Category Archive: Comfort Food

The Proof’s in the Pudding!

Thrilled beyond belief to have acquired a published family cookbook filled with old-time recipes from my two great-grandmother’s on my biological Father’s side. Today I made great grandma Bertie’s banana pudding. My first… Continue reading

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Dad’s Refrigerator Bran Muffins

On a visit to my parents last week, I discovered these amazing Bran Muffins that my 86 year old Dad has been making recently.  He’s always cooking something special, making homemade jams from… Continue reading

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Perfect Poached Eggs

A photographer friend of mine, Jason Joseph, shared this recipe for a fast, easy, nutritious, DELICIOUS breakfast. I tried it this morning, and will most definitely make this a recurring meal on my… Continue reading

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Brunswick Chicken and Pork Stew

Brunswick Stew 4 oz. Salt Pork, diced 2-3 lbs. shredded chicken parts 8 cups water 3 russet potatoes, diced 3 small or 2 large Vidalia onions, chopped 2 large Garlic cloves, minced 28… Continue reading

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Collard Greens

2 ounces of Salt Pork, sliced 2 large Vidalia Onions, chopped 8 small Garlic Cloves, minced 1 Large Mess of Collard Greens (I use an entire ripe plant) 3 quarts Chicken broth or… Continue reading

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Florida Low Country Shrimp Boil

Here’s what I consider the best Florida Low Country Boil ….I stick with this recipe, and it’s awesome every time. About 10-12 small red skinned potatoes 6 ears of corn Water to Cover… Continue reading

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Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, by Hans the Drummer!

I have a wonderfully vast variety of friends…no matter what walks of life they come from, we all have one thing in common.  We Eat.  We love our food.  And, when we’re lucky… Continue reading

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Trinidadian Oxtail Stew

I have had the fortune of meeting and befriending a fantastic Trinidadian Chef via Google+ hangouts and have proudly been able to work with him.  Larry Fournillier is an Amazing Person and an… Continue reading

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Vegetable Soup (just like Grannie’s)

No one could make a pot of hearty, healthy, vegetable soup like my Grannie could.  More than just a ‘soup’, her pot of delicious fresh veggies was a meal in itself.  And served… Continue reading

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Broiled Gretel Eggplant Fingers

Gretel Eggplant are a smaller, egg-colored, tender skinned early garden vegetable. Serves two .. maybe. (I could eat them all if no one was looking.) 6 Gretel eggplants, cut in half lengthwise Olive… Continue reading

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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Quinoa

Ingredients          4-6 Medium/Large bell peppers, tops removed, seeded          1 pound ground turkey (optional)          2 tablespoons olive oil        … Continue reading

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Lobster Souffle’

3 tbs unsalted butter 3 tbs flour 6 eggs, separated 1 lb lobster meat 1 onion, chopped 1/2 lb mushrooms, chopped 1 cup milk or cream 2 oz Parmesan or Gouda cheese Melt… Continue reading

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