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I love making crispy smashed potatoes but I decided to make these a little extra special by adding bell peppers, onions, and my very own chili oil mix. They’re super easy to throw together and can act as a side dish or a brunch menu item. Shopping for potatoes When choosing potatoes for this recipe, […]

April 8, 2021

Crispy Golden Smashed Potatoes

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A wonderful mix of tangy and sweet; these yams are buttery, rich, and definitely enjoyable! I’m participating in the 2021 Black History Virtual Potluck. A collaborative menu of recipes contributed by 40+Black bloggers from around the globe in honor of Black History Month. See a sampling of some of the amazing participant recipes down below. […]

January 31, 2021

Tropical Candied Yams

tropical candied yams

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I must start by saying how much I absolutely ADORE this recipe. I love them all but this is one of my absolute favorites. I could eat this Marinated Key Lime Shrimp every day but it’s so fun in the summertime. As someone who is a fan of cold shrimp, this does it for me! […]

January 1, 2021

Marinated Key Lime Shrimp

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This super simple side dish can be enjoyed all year long. When I first looked at the finished product, it reminded me of fall; perhaps it was the squash or maybe it was the autumn-like colors that reminded me of the fall foliage. Either way, it brings in an abundance of earthy flavors with a […]

November 6, 2020

Roasted Acorn Squash with Kale Pesto

slices of acorn squash on a white oval platter

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Carrots are one of those vegetables that taste really good with some sort of sweet glaze. This recipe is sweet and buttery with a little spice from the ginger and turmeric. Roasting veggies brings out a natural sweetness and carmelizes and sugars already present so that element is enough for me on most days. However, […]

September 16, 2020

Rainbow Carrots with Ginger Maple Butter

Rainbow Carrots with Ginger Maple Butter

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When I tell you these are delicious, believe me!! The pesto is a perfect accompaniment for these. If you’re looking for a fun new way to enjoy potatoes, this is a must-try. Watch me make Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto here THERE’S GARLIC HIDING UNDER THE PARSLEY IN THE PHOTO!!! About the pesto […]

July 30, 2020

Mini Hasselback Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

mini hassselback potatoes with sun-dried tomato pesto

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Talk about an easy way to get in your veggies. This recipe literally takes only 3 steps and can be ready in about 20 minutes, it’s that simple. The crispy element is delicious and buttery. If you prefer your “crisp” a little more dry you can use 1/3 cup of panko instead of the amount […]

July 27, 2020

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Wedges

crispy roasted cabbage wedges

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This Soy Chorizo from Trader Joe’s came highly recommended to me by one of my friends who is a chef. I was a tad bit skeptical at first because it’s chorizo and in my former opinion, there was only one way to do chorizo correctly…WITH PORK!!! Much to my surprise, this soy chorizo tastes almost […]

June 16, 2020

Soy Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

soy chorizo stuffed mushrooms on a white plate

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Elote (eh-LO-tay) is a traditional Mexican street corn. This version is one that stems from the original but in a deconstructed way. Such a fun twist on the original that came about by happenstance. These were meant to be corn fritters but they didn’t reach their full potential, or did they?!?! Originally when I put […]

June 8, 2020

Elote Fritter Bowl

Elote Fritter Bowl in a white bowl with corn

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This may just be the easiest recipe you make for Thanksgiving. All you have to do is put everything in a pot and cook it slowly on the stovetop. If you have fresh ginger you can use that for an extra boost of flavor. If not, ground ginger works well also. Don’t forget to remove […]

November 12, 2019

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

spiced cranberry sauce

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