What’s New!!

Hey Friends!

How have you been? I know it has been quite a long time since I have posted on here. I have been very busy, you can keep up with me daily on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/keyesinthekitchen.

To recap what I have been up…

  • Held 2 Cooking Matters Classes with C.H.O.I.C.E.S for 15 Families. These classes are held for 6 weeks and teaching families how to cook on a budget of $10 to prepare a meal for a family of 4. We teach them how easy it is to cook from scratch and with fresh & frozen vegetables.

1st Photo Shoot for marketing and promotion.


Participated in Real Men Cook Atlanta as Judge on Father’s Day at the Georgia World Congress Center. I tasted food from Ameature Cooks & Professional Chefs from Jambalaya with Grits to Red Velvet Cheesecake. So much food…so much fun!  

Real Men Cook Co

  • I was the Chef  for C.H.O.I.C.E.S Camp Diva & ACF Music Camp feeding 60 beautiful divas and future musicians.
  • Participated in Yo Boulevard! Back-2-School Block Party with City of Atlanta District 2 Councilman Kwanza Hall. We had samples of Popeye’s Banana Bread, Fruit Sorbet & Cinnamon Granola.
  •  YO Bolevard

This weekend I will be participating in Let’s Move! DeKalb! Come join us to Learn & Get Back to School Supplies, & Have FUN! 

Come join me July 26th at Let's Move! DeKalb.


Turkey & Dumplings

Turkey & Dumplings

I wanted to use the leftover turkey carcass from Christmas Dinner. I was trying to make something comforting and thought about Turkey & Dumplings. Thinking back to when my grandma use to roll out dumpling on the countertop and dropping them into some broth and having a filling meal.

Georgia On My Mind!

Whats Cooking!

Tonight I attended the Healthy Kids Georgia Networking Reception with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and .! I had a great time enjoying GA Food. They did two dishes tonight: Grilled Watermelon Salad w/ Lime Vinegarette & GA Peach Gaspacho w/ Shrimp. Also we got to taste some great wines from GA’s Vineyards. Who knew Georgia was known for their wines.

After the reception the C.H.O.I.C.E.S Staff & Interns went to Seasons 52! A restaurant that cooks based on season & doesn’t use butter or fry anything. It was great…they are known for their flat breads & mini desserts. Everything on their menu is under 475 calories. I shared the Blackened & Bleu Flatbread! It was great they even used the tenderloin for their beef which is fork-tender. Than I ordered the Caramelized Scallops & Pearl Couscous. It wasn’t my favorite but it could be a star. My favorite part was…DESSERT! We didn’t have to ask to See the menu. it was brought to us. they had like 12 mini desserts to choose from. I choose Choc-Peanut Butter. Which was a duo of Chocolate & Peanut Butter Mousse & Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Curls a garnish! I was in heaven!

Share with me where you have dined with me or latest recipe you’ve tried?

Chef Ashley

P.S. Here are a few pictures from this great evening!