Eats, Drinks, Travels

Uncle Smoochie’s Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake

Uncle Smoochie’s Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake

Uncle Smoochie’s Old Fashioned Cocoa Cake with Caramel Icing As we move like a fast moving train into the holiday baking season here is a cake that will never fail you if you follow the recipe. The Caramel Icing is the most challenging. Once you start you must not walk away. I also suggest you […]

A Southern Holiday Spread

A Southern Holiday Spread

The South’s best flavors shine in this holiday spread. A golden bird with giblet gravy, comfort food casseroles, and a stellar cake line up on this sumptuous buffet. Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up “a mess.” Only a Southerner can show or point out to […]

Make It A Cajun Christmas

Make It A Cajun Christmas

What do you eat for Christmas dinner? Turkey? Ham? Prime rib? We’ve had all of those and even Chinese takeout, but many years we’ve enjoyed a Cajun Christmas dinner. Gumbo, a shrimp or crawfish boil, or red beans and rice always make for a good holiday feast. I am from Biloxi, Mississippi after all, just a […]

Honey Walnut Shrimp So Good You Will Slap Your Mamma

Honey Walnut Shrimp So Good You Will Slap Your Mamma

Honey walnut shrimp, is the best shrimp dish in the whole world, it is crispy fried shrimp tossed in a sweet honey sauce that consists of mayonaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk, and topped with candied walnuts.” Hong Kong Style. Benny Linn of the Pagoda Chinese Restaurant in North Pole, Alaska taught me to make […]

Come And Get It! Our Southern Turkey Meal Spectacular

Come And Get It! Our Southern Turkey Meal Spectacular

The South’s best flavors shine in this holiday spread. A golden bird with giblet gravy, comfort food casseroles, and a stellar cake line up on this sumptuous buffet. Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up “a mess.” Only a Southerner can show or point out to […]

Southern Mini Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Bites.

Southern Mini Sausage Stuffed Pretzel Bites.

As the big turkey day is drawing close. I am always trying to find some new treat to serve my guests who now expect a miracle on 34th street. Now there is Friends-giving. A new holiday that allows friends to get together to break diets and feed. Yes it is just another fine excuse to […]

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