In addition to cooking classes, I also offer in-home catering services through my business FOOD LOVE. From intimate private dinners to large parties of 100 plus, I love this aspect of the business. Instead of focusing on the intricacies of technique or rehashing the basics as I do in a cooking class, I get to test my skills and creativity as I develop a menu that is unique to the client and the event he or she is planning.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a party that I especially enjoyed catering. There was no special occasion, just a desire to break-in a new home, celebrate fall, and watch football with friends. While I loved putting a more sophisticated spin on tailgating favorites such as nachos, hot wings, and pulled pork sliders it was the desserts that really got me excited.
Posted in Dessert, Fall, Fruit, Holiday Cooking, Kids, Recipes
Tagged caramel apples, cashews, Chocolate, fall cooking, Food, food on sticks, recipes, seasonal favorites
I posted this recipe on Minced about a year ago, but enjoyed digging it out again for a spot on Charlotte Today this morning. Made from humble ingredients, a long cooking time transforms this stew into something that is anything but ordinary. Enjoy!
Posted in Dinner, Fall, Pork, Recipes, Stew
Tagged Charlotte Today, cooking demo, Food, pork shoulder, recipes, root vegetables, stew, Television
I grew up grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. In search of the big one, we inevitably pulled up a lot of Rock Bass. Members of the grouper family, these smaller fish, also known as Black Sea Bass, share a love of deep water and rocky habitats with the Red and Black Grouper we were seeking for our table. After reeling up 80 feet of line, the sight of a Rock Bass and no bait meant this fish endured a lot of angry muttering as I slipped it off the hook and tossed it back into the sea. Catching sometimes a dozen in one morning, we never kept a single one.
Back in August, a visit to Charlotte by President Obama prevented me from sharing a particular banh mi recipe with you. I still posted the recipe here, but the segment that got interrupted due to his visit didn’t air until September.
I thought now might be a good time to remind you to make this burger. I’m thinking that breaking them out for a tailgate might make a lot of hungry fans very happy.
It’s the final meal of the Chicken Challenge. If you’ve made it this far, I hope you are feeling quite pleased with yourself. After all, you’ve taken one chicken and managed to feed you and someone else 4 meals. You are a provider, a waster of nothing, and a person who is probably ready to eat something other than chicken. But not yet…
Posted in BBQ, Bread, Chicken, Recipes
Tagged #chicken challenge, barbecue chicken pizza, bbq chicken pizza, chicken, crust, Food, pizza dough, recipes, Stubbs
After the richness of last night’s chicken pot pie, this udon noodle bowl will be a refreshing, yet still filling, meal. I love this combination of flavors, but be creative as there are so many ways you can change things up from using a noodle other than udon to adding different vegetables.
Posted in Asian, Chicken, Dinner, Recipes, Soup
Tagged #chicken challenge, chicken, collard greens, Egg, Food, garlic oil, greens, recipes, udon noodle bowl