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

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

Spicy Black Bean Chicken & Shrimp Stew

A few years ago my sister made a spicy black bean chicken dish and I distinctly remember inviting myself over every time she made it 🙂 It was delicious and the memory of the savory spices and tender chicken really inspired me in the kitchen last week. I’ll start by saying this, I apologize for … Continue Reading

Spinach feta turkey meatballs

Okay so this recipe totally happened by accident. I was making spaghetti sauce with ground turkey and I had a little ground turkey left over. I didn’t want to waste it so I pulled out some of my favorite ingredients and made meatballs! When I say favorite ingredients it was based on what was in … Continue Reading

Chicken shrimp & smoked sausage gumbo

Gumbo is simply love in a bowl. Everything that I love in one dish and if I’m lucky, one bite! It took me years to make gumbo. Like many people, I was so intimidated by the idea of making homemade gumbo. It seemed like Chicken shrimp & smoked sausage gumbo was only supposed to made … Continue Reading