Charlotte’s Kitchen

Visit Charlotte’s Kitchen for some great tasting, homemade recipes for a variety of foods.

Recipes

Earlier this summer I had the privilege to visit some family in Louisiana. For me, that means eating lots of gumbo, smoked meats, boudin, collard greens and my brothers cornbread, to name a few. We talk about our next meal as we’re eating the present, reminiscing about how Mama sure could cook. Prepping for supper […]

I’m sure about my garden this year, it seems it just doesn’t want to produce. Yesterday I was in the garden checking for signs of zucchini. I was happy to see some tiny ones were on their way. I’m counting down the days to be able to pick them, along with some parsley and onion […]

This is one of Bill’s favorite desserts and his mother usually makes it for family functions. This past Fourth of July we had a Surprise 85th birthday party for Mama and I did the honors on her behalf. Its not only delicious but it is nice and light for those hot summer days. Click for […]

This cake is not one to eat when your watching your weight, but it certainly will take care of that chocolate, sweet craving as soon as it hits your tounge. I hope you enjoy every bite of this cake! Click for full recipe

The last time I had this cake I was at an adult Sunday school class taught by Will Shores. We learned a lot about theology; however, I quickly learned who the exceptional cooks were in the class. Cheri Shores would bring in Honey Bun Cake, it’s a great eat-any-time cake, and so easy to prepare. […]

Spring is here! The strawberries will be arriving soon along with the rhubarb. However, in the South, it is very warm in the spring time already and we start tinking Key Lime or Lemon Meringe washed down with some sweet iced tea! Click for full recipe.

My mother always said, “The way to a man’s heart is thru his stomach!” Well, it surely worked for me! This was the first meal I cooked for Bill and rest is history. Carbonara is one of his favorites and I’m sure it will become one of yours too. Click for full recipe.

There are two reasons why I love the month of March! Spring-time and Corned Beef Cabbage! You can see the twinkle in everyone’s eyes when i mention the ole Irish dish. Perhaps that’s what makes it special! As always, happy eating and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Click for full recipe

I gathered up the last of the basil and parsley, leeks and eggplant before last night’s frost hit them. I’ll make pesto form the basil and freeze it for the winter months ahead. As for the eggplant, I have a good friend Karen, who makes the best dish ever! Most people fry, some bake, but […]

This lobster bisque is definitely a yummy comfort food and it is a great reminder of the wonderful lobster that we to enjoy every summer. Either way, my family’s and guests comments were, “It’s a winner”, “Better than  any 5-start restaurant”, “The Best ever “, “I want this recipe!”. Well here is is family and friends! […]

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