Scrumptious Sides

Braised green beans and tomatoes

Braised Green Beans and Tomatoes

These slowly braised green beans in tomatoes and onions have such a rich, deep flavor.   You can make these any time of the…

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

I’m a huge fan of good Mexican rice.  The Loon often feels that rice just gets in the way of a good meal, but…

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans are just so good in their simplicity.  If you have a Mexican market within reach, go and grab some epazote, it’s…

Black bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad

Zesty Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salad is so good.   It’s perfect for a BBQ or a side for almost any meal.  And…

Garlic and Parmesan Fries

Garlic Parmesan Steakhouse Fries

Garlic Parmesan steakhouse fries are amazing.  Give them a rough cut, mix with some olive oil, parm cheese, pressed garlic, parsley, thyme (and if…

Slow Roasted leeks

Roasted Leeks with Herbed Vinaigrette

What’s amazing about this dish, as you bite into to it, you think…wow…this is delicious and so buttery.  Well, you’re half right…it is delicious…but…

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding

Fresh Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding is amazing.  The Loon and I really love brunch…that’s why we call it Cele-Brunch.   You can…

Mac and Cheese feature

The Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

I’ve been developing The Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese recipe for years…and I have to admit…every time I make it…it’s a little different.  But that’s…

Skillet Seared Okra with Garlic

Skillet Okra with Garlic

Both the Loon and I really love okra.  Okay..down south, you’re mostly going to see it fried…it’s also stewed nicely with tomatoes…but the simpicity…

Amazing Cajun rice

Perfect Cajun Rice

This rice is perfect for all your favorite Cajun dishes.  Oh boy, is it good.  The Loon said….”It’s just rice…it is so good!” Perfect…