apple empanadas

Quick Apple Empanadas

What dessert is better than an apple pie? One of my favorite and quickest versions of an apple pie is an Apple Empanada. This mini dessert is filled with sweetness, subtly, but holds that flavor for that sweet tooth craving. These small treasures are similar to the store bought apple…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

What is better than sweet, thick, and gooey cinnamon rolls? NOTHING! It is very hard to resist buying a cinnamon roll as the sweet aroma and cinnamon scent starts to activate those taste buds and salivation starts. So, what is it that makes the cinnamon roll so great? Could it…
Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwiches

Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwiches

Potatoes are considered to be America’s favorite all-time vegetable having approximately seventy-five percent of the population eating these tubers, at least once per week. There are many varieties and ways to cook potatoes. There are french fries, home fries, potatoes au gratin, boiled potatoes, scalloped potatoes, loaded baked potatoes, potato…
chicken parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

What is your favorite Italian menu item dish when ordering from a restaurant, is it Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Pizza, or Chicken Parmesan. Name your favorite Italian dish in the comments section below as it would be very interesting to see your response. Personally, it is very hard to choose…
shrimp and grits

The Best Shrimp and Grits

Who thought of the idea to pair shrimp with grits? Whoever is the genius behind making this combination should be awarded some type of medal. The “Shrimp and Grits” dish gained its popularity from southern states, but can be seen on menus all across the United States. Shrimp and Grits are…
Oxtail Pot Pie

Oxtail Pot Pie

Oxtails are becoming a big phenomenon in the social media world. The awareness, popularity and appreciation of beef oxtails have long been overdue. My West Indian family loves oxtails and have been eating them before I was born. My mom has told many stories as to why her mom (my…