Happy 2018, everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday, but it’s time to get back into the daily routine. With that in mind, I’ve got a great weeknight dinner idea, and a wonderful cocktail (that’s perfect for a romantic Valentine’s dinner, if you’re thinking ahead). These crockpot chalupas are a tender and delicious, and the variety of toppings means everyone can fix theirs exactly the way they want. And if you’re in the mood to sip a great cocktail, give this Persephone cocktail a try.
Cheers, and as always, bon appétit!
Happy Holidays! Like everyone, we’re busy here in the Poore home, getting ready for Christmas. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to sit down and enjoy a great meal. This shrimp and grits recipe is fantastic, if I do say so myself. I used my delicious Sumter County Shrimp for this, and it’s sure to please. Also, for those with a sweet tooth, this creamy cherry trifle is a gorgeous option for any holiday table. You can make them individually, too!
No doubt, most of you are busily prepping for the Thanksgiving holiday. Same here. And while the Big Turkey Day Meal is important, it’s also important to feed everyone for the rest of the month. Need a great appetizer to whip up in a flash for those drop-by guests? This easy pizza dip is a perfect solution. And these almond cranberry citrus muffins are a great addition to any Thanksgiving holiday breakfast.
Have a great Thanksgiving, and as always, bon appétit!
Fall is officially here, though in Alabama, we don’t usually experience the “traditional” crisp autumn evenings. Still, this time of year, I always crave hearty fare – and this Crock Pot beef stew is perfect. It’s also a huge time saver, since I’m sure we’re all constantly on the go this time of year. And, if you’ve got a crew over watching the football game, this street corn dip is a huge crowd pleaser.
Yep, it’s almost fall, y’all. But if you’d like to hang on to summer just a little bit longer, this month’s recipes may help. Few things say “summer” more than hot dogs, but if you’ve tired of the regular variety, give this Mexi-corn hot dog topper a try. And for a sweet treat, this M&M skillet cookie is a hit with everyone.
No doubt you’re super busy this month, but take some time to share a great meal with those near and dear. Bon appétit!
This summer is flying by, and for those of you who are still out enjoying long, lazy (and hot!) days, this month’s taco pasta salad recipe will allow you to whip up a great meal in no time flat. We love tacos. We love pasta, and pasta salad. Combine the two? It’s summer magic!
And if you’re looking for a treat to relax and help you beat the heat, give this bourbon slushie a try. This is a great, mild bourbon-flavored libation that is made for summertime porch (and patio) sipping. Make up a batch for an outdoor party or BBQ, too.
Enjoy the rest of your summer break, and as always, bon appétit!
Now that summer is officially here, it’s time to enjoy ourselves. For some, it means more time to enjoy evening cooking. For others? It’s time to grab a cool cocktail and kick back in the backyard and just let the stress of the day melt away. This month, I’m offering up two recipes that fit the bill. These skillet pork chops are quick and easy, and they’re always a hit with the family. And the “Orangearita” is a lovely, unique take on the classic margarita, with a great refreshing citrus twist.
Now that the weather is warmer, many people are looking for quick, refreshing ways to get in the nutrients they need. Smoothies are a natural choice, but there are specific ways to make them to ensure you’ll get the most benefits.
“The benefits of smoothies are endless,” said Leslie Spruill, University of Alabama nutrition intern. “Most can be made in less than five minutes. They’re great for on-the-go, and, when prepared with good nutrition in mind, they can be full of vitamins, minerals and fiber.”
Happy May, everyone. This month, I’m hopping on a current foodie trend: “fancy toast.” These days, fancy toast seems to be all the rage in coffee shops and eateries, and although it is nice to go and splurge on these treats occasionally, it’s also nice to be able to make them in the comfort of your own home – at a fraction of the cost.
I’ve got two suggestions here. Dream Toast is a great option for anyone in the house with a sweet tooth. And Sunday Toast is a great, healthy option for weekends, or any day of the week, really. The key with fancy toast is not just the way the toast is dressed up – it’s the toast itself. Be sure to choose a thick, hearty bread to turn regular toast into a full-on delicious meal.
While it’s true you can’t please everyone all the time, you can when you cook Italian. And that’s exactly what I recommend: try this baked spaghetti dish for a new twist on an old favorite that’s sure to please. Nothing makes everyone slow down and sit down like a great, hearty meal.
And, speaking of new twists, if you’re looking for a desert option for Easter, these mini pineapple upside-down cakes are so much fun. They’re perfect for the holiday.
Here’s to another great month of gathering around the dinner table. Bon appétit!