Category: Meals

Steak & Bacon Burgers with Hand Cut Fries

Making your own burger blend is super simple and delicious.  These burgers are made with ground rib eye steaks, boneless short rib, chuck steak and bacon.  They are juicy and full of flavor. 

Smothered Chicken with Potatoes Au Gratin Stacks

Smothered chicken is a real southern specialty. You definitely can’t go wrong with tender juicy chicken thighs smothered in a rich gravy. Serve this meal with creamy cheesy potatoes au gratin. Thinly sliced potatoes layered with a cream sauce, and gruyere cheese.

Creamy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta for Two

This Creamy Cajun Jambalaya Pasta is a delicious and quick meal that can be made in one pot.  It is packed with a combination of seafood flavors with the use of lobster base as well as cajun spice.  Andouille sausage adds smokiness to this…

Thai Pork Tenderloin with Lime Mint Sauce

This Thai Pork is delicious. There is a hint of added spiciness with the chili garlic sauce, but the mint is cool and refreshing.  Ingredients 1.5 – 2 lb pork tenderloin 2 tbsp ginger paste (divided)2 tbsp garlic paste (divided)1/2 of 1 small onion (diced)1…

Chicken Stir Fry 

Ingredients 2 tbsp oil1.5 – 2 lbs chicken tenders (diced)1 lb baby bok choy 2 broccoli crowns, cut into florets (about 1 lb of broccoli)1 medium onion diced medium1 tsp salt (divided)1/2 tsp pepper1/2 tbsp garlic paste1 cup hoisin sauce Directions Chop bok choy by…

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These chicken lettuce wraps contain ground chicken and water chestnuts cooked in a savory sauce, served in cool lettuce leaves. Ingredients 1 tsp oil1 small – medium onion diced2 lbs ground chicken1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger paste 1/4 cup hoisin sauce2 tablespoons soy sauce1 tablespoon rice…

Brown Rice Fried Rice

This brown rice fried rice may be healthier than fried rice made with white rice however, it does not skimp on flavor. This is a must try. Ingredients 7 cups cooked brown rice (cooled)1 large onion small diced3 eggs beaten 3 tbsp oil 3 tbsp garlic paste2…

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Ma & Cheese is rich and decadent as Mac and Cheese except there are tender bits of buttery lobster mixed in.  This recipe is the perfect combination of cheesy, creamy, and gooey goodness.  When I decided to create this recipe I instantly thought…

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup

What is more comforting than a warm bowl of chicken soup. The weather in Charlotte is finally transitioning from summer to fall, and we are getting some cool weather. Soup is just the perfect thing to eat when the weather is chilly. When it…

The BEST Baked Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is pretty much the universal comfort food of the world. I don’t think there is anything more comforting than a warm bowl of Mac and Cheese. It could be enjoyed any time of the year. This Mac and Cheese recipe is…

Sweet Tea & Apple Chicken Wings

A few days ago, I mentioned how well sweet tea and BBQ go together. While testing my amazing Sweet Tea & Apple BBQ sauce recipe, I decided to use some of the sweet tea to make a brine. I used the brine for chicken…

Sweet Tea & Apple BBQ Sauce

After moving to Charlotte, I’ve learned that Sweet Tea is a staple, and is a perfect match for just about anything. I do love a cold glass of sweet tea, I’m not going to sit here and pretend I don’t. Lemonade is still my…

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