Cheesy Strata with Mushrooms, Kale and Sausage
This cheesy strata recipe uses a combo of fresh kale, spicy ground sausage, and earthy baby portabella mushrooms. The egg custard is flavorful because of cream, Dijon mustard, and seasonings. To add to the richness, I top it with Asiago cheese.
Black History Month: Hoppin’ John
Hoppin' John is an empowering dish that continues to represent the resilience and traditions of the African diaspora. Although recipes vary across families, the essence of Hoppin' John is felt through the traditional rice and peas being slow-cooked with fresh vegetables, preserved meat, and flavorful seasonings.
28 New Year’s Celebration Recipes
As 2022 comes to a close, I wanted to take the time and share some festive recipes from fellow food creatives. Therefore, I created this round-up of 28 recipes that will help us all ring in the new year in the most delicious way.
Winter Dinner Idea: Sweet Potato Polenta with Swiss Chard and Smoked Sausage
If you're looking for a comforting and flavorful dish this winter, I've got you covered. In this recipe, I add pureed sweet potato to polenta and top it with pan seared smoked sausage and sautéed greens.
Tex-Mex Shepherd’s Pie using Screamin’ Mimi’s Salsa
This dish is for you if you’re looking for different ways to use salsa. This Tex-Mex take on shepherd's pie is delicious and includes simple ingredients, including Screamin' Mimi's Salsa. It's a sure crowd-pleaser with a combo of flavorful salsa, beef, bean, and corn topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.
Surf and Turf Idea: Pesto Orzo with Salmon and Bacon
This pasta medley is earthy, balanced, and hearty. Baked salmon is flaked into a creamy orzo tossed with pesto and peas. The added bacon makes it a delightful "surf and turf" meal that everyone will enjoy.
How to Make Smoked Mac and Cheese
Low and slow is the key to this creamy, decadent smoked mac and cheese. The smoker takes about 50 minutes to get that added smokiness that sets this dish apart.
No Lettuce BLT Sandwich: Bacon and Tomato Sandwich with Herb Aioli
Not having lettuce isn’t a problem for this “BLT”. This bacon and tomato sandwich includes an herb aioli and toasted sourdough. I was craving a BLT last week. It was all I could think about whenever I passed by the ripening tomatoes on my kitchen window sill. I finally gave in to making one; sure enough, I didn’t have any lettuce. None in the fridge. None in the garden. I even texted my neighbor, who I knew was at work, to see if she had any in her garden. I at least started with, “Not an emergency…” Luckily, she’s cool and said she’d do the same. Unfortunately, because of the…
Tomato and Microgreen Salad with Burrata
Heirloom tomatoes are sliced and lightly seasoned with oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Served with burrata and microgreens for a filling salad.
Summer Dish Collab: Arugula Salad with Peaches and Cornbread Croutons
I have collaborated with Whitney of Fabulous in Fayette and Marie from Bluegrass Blog to share our favorite summer dishes. You'll definitely want to save Pin this recipe lineup for reference as you're planning summer meals!