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

Persimmon Habanero Pepper Jam

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This is clearly the time of the persimmon. At this point I think I’m already persimmoned out!  I have been attempting to back off the cheese and crackers lately but it’s one of the hardest things to let go.  Over the years when my mothe... Read More

Kale Persimmon Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

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Calling all salad lovers. Just because the leaves are turning doesn’t mean we cannot continue to dine on salads! This salad recipe is fall inspired.  I have a crazy persimmon tree in my backyard which takes on a life of its’ own every ye... Read More

Sweet and Spicy Beef Jerky

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My husband’s co-worker has been making homemade jerky lately. Each day my husband will come home raving about the jerky but never brings me any!  Major fail right?! But do I freight? No!  I decided to figure out how to make my own.  I ha... Read More

Charred Green Salsa Verde

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Salsas are one of the best and freshest condiments out there! Crazy people like me add salsa to eggs, vegetables, tacos and burritos of course but also anything else I can think of.  This green salsa verde is super easy and quick. Please try... Read More

Red Wine Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Chimichurri Sauce

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Pork is making a comeback! Which it should.  For all the meat eaters out there, you should be dining on pork!  The USDA treats pork the same as beef.  There are myths about its bad nutritional values but with everything we consume moderati... Read More

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatloaf

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Meatloaf! Who doesn’t like meatloaf?  Well, I really do not think my mother does because this was not a dish I grew up on.  But come on this is a true American dish!  So far the recipes I have posted have been very Asian, of the Mexican ... Read More

Foodie Diva’s Limecello

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I have already spoken of my neighbor’s lime tree, with its abundance of limes but the one thing I have not mentioned is every year I use these limes to make limecello. Limecello is similar to Lemoncello which is a liqueur infused with lemon... Read More

Sock Yo Mama Fried Chicken Wingz

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Growing up we did not have fried chicken very often, actually now that I think out about it fried chicken was a rare occasion. My mother has always been on the healthy side so most soul food dinners only occurred around the holidays. When I w... Read More

Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

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I have a group of Asian friends who bring their own sauces to the buffet. Yes you heard me right! AYCE crawfish, lobster, or crab buffets; they sneak their dipping sauces in. Now each one has their own variation of Nuoc Cham but each version ... Read More

Grilled Corona Lime Chicken

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I’m not sure what has gotten into me but these days I love a cold beer. Now don’t be alarmed please know this Foodie Diva is still vino obsessed but after a long day at work or working on some DIY project in the backyard the thought of a ... Read More