Homemade Turkey Gravy

For me, Thanksgiving comes only once a year.  So, when I prepare the meal, I take very few short cuts.  Gravy, to me, has to be rich and thick and definitely homemade.  You can prepare this [...]

My Grandfather’s Stuffing (Dressing)

Thanksgiving for me is typically the only time of year that I make this amazing stuffing recipe. This recipe was handed down to me from my Mother who still has the handwritten recipe from my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]