Jeff Young

Jeff Young

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Jan 27, 2022

Macro-Friendly Sesame Chicken

Macro-Friendly Sesame Chicken

There are so many healthier options than fried/sugar-laden sesame chicken, so the next time you’re craving some Chinese takeout, whip it up yourself! My Sesame Chicken is oven baked and sugar-free

Jan 21, 2022

Easy Carnitas in the InstantPot

Easy Carnitas in the InstantPot

Thanks to Alton Brown I have an almost allergic reaction to kitchen gadgets of any sort. But a handful of years ago my parents gave me an Instantpot pressure cooker for Christmas. I

Jan 20, 2022

King Cake & Mardi Gras in New Orleans

King Cake & Mardi Gras in New Orleans

We are still in the early phase of Carnival season 2022 here in New Orleans. Mardi Gras season officially kicked off on January 6 (or January 2nd this year, thanks to our Catholic

Dec 9, 2021

Hot Chocolate Mix for Christmas Gifts

Hot Chocolate Mix for Christmas Gifts

Christmastime gift-giving among friends is always a treat. Over the years, we've made and given cookies, brownies, spiced nuts, and even hummus! This hot chocolate mix is simple to make and can be

Dec 3, 2021

Rosemary Shortbread

Rosemary Shortbread

I don't remember why or how we came across these delightful little cookies, but they have now become a family favorite. The fresh rosemary really makes these pop! Not only are they easy

Nov 24, 2021

Oysters Mosca

Oysters Mosca

Located on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish on Highway 90 West about 4 1/2 miles from the Huey P. Long Bridge, Mosca's – an iconic New Orleans establishment – has been serving up

Nov 18, 2021

Wild Pecan Rice Dressing for Thanksgiving

Wild Pecan Rice Dressing for Thanksgiving

When Char and I got married, we each brought a favorite cookbook into the marriage. Char brought Louisiana Real & Rustic by Emeril Lagasse, and I brought Who's Your Mama, Are You Catholic,

Nov 15, 2021

Marriage: More Poetry than Planned

Marriage: More Poetry than Planned

Yesterday my wife Char and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. Or, to be more accurate, yesterday was our anniversary, but we’ve been celebrating for several days. It started on Thursday evening