Crispy Prosciutto and Sausage Patties with Sage and Apples

My Crispy Prosciutto and Sausage Patties with Sage and Apples recipe is flavorful, fun, and easy to makeIt’s goes great on any Holiday table or as a tasty main dish at any time.  I used Johnsonville® Sweet Italian Sausage for this recipe, and it’s perfect with the seasonings, wine, and apples. A Full Flavored Recipe […]

“Dirty” Sausage and Cornbread Dressing

Note:  this post made possible by my friends at Johnsonville® Sausage, but all recipes and thoughts are my own. There are a lot of people who think Southern-style dressing and stuffing are interchangeable, but they are absolutely not.  Stuffing, so named because it was stuffed into a turkey, has morphed into a baked dish (for […]

The Best Grilled Green Bean Casserole Ever!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been served the same green bean casserole for years every Thanksgiving.  Now, I’m a lover of comfort foods, but I thought surely there was a better way.  So, I made this recipe for the Best Grilled Green Bean Casserole Ever!  This recipe is sponsored by my friends at Johnsonville, […]

Purple Hull Peas with Bacon

Late in the summer is one of my favorite times of the year for produce.  That’s when fresh peas, beans, and amazing “home-grown” tomatoes come in season, and everything is so delicious.  Also, it also means that Fall is getting close, and as I live in Mississippi, it’s too dang hot.  This recipe is about […]

Instant Pot Cajun Rice

I must admit I have become an instant pot fan over the years.  I don’t cook a lot of things in it, but it’s great on the dishes for which I use it.  Forget to soak some beans? No problem, have them ready in about an hour.  Want to have easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs?  No […]

Steakhouse Style Mushrooms

Sautéed mushrooms are one of my favorite sides, especially when I’m cooking steak.  Being an old hand in the restaurant business, I’ve cooked more than my share of mushrooms.  I love many different types of mushrooms, and use many in different dishes.  Someone asked me to write this recipe for a good steak side item, […]

Smoked Turnip Greens on a Pellet Grill

I grew up in rural Mississippi, and much of our diet was what we grew or could raise.  I grew up eating turnip greens, boiled and sauteed cabbage, pinto beans, cornbread, etc.  Really, all the “soul food” items.  But they’re more than soul food, they’re country food.  We could grow turnip greens easily enough, so, […]

Soy Grilled Asparagus

I love asparagus, especially during the summer.  For me, it’s one of those vegetables that is ok when cooked inside (steamed,) but really shines when it hits the grill.  I’ve ordered asparagus at a ton of high-end restaurants, and they always seem to miss the mark.  Steamed, unseasoned asparagus with some heavy sauce on it […]

Grilled Beets, Butternut and Bleu Cheese Salad

beet, butternut and bleu cheese salad

  Fall weather seems to bring out in me a desire for earthy, comfort flavors.  This recipe has grilled beets, grilled butternut squash and bleu cheese that definitely fits the bill.  I like to call it my “Triple B Salad.”  I love the contrast between the earthiness of the beets and the light, sweet flavor […]

Easy Smoked Cauliflower

  Have you ever smoked cauliflower before?  It’s so easy and delicious, you’ll be wondering why you never did!  I’m a big believer in looking for “ride along” items- recipes that can go in the same sm0ker I’m using for my main dish.  Smoked cauliflower is definitely one of those, and this one happily rode […]