Mimi’s Blog

Mimi’s Shrimp & Cheesy Grits

I’ve blogged about my new found food love, grits. Growing up in Northern Indiana and around few southern cooks, the sound of them simply did not appeal to me. Happy for me and mine, I’ve landed on a phenomenal shrimp and grits recipe that always looks so good on cooking shows. Read the story of my grits redemption.

Brats & Onions

Brats & Onions are quintessential football comfort food. No grill? Cook them up in a cast iron skillet along with caramelized onions. Crunchy, juicy, and peppery sausage goodness!

Spaghetti Squash & Cincy-Style Chili

Spaghetti Squash and Cincy-Style Chili is the perfect pairing to create a warm, cozy meal. Squash is loaded with mild Cincy-style chili and cheese for the perfect comfort meal.

Mimi’s Minis – Lemon Cheesecakes

Mimi’s Minis – Lemon Cheesecakes

Want a quick and easy dessert? Mimi’s Mini Lemon Cheesecakes are a perfect sweet bite that I whipped these up in no time for a Christmas open house last week. All store-bought ingredients and these tasty mini’s were ready in 30 minutes.

2019 Thanksgiving Revisited

2019 Thanksgiving Revisited

Our family enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving meal this year! As promised in my earlier post, I wanted to revisit our menu selections and one last-minute dessert change. And then there’s our story about the turkey . . . everyone has a turkey story, right??

Our 2019 Thanksgiving Menu

Our 2019 Thanksgiving Menu

 Actually, this is last year's roasted turkey. Isn't it beautiful! So perfectly browned and, believe me, so delicious and moist! Here's what we do and have done over many years and generations to ensure a successful turkey outcome. We always, always buy Butterball...

Mimi’s Shepherd’s Pie

Mimi’s Shepherd’s Pie

Here’s another comfort food “oldie-but-goodie.” Hot and bubbly from the oven ground meat and vegetable casserole topped with a classic whipped potato crust that forms a nicely browned top layer. Mimi’s Shepherd’s Pie is made special by adding a can of creamed corn on top of the meat and vegetables and before the potato layer is slathered on. Warm and satisfying, indeed. YUM!

Cauliflower Cake with Pecorino and Basil

Cauliflower Cake with Pecorino and Basil

This is a fabulous, quick and easy side dish. Serve Cauliflower Cake with Pecorino and Basil as a side dish with any protein or on its own with a salad. Slices are fabulous warmed in the microwave the next day for lunch. Or reheat leftovers served with a big, fresh salad and warm crusty bread for another simple and satisfying meal.

Spaghetti Squash & Cincy-Style Chili

Spaghetti Squash & Cincy-Style Chili

Spaghetti Squash and Cincy-Style Chili is the perfect pairing to create a warm, cozy meal. Squash is loaded with mild Cincy-style chili and cheese for the perfect comfort meal.

Pan-Seared Cod Filet with Tomato, Corn and Basil Couscous

Pan-Seared Cod Filet with Tomato, Corn and Basil Couscous

Bursting with fresh flavors from a summer garden, Pan-Seared Cod Filet with Tomatoes, Corn, and Basil-infused Israeli couscous will become a fabulous, flavorful favorite in your quick fix summer-time menu rotation. Delicious and so easy and quick to prepare!

Summertime Tomato, Avocado, Roasted Corn, Basil Pasta Salad

Summertime Tomato, Avocado, Roasted Corn, Basil Pasta Salad

Summertime Tomato, Avocado, Roasted Corn, Basil Pasta Salad is a salad bowl to behold! This salad is the perfect side or main dish for the height of summer’s flavorful bounty. In August, we can find all these ingredients readily available at the height of their freshness. This is what summer eating is all about, without a doubt!

Easy Crustless Taco Pie – Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto-Friendly!

Easy Crustless Taco Pie – Gluten Free, Low Carb, Keto-Friendly!

We all need a quick and easy meal like this one in our arsenal. And everyone likely has a pantry and freezer with the ingredient staples on hand. Quick and Easy Crustless Taco Pie is not only delicious but gluten-free, low carb, and keto-friendly. And did I mention it’s kid-friendly, too? A win-win in my book of tricks.

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits and Creamy Sausage Gravy

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits and Creamy Sausage Gravy

Biscuit and Gravy fans, gear up for one of the best buttery biscuit and creamy gravy recipes out there. Large buttermilk biscuits hot from the oven perfectly crunchy on the outside and steamy and fluffy on the inside begging to be smothered with perfectly seasoned sausage gravy.