Minestrone Soup

Fall is upon us and winter will be here before we know it. I love soups of all kinds and this is one of my favorites…my take on Ina’s Garten’s Winter Minestrone Soup.   [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Seared Scallops with a Cayenne Corn Puree

This is by far one of my favorite dishes to prepare and to serve guests.  Once you learn the technique to prepare scallops, you will wonder why you don’t make them at home more often. You [...]

My Momma’s Chili (Soup)

We all have our favorite kind of chili, whether it be spicy, thick, with beans or without.  This is the one I grew up on, just updated to a healthier version.  I think of it more as a [...]

Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte Food Segment – Poolside Bites

Peter Carey and myself were featured on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte on July 23rd. Peter Carey is a lifestyle guru and my partner in Fashion and Food.  Peter’s businesses include, PAC public [...]

Baked Stuffed Clams with Bacon

Here’s the recipe for my most recent creation: Baked Stuffed Clams with Bacon.  Start by soaking 2 dozen clams, that you can find locally at the Carolina Fish Market, in a mixture of flour and [...]

Grilled Oysters with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese

Today, I bring to you a great recipe that I developed a few weeks ago, Grilled Oysters with Bacon and Parmesan Cheese. I purchased the oysters and had the lids removed at my local fish and food [...]

Pan Seared Halibut with Crispy Skin

Another incredible dinner! I made Pan Seared Halibut w/ Crispy Skin, Flash fried Calamari and Cannellini Bean Salsa. The Halibut and Squid are of course from my spot Carolina Fish Market. Here is [...]

Fresh Scottish Salmon Papillote

Back at my favorite local places in Charlotte to get the freshest seafood, The Carolina Fish Market. Tonight’s dinner was done quick and easy and everything was from The Carolina Fish [...]

Finding Fashion in The Carolina Fish Market (Oh Yes We Did!)

Just because it’s a tee doesn’t mean you have to wear it like one. I’m always finding new ways to shake things up with casual style. Charlotte Fashion Plate is always finding [...]

Seafood Pasta Fra Diavolo

Good evening friends, tonight’s dinner was a breeze thanks to one of my favorite go-to spots, The Carolina Fish Market. All this beautiful fresh seafood; scallops, mussels, North Carolina [...]

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