Overnight Pecan Praline Croissant French Toast

Pecans, brown sugar, maple syrup, nutmeg and cinnamon – as it bakes, this lovely French Toast will make your kitchen smell like the best bakery in town. Your family and guests will love it! My recipe is from my recipe column, Southern Spoonful, in the Roanoker Magazine.

How to: Olive Oil Tasting – Fresh Press Farms

Recently I discovered Fresh Press Farms Olive Oil – fabulous cold pressed olive oil in the most beautifully decorated aluminum bottles. Made in the USA – Fresh Press Farms is in Georgia – over 3,500 acres with over 3.2 million olive trees. I couldn’t wait to share this lovely oil with friends, so I offered […]

Louisiana Fish Fry + Shrimp Po’Boys

You are going to LOVE my recipe for Shrimp Po’Boys! They are surprisingly easy to make. Louisiana Shrimp Fry makes a crunchy batter that makes fried shrimp that tastes just like the yummy shrimp at the seafood shacks we love to visit at the beach.

24 Fabulous Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate National Cocktail Day on March 24

March 24 is National Cocktail Day. To celebrate this fun festive day, I am sharing 24 of my favorite cocktail recipes. I will post a new cocktail recipe here each day, so check back often! Let’s begin with a Pomegranate Martini made with POM Wonderful pomegranate juice. If you love a cosmopolitan cocktail, you will […]

National Potato Chip Day – Caramelized Onion Dip

March 14, 2023 is National Potato Chip Day. Have you noticed how many different flavors of potato chips there are in the grocery? Every flavor from traditional sea salt to black truffle and olive oil, even Nashville Hot Chicken Flavor! I like to think of myself as somewhat of a potato chip connoisseur if only […]

How the French Warm Up in Winter – Braised Pork Ragout with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions

Succulent, tender braised pork cooked slowly with mushrooms, pearl onions, herbs and tomatoes. The French know how to warm up a winter evening with Ragout. The name comes from the French ragoûter, meaning: “to revive the taste”. Enjoy this medley of deliciousness with pasta, couscous, polenta or mashed potatoes. One of the best things about […]

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