Thursday , 18 January 2018


Ham Maque Choux

A dish made with ham, okra, corn, tomatoes, peppers and onions

  I’m pretty sure that I should have been born Southern.  Or maybe I was a Southerner in another life. Evidence: I love all things about southern food, sweet tea so thick you can stand a spoon in it, fluffy biscuits, sweet corn bread, tomato pie, gumbo, jambalaya; the list goes on and on.  Oh and how could I forget ... Read More »

Bacon, Caramelized Onion and Summer Squash Pasta

Pasta with caramelized onion, squash and bacon.

  Quick rant (feel free to skip this part) – I have no intention of ever being a trader/financier/economic guru.  Who came up with the whole idea of options?  Seriously.  Long Call, Short Put, pricing options by figuring out the replicating portfolio and then enacting an option plan such as a protective put and how do I figure out the ... Read More »

Mexican Chorizo and Summer Squash Brown Rice Risotto

A close up shot of the risotto

  Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday.  I received some upsetting news Tuesday and had to make some hard decisions so we ended up going out to dinner (I love smoked chicken wings!) On a more positive note, I did have an interview Wednesday so fingers crossed because I think I could rock it if given a chance ... Read More »

Longest Title Ever! Spicy Buttermilk Soaked Oven Fried Pork with Blue Cheese Buttermilk Broccoli Slaw and Whole Wheat Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

An Overhead Image of these recipes.

  I’ve gone buttermilk crazy! Every item made for this dinner uses buttermilk in it – seriously.  I’ve actually never bought liquid buttermilk but instead use a low fat powdered version (4 tablespoons prepared has 80 calories and less than a gram of fat).  I keep the powder in my fridge and it lasts for months so it’s perfect for what I ... Read More »

Homemade Whole Wheat Gnocchi with a Spicy Vegetable Spiked Tomato Sauce

Image of Spicy Tomato Sauce over Whole Wheat Gnocchi

  My CSA this week contained corn, potatoes, bell peppers, green beans (green, yellow, and purple ones!), tomatoes, onions and garlic.  I also had some leftover diced ham in the fridge and I was determined to make Sunday dinner using as many of these ingredients as possible. Enter my two and a half hour cooking extravaganza. Yes you heard me ... Read More »

Slow Cooker Asian Style Pork

A side view image of plated Slow Cooker Asian Pork

See what I was saying earlier when I talked about always defaulting to Asian inspired meals? Yesterday, I wanted to make a slow cooker meal because I knew I wasn’t getting home until around 6 and we were going to a comedy show at Go Bananas in Montgomery that was starting at 8.  We didn’t have a lot of time ... Read More »