Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon Jelly

I am always creating spreads for sandwiches and fillings for appetizers.  I was looking for a different ways to incorporate bacon and Habanero peppers.  When, I first made this with orange marmalade and spicy habanero peppers and it was amazing.  This time around I wanted something a bit more subtle and this is what I…

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Goat Cheese & Meyer Lemon Aioli

This appetizer is a sophisticated and surprisingly delicious!  It is one of those things you might overlook if you weren’t open to new experiences.   Shishito peppers are a Korean pepper that is considered a mild pepper, however once in a while you come across a spicy one without warning, which makes this so intriguing to me!…

Corn Nuggets aka..Corn Fritters

Since the time my kidlets were little one of our family’s favorite snacks/and or desserts were corn nuggets as my kidlets called them.  Now, most people don’t serve them this way, at least in the south, they are meant to be savory, but I took it to another level, and they have been a snack…

Retro Beef Vegetable Soup

I have such fond memories of my Mom and Dad together cooking in the kitchen. For some reason they just loved to cook together. My Mom would usually start and my Dad would jump in and add his touch to things, which didn’t always suit my Mom but they made it work! One of the…

Cheesy Shredded Chicken Enchiladas

The other day I posted my recipe for Mexican Shredded Chicken.    With that shredded chicken I made some cheesy delicious shredded enchiladas.  Using the leftover shredded chicken is boss in this recipe, it works perfect!  I used a batch of my homemade enchilada sauce for this and store-bought low carb wheat tortillas to make this magical. …

Sweet & Spicy Mango Sauce

This recipe was born out of my love of chutney and sweet chili sauce.  Two very distinct flavors but so many perfect elements.  This is almost a chutney, but I didn’t use curry powder or vinegar.  I did however, use Sambal Oelek which is a beautiful Asian chili paste that I just adore.  The flavors…

Proseco & Chocolate Truffles

I had planned on posting this recipe for New Year’s Eve, but since that didn’t happen, I figured I would do so now.  I love using Proseco (Italian sparkling wine) to create a festive twist to ordinary recipes and make them extra sexy.  This recipe is one of those twists on a classic truffle.   I…

Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies

I love a good cookie, I really do. I can eat one or two or five, and just bask in the afterglow of the perfection of it all.  Or maybe it’s a carb high, either way it is a ritual I indulge in when the holidays roll around.  This year, however, things will be a…

Hazelnut Crusted Arancini

I love everything about arancini (Italian rice balls).  I can remember having them at Sunday dinner and what a treat they were to have.  My Dad use to make these with meat and peas, he loved his peas, but I don’t particulary care for the traditional Italian recipe.  I am happy with simple, stuff it…

Beef Street Tacos with Homemade Flour Tortillas

I have been in love with tacos since I first made them in my 5th grade Home Economics class at Minue School.  Since that time I have come to adore Mexican food.  I know I have told you all this before, but it bears repeating because, well this is my blog and I said so dammit! …