smothered pork chops

Smothered Pork Chops

What makes Smothered Pork Chops so good? I would say, the thick, rich gravy is the key to making this southern dish so popular, to top it off, pork is included. One state in which this dish gained its popularity is the State of Louisiana, which is best known for…
smothered pork chops

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe

Smothered Pork Chops 4 tablespoons oil (divided)2 tablespoons butter1 shallot2 garlic cloves (whole)2 pork chops (3/4 inch thick, center cut, bone-in)1 1/2 tablespoons cayenne pepper1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder1 teaspoon ground sage1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1/2 cup flourFor the Gravy2 tablespoons sautéed shallots and garlic1 cup…
banana pudding

Banana Pudding

Here you go, Shannon Sharpe!!!!! Recently, I was watching ESPN’s First Take morning show starring my brother, Stephen A and noticed that he was shining some light on MY cooking skills, which he does often (thank you, Steve). Yay!!!! He was speaking with Shannon Sharpe about my Sunday dinner that…
banana pudding

Banana Pudding Recipe

Banana Pudding 1/2 cup milk1 cup vanilla pudding (Follow Aunt Carmen's Vanilla Pudding recipe, halve the ingredients.)1/2 can sweetened condensed milk1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla2 cups whipping cream (use more if runny)1 box vanilla wafers (reserve 10 wafers)6 bananas In a medium sized bowl, add milk, vanilla pudding, condensed milk, and…
vanilla pudding

Vanilla Pudding

Vanilla Pudding 1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons cornstarch1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups milk (divided in half)2 egg yolks2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 teaspoons butter (melted)1 teaspoon banana liqueur (optional) In a medium sized mixing bowl, add sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk together.Add ½ of the milk and whisk together.Add eggs and vanilla,…
homemade whipped cream

Whipped Cream

Whipped Cream 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract1/4 cup confectioners sugar Place the mixing bowl and whisk attachment in the freezer for 5 minutes. (If it is glass, place it in the refrigerator.)In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, add whipping cream to the cold mixing…
bourbon chicken

Bourbon Chicken

Most people might assume that Bourbon Chicken originated from Chinese restaurants, but no, no, no, this dish originated in New Orleans and has gotten its signature name from the popular street in Louisiana. Bourbon Chicken is a popular sweet and savory dish that can be found and served in most…
bourbon chicken

Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Bourbon Chicken 4 boneless, skinless chicken thights1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon garlic (minced)2 teaspoons ginger (finely chopped)1 teaspoon crushed red pepper1/3 cup apple juice1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)2 teaspoons ketchup1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar1/2 cup chicken broth1/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup teriyaki…
Homemade Lobster Ravioli

Homemade Lobster Ravioli

Nothing is better than making your own pasta. In this blog, you are going to learn the steps in making your very own Ravioli. Now there are three things to think about when making your own Ravioli, homemade vs. store bought pasta, the filling and the sauce. First, homemade vs.…
Lobster Ravioli Recipe

Lobster Ravioli Recipe

  Lobster Ravioli Ravioli Filling Ingredients2 cooked lobster tails (small chunks)1 cup ricotta cheese1 tablespoon sage leaves (finely chopped)1/2 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 cup lemon juicePasta Dough - follow Aunt Carmen's Homemade Pasta RecipeBoiling Pasta4 cups water2 cups broth1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 cup water (for brushing shaped…