Savory Braised Oxtail Stew with Herbs and Prunes

Savory Braised Oxtail Stew with herbs and prunes

Chilly winter days make us want to throw something hearty and comforting in a big ol’ pot and let it slowly simmer for hours, filling the house with the enticing smell of what’s to come. This stew is a bit spicy, subtly sweetened by the prunes, with many layers of flavor.

…not your usual St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Okie Dokie… so my blog is getting a sloowwww start!  Life has a way of keeping us bizzzzy, which is one reason I even contemplated doing a blog for a couple of years (!) before heading into blog fog.  So don’t worry about my posts becoming invasive and ‘too much’ because I don’t think THAT is gonna… Continue reading …not your usual St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

Wendy’s Spaghetti Sauce… finally on “paper!”

...gather your ingredients and fill your freezer with Wendy's Spaghetti Sauce on a dreary winter's day!

“The BEST spaghetti sauce!” That’s what my family and friends call this… make several gallons at the time to eat anytime! Great to “gift” and especially appreciated “funeral food” when grieving folks have been giving away all the boxes of fried chicken dropped off! Maybe I should rename it to Funeral Spaghetti! Just make some…

Steak Bites with Horseradish Whipped Cream

Steak Bites with Horseradish Whipped Cream

    Who doesn’t love steak?  If you are looking for a “sure to please” appetizer for your holiday gatherings, you’ll surely want to add this one to your table.  They are quick and easy to make, yet really spiffs up the menu. The horseradish whipped cream on the side for dip’n is just right… Continue reading Steak Bites with Horseradish Whipped Cream

My Irish is showing….

...a great way to use up leftover corned beef!

Well, I’m not Irish that I know of, but I do have reason to celebrate this day each year. It’s my “quit smoking” anniversary… 12 years ago today! My motivation was the birth of my sweet nephew Wyatt, and my desire to be around to see him grow up and live life. Here’s to those… Continue reading My Irish is showing….

Ribs… for the winter that won’t quit!

Wendy's Winter Ribs!

Mercy!  I’m about d.o.n.e. with this winter… snow, cold, icey mix… and power bills that may necessitate selling off body parts to pay for…. here in central North Carolina, here we go again.  I did the obligatory grocery store stomp earlier.  In some ways, I must secretly admit I kinda like all that frenzy in… Continue reading Ribs… for the winter that won’t quit!

my almost famous “Pickled” Pickled Shrimp and Eastern NC Cotton Honey-Mustard Slaw

Happy July y’all….  the world’s slowwwwest blogger dropping by!  I’m gonna be ramping things up (yes, I know I’ve said THAT before!) since I’ve been doing so many shindigs lately and have lots of NEKKIDness to share… plus, I’ve been getting requests from clients and their guests for recipes.  I don’t keep many recipe secrets… Continue reading my almost famous “Pickled” Pickled Shrimp and Eastern NC Cotton Honey-Mustard Slaw

Cooked any good Groundhog lately?

To celebrate the day, the lazy blogger is sharing this annual post originally from 2011!  However, that’s about to change and routine blogging is about to commence this week.  I’m ready  with all sorts of goodies for you and I hope you are too… So, what exactly IS a groundhog?  As I researched to see… Continue reading Cooked any good Groundhog lately?