Chicken with Pumpkin Seed Sauce

When was the last time you dug deep into the archives of your Facebook photos? Like, went all the way back to the start? Well sure enough, an old photo randomly popped up on my homepage the other day that piqued my interest.  And nearly an hour later, I realized I had fallen...

Garlic Lovers Salmon In Foil (Baked Or Grilled)

I’ve mentioned on here before that learning to cook as a visiting chef in Barclay’s kitchen has always been– oh, shall we say — a bit of an adventure. There are always multiple reasons for this.  But probably the primary difference between his kitchen and mine is that his oven...

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

This Slow Cooker Beef Ragu recipe is easy to prep and simmered in the most delicious tomato sauce.  Serve it over pasta, polenta, or whatever sounds good.  ♥ Whew, October, you have been quite the ride so far. I’ve had a somewhat steady month — well, minus finding a note on...

The BEST Beef Jerky

Do you remember what was on your Christmas list back in 1998? Back then, I’m pretty sure that all of my girlfriends were asking for Abercrombie jeans, or the first-ever Harry Potter book, or the VHS of Titanic, or the latest Jewel or Matchbox 20 or Destiny’s Child or Spice Girls...

Crock-Pot Red Beans and Rice

This traditional Creole red beans and rice recipe is made extra easy in the slow cooker! Oh, rice and beans. These two simple ingredients are such a staple around the world.  And I love how it seems like every different country — heck, often every different culture within a country — has...

Apple Cider Mezcal Margarita

TGIF, everyone! I have a smokin’ new margarita recipe that I think may be just the thing for your weekend ahead.  It’s made with just 3 easy ingredients.  It’s the perfect balance of sweet, tart and smoky.  (And it can even have a little extra-spicy kick, if you’re so inclined.)...

Jambalaya Soup

Fellow soup lovers, I think I may have just successfully “soupified” another one of my favorite dishes. Check out this jambalaya soup!! Oh my goodness, I think I may actually love this dish even more as a soup.  (<– Which, ahem, wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened.  Here’s lookin’ at you chicken...

Autumn Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli and Brown Rice

Oh my goodness, what a weekend! If you happened to be following along on my Instagram stories the past few days, you probably saw that Barclay and I hopped in the car and took a little road trip up to Omaha for the weekend.  And you guys, we had...