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Folklore claims that black-eyed peas are one of the lucky foods you?re supposed to eat New Year?s Day. I didn?t learn about this tradition until I met my husband. His dad made sure that every New Years the family had a hearty helping of the mushy peas, along with cabbage and ham. The three are … Continue reading »The post Black-eyed Peas with Roasted Peppers appeared first on Zestuous.
This is a really easy breakfast with leftovers. It?s similar to a crustless quiche, but it has airy texture like a soufflé. And it?s finished off with a cheesy cracker crumble for added texture. The beauty of this dish is that it can be made a limitless number of ways based on the leftovers you … Continue reading »The post Breakfast with Leftovers appeared first on Zestuous.
It?s Christmas Eve, and that means one very important thing in our holiday kitchen. It?s the day we eat mom?s corn chowder. For as long as I can remember, my mom has prepared this warm, satisfying soup every day before Christmas. It?s a recipe she received from a neighbor. She would start with browning a … Continue reading »The post Bacon Corn Chowder appeared first on Zestuous.
Food competitions are exhilarating, intense and all-out balls-to-the-wall crazy, but I?m officially hooked. I had never competed in a kitchen coliseum before with a recipe of my own. I had only competed and won a few competitions online?until I made my Steak Sandwich with Saucy Mama Horseradish Bacon at the 2013 World Food Championships in … Continue reading »The post Steak Sandwich with Saucy Mama Horseradish Bacon appeared first on...
The homemade eggnog batter in this French toast recipe gives a classic breakfast dish a holiday makeover. I had a coupon the other day for a free country loaf, which is basically a rustic white bread. It has a crunchy crust like a traditional French baguette, but it?s about twice as wide. When I went … Continue reading »The post Eggnog French Toast appeared first on Zestuous.
An exquisite, moist, very flavorful tri-tip roast can be prepared in under an hour following this easy recipe. Your family or guests will be wowed with the seared, seasoned rind and juicy, meaty center, but what will really have them talking is the Bourbon Glaze. The bourbon is not the star, but it accentuates the … Continue reading »The post Roasted Beef Tri-Tip with Bourbon Glaze appeared first on Zestuous.
Before I roll into Christmas recipes, I have to share something bizarre about my Thanksgiving. I?m overly sentimental about holidays and a total girl of tradition, but this year, I jumped way outside the box. In addition to cooking a turkey, I cleaned and prepared fresh squid. Squid for Turkey Day? Yep. I hosted a … Continue reading »The post Cleaning Squid for Thanksgiving appeared first on Zestuous.
I love making simple syrups to complement holidays. It?s an easy, entertaining way to add excitement to the bar. This Thanksgiving, I prepared an apple ginger simple syrup by steeping green apples and ginger in water and sugar. Shake a little of this syrup with some vodka, and you have a dangerously tasty holiday cocktail. … Continue reading »The post Apple Ginger Martini appeared first on Zestuous.
Don?t let the idea of homemade yeast rolls intimidate you. I finally developed a recipe that turns out perfect every time and it?s ready in 3 hours. I have spent years trying to find the perfect yeast roll recipe. While my favorite recipe tastes fantastic, the dough has to ferment overnight, and I never remember … Continue reading »The post Soft, Easy Yeast Rolls appeared first on Zestuous.
I love chess bars. I was introduced to them when I lived in Mississippi. Lately, I?ve been adding the sweet, gooey chess bar topping to lots of different desserts. It?s kind of like adding ketchup to French fries or gravy to mashed potatoes. It?s that extra little touch that makes desserts that much more special. … Continue reading »The post Pumpkin Chess Pie appeared first on Zestuous.