Bake

Growing up as a kid spaghetti and meatballs was served about once a week. Along with meatloaf, oh my mother’s meatloaf. Half ground beef, half bread crumbs. Anyways my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs tasted like mushy pasta with ketchup sauce along with partially frozen meatball […]

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice

A few years ago I was able to go to New Orleans for a quick visit. My goal… taste as many iconic New Orleans foods. I had it all or at least as much as I could eat. Po Boys, beignets, oysters, jambalaya, gumbo and […]

Asian Glazed Salmon

Asian Glazed Salmon

  Glazed salmon is one of those fish that I don’t make frequently enough considering how healthy it is. It is a great source of protein, high inĀ  Omega-3 fatty acids and high in potassium. Salmon also can taste amazing. So for this dish I […]

Chili

Chili

This recipe for traditional chili really hits the spot on a cold night. There is really nothing better than coming home from work and having a ice cold beer, a warm bowl of chili and a piece of cornbread. Life really doesn’t get much better. […]

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp and grits. Are there any other food combinations that just excite the heck out of you? PB&J, bacon and eggs, rice and beans, grilled cheese and tomato soup? Those are all great combinations but for me the best has to be shrimp and grits. […]

Fish Sticks with Spicy Tarter Sauce

Fish Sticks with Spicy Tarter Sauce

Fish sticks always brings back childhood memories for me. I think growing up I had them once a week. Usually it was after one of those days that my mother said at least 10 times “wait until your father gets home”. We then knew that […]