Mexican Corn on the Cob*

Elote, or Mexican corn on the cob, is beyond words good and so easy to make. I’m serious… you have to make this at your next BBQ. I honestly thought my dad was going to lose his mind he loved it so much. You have the delicious sweet fresh corn with the tang from the lime juice and the freshness of the cilantro and the smokiness from the chili power and coolness from the queso fresco. Can I get a Joey Lawrence Whoa.?! Ok, first thing you want ...

Mustard Seafood Sauce*

I LOVE seafood so much. Especially crab and shrimp. My mom always makes the most delicious mustard sauce to go with our seafood. Tell that boring cocktail sauce to beat it. Ok, fine I still love cocktail sauce but this is a delicious option! It's a little spicy, cool, and super flavorful. It goes great with any kind of shellfish in my opinion. The recipe is incredibly easy: in a bowl mix together the mayo, cream, dry mustard, Worcestershire Sauce...

Texas Style Coleslaw*

Remember when you were a kid and you were at a restaurant and you saw some nasty, wilted, mayonnaise-y coleslaw came out and you thought to yourself “I’m never eating that crap.” WELL… it’s time to change your mind about coleslaw folks because this is delicious. It’s so fresh, flavorful, and absolutely gorgeous to look at. Slap your hand for eating that other nasty stuff. Ok, here we go. In a bowl add your thinly sliced purple cabbage...

Asian Cabbage Slaw*

I feel like I say this a lot, but this really is a family favorite! I promise you every time we get together this slaw will be there! It’s so easy and delicious and sometimes I eat an entire plate of it. It’s my Gogo’s recipe and it’s here to stay. I like to assemble the slaw and make the dressing on the side. When you’re ready to serve add the vinaigrette, toss, and devour. You ready for a really hard recipe folks?? Ok… here it goes....

Cornbread with Cheddar Cheese, Scallions, and Jalapeno*

Let me tell you about cornbead ya’ll. It’s delicious. Growing up we always had cornbread. It’s a southern staple! My grandma Boppy is from Tennessee so we know good corn bread! My mom always liked to be inventive with it. You can do all kinds of delicious variations with it. It can go from sweet to savory to spicy. Up to you! This recipe minus the cheddar, scallions, and jalapeno is a great go-to basic cornbread recipe. Be creative! The fir...

Dill Roasted Potatoes*

Want a ridiculously easy one pot side dish? Then this recipe is for you. It’s a great way to spice up that boring ol’ potato. The first thing you want to do is heat your large heavy-bottomed pan or dutch oven over medium high heat and let the butter melt. Add your whole potatoes, salt, and pepper and toss well. Cover the pot tightly and cook for 20-25 minutes. Every once in awhile shake the pot so the potatoes don’t burn but don’t take of...

Grown Up Macaroni and Cheese*

Ok, let’s get something straight here. I’m not one to say that my recipe is the best I’ve ever had. Even though most of the time it is. Just kidding… kind of. I have to say though, this mac and cheese is unreal. It’s very important to use good quality cheese for this recipe. Come on people, you can do better than that shredded fake yellow Kraft cheddar! Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place to use it, but this recipe isn’...

Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Cinnamon*

Ok… let’s be honest… canned cranberry sauce is delicious. By far one of my favorite things about the holidays. Leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sandwiches? Uhhhh yes please, I’ll take 3 a day. Now, as easy as it is to just open that can of cranberry sauce, this is almost equally as easy and probably 100 times more delicious. I add the orange and cinnamon for an unexpected twist to make it unique but if you want to leave it out and...

Sauteed Artichokes*

Who doesn’t love artichokes… honestly. I know I love them! The problem is, they’re scary looking. How is anyone suppose to get all that delicious artichoke out from those spikey leaves?! Have no fear. I will show you. Now, this really isn’t hard to do you just have to work fast. The artichokes turn brown very quickly after cutting them and even though it doesn’t affect the taste it makes it look ugly. I know that if I’m going to all t...

Sour Cream Potatoes*

One of my favorite things in the entire world would have to be mashed potatoes. Don't ask me why. I can literally eat just mashed potatoes for dinner. They're just so yummy. This recipe I can't take any credit for. Like a lot of my recipes on here this has been given to me by my grandmother, Gogo. Now, Gogo is one hell of a cook so if this is a recipe from her, you know you're going to like it. Her sour cream potatoes are always ...