chciken and broccoliAlthough I grew up in Boston, my parents were both raised in Louisiana. The result is that I’m some sort of weird mix of New England and Southern culture — the kind of person who loves the Patriots, the Red Sox and gay marriage, but who also says “Sir” and “Ma’am” and knows how to cook a beautifully golden-brown Creole roux.

I’m of the Rachel Ray school of people who love to cook but don’t much care for baking or desserts (mostly because I’m bad at it). I like old-fashioned warm, spicy, hearty dishes — and I always prepare something really old-school and delicious on Sunday night for dinner. On the other hand, I’m also into eating healthy (lean protein, low fat, whole grains, and lots of veggies) so I also like to share any dishes or ideas I have for cooking quick, good-for-you dinners during the week.

This page will hopefully help you navigate the recipes I’ve covered before and also give you a chance to comment down below – if you have any questions, requests, suggestions, or your own recipes to add.

Beef Stew

Carrot Cake

Cheesy Potatoes, Steaks, and Baked Squash

Cornbread Stuffing/Dressing

Crawfish or Shrimp Etouffee

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli

Chicken and Vegetable Curry by Nick

Focaccia Bread

Ginger Beef with Broccoli

Hamburger Steaks and Mashed Potatoes

Jambalaya

Lentil Soup with Greens

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, and Spicy Sausage

Red Beans and Rice

Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Turkey

Sweet Potato Casserole with Candied Pecans

Taco Soup