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Today, we’re diving into a vibrant and nutritious twist on a classic comfort food with our Roasted Purple Sweet Potatoes With Cinnamon Honey Butter. This post will also explain the various ways you can cook purple sweet potatoes from roasting to steaming to baking purple sweet potatoes in the air fryer.  Bursting with vibrant color …

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Today, we’re shining a spotlight on a true Southern classic: creamy butter beans. These soupy, tender beans are a staple in Southern kitchens, offering a delicious and comforting side dish to any meal, or as a one-pot main dish for cold, rainy nights. Whether you remember them from your grandmother’s table served with a slice …

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Dive into the creamy, refreshing world of Avocado Salsa, where ripe avocados meet a splash of vibrant flavors. This easy-to-make, colorful salsa blends the buttery richness of avocados with the crisp freshness of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro, topped off with a zing of lime.  Perfect as a dip, a topping, or even a side, this …

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Today, we’re immersing ourselves in a dish that’s close to my heart and a true tribute to Louisiana’s rich culinary heritage – Crawfish Corn Bread. Picture this: the comforting, homey goodness of light and fluffy cornbread, now jazzed up with the zesty, bold flavors of Louisiana crawfish.  It’s a match made in Cajun heaven, y’all! …

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Watermelon salad is a refreshing and delicious summer meal perfect for backyard gatherings or as a light and healthy meal option. Combining the natural sweetness of watermelon with savory and tangy ingredients like balsamic vinegar creates a perfect balance and a delightful flavor combination that will leave your neighbors begging for the recipe. As summertime …

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For risotto fans, there is nothing better than a steamy bowl of cheese-laden rice, bathed in sauce and seasoned to perfection with a little fresh lemon or creme fraiche. Well, today we’re sharing a recipe for this Mexican risotto with freshly roasted green chiles and pepper jack cheese! This recipe was developed for the Spring …

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This award-winning smoked baked beans recipe was given to me by the wife of an uber-famous pitmaster who came to my book signing near Lake Austin and traded secrets with me all night long!! Now, I can’t seem to start the pellet smoker without preparing this perfect side dish, full of rich smoky flavor, so …

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We developed this copycat recipe for Texas Roadhouse’s famous green beans for my catering company and you won’t believe how delicious and easy they are! Texas Roadhouse is a restaurant chain throughout the United States famous for hearty portions of barbecue, wood-grilled steaks, and their famous Texas Roadhouse Rolls. Out of their many side dishes, …

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Texas Cowboy Caviar ranks as a favorite among southerners as a tasty (and kinda healthy!) recipe, served with tortilla chips as a dip, or in place of a side dish as a cold marinated salad. Also known as “redneck caviar” “hillbilly caviar” or “southern caviar”, the dish is made up of tiny bites of sweet …

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