Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice is one of my favorite comfort food dishes.  Unlike many of those dishes, red beans and rice is a welcome dish in summer as well as chilly weather.  The sultry spiciness of cajun spices cool hot summer nights as well as warm up crisp fall evenings.  I have been cooking this […]

Creole Okra Gumbo

Gumbo is one of those dishes that I just love in the winter time.  Like pot roast, beef stew, or beef bourguignon, it just warms the soul on a chilly night.  My version of Creole Okra Gumbo is delicious and easy to make, but there is some prep work involved.  But, the end results will […]

My Favorite Beef Stew Recipe

It gets really hot and muggy in Mississippi.  By the time we have our 4 or 5 days of Fall weather, I am soooo ready to make beef stew.  It’s my favorite thing when it gets cold outside, and I love to make it the low and slow way, and let those delicious aromas permeate […]

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Ok, sure, this isn’t a grilled recipe.  But it’s delicious, easy, and quick to prepare, so even I bust out the instant pot sometimes to get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss.  This recipe for Instant Pot Short Ribs takes one of my favorite pieces of meat and turns it into an […]

Fall Tomato Soup

Don’t you just love it when Fall really comes in?  I know I do.  I live in the sweat zone of Mississippi, and I’m always glad to see the back of summer.  However, there are trade-offs with everything in life, and just when I get to craving tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, that’s when […]