Taffy Apple Cookies

In the spirit of autumn, apple picking, and farm fairs I am pulling this trick out of the oven. Taffy Apple Cookies bring the goodness of orchards and baked goodness to your home. The caramel, fresh apples, and nuts perfectly capture the essence of a good and sweet taffy apple. They also will give that…

Biscuits & Berries

Coming to you live from my kitchen nook/office space with this warm, tart, and sweet baked good. It screams afternoon coffee, cottage fireplaces, and oversized sweaters. There are a lot of recipes out there that call for biscuits from scratch. While I am usually the first to argue everything is just better when it’s made…

Brunch Mac

Can we talk comfort? All this time and space we are given due to circumstances and comfort still escapes us. So we look for it in shapely glasses of wine, in music, in 5 minute coffee breaks, in people, in food. Im focusing on the oven baked comfort of mac and cheese this week. The…

Potato Peeled Summer Squash Noodles

The weekend slips through our fingers like silk. Its a rainy Sunday morning and I am adorned in comfy sweats sipping green tea and drafting recipes. My father called me and asked if I was indulging in one of my rain naps. He knows me so well. It must be in our genes, we are…

Lemon Banana Cream-Filled Beignets

Its been awhile since I’ve posted. Over these recent months I took a big step and launched my business, City Girl Cook, LLC, a food service. I’ve been baking up a storm. There was flour in places I never knew flour could reach, in my kitchen of course. Turning gifts into earnings was exciting but…

Limoncello French Toast

French Toast, the adversary of pancakes in the battle of breakfasts and brunches across the world. I am definitely being dramatic. Well, at least the battle extends across my dining table. I love French Toast. Its something that can be accessorized with a variety of fruit, nuts, drizzles, and fairy dust like powdered sugar. It…

Apple Pear Crumble

Hey all you cool cooks and kitchens! These past few weeks have been… I’m not sure there’s one word that suitably describes all the developments captured and imprinted on our minds and souls via the news, social media platforms, and other outlets. It seems a bit shallow and detaching for me to not mention the…

Lobster & Grits

Closing this week with another summer seafood recipe. There’s so much history in a bowl of grits. From Native Americans, to the Gullah and Geechee slaves, to their descendants and then to the world. For those that lived along the southeastern coast of the U.S pairing their various seafood catches with grits became a norm….

Baja Fish Tacos with Cod

This recipe is right on time for Taco Tuesday! Its been quite awhile since I’ve had a proper one. My birthday was right before the stay at home order went into place in March. That was last time my girlfriends and I clinked glasses and ordered more tacos than we could count. This recipe is…

Cajun Instant Seafood Pot (with Guinness)

Usually I bake my seafood, throwing everything on a sheet pan and shoving it in the oven. In an effort to keep the house cool on a warm day I decided to use my glorious instant pot. This pot is a magnificent modern day machine. I tickled myself with the thought of a show prefaced…