Month: February 2015

Five-Star Chicken Breast

Five-Star Chicken Breast

I LOVE boneless chicken breast. It’s so versatile and non-fussy, but it has a bad reputation for being dry. I’ve found that chicken breast isn’t inherently dry, though. The culprit is overcooking. The method used here was derived from a Pinterest post in which the author […]

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Fusion Shrimp Cocktail

Houston weather is notoriously flaky. Within a week one can experience temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid 80s. The only thing I ever know for sure is that summers, which seem to last from March to October, are HOT. I thought up […]

Banana Nut Pancakes with Praline Syrup

Banana Nut Pancakes with Praline Syrup

Are you one of those people who likes _____-flavored foods but not _____ itself? I am that way when it comes to bananas. I like banana-flavored runts, jellybeans, banana nut bread, etc., but cannot eat a banana on its own. I happily ate bananas in […]

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This little recipe here is tried and true, y’all. I can make it with my eye closed. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but I do feel I’ve gotten the hang of mashed potatoes and consider these a go-to family recipe. And don’t […]

Zesty Lemon Squash

Zesty Lemon Squash

I did not eat much squash growing up. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times it was served to me before the age of eighteen and each occasion was at my maternal grandma’s house. My grandma is an amazing cook. […]

Bacon-Wrapped Steak Medallions

Bacon-Wrapped Steak Medallions

What is there really to say about steak? There are so many cuts and ways to dress it up but, when prepared well, it doesn’t need much. I think most of us can agree, however, that a little bacon never hurts things. For this dish […]

The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake

The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought I would share some dishes befitting of a romantic dinner for two. I am starting with dessert because, well, it’s my favorite part. 🙂 This dessert combines two classic sweets that are often associated with the holiday. […]

Best EVER Blueberry Pancakes

Best EVER Blueberry Pancakes

Easy, fluffy blueberry pancakes topped with a fruity blueberry compote