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Shrimp Provencale

Shrimp Provencale

When I lived in California, I worked at a lovely French restaurant named Matisse. They had the absolute best sauce for a Ribeye steak (which I still try to imitate at home). One of my other favorites was what they called “Shrimp Provencale.” It’s a very simple recipe and will […]

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

The best part about this recipes is how ridiculously easy it is to make. And, it looks good too! Your friends will think you are a gourmet chef! Smashing the potatoes and giving them additional cooking time, creates a nice crisp exterior while the inside stays creamy. They remind me […]

Pork with Kale and Two Potato Hash

Pork with Kale and Two Potato Hash

I found this recipe years ago on the Real Simple website. My family went nuts for it the first time I made it! Today, it is still one of their favorites. Over the years, we have made a few slight changes. For example, we like to use pork chops or […]

Leftover Barbecue

Leftover Barbecue Wraps

So this isn’t the healthiest of recipes, but it sure is tasty! We found it to be a great way to use our leftover barbecue. If you don’t have any leftovers, purchase some BBQ chicken or pulled pork from your local grocery. Many groceries are now selling whole BBQ chickens […]

Sauteed Collard Greens

Sauteed Collard Greens

Collard Greens are ubiquitous in the South. You find hundreds of variations, but no two are exactly the same. Normally, Southern greens are cooked down in a flavorful stock and served alongside a nice piece of yellow cornbread. However, they take on a different and bright, nutty flavor from a […]

Black Beans

Cuban Style Black Beans

Many people use black beans straight out of the can, but we like to add a bit more flavor! Adding a few simple spices and a dash of vinegar takes these black beans from boring to unique. We serve them as a side dish or pair them with some rice […]

Cooked summer squash with tarragon

Summer Squash with Tarragon

Growing up in the South meant bountiful summers with gorgeous fresh produce! It seemed like everyone had a garden and wanted to share the wealth. Visiting a neighbor? Bring them your squash or maybe fresh tomatoes. How about fresh butter beans or snap peas? I always thought this was so […]

French Dip Sandwich

Easy French Dip Sandwich

A truly good French Dip Sandwich is a wonderful thing. If you have the time and ability to slowly roast beef to the perfect temperature, that is even better. But, most of us just don’t have that kind of time these days. This recipe takes a shortcut to a really […]

Carrot Cream Soup

With only three ingredients, this is filling soup is terrific on a cold day!  You would think it would be sweet given the number of carrots called for in the recipe, but in fact, the combination is actually quite savory. Also, top it with a few crispy croutons for some […]

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is a beautiful South American sauce packed full of fresh herbs. Just one spoonful elevates even the simplest meals. At first, we only served it with skirt steak. Then we added it to grilled chicken and fish. And today, I put some on my scrambled eggs! I just love […]