Recipe Index

I want to be forthright and say that I’m not a recipe developer nor a food photographer. I have no desire to be the former but have huge ambitions to do a better job at the latter. Please bear with me while I try to improve both my camera equipment and my skill level.

My recipes are ones I use daily as a “from scratch” home cook. They’ve been kitchen-tested over and over again. If I find another recipe for a certain dish that I feel is an improvement, the old recipe is replaced. (It’s my personality to always try to build a better mousetrap.)

I cook for a family of men and so my recipes are simple, hearty, and also have to taste delicious. My hope would be that my readers are able to utilize a few of them in their recipe rotation.

God bless and remember some of our best family memories are made from our time around the dinner table.


Asian Lettuce Wraps

Whole Wheat Pancakes


Instant Pot
Instant Pot Whole Milk Plain Yogurt

Main Dishes

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Tacos (with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans)

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Chicken and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Grilled Fried Chicken
Tex-Mex Chicken Cheddar Pasta
Tikka Masala with Naan Bread
Two Ingredient Barbecue Chicken

Grilled Pork Loin

Shrimp Etouffee
Southern Shrimp Cakes

One Pot Meals
One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
One Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni
One Pot Pastalaya
One Pot Southwestern Chicken and Rice Skillet
One Pot Taco Skillet

Salads/Salad Dressing
Honey Chipotle Dressing
Dr. Dean’s Famous Dressing

Sauteed Green Beans
Southern Potato Salad
Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Soups, Stews, and Gumbos
Navy Bean and Ham Soup
Red Beans and Rice
Turkey and Sausage Gumbo
Split Pea and Ham Soup