Chicken, Rice and Beans Make a Classic Combination


Two of the world’s great flavor combinations are classics in multiple world cultures. Chicken and rice or beans and rice recipes are bedrock creations in many cuisines and are a favorite in my household. I recently decided to make it [...]


Punch Up the Flavor of Your One-Pot Meal and Wow the Crowd


Low and slow is the way to go when it comes to entertaining. Start marinating the night before, prep the rest of the ingredients in the morning, drop it all into the slow cooker and let the magic begin as [...]


Grits – More than Breakfast Food


Grits aren’t just for breakfast. This ground corn meal staple of southern dining has long been the “ugly stepchild” of meals relegated to bland supporting roles at the breakfast table; always eclipsed by egg and meat creations enhanced by gravies, [...]


Cranberry Orange Cheese Pie


A fantastic cheese pie, perfect for any fall holiday table. Canola adds to the silkiness of this decadent creamy pie.   Ingredients: Crust 3/4 cup pecan halves (175 mL) 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (125 mL) 2 tsp canola oil [...]


Hot Party Idea: Buffalo Wing Dip & Crackers


Hot Party Idea: Buffalo Wing Dip & Crackers Whether you’re hosting a game-watching party, a holiday get-together, a birthday, anniversary or any occasion, a little planning and a delicious dip can help it all go smoothly.   Ten Party-Planning Tips [...]


Roasted Okra For Fall


You can never be a true southern cook and NOT love okra. This unique vegetable originally from Af-rica is a seed pod with one of the most fascinating flavors in the vegetable world. It is also full of delightful textures [...]


Fun Twist On A Classic Childhood Favorite


Whether the weather has shut down your camping trip or backyard barbecue, you’re taking a stay-cation this year or you just want a dessert with a difference one night, you and your family may adore this version of a classic [...]


Easy, Tasty Weeknight Pasta


According to the National Pasta Association, there are more than 600 pasta shapes. Factor in the umpteen different ways to sauce, dress and garnish the pasta and the possibilities are nearly endless. With just a few ingredients, many of which [...]


Quick and Easy Rice Meal


We all have those “go to” recipes for quick and easy meals which can be made with a minimum of pots and a healthy variety of ingredients. For me, that includes a number of dishes but my favorite is always [...]


Fresh Corn Chowder for Summer


Corn is a true southern staple and we are inundated with heaps of tantalizing ears of yellow [or white] goodness at this time of year. It one of the cheapest veggies you can buy and there is nothing better for [...]

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