Presto! Pesto!

Pesto is so simple to make. When I first found out how to make it – I was like, “Huh? That’s too easy.” The main ingredient is basil. I’m always growing basil in my raised garden bed and if you don’t use it on a consistent basis it can quickly grow, and grow and grow….

Shrimp & Grits with Cajun Pepper Relish

“You think you don’t like grits, but you do!” – is what my mother says to anyone who balks at this southern staple. Did I mention these are cheesy grits? Did I mention these grits are topped with plump Gulf shrimp in a Cajun pepper relish?  This is the dish I request for my birthday…

Broiled Lobster Tails

You think you can’t make lobster tails at home but you can! This is the perfect stay-at-home date night option when you’re looking to kick it up a notch but not kick up more work for yourself. All in, this elegant dish takes 10 minutes. Ingredient 4 lobster tails 1 tablespoon of melted butter Paprika…

Provencal Beef Stew

This isn’t your average beef stew. The combination of tender beef, red wine, fresh herbs and sauteed mushrooms makes it taste expensive. But it’s actually a set-it and forget-it type of dish. A little prep work in the beginning but then you toss everything into your crock pot. This stew is the perfect fix on a cold…

Chicken Fried Chicken

Yes, Chicken Fried Chicken. I thought my mother was repeating herself like she always does but chicken fried chicken is a real thing. Spoiler alert – this recipe is not going to make you skinny. But it will make you very happy. We usually make it on a Sunday  when we have a little more…

Butternut Squash Pasta

This is a bowl of sweet and nutty comfort food. The butternut squash is the sweet. The walnuts – the nuttiness. And the comfort is the Penne pasta with a warm goat cheese sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan

Even though this is a technically a veggie dinner – Eggplant Parmesan still has a way of feeling like a hearty meal. So next time you’re in the grocery store – grab an eggplant! Fry it up, add sauce, top with cheese, pour a glass of red wine and voila! Dinner is served! Ingredients 1…