Holy Smoke! – Roasted Root Veggies with Smoked Olive Oil

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Generally the only thing smoking in my house is my hot-bod (yeah right) or the kitchen when Drew decides to cook (just kidding, he never cooks).  I am not really a fan of smoked food, but I was recently given a bottle of Holy Smoke Olive Oil from a dear friend, Johnnie, who has been a huge […]


So Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

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Long before we knew much about cooking, any time my sister and I would cook for friends or family, we always made stuffed mushrooms.  As simple as they are, they have always been a big hit and definitely a go-to for me when I need to prepare a meal in a hurry.  I LOVE stuffed […]


Baking with Bear – Apple Pie Cupcakes with Caramel Drizzle

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Alright, Ladies, we all have it.  That special time of the month where we have one mission and that’s to get sweets at any and all costs!  Well, this week  my mission was met with a homework project for Hunter and the only guideline was that it needed to involve an apple.  His teacher Ms. […]


“They’re white carrots, Boogey” – Sauteed Parsnips with Baby Bellas & Onions

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  If you try to tell me that you have never told your child a little white lie to get them to behave, eat their food, not eat something, clean their room, be nice to their siblings, or any other behavior we would like to control in our kids, you are the one telling a […]


A Birthday Dinner for the Hubs! – Eggplant Parmesan

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Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri, Drew Tanti auguri a-te Every year growing up for our birthday my dad would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner.  I always LOVED our birthday dinners, because we got to pick whatever we wanted regardless of what everyone else in the house liked.  Without […]


What a De”light”ful Dessert!!!

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I was in the store recently stocking up for our specialty cheese addiction.  Havarti, muenster, marscapone, mozarella, gruyere, goat……not exactly heart healthy, but, boy, do we love some cheese!!  At night our amuse generally involves one of these yummy cheeses and then I try to lighten up a bit for dinner, but don’t usually move […]


The Breakdown – Eastland Cafe

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My at-home take on Eastland’s Goat Cheese Brulee. You can pretty much ask any of my friends and family and they will tell you that my favorite restaurant is Eastland Cafe in East Nashville.  When Drew and I lived there we spent the better of 3 or 4 nights a week enjoying what is arguably the BEST […]


“The For Real, Friel” – An Award-Winning Homage to My Gardening Granddaddy

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Winner winner tomato sandwich dinner!! This year’s Tomato Art Fest was so much fun for our family.  It was a beautiful day with gorgeous weather and I walked away a winner!!  I’m not quite sure what prompted me to put an entry into the recipe contest hosted by Nashville Farmers’ Market, but after seeing the schedule […]