Cuban Ropa Vieja Recipe

My family were American settlers in Cuba starting around the time of the Spanish American War and the Raising of the Maine. Many of the flavors and styles of cooking have been passed down through my family and I have inherited a passion for Cuban food.  We have friends in Peachtree City from Cuba that … Read More

New York Italian Beef Sandwich

One of my favorite Foodie cities is Chicago.  I don’t get there very often but seek out good Chicago Hot Dogs and Italian Beef sandwiches when I can. Recently, I purchased some Grass Fed Local Sirloin roasts from Rocking Chair Ranch Beef in Forsyth, GA.  Here is an Italian Beef recipe I prepared in a crockpot slow … Read More

Cinnamon Apple Spice Bars

My husband makes this for our family and serves it hot out of the oven with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream.  Yum! Ingredients: 1 cup sifted flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 … Read More

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

I adapted this recipe after experimenting with several “authentic” Louisian Cajun Red Beans recipes.  This is my favorite spicy variation.  It uses both a pressure cooker and a crockpot but is not difficult to prepare. If  you like a lot of flavor, I highly recommend this recipe. Ingredients: 1 lb bag of dried small red … Read More

Vegetarian Black Lentil Stew

I’m a big fan of all types of Lentils.  We have an international Farmer’s Market just outside of Decatur, Georgia in Avondale Estates that has a wonderful selection of both organic and conventionally grown lentils. This is a recipe I make when my oldest is home.  She is pescatarian. (only eats fish and vegetarian)  If … Read More

Cheese-Stuffed Shrimp with Bacon Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Shrimp with Bacon is a Great Appetizer!! or just a little snacky snack! 4 oz. of cream cheese, softened(you can zap it for about 10 sec, stir and then zap another 10 sec and stir, you want it soft, not runny) 4 tsp horseradish 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated~please use fresh Parmesan Cheese, … Read More

Caramelized Grilled Pineapple

All you need for this naturally sweet grilled treat is a grill and a fresh pineapple! Love these kind of recipes!! So, you will need to prepare the grill for a low fire. Lop off the top and the bottomof the pineapple. Slice down the side and remove the peel and eyes. Cut the pineapple into quarters … Read More

Apricot Grilled Shrimp Recipe

I love seafood! Shrimp, fish, lobster, squid(!)…you name it, if its seafood….I’m there! Now if it’s grilled, even BETTER!! Here’s what y’all need to make these scrumptious Grilled Shrimp: 1/2 C of apricot preserves 1 tsp canola oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined and … Read More

2018 Charcoal Grilling Tips!

I live in So Cali, so I can grill year round and I do! Make kitchen clean up virtually non-existent! Yay! for the poor kid on kitchen duty! I have been grilling for about 20 years and one thing I know about grilling is that you can’t rush it, no matter what!! 20 years?? (You … Read More


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