Creamy Baked Macaroni & Cheese

I LOVE a good macaroni and cheese! I cannot have Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter without baked macaroni and cheese being front and center. It’s a requirement for me. I feel like mac and cheese compliments everything that I love such as, candied yams collard greens, brown stew chicken, or some of my favorite chicken dishes. … Continue Reading

The Best Candied Yams

Candied yams are probably one of my top 5 favorite holiday foods. Even when it’s not the holiday time, candied yams are just always a hit!! Growing up I loved when my mother made yams! They were always sweet, buttery, seasoned with just the right amount of cinnamon, and of course tender. Yams, along with … Continue Reading

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

I’m always looking for way to make some of my restaurant favorites at home because I honestly believe that certain foods just taste better when made at home, using my seasoned pots and spice blends. The first time I had broccoli cheddar soup was at Panera Brea, of course, and I would go there a … Continue Reading

Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

I love a good pasta sauce! I like mine rich, perfectly seasoned, slightly sweet but not too sweet, and maybe with a little kick of heat. Now don’t get alarmed when you see the word sweet, I’m not one of those people who drenches my pasta sauce in sugar but I do like to balance … Continue Reading

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

When I think of the holiday season the first dessert that comes to mind is pound cake, not necessarily because it’s my favorite cake but because it’s such a classic staple in our home. Its history and legacy is what makes it so special to me. I’m pretty sure the first pound cake I can … Continue Reading