Carolina Collards with Pork and Dumplings

When I was 11 years old, my role in the kitchen changed. I was promoted from dish washer to sous-chef. It was a great day really...I still held the title of head dish washer though, lucky me... oh the pains of being an only child until I was 15.  ( yeah, fifteen) I remember daddy … Continue reading Carolina Collards with Pork and Dumplings

Creole Tomato Gravy with Grits

Louisiana Creole cuisine is right up there in my top 5 favorites! There is something about that unmistakable flavor that just shouts comfort! There are dozens of Tomato Gravy recipes, a southern farmhouse tradition really, but this is by far my favorite. I have been working on the recipe for awhile now, mostly in my … Continue reading Creole Tomato Gravy with Grits