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…

Coconut Shrimp

Here’s another summer seafood recipe as promised. I pulled out the air fryer for this recipe. I have no desire to overheat my kitchen with the stove on an 80 degree day. This air fryer of mine is a genie in a box. I may be a little jealous of it. I should probably use…

Creamy Shrimp Orecchiette

This recipe is the chorus to my summer seafood song. As mentioned in my previous post I am dedicating this week to light seafood recipes that are match worthy for this season. It wouldn’t be right if shrimp didn’t make the cut. It probably will make it in several posts this week because of its…

Lemon Herb Crab Cakes

On rainy summer days like this I open the window and sit in a nook with my laptop. That’s what Im currently doing right now. The rain is soothing. On this particular evening its also inspiring. Im dedicating the rest of this week’s posts to Summer Seafood Recipes. A summer seafood recipe is something that…

Champagne Chimichurri

The weather is beautiful . This past Memorial Day weekend was full of sunshine and grill born recipes. In the mood for plating and food that reflected the vibrancy of the impending summer I made a zesty Chimichurri to pair with flank steak. Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce used both for marinades and as a…