Carb Buster Breakfast

Carb Buster Breakfast

This was the post I planned to submit for Valentine’s Day, but forgot to click the Publish button. Ooops.  Better late than never. With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought I’d share a love story. Once upon a time, it was a cold winter’s day, and a third of an inch of […]

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 […]

Tomato Panzanella

Tomato Panzanella

As a stay-at-home mom, my life revolves around home. I live here, and I work here.  Sometimes this isolation can make me a little batty, not enough to have the quarterly mental meltdown that leaves my husband and sons running for the hills, but just enough to require a smigden of time to decompress and do what I want for […]

Cucumber Ranch Coleslaw

Cucumber Ranch Coleslaw

This summer I haven’t been motivated to plant my annual herb garden. When my kids got out of school for the summer I had big plans for us which included planting our container herb garden. Six weeks have gone by and the only thing I’ve managed to do so far is take my boys to basketball camp and […]

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 […]