No-Stick Marinade for Grilled Chicken

This all-purpose marinade for chicken is a great recipe to have in your repertoire.  What you get is nicely seasoned chicken that is versatile enough to add to almost…

Banana Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake

What do you need to know about this lovely banana coffee cake?  Well, it uses 4 of those bruised up, way too ripe to eat straight-out, bananas. It has…

Salmon with Balsamic Thai Chile Glaze

If you like teriyaki anything you will love this salmon recipe. However, the flavors are infinitely more complex and fresh tasting than what you might find in a bottled glaze…

My Best Southern Cornmeal Muffins

White or yellow cornmeal, sugar or no sugar, cast iron or not….it’s a waste of time to argue over what constitutes the perfect southern cornbread recipe. The fact of…

Fresh Shrimp Salad with Lime

You know that the Super Bowl party you are going to will have lots of great food…chips and dips, fried things, BBQ things, and sweets galore.  So I propose…

Chipotle Meatballs with Crema

  I’ve lost my appetite for most chain-type Mexican restaurants. So many of the dishes are heavy and rich…looking different but all tasting the same. However, cooking at home…

Tuscan Peppercorn Stew

Anxious to work with beef short ribs more often after the success of my Best Braised BBQ Shortribs, I was happy to find this recipe in the Jan-Feb 2015…

A Lovely Pumpkin Bread

While this is nowhere near the first pumpkin bread that I have made, it is the first one that I have chosen to post and this is why… 1.…

Baby Peas with Crispy Leeks and Bacon

There are two reasons that I return to this  delicious side dish, adapted from Food and Wine magazine, year after year for holiday meals.  First of all,  a bright…

Baked Chicken with Orzo

  There are only three casseroles with a permanent place in my recipe binder and this is one.  Growing up in a big family in small town Mississippi, I…

Always Perfect Bone-In Chicken Breasts

So here’s what I know about chicken.  Smaller is easier to cook, more tender and juicer.  Free Range is tastier.  And bone-in skin-on is far better than the boneless,…

Best Braised BBQ Shortribs

I’m not a master-griller, but this recipe sure makes me feel like one! These short ribs are braised indoors then grilled and glazed outdoors.  The result is a an…