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Month: August 2018

Peanut Butter Pancakes with Chocolate Scented Maple Syrup

Peanut Butter Pancakes with Chocolate Scented Maple Syrup

Long weekends are the perfect time for a scrumptious yet leisurely brunch. And it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t love a plate of light, fluffy pancakes! We have an odd quirk in our family when it comes to pancakes. This is one place we […]

Cherry Cream Pie

Cherry Cream Pie

From the almond-laced crust through a rich, creamy layer up to the ruby red cherry topping – this is a sweet way to close out the summer months! Taken from my Mom’s recipe files, this cherry pie does not disappoint. Start by adding almonds to […]

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 […]

Fresh Tomato Sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce

I’m on a quest to enjoy as many summer vegetables as possible before the season is over. And I’m always looking for quick and easy pasta dishes for busy days. This hits the mark on both fronts – a light, fresh tomato sauce that requires […]

Pickled Okra

Pickled Okra

When folks think “pickled” they tend to think of cucumber pickles. But if you’re from anywhere in the South that’s just not necessarily the case –we pickle everything! This is a classic example – slightly spicy, with just the right amount of crisp and a […]

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 […]

Cherry Preserves

Cherry Preserves

Plump red cherries floating in a thick, sweet ruby syrup – what a wonderful way to preserve this last bit of the season! There are so many methods for making jams and preserves. This recipe is similar to the one I use for strawberry preserves, […]

Zucchini Pecan Bread

Zucchini Pecan Bread

Studded with toasted pecans and sweet, plump currants – fruity, spicy zucchini pecan bread is loaded with fragrance, flavor and crunch. Zucchini bread was the bread of the 70s. It was ubiquitous – so much so that when the 70s came and went – in […]

Corn and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Corn and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

Bring your appetite for this feast! Thick, two-rib pork chops with a delectable savory corn and apple stuffing bursting from the top! Growing up, Sundays at our house meant Mom was making something special for dinner. Our routine was constant – even when we were […]

Tomato Soup with Fresh Thyme and Oregano

Tomato Soup with Fresh Thyme and Oregano

According to the calendar we still technically have over six weeks of summer left. But vacations are wrapping up, kids will be back in school soon and schedules are starting to shift. These are the days we’re frequently on the run and need something quick […]

Rice Waffles

Rice Waffles

Steaming hot with a nutty aroma, a crispy bite and fluffiness baked inside. Waffles are a breakfast staple in our family. And when we were kids my Mom would often fix rice for breakfast. She would serve it warm with a bit of milk or […]


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