Homey, Cajun meatball stew is life!

Cajun Meatball Stew

Cajun meatball stew: Not many foods make me feel…homey…you know what I mean, quite like Cajun meatball stew does. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with the dish, but very simply, it’s meatballs and veggies cooked and simmered in a luscious, dark roux. I heard you groan when I said dark roux. No, don’t even. Just stop. Making a dark roux is very easy if you make an oven roux or look, just buy it in a jar guys. There is no shame in that. I make a double batch (or triple) in the oven and freeze…

Nashville Hot Boiled Peanuts in your Instant Pot! Oh baby!

Nashville Hot Boiled Peanuts

I’ve taken the classic southern boiled peanuts and turned it up a notch. That’s right. Nashville Hot boiled peanuts! And let me tell ya, if you love boiled peanuts (I know, not everyone does, it’s a southern thing!), but if you do, Nashville Hot just takes it to another level! And…and…I forgot to tell you the best part: It’s made in the Instant Pot or whatever brand of electric pressure cooker you have! If you’ve never had boiled peanuts, you’re in for a real treat. It’s quite a polarizing food, though, even here in the south. You either love’ em…

Fried cabbage - cruciferous goodness.

Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is one of those cheap, homey things that’s just … well it’s just makes you feel good.¬† Satisfied. Like you’re in your grandmother’s kitchen. At least for me it does. My wife calls this smothered cabbage. You might too, but whatever you call it, it’s delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for…well anything, but I typically like to make this when I make cube steak or beef tips or something homestyle, you know? But, I have been known to eat it over rice with a fried egg on top for breakfast. Just one thing before we get down…

No fail sky high buttermilk biscuits! AKA Biscuits for dummies.

No Fail Buttermilk Biscuits

So…you’ve been searching for a no fail biscuit? You’ve tried and tried but you just can’t … and by golly, you’re southern! You may think that golden, tender biscuits may never be in your cards and you’ll have to buy frozen/whomp biscuits forever. I know you do, cause I did too (and I’m Southern!). aBefore I tried this recipe it was like trying to find a unicorn standing near a pot of gold that was meant only for me. I will not bore you with all of my trials and tribulations with biscuits. Let’s just say, hundreds of biscuits have…