The Hostess with the Mostess I am an empty nester, who loves to cook & entertain. I believe that cooking/kitchen can be used as a tool to help bring families and communities meal at a time.

Not Your Mama's Collard Greens

This award-winning dish will have your taste buds jumping with anticipation from the moment you see the bright, bold colors of this Collard Green Wrap.” The infusion of fresh collard greens with the earthiness of roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed red peppers and chicken that has been draped in rich, hot and flavorful curry will having you falling in love at first bite.

Baked Beef Queso

Rating: 5 stars 1
Simple and easy queso recipe with ground beef and full of flavor.

Lemon-Basil Whiskey Martini

The combination of fresh squeezed lemon juice and basil take this cocktail to the next level.

Kale Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
Great side dish or add shrimp and make it a complete meal. Loaded with your favorite veggies and plenty of flavor too.

Jerk Chicken Soft Tacos

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
A twist on the traditional chicken taco. The grilled chicken seasoned with jerks spices will have your friends and family saying, "yea mon."

Easy Fried Cabbage

Rating: 5 stars 4
Easy to make fried cabbage makes a great side dish or throw some smoked sausage in there and make it a complete meal...anyway you have it, you'll be pleased.

Fresh OJ Margarita

Rating: 4 stars 1
This margarita is made with freshly squeezed orange juice & agave for a natural sweetener its light, refreshing and not too sweet.

The Best Black Bean Burger

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This is the best black bean burger ever! The flavor you get from adding fresh herbs, spices, garlic and shallots will have your taste buds jumping for joy. And it's easy to make.

Panko Fried Shrimp

This easy to make recipe is full of crunch and flavor.

Pineapple & Ham Flatbread

The natural sweetness of the pineapple combined with the rustic flavor of the marinara sauce is the perfect combination for this simple and flavorful flatbread.

Black Drip Caramel Coffee Martini

Don't want to throw away the left over brewed coffee? This is the perfect cocktail for you...the combination of coffee and caramel Irish cream is perfect for sipping after dinner.

White Bean & Roasted Tomatillo Soup

Rating: 5 stars 8
The hearty soup is filled with warm spices such as cumin and ancho chili powder...both add lots of flavor to this soup which could easily be a vegetarian option if you omit the sausage link and use vegetable broth vs. chicken broth.