Mona Jean for Every Day


My favorite recipes, restaurant reviews, and all things delicious!

Tuscan Soup

I have a confession, so I’ll just come out and say it: I like Olive Garden. Some might believe a self-proclaimed amateur foodie can’t appreciate a chain restaurant, and probably considers it an unforgivable faux pas. But I say there’s nothing wrong with it, and credit my Midwestern upbringing. Back home in Cleveland, Ohio, chain restaurants reign supreme, unless you […] Read more…

Homemade Salad Dressing

One of my closest girlfriends often asks me how I know so much about food and cooking. It’s in part due to my mother and father both being amazing cooks; my heritage as an African American woman in a family of big-boned women, past and present, who can throw down in the kitchen; my solid […] Read more…