rice and spinach casserole

We had a potluck at work and I needed something quick and simple to take as my contribution.  It needed to feed about 28 people at the most even though I knew not everyone would have some.  What’s better than a casserole for potlucks?  I just winged it so you can change out some of […]

carrabba’s italian grill boynton beach, fl

A friend and I met up for lunch at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Boynton Beach.  Here is a look-see at what we enjoyed. Peach Sangria… Can you believe Carrabba’s Italian Grill took the shrimp scampi off of their menu?!?!? (at least in my area they did)  I was so sad that my waiter went and […]

chicken salad paninis

I love making these for my sisters because they are such a huge hit.  Most of the time I just grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or some left over baked chicken for this recipe but I made it from scratch today.  Since it was such a big hit with my sisters, I […]

french toast with banana topping and egg poppers

For this delish French toast, crack a few eggs and add a splash of heavy cream, cinnamon and nutmeg in a flat surfaced bowl. Here is the bread used for this recipe… just an Italian loaf sliced thinly. After the bread is quickly dipped in the egg mixture.  For thicker bread the dip should be […]

lemongrass and fenugreek tilapia

This dish was very exciting for me because the flavors are not what I am accustomed to but I tried them anyway.  Start with some almost thawed out tilapia (not completely because we don’t want the marinade to cook the fish). Squeeze the juice of half a lime (or lemon) onto the fish… Here are […]

shrimp ceviche

I have been wanting to try a ceviche for a long time.  Here it is finally.  Started with some peeled and deveined jumbo shrimp. Next thinly sliced or diced red onion, avocado and limes for the acid. Got out my little mandolin and shredded my veggies. Diced my avocado… Juiced my limes… Tossed in my […]

simple creamy chicken lettuce wraps

I was looking for a light and low carb dinner to make for my dinner guest and I and decided to make lettuce wraps.  The type of lettuce you use is up to you.  I have used romaine lettuce, some people like to use bib lettuce but here I just used plain old iceberg lettuce. […]

fried boneless pork chops

I love pork chops but I am sometimes not sure how thick to get my chops because I want them nice and juicy.  These are very thin (after being beat into submission that is); probably about a 1/4 inch thick.   Get some eggs for dipping.  Yes… yes that is one egg with two yolks! Here […]

announcing 5 different days 5 different ways

***Announcing a new monthly segment on Southern Epicure*** I will be taking one main ingredient and cooking it 5 different ways on 5 different days.  The whole idea is for me to find new ways to cook the ingredient rather than the ways I already know how to cook them.   For the month of […]

creamy rice with veggies and baked chicken leg quarters

I started the rice by sauteing bell peppers, onions and button mushrooms together.  I added the mushrooms last.  Then I seasoned with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to your level of heat. I added a few dollops of Fat Free Philly Creamcheese.  It’s really bland but it’s ok because the veggies have all […]