Category: DIY Foods

Southwestern Egg Rolls

These aren’t your ordinary plain Jane eggrolls, folks, these are deliciously flavorful Crispy Southwestern Egg Rolls, made with chicken, black beans, corn, jalapeño peppers, Colby Jack cheese, red sweet bell peppers, and spinach. Served with a bold […]

Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Pepperoni Roll-ups are super simple to make and even better to serve up to your family and friends. You can make them as easy as 1-2-3 for the kids after school as a snack that […]

Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Southern Buttermilk Salad Dressing is a deliciously easy, flavorful, homemade, Southern-Style salad dressing that our family has made for years to enjoy over our favorite salad greens and fixings. Made with buttermilk, creamy mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, […]

Southern-Style Homemade Banana Pudding

Homemade Banana Pudding is a rich creamy delicious Southern tradition that features delicious layers of rich, custard, homemade vanilla pudding, crisp vanilla wafers, and slices of ripe bananas. Homemade Banana Pudding is the perfect menu item for potlucks, […]

Traditional Meatballs { Italian-American Recipe}

Traditional Meatballs are a deliciously tender and flavorful recipe that will have your meatball fans coming back each time for more. These meatballs are made with love out of lean ground beef, quality ground pork, […]

Southern Creamy Crab Dip Recipe

Southern Creamy Crab Dip is one of the snacking staples found in my house during late spring and early summer. Made with a big heap of traditional Southern love and delicious tasting ingredients; such as imitation […]

Green Goddess Dressing

Green Goddess Dressing is a beautiful minty colored green blast from the past made with plain Greek yogurt, buttermilk, Duke’s mayo, chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice, and freshly ground pepper. It’s perfect for your […]

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe

Every busy household should have a delicious go-to recipe for a quick, easy, tasty meal on the weeknight when they are hard pressed for time. My easy go-to meal in our household is my Chicken […]

Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe

This Fresh Mixed Berry Vinaigrette Recipe is a wonderful leap in the right direction, combining the fresh delightful flavors of fresh raspberries, blackberries, quality balsamic vinegar, garlic, Vidalia onions, pure organic honey, tarragon, and fresh […]

Cincinnati Chili Recipe and it’s many "Ways"

In the Roaring Twenties,  a new star would emerge on the food menu of the Cincinnati-based Empress Lunch Room owned by Greek immigrants Tom and John Kiradjieff, that recipe is what has been known for 90+ […]

Copycat Popeye’s Spicy Fried Chicken

What’s not to love about Popeye’s Spicy Fried Chicken? Honestly, I am probably one of the biggest Popeye’s Spicy Chickens fans out there to date. I adore the taste of that spicy, perfectly seasoned, crispy […]

Cajun-Style Red gravy

Cajun-Style Red Gravy is one of the most delicious tomato gravies you will ever taste; made with a homemade roux never cornstarch, vine-ripened tomatoes, the Holy Trinity of celery, onions peppers, Cajun spices and often […]

Homemade Guacamole Recipe

Making delicious fresh Guacamole dates back to the ancient Aztecs; the Guacamole then was very similar to what you might make in your own kitchen in this day and age. The more traditional Homemade Guacamole […]

Homemade Cajun-Style Chex Party Mix + Ziploc Storage idea

It’s the Holiday Season and of course, the McCallum Household will be hosting our usual get-together with close friends; to munch on some appetizers, snacks, and have a few adult beverages. My honey and his […]

Chunky Pasta Sauce with Mild Sausage

Perfect Chunky Pasta Sauce with Mild Sausage has layers upon layers of delicious flavor. A thick rich, sauce that’s perfect for penne, rigatoni, or mostaccioli pasta. Made with quality Italian Mild Sausage, onions, peppers, zucchini, minced […]

Braised Chicken & Cremini Mushrooms in Bourbon Sauce

Braised Chicken & Cremini Mushrooms in Bourbon Sauce is a fabulous rustic fall comfort food to serve to family and friends. It’s a delicious combination of decadent creamy bourbon sauce over braised chicken with cremini […]

Cajun Gravy

This delicious Cajun Style gravy is made with pure Acadian love from a rich amber-colored roux made with bacon drippings, butter, The “Cajun Holy Trinity” of celery, bell peppers, onions, garlic, seasoned with Slap Ya […]

Italian Panini with Prosciutto & Genoa Salami

My Italian Panini with Prosciutto & Genoa Salami is a simple, filling and delicious grilled Italian Style sandwich combining crusty Italian bread, creamy ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced prosciutto,  Genoa salami, fresh tender baby spinach […]

Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ Sauce

The lifelong feud of the Kansas City BBQ Sauce VS Carolina Style BBQ Sauce continues, as it has since the beginning of BBQ Sauces being marketed. Kansas City Barbecue Sauce or Carolina style Barbecue Sauce […]

French Onion Dip with Caramelized Onions

French Onion Dip was one of those deliciously iconic salty, snacky comfort foods most of us grew up eating with those crunchy salty chips and a cold Coke a Cola or Pepsi to chase it down. […]

Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce

If you love more of a sweet, dark, and thick BBQ Sauce, my Homemade Sweet BBQ Sauce recipe is for you. It’s thick, rich, consistency is perfect for delicious BBQ chicken and pork recipes made […]

Roasted Mojito Chicken

Havana has been said, to be the birthplace of the famous Cuban Mojito Drink, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. I, however, am not interesting in hashing it out over this lovely cocktail today, I decided instead to using its basic ingredients in my Roasted Mojito Chicken I am sharing with you today.

Olio di peperoncino {Italian Chili Oil}

Olio di peperoncino {Italian Chili Oil} originates from the southern region of Calabria. Olio di peperoncino consists of 2 simple ingredients, pure top-quality authentic olive oil, and dried chili peppers. It’s delicious on pizza, Italian bread, bruschetta, and […]

Dill Pickle and Garlic Chip Dip

Homemade Dill Pickle & Garlic Chip Dip is one of the quintessential snack recipes combining cream cheese, sour cream, dill pickles, spring onions, fresh minced garlic, fresh dill weed, a dash of Tabasco, and kosher […]

Classic Thousand Island Dressing

Classic Thousand Island Dressing, is the perfect condiment for salads, a secret sauce for burgers, topping Ruben sandwiches, dipping your fries in, and so much more. It has a bold mystery history dating back to 1912 […]

Lemony Italian Dressing

Lemony Italian Salad Dressing is an amazing flavorful lemony fresh tasting Italian Salad Dressing that has been passed down our family for years. It has such a wonderful fresh taste combining quality extra virgin olive […]

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY

My Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, […]

Tomato Feta Mint Salad

Tomato Feta & Mint Salad is a gorgeous yet simple salad to begin our lovely pre-spring here in sunny Florida combining juicy and delicious red grape tomatoes and lovely yellow cocktail tomatoes with crisp sliced […]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Buffalo Chicken Pizza is a delicious way of incorporating 2 of New York’s favorite American foods- delicious spicy Buffalo Chicken and crispy Pizza- Combining Cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter boneless and skinless chicken breast […]

Creamy Chicken Soup- Chunky Style

Homemade Creamy Chicken Soup- Chunky Style is the perfect winter warmer combining diced white chicken breasts, carrots, celery and sweet onions in a delicious homemade creamy soup base that has been seasoned with the perfect […]