Blood Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins with Blood Orange Glaze

Blood oranges are one of those fruits that I naturally equate with my Italian roots. Growing up I spent some of my summers staying with my Grandmother in Jersey City, and back in the 70’s there was a Peddler who would peddle his fruits and vegetables by cart around the Italian neighborhood my Grandma lived…

Bacon Wrapped Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This next dish is a meat lovers dream.  Vegans not so much!  This is the perfect meal if you are low carb and lovin’ it, because this is so protein dense, not to mention sinfully delish!  This Bacon Wrapped Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Chicken, came to me when I was looking for a way to…

Duchess Potatoes with Garlic Butter

Duchess potatoes are sinfully rich, and what I consider to be, the slightly high brow cousin, of the mashed potato.   Duchess potatoes are fancy spuds that many reserve for holidays and special occasions, but that doesn’t have to be the case.  My Duchess Potatoes with Garlic Butter, are so decadent from the egg yolks, and heavy…

Sexy Salted Caramel Sauce

This is my go to caramel sauce.  You can make this salted caramel or non salted caramel with the use of salt or not.  If you plan on making this as a salted caramel, do not attempt using Kosher salt or table salt as this will be way too salty and will not give you…

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…

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. …

Mexican Shredded Chicken

Mexican food is one of my “favoritest” things in the world.  I love everything about it, the spices, the sauces, the meats and cheeses.  Our family has some version of Mexican once or twice a week.  I love to make shredded chicken, and keep it on hand for the week.  If I can’t decide what…

Savory Greek Spanakopita

My earliest memory of this glorious Greek delight came in my early 20’s.  I was at a diner, in my home state of Jersey, (diners are kind of our thing here in Jersey) and I wanted to try something different.  One taste and I was hooked, and I have been ever since.  Spanakopita is a…

Perfect Pork Tamales

I have leftover pork carnitas and I’m bored so I am going to show you all how I make tamales.  While these have some of the same similarities as traditional tamales, I don’t use corn husks, and I make my tamale sauce my way.  Using dried constituted Ancho chilies and crushed tomatoes instead of a…