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Summer Squash Pancakes

Summer Squash Pancakes

Lightly golden on the outside with pops of bright yellow peaking out from the inside – these little pancakes are plumped full of fresh summer squash. Delicately seasoned, they’re a delicious addition to your spring and summer menu! Summer squash really encompasses a variety of […]

Pineapple Orange Bavarian

Pineapple Orange Bavarian

Gorgeous flavors of pineapple and orange are entwined together then folded into a cloud of whipped cream and mascarpone cheese. A delicate crunch from toasted walnuts completes this beautiful vintage salad! Bavarians are classic salads that can double as a dessert. My Grandmother’s table always […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

A creamy yellow, fluffy filling with just the right amount of tang from a dollop of Dijon mustard, piled high into the tender egg white shells. Finish by topping with an array of flavors and colors with a sprinkling of paprika. It’s a perfect plate […]

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Roasted Asparagus with Herb Vinaigrette

Asparagus roasted just until it’s tender crisp then dressed with notes of parsley and tarragon in a luscious vinaigrette. Added tang from lemon and capers then topped with chopped hard-boiled eggs – this chilled side is as beautiful to the eye as it is to […]

Orange Braised Carrots

Orange Braised Carrots

This is a perfect dish to brighten up your day – tender carrots braised in a divine orange sauce with the right touch of ground cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg! Carrots are one of our favorite vegetables and the addition of orange is a great […]

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale and Orange Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

A beautiful contrast between the clean, brightness of lemon and the gentle sweetness of fresh orange brings a simple kale salad to life. Toss with Parmesan cheese and toasted pecans and simple becomes quite delicious! Kale is a sturdy green that has been grown in […]

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Roasted Beet and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

This is a breath of brightness and beauty in the middle of winter – roasted beets served with juicy oranges and piquant red onions perched atop peppery arugula and fresh greens. One of my many favorite things in popping in for a visit with Emily […]

Orange and Maple Scented Brussels Sprouts

Orange and Maple Scented Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts just might be the most hated, though often never tried, misunderstood vegetable there is. But things change when you take sprouts, toss them with olive oil and orange zest then gently sear them until they begin to caramelize. Add a splash of orange […]

Southern Fried Okra

Southern Fried Okra

There’s no way one can buy just a little okra when you are lucky enough to find gorgeous, fresh okra. And if you have fresh okra, well you have to make fried okra! Fried okra is another Southern staple. Okra, dusted with cornmeal and flour […]

Stewed Summer Squash

Stewed Summer Squash

There’s something that feels somewhat Southern and comforting about stewed summer squash. It’s a simple dish with delicate flavors – and with each bite it captures everything wonderful about this sunny yellow vegetable. Summer squash reminds me of my Grandmother, Tassie Mae. Every summer both […]

Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise

Vichyssoise – a rich, creamy potato and leek soup – is a delicious switch from the traditional potato soup served hot. This is one soup you won’t mind getting cold. There are disputes about the true birthplace of vichyssoise. Some claim the roots of this […]

Okra and Tomatoes

Okra and Tomatoes

This is an old, simple country dish. Fresh okra sautéed with sweet onions in a bit of bacon drippings then simmered in chicken stock with vine ripe tomatoes. Okra is considered a Southern vegetable – it thrives in our warm summer climate. We grew up […]



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