Stuffed Peppers [RECIPE]

Stuffed Peppers

Our grown-up stuffed peppers are a new spin on a family favorite. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Growing up, both our mothers made stuffed peppers for dinner because it was an inexpensive and wholesome meal that stretched a few ingredients to feed our families. However, I prefer this grown-up version because it incorporates sweet red peppers, flavored chicken sausage instead of beef, and Near East’s toasted pine nut couscous mix which adds a bit of spice to the filling. This recipe is pretty forgiving though, so feel free to substitute whatever ground meat you may have on hand. You can also use rice like our moms did if couscous isn’t available.  Read more of this post

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Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin [RECIPE]

Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Turn our quick-and-delicious Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin into a family favorite. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

The marriage of light brown sugar, allspice and spicy cayenne pepper turns a regular pork tenderloin into a mouthwatering treat for anyone who loves a little sweet heat. Serve with Heather’s Sunday Brunch Potato Salad for a yummy contrast to the spicy entree.  Read more of this post

Chicken Spaghetti [RECIPE]

Chicken spaghetti

Chicken spaghetti is a Southern comfort food favorite, but I kick it up a notch with a dash of Texas heat!
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

If you grew up in the South like I did, you know that every time there is a gathering, whether it is for a wedding, funeral or even a community picnic, someone will undoubtedly bring a casserole dish filled with chicken spaghetti. It is simply one of those staples that every Southern woman (and many of the men) seems to know how to make, and everyone’s recipe is just a bit different from the last. Here’s my take on this comfort food staple, with just a dash of Texas heat thrown in for good measure. I hope you love it! Read more of this post

Frito Pie [RECIPE]

Frito Pie

It doesn’t have to be game day to serve up a yummy family favorite like Frito Pie.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

As a kid, Frito Pie was always one of my favorite school lunches. It was crunchy, cheesy and simply good, filling grub. But one of the things I didn’t like about it is that sometimes it was a little too oily, which wasn’t a good thing for a teenager worried about his complexion. Now I’ve replaced half the meat with ground turkey, added more seasoning for a deeper flavor profile, and even thrown in a bit of corn meal for extra creaminess. I hope you like this grown-up version as much as I do! Read more of this post

Spicy Pulled Pork [RECIPE]

Spicy Pulled Pork

Our Spicy Pulled Pork cooks low and slow until it pulls apart in long, delicious pieces of meat your family will love. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

There’s something about slow cooked meat that just makes our mouths water. We love how easy it is to prepare, and how perfectly it pairs with warm baked buttery bread and cold homemade potato salad. Spicy and delicious, it is great for game day or any time you want to feed a crowd!  Read more of this post