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

Instant Pot Green Beans and New Potatoes

Instant Pot Green Beans and New Potatoes remind me of summer suppers at my Mother’s house. Green beans and new potatoes from Dad’s garden cooked with bacon or fat back. Mother cooked green beans and potatoes on the stove for … Continue reading

Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts Quick Pickled Brussels Sprouts go equally well with a meat and cheese board, accompanying a sandwich, or with a Bloody Mary!  Plus, as an added bonus, they are a conversation piece because they are something people don’t usually find … Continue reading

Stir Fried Wild Rice Blend with Mushrooms, Carrots and Swiss Chard

For those of you trying to eat more whole grains and vegetables, this stir fry is the ticket. You will never miss the meat because the mushrooms and soy sauce add rich, umami flavor. Mushrooms are soft and meaty. Swiss … Continue reading

Italian Marinara Green Beens

Plain green beans can be boring. I like to spice things up with this Italian version. They are so good you will keep coming back for more! Italian Marinara Green Beans 1 ½ pounds fresh French green beans 2 tablespoons … Continue reading