What's a more perfect breakfast than french toast? This simple recipe is a classic family favorite that can't be beat! Perfect for weekend brunch.
Have Yourself a Very Soulful Christmas, by Tastemaker Rosie Mayes
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and I'm here to bring some holiday cheer! When I was growing up, and still until this very day, our Christmas spreads always included gumbo. Not just any gumbo, but authentic Louisiana-style gumbo full of crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, and chicken. Here’s my family recipe as well as some of my other favorites including delicious side dishes and fabulous desserts. So get comfortable, grab some eggnog, and let's get to cookin'!
A Breakfast Essential
What’s better than thick slices of French toast drizzled with melted butter and sticky golden syrup in the morning? A second serving!
Candied yams like you would get from a soul-food restaurant, super creamy broccoli casserole topped with crackers, corn pudding that's so good you might eat the whole damn dish, and a pasta salad that's easy to make and perfect for lunch or a potluck as well as a holiday side.
These southern style candied yams are the easiest holiday side dish! Packed with flavor and easy to make for family dinner, you've got to try this …
Southern Broccoli Casserole is a great holiday side dish. It's a broccoli casserole without soup, so it's cheesy, creamy and topped with a bit of …
Looking for a classic southern casserole? This creamy southern corn pudding casserole is silky, sweet, and baked to perfection. It's the perfect …
Food blogger Rosie Mayes joined the show to talk about her new cookbook "Super Soul Food" and share a recipe! #newdaynw
The Main Event
Slow-cooker ham that's glazed with brown sugar, honey, mustard, and the syrup from the canned pineapples, a deliciously spicy jerk chicken, and — of course — that gumbo recipe.
Who doesn't love a good slow cooker ham? This delicious spiral ham recipe is sweet with pineapples and cherries, slow cooked to tender perfection!
My family's Southern roots run deep in our food. Even though I grew up in Seattle, everything we eat comes from my grandmother — Rosa Mae, for whom …
Want to make a delicious and easy gumbo? This chicken and seafood gumbo is loaded with flavor and spice. Comes together so quickly!
This southern smothered chicken is made with a rich onion and garlic gravy that goes great with potatoes of rice. This recipe is a delicious weeknight …
A Little Something Sweet
Finish off with a cream-cheese pound cake or the world's best red velvet, topped with super creamy homemade cream-cheese frosting.
Looking for an easy pound cake recipe? This classic southern cream cheese pound cake is the perfect sweet treat for breakfast or dessert. A must-try!
Do you love red velvet cake? This delicious recipe is a huge crowd pleaser, and so easy to make. Fluffy, moist and amazing with yummy cream cheese …
More inspiration from Rosie Mayes
Rosie Mayes is a self-taught cook based in the Pacific Northwest. She's a full-time food blogger at iheartrecipes.com and has written two cookbooks, "I Heart Soul Food" and "Super Soul Food With Cousin Rosie." She also has her own range of seasonings, RosaMae.