Main Dish


Spaghetti Squash Ratatouille in a Shell Cooking for one, cooking for a crowd, or simply looking for diverse ways to serve a dinner for two, when one wants meat, and the other doesn’t? Spaghetti Squash lends itself to just such requirements. If you have ever prepared, twice-cooked potatoes, then you […]


Making delicious meals for a family has always been easy for me, since I have a large family. Making great meals for two was a bit of a challenge for me, though I quickly realized it was the occasion to cook for quality rather than quantity. But cooking for One? […]


November brings to mind many things, but usually in that mix of things, turkey finds its way into our thoughts. I’m not quite sure why they are not readily available throughout the rest of the year because turkey meat is not only delicious, it is an affordable way to food-prep […]

Chicken in Peanut Sauce

Have you ever had Boiled Peanuts? I never had. Apparently, it’s a very southern thing. And so, a friend of mine from, Southern with a Twist, sent me a lovely package of boiled peanuts. They were so darn delicious that I don’t think I will ever enjoy roasted peanuts the same […]


You don’t have to be Vegan to enjoy a delicious meatless dish! These Vegan Meatballs are full of healthy, delicious ingredients, and you can adjust the spices you personally like to add, though I am finding the addition of smoked salt, or peppers, give these meatless-meatballs a kind of bacon […]


Sometimes our best dinner celebrations, are right in our own home! When an evening calls for a special occasion, I love to play “theatre”! Set the stage with ambiance, eye candy, and great food and wine. The evening can linger into the wee hours of the morning, which makes the […]


Busy school year meals call for a little help from some friends! Nearly every dish on my blog is made from scratch in my kitchen, but when a homegrown gal from my own home town (Annapolis MD) has passed on her delicious recipes to her three sons, finds her “All […]


There is always something magical about the SEA! Treasures seem to magically lie within. SEAFOOD is my favorite treasure deep within the waters of an ocean, sea, or river. Sometimes they skim the top, while others love to lie deep within the mud. Nonetheless, they are all delicious! I have […]


I am always tickled when I hear a chef state that cheese and seafood don’t go together. Really? Shrimp and Grits has been a delight of the south for many generations. How boring would grits be without lots of rich, creamy cheese? My rendition of grits for this dish, will […]


  What’s not to love about a healthy stir fry! With briny seafood, hot chili cashews, crispy vegetables, and juicy fruits, I’d say we have ourselves the perfect Colorful meal! This dish is all about the color, health, and crunch. You can swap out any of the ingredients, because the […]