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Month: June 2018

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Compote

French toast is a favorite in our family and I’m always looking for twists on this luscious brunch item. I had a big batch of beautiful blueberries and a loaf of Challah bread. With a little inspiration I had a plan – stuff the slices […]

Salad Niçoise – A Classic Salad for Summer!

Salad Niçoise – A Classic Salad for Summer!

Hot summer days can make meal prep a struggle. Salads that bring together the freshness of the season combined with pantry staples are a welcome option. Salad Niçoise [nee-swahz; French nee-swaz]  is a beautiful summer salad said to have been created in Nice, France in the early […]

Popovers

Popovers

Popovers are a simple wonder of the bread family. Five ingredients and you’ve got something beautiful and delicious. Flour, kosher salt, milk, butter and eggs. Whisk and bake. Sit back and watch as the batter billows up, rising tall in the oven. Break one open […]

Lemon Chess Tart

Lemon Chess Tart

If you’re looking for a terrific way to welcome the summer solstice, this is it. A glorious lemon chess tart – buttery and lemony with a delicate pastry crust – hello sunshine! Made with four common ingredients – eggs, a bit of flour, butter and […]

Lamb Chops with Mustard Sauce and Fried Capers

Lamb Chops with Mustard Sauce and Fried Capers

Lamb chops are one of those beautiful specialty meats that we seem to reserve for holidays or company. They are actually quite simple to cook – so don’t hold back when looking for dinner ideas. I’ve had this recipe for years and recently ran across […]

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 […]

Creamy Southern Grits

Creamy Southern Grits

There’s nothing more comforting than enjoying a wonderful batch of grits! And there’s truly nothing more Southern! After a recent trip to Atlanta I was reminded of how luscious a really good pot of grits can be. Emily made grits for a gathering and seconds […]

Egg and Sausage Brunch Muffins

Egg and Sausage Brunch Muffins

I’m always on the hunt for new brunch ideas and this is one that’s both fun and delicious. It takes a classic breakfast casserole and blows it apart – perfect for feeding a large group! We’ve shared our breakfast casserole and our individual quiche – […]

Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

There are days when chocolate is the answer. Not simple chocolate but double chocolate that comes from chocolate chips baked into a chocolate cookie loaded with toasted pecans! This is a terrific recipe given to me by one of my favorite cooks who also happens […]

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon Juice

Who could ever imagine something as simple as puréeing fresh watermelon yields something so refreshing? This might possibly be the simplest beverage recipe we’ve ever made. Ripe, seedless watermelon with fresh mint. That’s it. And after a busy week and dealing with this heat we […]

Buttermilk Brined Roast Chicken

Buttermilk Brined Roast Chicken

It’s such a comforting aroma – the scent of a roasted chicken wafting through the house! Roasting is very a common method for cooking chicken and there are so, so many approaches. And though the method of roasting is a critical step, prepping the bird […]

Fresh Tomato Tart

Fresh Tomato Tart

I don’t know about you but it’s hard for me to go to the farmer’s market, take one whiff of the fresh tomatoes, and leave without buying an armful! And though fresh tomatoes are wonderful with just a sprinkling of salt and a dash of […]


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