Chicken Florentine

Like many American families, the Gaskins clan eats a lot of chicken.  And why not? It’s inexpensive, versatile, and most important, delicious. I do my best to keep some variety in the family meal rotation, but sometimes it seems we […]

Spring Pasta Salad

When I decided to sell baked goods at the Matthews Community Farmers Market, I had no idea the impact being a vendor at my town market would have on my life. Not only has Queen City Kitchen been well received […]

Cheesesteak Nachos

It’s Super Bowl weekend! And I have to make something to celebrate the occasion. As a South Jersey girl who grew up across the bridge from Philadelphia, I’m rooting for my Eagles to win. I know New England is the […]

Steak Pizzaiola

Sometimes it seems like I make the same thing for dinner every week. Roast chicken, tacos, spaghetti and meatballs, and pizza always seem to be in the weekly rotation. The only time there’s a real change-up in the menu is […]

Creole Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is a staple on the menu of many Southern restaurants. Each restaurant offers its own spin on the popular low-country dish. Some places just top a bowl of grits with sauteed shrimp, while other establishments smother the […]

Creamed Chipped Beef

My dad was an MP in the Air Force, and one of the carry-overs he brought to his civilian life after leaving the military was a craving for creamed chipped beef, or as he referred to it, s#&t on a […]

Asian Shrimp and Noodle Salad

Whenever I get the opportunity to cook on Charlotte Today, a local lifestyle and entertainment morning show in Charlotte, North Carolina, I have a blast. It’s the one time in my life when I can dirty a bunch of dishes and […]

Chipotle Cheerwine Chicken Tacos

Last week I was flipping through a bunch of food magazines in search of inspiration for a recipe I needed to come up with for my next cooking segment on Charlotte Today. I eventually came across an article about the history of […]

Bourbon Bacon Meatball Sliders

This post is sponsored by Ms. C’s Soppin’ Good BBQ Sauce. Since the 1800s there’s been an ongoing feud between Eastern Carolina and Western Carolina for barbecue sauce supremacy, with each region possessing its own distinct style and flavor. Your sauce of […]

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