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Heidi Robertson


Recent posts by Heidi Robertson

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Bananas Foster ala Mom

By Heidi Robertson on Feb 27, 2024 11:45:00 AM

One of the things the women in our family, the one I married into and myself included is that none of us have a love for cooking and we all agree that hands down the men do it better and make masterpieces.

There are a few exceptions that we gals will put together and oddly enough it becomes our "signature dish." One that I can never pass up is when my mother-in-law decides she's making her Bananas Foster for dessert.

Topics: bananas foster
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Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo Yummmmm

By Heidi Robertson on Jan 25, 2024 11:45:00 AM

Are you ready to add some spice to your winter nights? Celebrate in February with a bowl of Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo!  It's so delicious and tastes like you won a first-row seat at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The heat from the spices and sausage warms you from the inside out. You might want to pour yourself a neat glass of bourbon and throw on some zydeco music. Luckily I get to play bartender and DJ while my hubby does the magic in the kitchen. This recipe brings the flavors of Louisiana straight to your table and makes me a very happy girl. From the moment he gets the roux started, I just know it's going to be amazing. Take a little chill out of the cold winter night,  let us know what you think. 

Topics: Gumbo Creole Style
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Tortilla Chicken Soup

By Heidi Robertson on Dec 19, 2023 11:44:00 AM

 

 


They say chicken soup is good for the soul, but this takes it to the next level! I've always been a fan of tortilla soup and thought it was only something we could have when we went out to eat. While visiting my friend, she served this for lunch, I was blown away. Come to find out, it's a pretty simple recipe, although it looks like a long list of ingredients, it's not. What I didn't have in my pantry I found at my local food store.

Topics: chicken tortilla soup
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Snuggled pigs in a blanket

By Heidi Robertson on Nov 21, 2023 11:45:00 AM

Hey there! The holidays are just around the corner, and I can already feel the excitement building up! It's that time of the year when we get to welcome guests, catch up with family and friends, and indulge in some delicious food. During Thanksgiving, we usually stick to the classics, but my husband always likes to add a little twist to the menu. He's not a big fan of appetizers, though... he thinks they take away from the main course that he spends hours cooking!

Topics: pigs in a blanket
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Savory Corn Bread Stuffing

By Heidi Robertson on Oct 30, 2023 2:06:47 PM

Growing up in my house we had holidays and meals that I thought were traditional. The fresh turkey, mom's sausage and parsley stuffing, mashed potatoes corn, usually a green bean casserole, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and almost everything was made from scratch. What else could you possibly need? Fast forward through the years, and lucky for me, I married a man who loves to cook and is really good at it. Although the first couple of holidays were honestly a bit of a gamble for me. If we hosted, I'd have to have the side comment with my siblings, as to ""Please, don't say 'Where's the sausage stuffing?'", and yes, you have to at least try the homemade squash soup he made. In every case, we were all pleasantly surprised and our bellies were always too full at the end of the day. Now one of the favorites is the cornbread stuffing that he makes. It's amazing, and there's usually not much for leftovers.

Topics: corn bread stuffing
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Easy Pumpkin Charcuterie Board for Your Halloween Party

By Heidi Robertson on Oct 5, 2023 11:45:00 AM

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is in a frenzy to find the perfect pumpkin, put together an amazing costume, and make sure they have enough candy for all the trick-or-treaters. If you're planning on hosting a Halloween party, here's a fantastic board idea that's not only easy to assemble but also has a healthy (well, kind of) theme. My friend and I came up with the ingredients and had a blast creating our friend Jack. We really hope you have a great time and enjoy this spooky treat. If you give it a try or have any other ideas for the upcoming holidays, please let us know!

Topics: Pumpkin Shaped Charcuteri Board snack board
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Hunter’s Yummy Red Velvet Cupcakes

By Heidi Robertson on Sep 1, 2023 11:45:00 AM

If you are a fan of Red Velvet Cake, get ready to have your taste buds transported to dessert heaven. These delectable treats are not for the faint of heart - they are rich, creamy, and oh-so decadent. But don't let the long list of ingredients intimidate you. Even if it seems daunting, take a leaf out of young Hunter's book and tackle this recipe like a pro. Trust me, the results will be nothing short of fantastic.

Topics: Red Velvet Cupcakes
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Rigatoni with Zucchini and Fresh Basil

By Heidi Robertson on Jul 20, 2023 1:00:44 PM

I absolutely adore summer because of the abundance of fresh produce and ingredients that allow for incredibly delicious meals. 

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Beat the Heat

By Heidi Robertson on Jun 29, 2023 7:18:31 PM

IT'S GONNA BE A HOT ONE!

With summer in full swing, the scorching heat can be unbearable. Imagine getting into your car only to find that your air conditioner is not working. A relaxing trip to the beach is now a nightmare, with passengers sticking their heads out the window and the driver melting before your eyes. Arriving at the office with a sweaty and sticky back and wet underarms? Yuck, not pleasant! Even the morning shower fails to provide relief from the outside and inside heat during the morning commute.

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Honey-Soy Grilled Chicken

By Heidi Robertson on Jun 20, 2023 11:25:15 AM

We love that making our dinner on the grill means we get to enjoy being outside and not cooped up in the kitchen. The fact that it results in fewer dishes (usually) is a big bonus. Even though we enjoy grilling, the go-to meals tend to get a little boring after a while. That’s why we love this recipe. We're changing up the flavors with the honey soy and ginger that gives it a little twist.