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 […]

how to shuck oyster for beginners

Never having had oysters at home or otherwise, I wasn’t sure how to shuck them.  I went to the internet to get a quick tutorial and found several good ones on YouTube.  Here is what I used: Two thick kitchen towels (white is best so you can safely bleach them afterwards) A strong pairing knife […]

oysters on the half shell

Never having cooked nor even tasted oysters before, I was a little nervous about this episode.  Here goes nothing… I scrubbed the oysters and washed them as much as I could.  (video coming next of how to shuck oysters) Here they are on the half shell…  For those who are like me, you will want […]

the main courses… bahamas carnival cruise food

Lasagna bolognese… completely yummy and creamy Braised beef with creamy mash and roasted veggies Stuffed mushrooms with a little puffed pastry Lobster tail with huge grilled shrimp with steamed broccoli BBQ ribs with fries, grilled corn and slaw Crab cake… amazing Seafood with penne pasta (shrimp and calamari) Veal parmigiana with creamy mash and grilled veggies  […]

desserts of the bahamas…

Chocolate Melting Cake with vanilla ice cream…  I was good but had some technical issues with it.  I would blow it because it was hot and icing sugar would fly all over.  The flying sugar startled me and I gasped and inhaled icing sugar (my definition of sweet death).  Once I figured out how to cool […]

food of the bahamas…. the Lido Deck and beyond

On the Lido Deck there were many food choices in the food court but I could NOT resist the Mongolian Wok!  You grab a tray, pile on all of the noodles and veggies you want then pass your plate to a very capable chef.  Here I have rice noodles, onions, snow peas and mushroom  You […]

carnival cruise drinks

I just got back from a cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival Cruise Sensation.  This was a Bahama Mama… the first drink I got as I walked onto the ship.  It was delicious and went down smooth but I couldn’t finish it because I had a feeling it was sneaking up on me! This […]