All posts by: Yolande Kelly

Cooking with Yolande: The Only Carrot Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Carrot Cake  I never really ate carrot cake much as a child or adult, probably because I didn’t get it. I mean why would I want to eat a cake... Read More

Super Simple Cranberry Sauce

This recipe is one of those things that you make and say “that was easy, and so much more fresh and flavorful” than say that solid can of gelatin you... Read More

Deep Fried Turkey

Let me start by saying, if you do not have the proper equipment and space to safely deep fry a turkey, DO NOT DO IT. We ain’t tryna start no... Read More

Stuffing Muffins

Stuffing Muffins: Cubed Stuffing Mix Apples Celery Bay Leaf Onion Poultry Seasoning Olive Oil Salt Pepper Butter Parsley Chicken Stock 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 stick unsalted butter 1 fresh... Read More

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots: I came up with the recipe one day after my husband fell in love with a seasonal dish at a local restaurant. Every time we ate there... Read More

Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken

Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken: Split Chicken Breasts Chicken Legs (Other parts as desired) Soy Sauce Coarse Sea Salt Granulated Garlic Onion Honey BBQ Sauce Ketchup White Sugar Preheat oven... Read More

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Potatoes: 1 1/2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes 1/8 cup olive oil 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh... Read More

Butter and Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Butter and Garlic Roasted Green Beans:\ Fresh String Beans ¼ Cup Slivered Almonds 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Stick Unsalted Butter 1 Teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Coarse Black... Read More

Sweet and Sour Salmon

Sweet and Sour Salmon: Salmon 1 each red, yellow, green bell pepper Sweet and Sour sauce Soy Sauce Coarse Sea Salt Granulated Garlic Olive Oil Butter Pre-heat oven to 380... Read More

Cooking with Yolande: Grammy’s Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese: Macaroni Elbows Milk 1 Stick of Butter Flour 32oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Mild, Medium, Sharp) 1 each Red, Yellow, Green Bell Peppers Onion Green Onions Oil for... Read More

Candied Yams

Candied Yams: Sweet Potatoes Brown Sugar Cinnamon Jumbo Marshmallows (Not mini) This recipe is super easy and HANDS DOWN the dish everyone looks forward to most every Thanksgiving and Christmas... Read More

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Shopping List

While writing this blog I realized, Thanksgiving is a lot of work for those of us who cook and host! I make a LOT of different dishes, but that’s what... Read More

Cooking with Yolande – Take-Out Orange Chicken at Home

 I decided to try my hand at making that famous take-out orange chicken maybe 10 years ago for a few reasons. 1. I wanted white meat, not that sometimes strangely... Read More

Cooking with Yolande – Quick and Easy Fried Rice

There are recipes that call for “plain” steamed rice to allow the protein of the meal to shine. Usually things with lots of sauce or gravy like curry chicken, stir... Read More

Cooking with Yolande – Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Ingredients: Chicken wings, drumettes, or parts such as legs, thighs, breasts Soy sauce Sea Salt All-purpose seasoning (ie; Season All) Granulated garlic Softened Butter Walkerswood Jerk Seasoning Cooking Instructions: In... Read More

Cooking with Yolande: Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken

As moms the responsibility of what everyone is going to eat falls on us most of the time. That can become a burden really quickly when you work all day,... Read More

I Became a Mom and Stopped Being a Wife

  When AJ was born we were so in love with this little miracle God had blessed us with. We hugged and kissed him, never put him down. We watched... Read More

The Day I Gave Birth is Not the Day I Became a Mom

Many women would think of the day they gave birth as the day they became a mom. But, if you’ve read my blog “I Thought My Husband Was the Pullout... Read More

I Thought My Husband Was the Pull-out King, Turns Out I Have Infertility Issues

Throughout my twenties as many of my friends had those “oops” moments and I didn’t, I thought to myself “dang, we don’t have those problems, y’all man need to learn... Read More

He Wants Another Baby. I Don’t. Whose Feelings Matter More? (Part I)

I’m at a crossroads in my marriage. One where each road is a potential path to resentment. You see, my husband wants a 3rd child, and well…I don’t. Let me... Read More