I grew up in the kitchen, and I come from a long line of amazingly talented southern women who instilled in me a love of food and heritage. I’ve always loved to cook — and there’s nothing more therapeutic to me than chopping a vegetable or kneading some bread. Sometimes that manifests itself in one, long, weekend cooking spree.

This is an archive of some past escapades. For all my latest recipes, visit Culinary Cousins.

Appetizers & Salads

Bruschetta Three Ways: Tomato, Fig-Prosciutto, Smashed Pea with Mint

Fancy Egg Salad

Fresh Tomato and Feta Bruschetta

Lemon Feta Dip

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Pimento Cheese

Stuffed Dates with Bleu Cheese and Pecans


Lemon Ginger Tea

Hot Toddy

Skinny Margarita Spritzers


Blueberry Scones

Chocolate Banana Bread

White Sandwich Bread

Soups & Stews

Beef Stew

Brunswick Stew

Turkey Rice Soup

Main Dishes

Chicken Bog

Lemon Garlic Chicken with Parsley Rice

Macaroni & Cheese (CC)

Mushroom Bolognese (CC)

Pork and Pineapple Sliders

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Coconut Rice

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Shepherd’s Pie

Desserts & Sweets

Baked Apples with Salted Caramel Sauce

Banana Pudding Poke Cake (CC)

Buttermilk Pie — Part I and Part II

Flaky Pie Crust with vodka

Homemade Applesauce

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Peanut Butter Pie

Raspberry Tiramisu

Scottish Shortbread

Skinny Banana “Ice Cream”

Southern Salted Caramel Cake

Sweet & Spicy Brownies