Smokey Collard Rolls

Maybe you love to cook? Maybe you’re sick of the monotony of eating the same things over and over? Maybe it’s the weekend and you want to fill your home with the delicious smell of a home-cooked meal? Maybe you’re trapped in your house due to treacherous weather conditions? Well, have I got the recipe…

Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

The first time I went to New Orleans, it was summer time.  It was the 1990’s.  Street performers were on every corner.  A little kid tap danced his heart out.   A man played his saxophone for anyone who would listen.  And while the French Quarter was positively beautiful, the thing I remember most was the…

Southern Cornmeal Galette

Black-eyed peas were first introduced to Virginia during the 17th century.  Grown throughout Asia and West Africa, black-eyed peas favor warm climates, and are extremely tolerant to drought.  Thus, crops of black-eyed peas proliferated throughout the Southern United States, and to this day, continue to play an important role in soul food and in Southern cuisine….