The true life food blog of a home cook, self-proclaimed foodie, vino obsessed, pump wearing diva; who shows her LOVE through her food.

Carne Asada Street Tacos and Radish Slaw


It’s Taco Tuesday at our home tonight!!! The one dinner item I can get everyone to agree on is tacos but of course the toppings are a debatable issue. I like it spicy, son likes it simple, daughter likes it spicy and loaded up, and Hubby li... Read More

Oven Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken


Sunday is the best day to cook. Though Sunday is a rest day that is when I do my best cooking. My mind is at ease and there is no other work to be done but relaxation. I can wake up early go to the store, prep my dinner and relax. Oven roaste... Read More

Smokey Paprika Shrimp

IMG_6575 I was asked a while ago by my very close friend’s daughter to make a simple shrimp recipe. I thought yes I can do that but turns out most my recipes and my thought process are nothing but simple. Here is the deal; life is complicated... Read More

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip


If I could eat whatever I want without limitations, one of the top things on my list is cheese and bread! Oh how I love thee! My brother in law makes a bomb spinach dip, that we always enjoy but I love hot gooey ooeey dips also. A warm piece ... Read More

Boudin Balls with Cajun Remoulade Sauce


 I know I know the title seems weird but like always there is a story to go with the recipe. We had some friends from New Orleans; every year though they lived locally they would go back home for a visit. I would listen and ... Read More

Smoked Whole Chicken



Excitedly I received a smoker grille with side barrel for Mother’s Day, lol after a bit of persistence. Hubby decided to tackle the task of putting the smoker together. He probably wishes he had not bought it or maybe even put it together... Read More

Shallot Vinaigrette


The promotion of making your own salad dressings continues! In our household, I try to make these dressings once a week because we eat salads almost daily. My kids have always consumed salads, and finally are beginning to move away from the R... Read More

Prawn Deviled Eggs


After hearing a close friend of mine was going carb free in preparation for her wedding, I got super excited trying to figure out different carb free/almost free dishes I could serve for her bridal shower. Between friends, family and myself t... Read More

Black Eye Pea Summer Salad


Black eye peas get no love!!! These tasty little morsels are great for a number of dishes, not only for good luck on New Years! Every year it is a tradition of mine (an my Mom), and many other folk, to make traditional soul black eye peas the... Read More

Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette


Store bought dressings are good, but homemade ones are sooooo much better! Fresh ingredients, more options, and more to our own individual likely. I love balsamic; I think it is the best vinegar out there. This recipe is very simple and can b... Read More