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"Love of My Life" Greens Gumbo Z'Herbes

It's about that time of year for soul-warming comfort foods, and one of the iconic dishes to come out of Louisiana is gumbo z'herbes. This classic soup has its roots deeply enmeshed in Creole history, traditionally made in celebration of Lenten observances such as Easter. It’s often referred to as “green” Gumbo because it incorporates …

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"Baby I'm Scared of You" Instant Pot White Beans with Ham Hocks Recipe

Christmas always brings in new toys, and I'm happy to have this Instapot to break in and make you the beneficiary. So let's just say this will be the gift that keeps on giving. Seeing I'm late to the Instapot craze, I'm in catch-up mode and hope to be as prolific as Quincy Jones once I get the hang of it. For my first foray into things, I decided to convert an older traditional stove-top recipe for white bean stew. Plus, I had leftover ham hocks I was trying to get rid of from the pork nachos recipe for tonight's bowl games. Feel free to use this recipe to make black-eyed peas for New Year's as the peas are easily substitutable for white beans in this recipe.

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"Who Can I Run To" Beef Oxtail Soup Recipe

Winter is officially here which means colder weather, holiday cheer, and of course lots of soup! This soul food packed beef oxtail soup recipe is perfect for those chilled winter days. It's hearty, warming, and loaded with flavor. Plus, it's really easy to make so you can have a delicious home-made meal without spending hours …

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"I'll Play The Blues For You" Braised Oxtail in Mexican Chili Based Sauce

Beefy braised oxtail cooked low and slow in a Mexican chili-based sauce for a comforting and rich Sunday dinner. The sauce is deeply flavorful and complex with a mild heat and earthy character similar to a mole. Beef oxtail is big in Southern households as well as Asian and Caribbean cultures. A slow braise in …

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"Sky's The Limit" The Best Southern Collard Greens With Smoked Turkey Recipe

When I cook greens I don't even think about adding the greens to the pot until my stock has simmered all day and then sat another day in the fridge. Killer stock makes for extra nice potlikker and will take your collards from ashy to classy. Enjoy the greens, but don't forget to save the potlikker and use for just about everything. I drink a shot first for quality control.

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"Is It Any Wonder" Texas - Style Bison Chili {Recipe & Video}

A cold winter night calls for a big comforting bowl of chili. Even better, make it this tasty bison chili. It is super easy to make, just as flavorful as beef but a bit leaner. This chili is cooked like normal beef chili as in no beans, just ground bison, chili gravy, and peppers. There …

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