Weeknight Warrior – Smoky Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp & Grits is one of those dishes that seems like it would be totally complicated when in fact it is super easy!  It’s the perfect, quick meal for a busy weeknight. The key to really stellar shrimp & grits is to go all out with the shrimp.  I love to stop at our local…

Happy Hour – Hawkeye’s Gin Martini

When you think martini you probably think Bond, James Bond, right?  Shaken, not stirred?  A big, ole, yucky olive? Nope. Nope. Nope.  Absolutely not. I guess I’m a cocktail snob but one of my biggest pet peeves is when I order a martini and it’s automatically assumed I want a dirty vodka martini. When I…

Old Made New, Classics Re-Imagined – Curry Chicken Potpie

I’ve noticed that a lot of the recipes I’m drawn to lately are classics.  I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s October, there’s a slight nip in the air (between 80 degree southern days), it’s my absolute favorite season that takes me back to my small farm town…

The Holy Grail – Chicken Tikka Masala

I found it!  My Holy Grail! I have been on the quest to find the perfect Chicken Tikka Masala recipe that lives up to my favorite Indian restaurants but it has alluded me.  I’ve made some good tikka but every time has just been slightly underwhelming and I haven’t been able to put my finger…

It’s Been a While…Enchiladas Verde

Whoa y’all.  I have been a major slacker!  Well at least with the blog.  The last few months have been a whirlwind of work, family, being out of town, sheesh I don’t know where the last 3 months have gone.  And how is this week Thanksgiving already?! Well, I’m back on the wagon!  Bring on…