My favourites

My favourites

  • 26 Recipes
My favourites
French Lentil and Carrot Crockpot Soup – #SoupSwappers

French Lentil and Carrot Crockpot Soup – #SoupSwappers

I personally, try and buy most of my herbs and seasonings from Penzeys. Unfortunately for me, but thankfully for my wall space, this specialty store is located in an area we don’t tend to get to very often, so for the most part, I just order online
Maple Brined Turkey

Maple Brined Turkey

Place all the ingredients, except the turkey, in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring until the salt dissolves
Thanksgiving: Turkey Brine Recipe

Thanksgiving: Turkey Brine Recipe

Every year I use this brine recipe, and then carry on with my favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipe. This recipe and this method have been very good to me -- and my Thanksgiving turkeys
Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

Easy Chicken Curry Recipe

I like to add a form of heat to my curry chicken recipe and my favorite is the Habanero (Scotch bonnet) because it does not only add the heat, it also adds flavor
Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

Render bacon in a large saucepan, cooking until crisp. Remove from pan and dice, reserving drippings in pan
Crawfish Etouffée

Crawfish Etouffée

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. add onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions start to become translucent, 8 to 10 minutes
Roasted Pork Tenderloin Drizzled in Maple-Orange Sauce

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Drizzled in Maple-Orange Sauce

We spent the evening of Christmas Eve with my side of the family at my parents house, and then Christmas Day we were at the Hubby's aunt's house, then on Boxing Day we were back with my family, and then on the day after Boxing Day we were back with The Hubby's family
Breaded Pork Tenderloins

Breaded Pork Tenderloins

My friend, Cristen, from Food and Swine has been a judge before. My family thought they were so they snatched them off the plate faster than I could say, "These are hot - be careful
Crawfish Etouffee

Crawfish Etouffee

Sweet Harold ran me out of my own kitchen and cooked this one from start to finish all by himself. It was THE hit of the party
Southern Style Collard Greens {Granny's Recipe}

Southern Style Collard Greens {Granny's Recipe}

My Mother's recipe for collard greens is the best. One of my Mother's secrets to eliminate the bitter taste of the greens is adding a few tablespoons of sugar and equal amounts of vinegar to the broth
Southern Collard Greens Recipe

Southern Collard Greens Recipe

Sticking some collards in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes simply won't do, my friends. I like to fill my sink with water to soak my collards
Classic Monkey Bread

Classic Monkey Bread

However, sometime in the last few years, after seeing various kinds plastered all over Pinterest, I figured I better find a master recipe to keep in my menu arsenal
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popovers

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popovers

Preheat the oven to 425°F / 220°C. Butter a muffin tin. Before you pour in the batter, you'll need to place the prepared muffin tin in the oven to heat it until it is hot, about 5 minutes
Southern Cabbage Recipe

Southern Cabbage Recipe

Trust me, I did it when I was in my preteens, and it was horrible. My mom still reminds me of terrible event ( I wish she would just forget about it already

Herb Brined Creole Turkey

This recipe is from “Coastal Living” magazine. The herb here is dried thyme. This is a really easy recipe to make
Cajun Brined Turkey

Cajun Brined Turkey

I’ve learned a few things over the years and one of my favorite tricks is to line the crockpot insert with the brining bag
Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing

Southern-Style Cornbread Dressing

So here it is. I am giving you our family recipe, a true American classic that has been passed down through the generations, and is the result of many years of tweaking, testing, and perfecting
Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Directions for cornbread. Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a greased shallow baking dish
Kielbasa Green Bean and Potato Casserole

Kielbasa Green Bean and Potato Casserole

If I’m not using a stock I make myself, then I like a richly flavored one. Kielbasa, green beans and potatoes blend together to make this wonderful and comforting casserole–and the slow cooker does all the work
Lighter Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Lighter Fresh Green Bean Casserole

You want everything to look yummy, right. My husband was in the mood for turkey, so luckily I found a fresh turkey to make for our Sunday dinner
Classic Banana Pudding

Classic Banana Pudding

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Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

I found a delicious recipe on Joy of Baking from which I adapted my pudding. I stirred orange liqueur into my bananas before adding them to the cold vanilla pudding
Marble Sweet Potato Pie

Marble Sweet Potato Pie

When there’s a recipe calling for powdered or confectioner’s sugar, I make my own by throwing some sucanat into a high powered blender for a minute and voila