Hush puppies are a traditional side for fried catfish or with a shrimp boil. These tasty dough balls are another delicious form of cornbread.
PurpleHull Peas are celebrated in tiny Emerson, AR at their annual festival. They’re so good Fergie likes them better than black-eyed peas!
Skillet cornbread is what Grandma made, so good, it was magical. I have her cast iron skillet, so I do the best I can to replicate her masterpiece.
Sitting down to dinner with fried okra is like sitting down with a tub of popcorn, betcha can’t eat just one! This is an Arkansas Original.
Why shells and cheese? Most recipes call for elbow macaroni so it’s a fair question. If you have read many of my recipes you probably know I travel off the beaten path of conformity, but it’s not different for difference sake, there’s a reason. Shells have more surface area and have a nice pocket to fill with cheese sauce.
Anthony Bourdain’s roasted cauliflower with sesame is the cauliflower recipe of all recipes. It’s so delicious that I could compulsively eat it all.
Unlike a former President we love Brussels Sprouts. I like ’em boiled, steamed and even raw, but my favorite is roasted with sweet-hot honey sriracha sauce.
Asparagus with hollandaise sauce is as classic a vegetable dish you can make. It’s the king of green vegetables.
Watch out Smith and Wollensky, Cattlemen’s and Del Frisco’s, home made steakhouse mushrooms are here! Now anyone can scratch this itch at home!
Mayan lima beans are my favorite way to eat them. Searing to cook them preserves all their natural flavor for the best lima beans ever.
Forbidden rice is an ancient strain that originated 10,000 years ago in a remote China province. Emperors kept it for their own use and the black grains that turn deep royal purple when cooked were forbidden for consumption by their subjects.
Asparagus can be the most delicious of the vegetable kingdom. It can also be the most bedeviling of all vegetables.