Move over Mr. Potato Head. There’s a tastier tuber taking over this town.
Sweet potatoes are back with a sizzle. Whether fried or flambé they are rustling russets and leaving them spinning on the cutting board.
These beautiful on the inside, rustic on the outside potatoes are hallowed to me. They were the very first food my mom feed me when I was 6 months old. Mom said she would wrap a sweet potato in alumni foil and bake it in the oven until it was soft. Then she said she would scoop out the center, mix it with a little Pet Evaporated Milk and that was my din din. She said I loved it. Continue reading
My dad, Olephyeo Stamps
My dad loved Father’s Day.
It was a day we not only celebrated him, it was a day he took off from his perceived duties and loafed around the house after he got back from church.
Father’s Day is always around the NBA Championship and dad relished his uninterrupted time in front of the television on his special day. It was like his “man cave” time and we let him have his moment. Continue reading
Rocking this simple roast can make you a star.
On my May 3, 2014 post titled “A little spice makes everything nice,” I told the story of why and how I created a seasoning I whimsically named “Red Velvet Gourmet Spice Rub and Seasoning.”
The blend of over 20 spices and ingredients makes it one of the most versatile spice and seasoning products I have ever used. As a foodie, it opened up endless possibilities in making ordinary and mundane food something special. Continue reading
Some of the spices in my pantry.
For me a little spice wasn’t an option. It was a lifeline.
After a diagnosis of high blood pressure a few years ago, instead of getting mad, I got motivated. I had to cut back on salt, but doggonit I refused cut back on favor. Standing in front of my pantry – a repository of every spice known to womankind – and guided by determination, I began blending a little bit of this and some of everything else and voila! Continue reading