Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

Traditional New Orleans style Beignets under a cloud of powered sugar. I love traditional New Orleans style food even though I have never visited. My mom grew up in Lake Charles Louisiana, about 3 hours away from...

Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp

Bang Bang Chicken and Shrimp

My husband and I recently dined at one of my favorite restaurants-The Cheesecake Factory! Not only do they have some of the best cheesecakes ever made, they also have fabulous food. Whenever we go there I am...

Corn Bread

Cornbread with Honey Butter

So fall is just around the corner and everyone needs a go to recipe for cornbread. This one is mine! I have been making this delicious cornbread for years. Everyone that I have served it to have...

hot wings

Hot Wings

Football and hot wings are the best combination ever made! Crispy, crunchy, lightly breaded wings bathed in hot sauce. This is one of my favorite appetizers to make during football season. I have been excited about the beginning of...

buckeyes

Buckeyes

Delicious peanut butter balls dipped in rich chocolate to look like a buckeye nut. I am originally from Ohio, home of The Ohio State Buckeyes. Today is their first game against Marshall. Unfortunately it is on a...

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes lightly sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar. Sweet potatoes are not just for holidays anymore! My husband and I enjoy sweet potatoes all year round. I swear, as much as we eat them...

Southeast Asian Fried Rice

Southeast Asian Fried Rice

Delicious fried rice loaded with chicken, red bell peppers, broccoli and a fiery Indonesian style sauce. The secret sauce is Sambal Oelek,  an Indonesian style spicy sauce made from crushed chili. It gives this fried rice just enough...