Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

Verandas Ghoulishly Delicious Pumpkin Spice Eggnog

If you are an eggnog lover, the day those cartons hit the shelves at the supermarket is bliss. It signals the winter holidays, family gatherings, and feet up in front of the fireplace. This pumpkin spice eggnog pushes the calendar up just a month or 

Diana’s Bread Pudding Puertorriqueña

Diana’s Bread Pudding Puertorriqueña

This gorgeous Caribbean version of bread pudding popped up on my friend’s Facebook feed. Of course, I had to have it. It looks gorgeous, and I promise you won’t be disappointed with it on your dessert place. Gracias, amiga!

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Shrimp and Grits with a Twist

Ever had a good recipe and made a little change that created a great recipe? Follow the recipe for Sarah’s favorite Shrimp and Grits, and substitute smoked crawfish sausage for the Andouille sausage in the original recipe. Try making our shrimp and grits with a 

Two Hot Appetizers for Cheese Lovers

Two Hot Appetizers for Cheese Lovers

We don’t think there is anything more universally enticing than cheese-laden appetizers, and these two hot appetizers for cheese lovers are our go-to recipes.

Diana’s Pastelillos de Guava y Queso

Diana’s Pastelillos de Guava y Queso

In the islands, tropical fruits are woven through the menus, from cooling summer beverages, to spicy fruit-laden salsas and wonderful filled pastries, like pastelillos de guava y queso.

Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

Sarah’s Shrimp and Grits

I love food! I love to cook; I can’t yell it loud enough. When it comes to food or cooking, I am in my happy place. I am always finding ways to remake or tweak a favorite recipe. One of my husband’s favorite meals and 

Peachy Pepper Cups with Ghostal Carolina Loco Peach Jam

Peachy Pepper Cups with Ghostal Carolina Loco Peach Jam

We are in love with Loco Peach jam from Ghostal Carolina. They are truly the “Pepper People.” One of the super simple ways to enjoy Loco Peach jam is to add a dollop on top of soft cream cheese on a Ritz cracker. Easy and 

Pineapple Boats Made Simple as Pie… Pi-neapple, That Is

Pineapple Boats Made Simple as Pie… Pi-neapple, That Is

Simple pineapple boats are not an oxymoron. When you know how to slice a pineapple to create a lovely pineapple boat for breakfast, making a dozen or more is simple as… pi – neapple.

Simple Summer Soup from the Verandas: Short-cut Carolinas Gazpacho

Simple Summer Soup from the Verandas: Short-cut Carolinas Gazpacho

We love this variation on gazpacho, made with a secret short cut that packs lots of Carolina flavor.

Matzah Brei: Simple Breakfast and Passover Tradition

Matzah Brei: Simple Breakfast and Passover Tradition

Creative cooks don’t hate on matzah, also spelled matzo. They create delicious meals featuring recipes passed from generation to generation, for everything from kugel and matzah ball soup, to matzah blintzes and simple matzah brei.