Main Dish

Spanish Paella with Seafood and Chicken

So let me start by saying this is not an original recipe! I have always wanted to make authentic Spanish Paella but was hesitant because it seemed so labor intensive and honestly I was scared. But what I found was there is no reason to be scared! What I did find is […]


Italian Sausage Pesto Lasagna Rolls

During the summer I tend to make an overabundance of fresh pesto. If you have ever grown basil, you know that in the right climate it can flourish and produce more leaves that you will ever need. My solution for that is to make fresh pesto and put it in […]


Cajun Seafood, Sausage and Okra Gumbo

Growing up in Virginia, I was not exposed to Cajun cuisine. I never had Cajun cuisine in any manner until I met a very special Cajun named Zulma Parks Boudreaux. Zulma’s husband worked with my husband, Carl, and we were introduced by them. Zulma and I hit it off instantly […]


Aunt Pam’s Copycat Zuppa Toscana Soup

So when I left the house this morning I was pretty sure I was going to need Noah’s Ark. We were in the middle of a flash flood with rivers flowing through our neighbor in Holly Springs, North Carolina. A cold front was beginning to move through (thank you Jesus […]