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 eyes 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

This lemon squash is a current favorite of mine but 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 […]

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