Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining

As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website:

Southern Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimento Cheese

Makes 4 portions

1 3 oz package Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 cup sharp cheddar, finely grated
1 cup Monterey Jack, finely grated
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
1 8 oz jar pimentos, diced
1 tsp grated onion, white or red (or substitute 1 green onion, finely minced)

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add all of the remaining ingredients and beat until well combined.

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