Sweet Lillies Fried Bread

Hello my my loves,

Well sweet Lillie is my mother and yes this is her recipe that she would always cook for us all the time because we loved it, no matter what she paired it with.

My favorite way of eating this delicious fried bread is with a fried egg and homemade jam smothered on it. Yum…Just by writing about this recipe brings me back to my childhood watching my sweet mother frying up this simple but amazing bread.

If you decide to try this recipe, I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. If you would like to know other dishes to pair it with let me know.

with love, Catherine

p.s. Enjoy it Lillie style, pour your drink in a mason jar with a pretty cloth napkin on your lap

  • ingredients
  • water
  • oil
  • flour

This is a really easy recipe. It’s all about the consistency of water to flour. So lets get started by adding a little room temperature water to flour until the flour becomes sticky. Spread flour on surface and spoon out dough and flatten each out. In a iron skillet add enough oil to cover bottom of skillet on medium heat. Place dough into skillet, brown on each side and you have yourself a delicious piece of bread.

One of the funnest experience in NYC that I have done, is walking the Brooklyn Bridge. . Can’t wait to go back!

Ox Tail Soup

Hey my loves,

I wasn’t planning on sharing this recipe just yet, more like early October. But I live in Florida and we are preparing for hurricane Dorian! So this is one of my go to soups for this type of situation. It has a huge taste of warmth and calmness about it and that is exactly what we need while we wait out this storm!

So if you are in need of a soup to comfort your soul, you should try this delicious ox tail recipe.

with love, Catherine

p.s. serve it with a slice of homemade cornbread

  • ingredients
  • ox tail
  • beef stew
  • whole tomatoes
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • green beans
  • onion
  • corn
  • beef stock
  • salt/pepper

I start by browning the ox tails, beef stew and onion for 30 minutes on medium heat. Add the crushed tomatoes, water or beef stock. Cover with water/beef stock and cook for another 30 minutes. And now this is when it all starts getting yummy… add the carrots, green beans and corn let cook on medium heat for another 20 minutes then add your potatoes. Cook on low for 30 minutes or until your desire of tenderness. I always salt and pepper each layer when I make soup. Enjoy

Girls Day Out

Girls day out, you have to spice it up! So why not with a lace duster and open toe strappy heels with denim shorts.

Taste of Tuscany

  Hello my Loves,

I’m very excited to share with you this amazing dish that I call Taste of Tuscany. It truly brings me back to my trip in Tuscany. It is fresh, simple but full of great flavors.

One of my favorite memories while in Tuscany was walking the cobblestone streets and taking in the colossal beauty the quaint town had to offer. While traveling through the beautiful rolling hills, I was in search of the perfect place to get a bite to eat.

When I returned home and reminisced of my trip of Tuscany, my thoughts always brought me to these simple ingredients to take me back to the hills of Tuscany.

And, if you decide to make this recipe I truly hope it brings you to Tuscany as it does for me.

with love, Catherine

p.s. while cooking this dish have a glass of Tuscany wine, play some nice Italian music and a fresh bouquet of flowers on the table

  • ingredients :
  • olive oil
  • fresh tomatoes
  • whole garlic
  • basil
  • parmasan cheese
  • fresh pasta

I start by by scoring my tomatoes and then blanching them until the peelings start coming off, (about 5 minutes of boiling) let the tomatoes cool and remove all the peelings! Place the skinless tomatoes in a iron skillet then add olive oil, chopped garlic, basil salt and pepper to taste, let simmer for about 30 minutes so all the fresh ingredients can marinate together. Cook your pasta and grade the cheese. When everything is finished plate the tomatoes sauce over your pasta and top it with cheese and a little drizzle of olive oil! Chow