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Month: July 2017

Gazpacho, a Classic Summer Soup

Gazpacho, a Classic Summer Soup

Summers in the South can be sultry, so finding something cool and refreshing for lunch or dinner provides a welcome respite from the heat. One of my favorites is Gazpacho, a chilled tomato-based soup that celebrates summer’s vegetables. Gazpacho is sometimes referred to as a […]

Apple Puff Pancake

Apple Puff Pancake

It’s funny how different aspects of cooking bring up such wonderful memories. Whether it’s holding the recipes handed down from beloved family or friends, baking a cake your Mom always made, or the smell of your Grandmother’s hot rolls coming out of the oven. And […]

Pasta Carbonara Fusilli

Pasta Carbonara Fusilli

My Mother and Grandmothers taught me well, keep your kitchen stocked with staples. And at our house, you will always find pasta in the pantry and bacon, eggs and Parmesan cheese in the fridge. We have an abundance of great restaurants in our area but […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

While being a Mom, serving as a Room Mother during Emily’s school years, working as a caterer or my time producing food products, I’ve made dozens and dozens of cookies. I could quickly name my favorites and this is certainly one of them. Chocolate chip […]

Something Old, Now Something New

Something Old, Now Something New

I am fortunate to have a number of heirlooms that had belonged to my Mom and my Grandmothers, but none more precious to me than recipes, written in their own hand. Many are stained from years of use, parts somewhat illegible from age. The memories […]

Pan Roasted Salmon and Summer Salad

Pan Roasted Salmon and Summer Salad

If you are at all familiar with Texas, you are aware we have a beautiful coastline, many gorgeous lakes and rivers; but salmon are not indigenous to our state. Being raised in a small rural town there was no fishmonger within 100 miles and the […]

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Pound cake recipes have been around for hundreds of years. Original versions called for a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, a pound of eggs and a pound of butter, hence the name “pound” cake. There have been many variations through the years, flavors […]

Southern Cosmopolitan

Southern Cosmopolitan

There are so many theories surrounding the origin of the pink drink known as the Cosmopolitan. Some food historians date a predecessor of the modern day Cosmopolitan as far back as the late 19th century. Another theory ties the drink’s roots to the 1960s and […]

Pulled Pork Roast

Pulled Pork Roast

I discovered pulled pork later in life while traveling to Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. Much like with a brisket or roast, cooking low and slow turns a hunk of pork into a flavor-filled, succulent piece of meat, tender enough to fall off the bone. […]

Rustic Blueberry Tart

Rustic Blueberry Tart

Fresh berries are in abundance in the markets during the summer months and the rainbow of colors is nothing short of inspirational. My excitement often gets away from me at the farmer’s market and I come home with a truckload of fruit. Blueberries are one […]

Southern Chow Chow

Southern Chow Chow

I don’t remember a summer that my Grandmother, Tassie Mae, didn’t make this classic Southern relish, fondly known as Chow Chow. I am fortunate to have a copy of her handwritten recipe, stained and faded as it might be. Over the years I’ve made countless […]

Liège Waffles

Liège Waffles

Brunch is a favorite meal in our family. Whether at home or on vacation, we just love a good brunch. Waffles top the list of great brunch items, but please, no frozen toaster waffles! On a recent trip to Savannah with Emily and Matthew we […]


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