Roasted Chipotle Carrots

I’m sure I’m not the only who gets tired of cooking, serving and eating the same thing over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make things my family likes but I need to shake things up once in a while. These roasted chipotle carrots are a great vegetable dish to slipContinue reading “Roasted Chipotle Carrots”

Chicken Stock

So many of the things I make have chicken stock in the recipe.  I use it for soups, sauces, braising liquid, gravy and when some recipes call for water (like grits), I always use stock for added flavor.  There are some good store-bought stocks out there (Swanson is always in my pantry). (Note: regardless ofContinue reading “Chicken Stock”

Sweet & Spicy Pickled Onions & Jalapenos

I love spicy foods and spicy condiments on anything and everything. I got the savory gene instead of the sweet tooth and as a result, I’ve got about a dozen hot sauces and pepper mixes since certain ones go with certain food. My refrigerator is always full in part because of all the condiments, hotContinue reading “Sweet & Spicy Pickled Onions & Jalapenos”

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are a staple for our summer BBQs and throughout the year.  Paired with some crisp Cole slaw and mac n’ cheese and you would think you were in the South.  BBQ is one of my husband’s favorite.  Every year we pile into the car and head to South Carolina to visit my momContinue reading “BBQ Baby Back Ribs”

Savory Breakfast Strata

I miss brunch and once we get back to normal it’s going to be the first meal we host.  I love the laidback atmosphere, the mix of sweet and savory dishes, plates filled with cold things like fruit and hot treats right out of the oven. Of course, we always have coffee, bloody Mary’s andContinue reading “Savory Breakfast Strata”