Sponsored by Zappos Why does “mom style” get a bad rap? Why do people hear that term and think frumpy,…

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Saltfish or cod fish fritters, whichever you prefer to call them, are delicious. They’re one of those…

5-Minute Sweet & Sour This 5-minute sweet and sour recipe is quick, easy and versatile. I use this as a…

Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting Y’all know I don’t back down from a cooking or baking challenge, right?…

First: The Lemon Glaze: 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup of lemon juice The zest of one lemon 1…

Named for the red, green and yellow bell peppers that bring vibrant color to the dish, this Rasta pasta is a play on the classic penne alfredo you know and love. In this version I’m using chicken breast as the protein, but the chicken could easily be replaced with shrimp, or a piece of salmon on top, or just enjoy the pasta, alfredo sauce and bell peppers if you’re vegetarian! I’ve done all of the above. As a matter of fact, when I make this Rasta pasta for a crowd, like a birthday party, I usually make it without meat to please all guests and avoid any potential allergies.

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We’ve all been to the chain hotels for weddings, anniversary parties, balls and what not and had the dry stuffed chicken breast and too-pink-on-the-inside-for-me steak. But, whenever the salmon in lemon cream sauce was on the menu, my stomach did a happy dance. It wasn’t perfect but it was always my favorite of the chicken, beef or fish trio. So I set out to do 2 things. 1 – Make it myself, so I can have salmon in lemon cream sauce whenever I want, and 2 – make it better than when it sits on a buffet for an hour before I get to it.

Cornmeal porridge is a Caribbean breakfast staple that brings childhood memories rushing back every single time I have it. It was one of those things that when you learned it was on the stove you jumped for joy. If you’re not familiar with it, think of the best bowl of cream of wheat you’ve ever had with a bit cornbread flavor and a note of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a velvety smooth bowl of comfort food I’m so glad my aunt passed on to me, because I could eat every day. Holidays and family gatherings aren’t enough. It’s a great dish for babies and kids too, just cool it to the appropriate temperature for their little palettes.

As I think about the first time I set out to make chili, I’m realizing I might have a bit of an “anything you can do, I can do” complex. When my husband likes a dish, whether from his childhood or a restaurant we frequent, I feel compelled to give it a shot. Test myself to see if I can recreate it or better yet, best it!

I’d like to say that it was my kids that prompted me to make sloppy joes at home one day,…

There’s nothing like crispy, juicy, fresh outta the grease fried chicken (Disclaimer, although tasty – anything fresh out of hot…

Carrot Cake  I never really ate carrot cake much as a child or adult, probably because I didn’t get it….

This recipe is one of those things that you make and say “that was easy, and so much more fresh…

Let me start by saying, if you do not have the proper equipment and space to safely deep fry a…

Stuffing Muffins: Cubed Stuffing Mix Apples Celery Bay Leaf Onion Poultry Seasoning Olive Oil Salt Pepper Butter Parsley Chicken Stock…

Honey Glazed Carrots: I came up with the recipe one day after my husband fell in love with a seasonal…

Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken: Split Chicken Breasts Chicken Legs (Other parts as desired) Soy Sauce Coarse Sea Salt Granulated…

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…

Butter and Garlic Roasted Green Beans:\ Fresh String Beans ¼ Cup Slivered Almonds 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Stick Unsalted…

Sweet and Sour Salmon: Salmon 1 each red, yellow, green bell pepper Sweet and Sour sauce Soy Sauce Coarse Sea…

Mac & Cheese: Macaroni Elbows Milk 1 Stick of Butter Flour 32oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Mild, Medium, Sharp) 1 each…

Candied Yams: Sweet Potatoes Brown Sugar Cinnamon Jumbo Marshmallows (Not mini) This recipe is super easy and HANDS DOWN the…

While writing this blog I realized, Thanksgiving is a lot of work for those of us who cook and host!…

 I decided to try my hand at making that famous take-out orange chicken maybe 10 years ago for a few…

There are recipes that call for “plain” steamed rice to allow the protein of the meal to shine. Usually things…

Ingredients: Chicken wings, drumettes, or parts such as legs, thighs, breasts Soy sauce Sea Salt All-purpose seasoning (ie; Season All)…

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, have an hour or less to prepare a well-rounded meal and don’t know what to make…again.

  When AJ was born we were so in love with this little miracle God had blessed us with. We…

Many women would think of the day they gave birth as the day they became a mom. But, if you’ve…

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 how to pull out!” I’m a lot of things, but dumb isn’t one. Infertility issues were something so foreign to me, I swear the thought never crossed my mind.

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 be clear. He wants a 3rd child like you may remember the way you felt wanting your first. He dreams about it, he yearns for it, he feels incomplete without it. When I think of having a 3rd child I feel anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted at the thought of it.