• Bourbon Maple Chicken

    Recipe ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere.  Many of my recipes come from recipes that I grew up eating or from meals that I have had while dining out.  This bourbon maple chicken recipe actually came from an episode of … Continue reading

  • Cod with Caper Brown Butter

    What do you do when you want to cook dinner, you don’t want to go get groceries, and you don’t want to order from Uber Eats?  You experiment.  I must say that some experiments come out better than others, and … Continue reading

  • Kinda Mom’s Red Beans and Rice

    What would be your last meal? It’s a question I’m sure you have been asked or heard asked many times in your life.  It’s something that is often tied to prisoners on death row; i.e. The Green Mile and loaf … Continue reading

  • Asparagus Soup

    For the majority of people who are reading this and do not know me personally; know that this recipe is out of my normal repertoire.  My usual meal centers around some sort of protein.  Whether that be a nice steak, some … Continue reading

  • Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Like most of the recipes that you see on here they are some of my favorite things to cook. Only makes sense or why would I post them on here for y’all to try.  We all have people who we … Continue reading

  • Shrimp & Grits

    There are certain dishes that just scream Southern and Creole.  One of those dishes, as well as one of my favorite dishes, is shrimp and grits.  It just warms the body and the soul.  Feeling cold or down?  Make a … Continue reading

  • Roasted Yard Bird

    Roasting a yard bird, better known as a chicken, is something that most anyone can do.  I first came up with this recipe a year or so ago and lots of through trial and error I’ve gotten to what you see today. … Continue reading

  • Smothered Chicken Thighs

    Smothered chicken is something that we ate in my home growing up at least once every other week.  I didn’t realize until I moved out on my own and started cooking for myself regularly why that was so.   The … Continue reading

  • Apple & Pecan Stuffed Pork Loin

    I cooked my first stuffed pork loin about a year ago, and it has now become one of my favorite things to cook.  Something I was at first intimidated by has now become something I can pretty much cook in … Continue reading

  • Thee Old Gold

    To all of my Alpha Phi Alpha brothers out there this drink is in particular for y’all.  When I was thinking of a name for this drink Thee Old Gold popped into my head and it just felt right.  Running it … Continue reading

Bourbon Maple Chicken

Recipe ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere.  Many of my recipes come from recipes that I grew up eating or from meals that I have had while dining out.  This bourbon maple chicken recipe actually came from an episode of Iron Chef America.  I love watching cooking shows and getting ideas for things to whip up in the kitchen.  The episode of Iron Chef America that I was watching just so happened to feature one of my favorite things in the world… Bourbon.

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Kinda Mom’s Red Beans and Rice

What would be your last meal?

It’s a question I’m sure you have been asked or heard asked many times in your life.  It’s something that is often tied to prisoners on death row; i.e. The Green Mile and loaf of corn bread brought to John Coffey.  So I again ask you the question. If you only had one more meal left to eat before you left this life and you could request anything you wanted what would you choose?  It’s pretty simple for me; my mom’s red beans and rice.

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Asparagus Soup

For the majority of people who are reading this and do not know me personally; know that this recipe is out of my normal repertoire.  My usual meal centers around some sort of protein.  Whether that be a nice steak, some nice plump shrimp, etc.  This asparagus soup recipe is definitely not that.  It’s a much lighter, and I suppose healthier, recipe that I am sure vegans AND the rest of us will all enjoy.

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Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Like most of the recipes that you see on here they are some of my favorite things to cook. Only makes sense or why would I post them on here for y’all to try.  We all have people who we look up to and the original creator of this recipe is definitely s someone that I look up to.  The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummand, is someone wh0 I watch on Food Network all the time.  It’s like she’s talking to me specifically when she is cooking; I mean she really is talking to me directly when she’s in her kitchen.

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Shrimp & Grits

There are certain dishes that just scream Southern and Creole.  One of those dishes, as well as one of my favorite dishes, is shrimp and grits.  It just warms the body and the soul.  Feeling cold or down?  Make a quick run to the grocery store pick up the ingredients (listed a little further down) and whip yourself up some shrimp & grits.

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Roasted Yard Bird

Roasting a yard bird, better known as a chicken, is something that most anyone can do.  I first came up with this recipe a year or so ago and lots of through trial and error I’ve gotten to what you see today.  The error being stuck with a chicken that really doens’t taste good at all, but making myself eat it because I don’t want it to go to waste.  I hope that I have taken the error away from your kitchen with what you have before you now, and I hope that you are able to try this recipe and that you enjoy it as much as I do.

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