Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

If I could only pick one dessert to have after a big Christmas or Thanksgiving meal it would be a sweet and warm bread pudding with rum sauce poured over it.  I could eat it any day of the week of course but it is a particular favorite after special meals, such as holidays.

No need to fear the dish is actually relatively simple.

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Blackened Fish with Shrimp Creole over Zucchini Noodles

OK, time to get into something just a tad more advanced! Instead of using just one pot, we are going to work our way to two. Timing is everything with this dish, so let’s turn the heat up and get it started. This dish has to be one of the better meals I have made for myself, plus it’s a sure way to catch the ladies! If there is one thing that hold true when it comes to dinner dates and chicks, it’s that chicks love seafood and noodles!

This recipe is a master mix of several recipes in which i adapted to make my own. You can make it as spicy as you like or mild if you want to ensure your date doesn’t run off on you to a not so pleasant place.

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The Goodly Crawfish Etouffe… Almost

Every person should have a signature dish.  Something that they are known for. Something that people constantly ask you to make and never get tired of.  Mine is crawfish étouffeé.

This recipe was passed down to me from my mom. This dish is the type of meal that reminds me of home and refreshes my memory with all of the good times I’ve had with my family while eating it.  However my étouffeé is slightly different from my moms; just as my sisters is slightly different from my moms and mines as well.  We all make it just a touch different and to our liking.

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Blackening Seasoning & Fish

Before any sort of blackening make sure that you have your vent on above your stove and good circulation in your kitchen.  Smoke is going to occur.  It’s inevitable with such a technique.  If you have the ability to cook outside it is highly recommended but for those of us who don’t, including myself in my one bedroom apartment we must take the proper precautions.  Have candles ready to be lit, a door ready to be opened if necessary (always is for me), and an acceptance that your gonna make a little smoke while cooking.  The end result is well worth the trouble.

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No more procrastination!

For the past year I have wanted to start a blog, but wasn’t sure where to begin. There are many things in life that I have not mastered; cooking being one of those things.  What I do know though is that I truly do love food!  Food is my passion, my nirvana as some may call it.

Cooking is always something that I have loved to do.  It is something that has brought me great peace when I have been stressed and something that has brought me great joy when I needed a pick me up.

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