Brussels Sprouts with Crisp Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

Reed, my two year old grand-nephew was visiting the other day. He is allergic to peanuts and his parents are trying to teach him about his allergy. His father told me he came up with this response all by himself. … Continue reading

Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette

They say you eat with your eyes and this dish is almost too pretty to eat! Enjoy! Grilled Asparagus with Tomatoes, Feta, Kalamata Olives, and Greek Vinaigrette Greek Vinaigrette (recipe below)1 and 1/2 cups halved grape tomatoes2 bunches asparagus, trimmed1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Charleston Succotash with Restaurant Style Fish and Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

One of Doc’s favorite foods to eat when we vacation in Charleston, SC is pan seared fish served on a bed of Succotash garnished with marinated cherry tomatoes. The fish in Charleston is fresh, coming to market daily. (If I’m … Continue reading

Lemon Asparagus Pesto and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Lemon Asparagus Pesto adds fresh asparagus flavor to these stuffed shells. The filling has a hint of lemon in addition to creamy ricotta and asparagus. The shells sit on a bed of marinara sauce and are topped with melted mozzarella … Continue reading

Green Pea and Tomato Pilau

From the coast of Jacksonville, North Carolina to Jacksonville, Florida a group of people who speak an English based Creole dialect called Gullah dwelled on coastal islands and inland waterways. They had a distinct method of cooking that included rice … Continue reading

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips with Chives

Crispy New Potatoes

I’m always in search of a method to make crispy new potatoes without actually frying them. My daughter Lindsey taught me this technique to make super crispy potatoes. Crispy New Potatoes2 pounds new potatoes2-3 tablespoons olive oilOld Bay Seasoning, paprika, … Continue reading

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze

I’m in love with my air fryer. It gets food ultra-crispy. There is nothing better than crisp brussels sprouts! Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Glaze 16 ounces fresh brussels sprouts1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading