Quick Turkey and Dumplings

We just celebrated Thanksgiving in the States, it’s a time to be thank full for what you have and share it. My family usually has a turkey, ham, sides and everyone who is able contributes (blessed). A couple of days after most will have leftover turkey that is starting to dry out and I had…

Roast Brisket with gravy

My Grandmother “Nanny” used to cook a beef brisket in the oven and it was delicious. Here is my attempt to recreate it (R.I.P Nanny). Ingredients: 1 to  2 lb beef brisket (used a 1 lb) 2 cups of beef broth (used 2 cups water and 1 bouillon cube) 1/2 cup red wine 2 carrots (cut…

Pan Pizza

This is what I would consider a successful home pizza. No fancy measuring, no pizza peel, none of that complicated stuff. My mom stopped by and had a couple of pieces and said “really good” several times. Last nights Tamale Pie didn’t turn out how I wanted, alot of time with marginal results. Dejected but…

Pecan pie

My Grandma (Nanny) had some pecan trees in her back yard and she made the best pies. I have been working at the same place for the last fifteen years and found out we have 3 trees on the property. I knew we had one because of the squirrels but there were 2 more I…

Homemade Pizza #57

Again I’m searching for the ‘Holy Grail” of pizza and finally feel I’m getting closer. There are many factors that make a pizza just good or give me another piece really good. This is as close as I have gotten so far. I wanted to make this fun and not break out the scales to…

Sloppy Joe’s for 2

You don’t have to buy the stuff in a can, it’s easy to make and one of my favorites. When I was a child my mom made the best sloppy joes and we would top it with american cheese and cole slaw. I decided to try my own small version following Ree Drumonds original version….

Poached “Boiled” Shrimp

My search for South Carolina shrimp has lead me to a local gas station parking lot. Having no luck in the grocery stores I decided to stop in and check the guy selling fresh shrimp out of the back of his truck. He goes to McClellanville  on Wednesday and gets the shrimp fresh of the…

One Pan Enchilada Bake

This is easy and tasty, if you can brown some hamburger and turn on the oven you got this. The star is canned biscuit’s, I don’t usually use them but for this they play well. If you want a real biscuit in a hurry use the frozen ones (tip from my Grand “Nanny”). This should…

Onion Casserole

In my youth I remember my Aunt Mary’s onion casserole and I have the dish she used to cook it with. I just didn’t have the recipe, but after a 30 minute phone call now I do (we had alot to catch up on). This is not an entree but a condiment to whatever your…

BBQ Cole Slaw

My Nephew Adam invited me over for some pulled pork, he was cooking 30 lbs. I was like dang that’s alot of pork do you want me to bring some cole slaw? He said yes that will work (Nice work on the pork,  Adam). Critical, this recipe must be done at least 1 day in advance. I…