I know I suck when it comes to this blog…I have no excuses!!  I still have to blog my recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas Brunch – hopefully I’ll get around to it by Easter…

Anywho – gonna make this quick…I was going thru an old Paula Deen magazine and found this super simple Chicken, Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas.  I’m always looking for easy and fast meals to make, cause – who has time nowadays.  This is so easy – I stopped what I was doing to share.

Grill/sautee 2-3 pieces of chicken breasts in olive oil until fully cooked.  (I used my grill cast iron pan cause I love grill marks on my chicken – personal preference).  I should preface this by saying you should season your meat before cooking…I used salt, pepper, Tony Cacheres.  I let the breast marinade in Mojo for a few minutes before cooking.

Grilling the chicken over high heat in my cast iron grill
Grilling the chicken over high heat in my cast iron grill


I came across this recipe for a roasted tomato crustless quiche, back in December when I was planning my Christmas Brunch…it was a big hit with the family so I made it again today when I hosted a small ladies brunch for my girl’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSIE!!!)  My Sunday Funday Brunch Menu was simple and good for a small group of people…it included:

  • Roasted Tomato Quiche
  • Cheesy Grits
  • Fried Chicken Wings
  • Waffles
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • My Fruity Sangria
  • Iced Coffee + Sweet cream


I came across this recipe a while ago as I was browsing thru The Pioneer Woman‘s blog, and I thought this was an interesting twist on chicken…and who doesn’t look for new ways to make chicken!

This is one of those recipes that you will have to try REALLY hard to mess up…you will have to put aside about 30 minutes to prep the chicken – then you throw it in the oven – where the magic happens!

I made this for my family and I could not get enough compliments on it…so try it this weekend – you can thank me later….

NOTE:  I am not in the running to win any photography awards NOR do I take time to make the dishes look pretty…I’m delivering the food photos raw – so don’t be discouraged my photos…blame my low-grade iPad camera.

Here goes:


I received a slow cooker as a housewarming gift a few years ago but was always nervous to use it – until I discovered how life was made simple…thru a slow cooker! I still have a lot of exploring to do and meals to try in my slow cooker – but one meal that’s a certain winner is beef stew! So easy to make, lasts you a few meals and you really can’t go wrong with it…here goes:

1. Add some vegetable oil to a pot (on the stove) and brown your stew beef…I usually make about 2 pounds so it can last a few days…some people flour their meat before browning – I just think that’s an extra step that’s not really necessary.

Browning the beef stew