Summer Squash Fritters

Summer Squash Fritters

Summer squash aka yellow squash is a popular vegetable in the South that took some getting used to for me. I wanted to like it because it seemed that everyone and their mama had a recipe for summer squash this or summer squash that.  And as a food obsessed northern transplant I wanted to embrace the southern […]

Homemade Potato Tots

Homemade Potato Tots

With the new year upon us, many people have made resolutions that involve some kind of food restriction. I’m not one of those people. As a big time foodie, I eat whatever I want, whenever I want. However, I do walk on my treadmill everyday to counteract all the deliciousness I like to enjoy. When I turned 40 I […]

Broccoli Cauliflower Medley

Broccoli Cauliflower Medley

When my son Matthew was a toddler he would only eat green vegetables. If I’d let him he would’ve eaten broccoli and green beans every day. He eventually branched out to cucumbers and zucchini. But he refused to eat different color vegetables. I know there are a lot of moms who wish their kids would eat […]

Beer Batter Onion Rings

Beer Batter Onion Rings

My husband Scott is such a cool dude that for Father’s Day I wanted to make him something special for dinner. I spent a few days coming up with my very own Barefoot Contessa style menu for him.  On Father’s Day I announced what I would be preparing for dinner with the highlight being Smoked Guoda […]

Cabbage with Green Peppers and Onions

Cabbage with Green Peppers and Onions

This past spring my son Luke brought home a cabbage plant from school. He was excited about a contest to see who could grow the largest cabbage.  Since we usually have a large herb garden growning on our deck each spring and summer, I figured how hard could it be to grow the world’s large […]

Smoked Duck Collard Greens

Smoked Duck Collard Greens

I love hanging out with my mom.  She’s a little crazy and really, really funny.  She is also an amazing cook and I have learned a lot about cooking from her.  A few days ago I was at her house “shopping” for dinner. She always has the coolest ingredients and since she only lives two minutes […]

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

My friend Astra asked me to post a veggie recipe and since today is her birthday I will honor request. Now that Spring is here there is an abundance of asparagus at my local farm market.  I love asapragus and I try to take advantage of it as much as I can while it’s in season. Aparagus […]

Sweet Potato Apple Hash

Sweet Potato Apple Hash

It’s official…The Sweet Potato War is now over.  My husband and I have called a truce.  He has lifted his ban on sweet potatoes from our house and I stopped making them everyday. I have been torturing him by making sweet potatoes in one form or another every single day. As I mentioned in my […]

Red Beans and Rice Salad

Red Beans and Rice Salad

Last night I went to a pot luck dinner with Charlotte Food Bloggers.  My friend Emma, the Southern Cake Queen, suggested I check this group out since I’m a budding food blogger and I need all the help I can get.  I’m a creature of habit and the idea of going out of my way to meet […]

Clementine Cilantro Carrots

Clementine Cilantro Carrots

Lately, I’ve been introduucing my kids to different flavors in their favorite vegetables.  They’ve always liked eating vegetables, but only a certain way—sauteed with a little butter, salt and pepper. I want them to expand their vegetable horizons.  My oldest son, Luke, is more adventurous than his brother so he’ll try new things. Matt, on the […]