Chicken Bog

I am not from the Southern US.  You can probably tell by the recipes I post.  Even those in the north do enjoy southern fare.  Buttermilk fried chicken, hot chicken, gumbo, jambalaya, and many others.  However, there is a beloved dish that I was not aware of until recently, and that's bog.  The dish consists [...]

Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Things are pretty busy around our house. Between working from home, working on personal projects, getting our new home ready and making some upgrades to our current house, there's a lot to do. Even with all of this, I refuse to go for takeout when I can make something healthy and, quite frankly, better that [...]

Smoky Chicken-Chile Soup with Tamale Dumplings

This week has been a tough week. End of summer Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rearing it's ugly head along with COVID-19. Needless to say, I have had a few late nights. However, like all outbreaks, they are really busy in the beginning and then a rhythm sets in. 18 years doing this, I'm pretty used [...]

Sook Mei Faan

This recipe was one that surprised me. Who'd have thought that the Chinese would do a creamed corn recipe. Well, they have. According to the Togi Blog, "Creamed corn over rice is a quintessential Cantonese dish often served at cha chaan tengs, casual diners that are ubiquitous in Hong Kong." Imagine Asian flavorings in a [...]