Shrimp with Chile Paste Basil Pesto over Linguine


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor This is a one bowl meal that easily can come together in 20 minutes or less. If you’re a Chile Head you’ll appreciate the chile sauce together with the fresh basil and garlic. It’ll bring a little perspiration and release a few of the desirable endorphins…

Roasted Whole Chicken, Sweet Corn and Asparagus


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Down home and hearty, easy to put together and super easy when it all can be cooked together on the grill. This is, in many ways a go to, comfort food classic. Mashed potatoes would be appropriate but I decided asparagus would be a better choice…

Mussels in a White Wine, Olive Oil, Garlic, and Basil Sauce


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor This is a super easy recipe and delicious complete meal in one bowl to throw together assuming you are sure to clean the mussels well. The easiest way to be sure the mussels are free of grit is to purchase them ahead of time, (be sure…

Shrimp and Grits


Throughout the South shrimp and grits are prepared in numerous ways with clever ingredients used to enhance the seafood and grits center piece. The recipe I am going to share today uses basic ingredients common to many shrimp and grits recipes with just a slight twist. I have eaten shrimp and grits in many places,…

Lamb Shoulder Chop with Grilled Brussels sprouts and Pilaf Salad


Recipe courtesy of Chef Bren Ankrum – Culinary Editor Equipment needed: Knife and cutting board, Flat grill or other grilling surface, small stock pot, mixing bowls, and mallet. Ingredients: 2 lamb shoulder chops (About 4 to 5 oz. each) 1tbsp. All purpose Cajun Season