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 ...

Coconut Lime Cilantro Rice*

Who gets bored of the same old rice?... I do! This rice really has such amazing flavor that will really add a kick to your whole dinner! You get a subtle coconut flavor and the the freshness of the lime and cilantro make you want/need more. In a heavy pot over medium high heat add the coconut milk, water, and rice. Stir it all together. Let it come up to a boil and then turn it down to low. Put the cap on and let cook for about 15 minutes. Once t...

Lemon, Ricotta, and Thyme Spaetzle*

Not many people have heard of Spaetzle. In fact, I've never heard of it before I went to school and we made it there. I LOVED it! Its so delicate, delicious, and the flavor combinations are endless. I'm a huge fan of browned butter... it has this amazing nutty rich flavor that really compliments the lightness of the lemon thyme Spaetzle. First thing you want to do is heat up a pot of water over high heat until its boiling. In a bowl make the batt...

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts*

Ok, I know that in many households saying the word "brussel sprout" is equivalent to saying a curse word. Many people when they were younger were force-fed over cooked, mushy, no-flavored brussel sprouts as some sort of cruel and unusual punishment. Well, not anymore people!!!! This is such an amazing recipe that even the people that hate brussel sprouts will love this. Caramelizing them in the oven gives them the most delicious flavor, then mixi...

Roasted Corn with Parmesan and Lime*

Tired of boring old corn on the cob? Craving something new and delicious? This is the best corn recipe...ever. A must try! This is so easy and just packed with flavor. The first thing you want to do is preheat your oven to 450*F. Put the unhusked corn on a baking sheet and put in the oven to let roast for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool. Shuck the corn and cut the kernels from the cob. ( For a great tip on how to cut the kernels wat...