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Month: April 2018

Pork Tenderloin Braised in Cream and White Wine

Pork Tenderloin Braised in Cream and White Wine

Pork Tenderloin is one of the simplest cuts of meat to prepare. Tenderloins are typically tossed on the grill or quickly roasted in the oven. But there’s another option in cooking this tender cut of pork – braising in cream and white wine. Braising and […]

St-Germain + Gin = Two Beautiful Cocktails ~ The Bramble en Rose and Ultimate Dill

St-Germain + Gin = Two Beautiful Cocktails ~ The Bramble en Rose and Ultimate Dill

It’s intriguing to see how things with commonality can create such different results. Such is the case with these two beautiful cocktails! St-Germain and gin are two of my favorite spirits, though one is probably better known than the other. St-Germain is an absolutley lovely […]

Stuffed Summer Squash

Stuffed Summer Squash

Commonly known by many names – summer squash, yellow squash, crook neck or straight neck – this squash variety is probably one of the most familiar. And though one of the most ubiquitous of the squash family we seem to struggle when it comes to […]

Tiny Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Tiny Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Most Southern kitchens have at least one or two recipes for cheese straws or a member of the cheese pastry family. These tiny cheddar cheese biscuits – loaded with sharp cheddar cheese are a fun alternative to cheese straws and the perfect vehicle to transport […]

Strawberry and Almond Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce

Strawberry and Almond Bread Pudding with Vanilla Custard Sauce

Strolling through my favorite local Farmer’s Market there was no escaping the intoxicating aroma of the bright red strawberries stacked in neat little bundles. They were going home with me. I walked into my kitchen, berries in hand and there on the counter sat a […]

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Chilled Cucumber Soup

Warmer days shouldn’t mean soup is off the menu. Often overlooked, cold soups provide a delightful change to warm weather menus. My Mom made cold soups on occasion, including a beautiful cucumber soup. Though not her exact recipe it is a wonderful rendition and I’m […]

Not So Classic Cobb with Pan Roasted Chicken and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

Not So Classic Cobb with Pan Roasted Chicken and Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing

If you’re looking for a wonderful salad for dinner it’s hard to beat the Cobb Salad. Loaded with greens and veggies then topped with hard-boiled eggs, crispy bacon and pan roasted chicken – it’s a feast of color and flavor. Most versions of a Cobb […]

Tortellini with Asparagus, Chicken and Lemon Cream Sauce

Tortellini with Asparagus, Chicken and Lemon Cream Sauce

Fresh asparagus is at its best in the spring –and there is something amazing about the pairing of asparagus and pasta with a lemon cream sauce. This dish might sound complicated but with a few shortcuts it’s on the table in no time. I’ll admit […]

Berry, Berry Smoothies

Berry, Berry Smoothies

There are days in the South that we all have a “love-hate” relationship with spring. The warmer weather has the trees budding which also means there’s a golden glow of pollen over everything! But the berries have arrived in the markets and that’s the “love” […]

Sausage, Tomato and Three Cheese Frittata with Mixed Greens

Sausage, Tomato and Three Cheese Frittata with Mixed Greens

The best way to describe a frittata is to say it’s a cross between a baked omelet and a crustless quiche. It’s the perfect dish for breakfast or brunch but is also wonderful for lunch or dinner menus. Frittatas are extremely versatile and can be […]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s really not spring until a carrot cake has passed through the kitchen. Though this dessert has been around for decades, carrot cake was enormously popular in the 70s and it’s still a recipe worth keeping on hand. It’s a cake loaded with freshly grated […]

Honey Roasted Granola with Citrus Scented Coconut Yogurt

Honey Roasted Granola with Citrus Scented Coconut Yogurt

Most weekdays I work from home and seldom stop to make breakfast for myself. Many days I look up and the day has clipped by and all I’ve consumed is coffee! So planning ahead and keeping something fresh in the fridge is perfect for a […]


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