Lemon & herbs roasted hens

Blood, Fire and the Pillars of Smoke

Hi there!

Very often my recipes are quite complex, but sometimes I like to go back to the “keep it simple” approach, and this is one of those times. Hens, simply halved, rubbed with olive oil and spices and grilled – quick score when you don’t want to get into complications.

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Jambalaya in Instant Pot

Roast 'n Relish

I love making recipes like this because once you get it simmering, you can do whatever else needs to be done: family time, watching sports games, or the never-ending laundry pile! The instant pot made the simmering step go a little faster, but could easily be made in a regular pan or slow cooker.

Local Farmer’s Market Okra! love it!

I initially decided to make this recipe after having seen some fun, local okra from https://chesapeakesbounty.com/ near my dad’s house. I am a huge believer in being inspired by what ingredients speak to you… I saw it, and knew that was going to be lunch. (I also had my dad’s neighbor stop by and drop off some local peppers, so we added that!) Enjoy!


Local peppers from farmer’s market

  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 1 peppery, chopped
  • 1 package Andouille Sausage,sliced
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2cup chicken broth
  • 1…

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Grilled Ham and Mushroom Po’Boy

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for weeks, but got bogged down by all of the Christmas baking.

Now that Christmas is here, and all of the goodies have been made, I guess I can get back to writing up dinner recipes for y’all.

This recipe is fantastic for after Christmas. If you’re baking a ham for the holidays you’re bound to have a TON of leftovers. I made a little 4 lb. ham in the crockpot last month and the leftover ham lasted for weeks. It’s cured meat so it can last in the fridge for quite some time.

I made a few casseroles with the leftovers and a breakfast bake, but my favorite re-imagining of that crockpot ham was this sandwich. It reminds me of one of the first things I even learned to cook: grilled chicken sandwiches.

When I was a teen and left to my…

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