Dining with JXN: Campbell’s Craft Donuts

All photography captured by Kenisha M. Mason  Just the other day, I stumbled upon a classic, yet modish donut shop in my neighborhood….Okay, I didn’t necessarily stumble upon it, but I did find the perfect moment to sit and enjoy the newly opened donut shop. I knew that I was onto something from the moment…

Southern Classic: Simple Candied Yams

Where I come from there’s usually an ongoing battle of which Side dish is a must-have. Many of us weigh in differently, some say Collards, and many can’t live without baked from scratch mac and cheese. Personally, I like a little scoop of everything. However, what weight does this conversation even hold without adding the…

Healthy-ish Choices: Stewed Okra and Sausage with Cauliflower Rice

  Turkey Sausage (or protein of your choice) 1 (12) oz bag frozen Okra, 1 (14.5) oz can Tomatoes 1 (12oz) bag Riced Cauliflower Yellow onion Onion powder Garlic/Garlic powder Creole seasoning 2 cups of chicken broth Instructions In a small fry pan, sauté the sliced sausage. Add oil if necessary. Brown sausage until the desired finish…

Basic But BOMB: Krystle’s Mac & Cheese

2 packages of Knorr’s Pasta Sides – Broccoli and Cheddar 2 Cups of milk Butter Olive oil 2lbs of Chicken breast/ tenders A fresh broccoli bouquet 1 package of sharp cheddar cheese Season blend of choice 9-inch x 13-inch Baking dish/ aluminum pan   Chicken In olive oil and a tsp of butter, sear seasoned…

Q&A Session With Culinary Cultivator Chef Nick Wallace

Chef Nick Wallace, an undeniable culinary leader, continues to represent Mississippi with excellence. Thrilled by a challenge and drenched in creativity, Wallace is single handedly redefining the southern dining experience in his own words. Wallace has served as Executive Chef at several elite establishments throughout  Jackson  creating  standards  and a world-class experience wherever his Cast…

Basic but BOMB: Wife Her Mac and cheese

16 oz Elbow macaroni, cooked 8 oz Cheddar, sharp 1 cup Cheddar cheese, mild 8 oz Colby & monterey jack cheese 1/2 cup Sour cream (Optional) 2 oz Cream Cheese (Optional) 1 lb Velveeta 1 cup Whole milk 3 Eggs 24 oz Evaporated milk 1 tbsp Granulated sugar 1 Salt 1 tbsp White pepper, ground…

Basic but BOMB: Overstuffed Bell peppers

Overstuffed Bell peppers 3 Fresh whole green, yellow or red bell pepper Ground beef or Turkey Zatarian’s Dirty Rice Mix 1 white onion diced 2 tsp of minced garlic 2 cans of Rotel 2 tsp of olive oil 1 1/2 cups of water Shredded cheese(s) of your choice *Pre heat oven to 360 degrees First,…

Basic but BOMB: Sirloin Chopped Steak

I love a meal that is simple and fast yet full of flavor and quality. My Sirloin chopped steak is definitely a quick southern favorite that I’m sure you will enjoy. I travel often, and when I return to Mississippi, soul food is normally the first thing on my to do list. Though I rarely…

Basic but BOMB: Caprese Stuffed Chops

My Caprese Stuffed Chops have to be one of my favorite simple, yet impressive dishes to make for my family and friends. This recipe is honestly fairly easy! The work lies within the prep. Once the prep is complete, you forget about it, come back a few hours later and pop it in the oven. …