Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Looking for a weekend kitchen project? This simple chicken & smoked sausage gumbo makes big batch comfort food for a crowd or the week ahead.

Buckle up, because this big batch of Chicken & Smoked Sausage Gumbo makes a near-full 6.5 quart pot. I always figure if I’m going to the effort of making a rich, deeply darkened roux on the stove top, then I’m gonna make a lot of it while I’m at it. It’s totally worth the time. […]

Lemony Roasted Cauliflower Soup

This simple roasted cauliflower soup is flecked with roasty-toasty bits, seasoned with warm spices & brightened with lemon at the end.

After an accidentally lengthy break, this roasted cauliflower soup was the first thing I had photographed in a long time. It’s simple and comforting, the cauliflower flecked all over with roasty-toasty bits, the garlic cooked until sweet and soft, with a kiss of warm spices brightened by fresh lemon at the end. I wanted these […]

Smoky Southern Greens

These smoky Southern greens transform dark leafy greens into a silky-tender side that pairs equally well with classic BBQ or weeknight meals.

If you didn’t know that greens can be an utterly decadent dish all on their own, I present as evidence these smoky Southern greens. I most often give collards this pork-studded treatment, but any green you enjoy will benefit from the gentle braising that yields a silky-tender bite and aromatic pot liquor. Whether you stick […]

Everybody Lies About Caramelized Onion Dip

This simple caramelized onion dip takes its time and lets the sweet & savory onions headline this party favorite. You won't regret making a double batch!

Caramelized onion dip: it ain’t no looker, but it’s one of the most deceptively delicious dip-a-thons waiting to happen. You know what else about it is sneaky as all hell? The cook time on any recipe floating around the internet for caramelizing onions. If a recipe touts that their caramelized onions take less than thirty […]

Basil Black Pepper Chicken & Broccoli

The perfect weeknight meal is here! This black pepper chicken & broccoli is a simple skillet dinner that comes together speedily with a hint of spice.

This basil and black pepper chicken & broccoli is my kind of weeknight meal. It comes together in one skillet, uses a handful of fresh ingredients & lets the pantry bring the back up to maximize those flavors. I like to use boneless skinless chicken thighs because the darker meat is more forgiving and a […]

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad (gluten, dairy & egg free)

The taters of your dreams! This jalapeno popper potato salad wraps creamy baby potatoes in a dairy free cheese sauce with roasted jalapenos, herbs & bacon.

Jalapeno Popper Potato Salad. Try saying that three times, fast. This salad has all the comfort food notes of my dreams: creamy baby potatoes wrapped in cheesy sauce, studded throughout with roast jalapenos and flecked with green onions and fresh chives. The cheesiness, however, is deceptively dairy & egg free. Instead, the silky sauce that […]