Burmese Samosas

Burmese Samosas

Burmese Samosas & Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce (Adapted from Publix Grape Magazine Spring 2014)         2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped 1/4 cup canola oil, divided 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp mustard seeds 3/4 tsp ground coriander 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 cup chopped baby bella mushrooms ½ cup … Continue reading

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

This sauce is good enough to drink through a straw.   Go ahead, I won’t judge.  Seriously, the possibilities of what to drizzle this on or dip in it are endless.  I first made it to go along with my Burmese Samosas.  It was divine.  I then made my Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos and drizzled it … Continue reading

Sauteed Asparagus, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Quiche

Sauteed Asparagus, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Quiche

  Who doesn’t love quiche?  You can put anything with eggs and cheese and it’s spectacular.  Quiche can be as simple or as savory as you like.  Think outside the box and see what ensues.   My dad recently became fond of quiche – real men do eat quiche.  He’s requested a philly cheese steak quiche.  … Continue reading

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos with Spicy Black Beans

Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos with Spicy Black Beans

I’m baaaaaaack!  Sorry for the hiatus, but I’m back blazing. With fall creeping up on us (although SC still thinks it’s summertime), I get into my what-can-I-stick-in-the-crock-pot mode.  A friend of mine and I recently had lunch at this adorable little spot that serves “small plates” and has a very good looking wine list.  I … Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans

Easy Spicy Black Beans Ingredients: I large can of black beans (do not drain or rinse) 1 can Rotel tomatoes with cilantro and lime juice 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp olive or canola oil Preparation Heat oil in heavy bottom sauce pan.  Add onions and garlic and sauté until softened, … Continue reading

Mediterranean Eggplant Ragu

Mediterranean Eggplant Ragu

     So is your garden overflowing with eggplant?  Us here in the South (South Carolina to be exact) have been under the spell of the rain gods!  Everyone with a garden can’t give away their bounty fast enough.  Here is a great quick and easy meal that you packs a flavorful punch.  It’s hearty too, … Continue reading

Spaghetti Mascarpone

Spaghetti Mascarpone

          Spaghetti Mascarpone 1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced (about 3 tablespoons juice) – If you cannot find a Meyer lemon – they’re usually a late fall fruit – you can substitute ½ lemon juice & ½ tangerine juice or orange juice. 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt a few … Continue reading

Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken

Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken

        I love summer because I love grilling.  As far as I’m concerned, just about EVERYTHING can be thrown on the grill.  I found this recipe on Pinterest actually and had to make it.  Unlike me, I stuck to the recipe.  I did not alter the measurements or ingredients one iota.  It … Continue reading

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

  Fried Green Tomatoes I’ve played and played around with different recipes for this southern staple.  From the likes of Paula Deen to Emeril to The Neelys and beyond.  I think it’s just a matter of practicing until you find your comfort zone.  Below is my final result and has proven to only get better … Continue reading