Vegan Winter Stew

On cold winter days I find this soup perfect to warm the body but not too heavy when there is still lots of work to be done. You will get all the nutrients you need to keep your body fueled and full of energy. I had some leftover veggies from my farmers market shopping trip….

Cranberry Chutney

One of my favorite things to serve at holiday parties is my Cranberry Chutney. It’s a quick and easy recipe to throw together and it goes great with roasts or foul. Ingredients: 1 pkg whole cranberries 1/4 cup sugar 2 cups apple cider 1 red onion diced 1 orange juice and zest salt Toss everything…

Kicken’ Asian Fusion Chicken Stir-Fry

I started playing around in the kitchen again. I was feeling like change. Like I needed something new on my menu! I wanted to come up with something a little different but still simple enough to make for my catering gig. With a little surfing on the web and inventory of what I had on…

JJ’s Picasso Pizza

One of my favorite things to make for my daughter is pizza! We love pizza in my family and making them at home can be lots of fun. The dough becomes a blank canvas and the end results are your very own delicious works of art. Now,being the obsessed foodie that I am, I had…

JJ’s Amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup

Corn tortillas are “the bread of Mexico”. I grew up with a Mexican grandmother and my memories of going to visit her where always filled with the delicious smells of homemade Mexican food. My granny (abuelita) settled down in Marshall, Texas. It’s up in the north east corner of Texas near the border of Louisiana….

Mexican Jambalaya?

Tonight I experimented with a Latin meets Cajun theme. I had “Ropas Viejas” meets “Jambalaya” ingredients to cook with. My flank steak was frozen solid so I had to use ground beef, but I think I will try it with the flank steak next time. This is fun to make and it only uses one…