Southern Shrimp Boil meets New England Clambake! It's the best of both worlds combined in one simple dish featuring all the flavors of summer!! Get ready to dig in!! Ingredients: Feeds 6 - 8 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails on1 lb clams, soaked*1 lb andouille sausage cut into 1 in chunks1 1/2 … Continue reading Shrimp and Clam Bake
Somehow, I didn't snap a pic of this delicious refreshing drink when I served it last weekend at our family Grad&Dads-day party! So instead, I'll share a pic of my daughter cutting her cake, lol! Everyone fell in love with this not too sweet, subtly smokey, just the right amount of fruity - cocktail! Make … Continue reading Grilled Summer Sangria
I was first introduced to Pimento Cheese during a trip to Nashville a few years back and I fell in love with it's creamy, cheesy, spicy flavors! It's not found on many menus up north and it wasn't until I returned south to New Orleans that I had Pimento Cheese once again and decided I … Continue reading Pimento Cheese
It's been almost two weeks since I set out to write this post. Life in our house is quite busy as we prepare to graduate our oldest child from high school and collectively gear up for next phase of her education. But that's not all that's kept me away from writing; enter "the guilt". I … Continue reading Healthy Eating Tips (from a comfort food junkie!)
This recipe goes out to my Insta follower @ryansuperflyjc as per his request! I love it when fans ask me for recipes (rather than me sharing just the ones I like or think others will), so keep those comments and requests coming! I will say, I made this dish on the fly using leftover ingredients … Continue reading Pasta alla Casa
For whatever reason, I'm into stews at the moment! Doesn't make much sense since the snow has finally melted but that's my vibe right now! Somehow, I have never made Beef Bourguignon, go figure?! I'm not sure Julia Child would approve of my crockpot usage but it works so well for this recipe! I cut … Continue reading Easy-Peasy Beef Bourguignon
Every month Eating Well magazine features a celebrity/chef/foodie in their Table Talk column and asks them a series of questions to get to know them and their food related interests more fully! It is typically one of my favorite pieces in the magazine, not only because of my minor celebrity obsession but also because I … Continue reading Table Talk with the Leigh!
Need to feed a crowd? This giant quesadilla will do the trick! It comes together quickly and easily with the help of rotisserie chicken. It is sure to please everyone at your table with it's cheesy, Tex-Mex flavors! Even better is how completely customizable this recipe can be; feel free to add or omit fillings … Continue reading Cheesy Chicken Sheet-pan Quesadilla
I took a friend's family recipe for Irish soda bread and tweaked it to make muffins! Many of you on social media reached out for the recipe so here it is! Sláinte!! Ingredients: Makes 12 large muffins or 1 loaf 4 cups flour1 cup sugar1 tsp baking soda2 tsp baking powder1 tsp salt1 stick unsalted … Continue reading Gallagher’s Should-be-Famous Irish Soda Bread… Muffins!?
Bridget - once again, this one's for you! I think you may single handedly be responsible for at least a third of my blog posts and a large chunk of my social media likes! Thank you, I love you!! Enjoy this dish - it's an easy and delish way to serve up cauliflower, perfect for … Continue reading Buffalo Cauliflower