Butternut Squash & Sausage Linguine

My sister has been telling me for years “You have to go to ALDI.”  I always knew that she got very high quality ingredients at such great prices, but it wasn’t until I experienced an ALDI shopping trip myself that I truly understood what a gem of a grocery store it really is!  I recently […]




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Mint & Basil Orzo with Honey Roasted Tomatoes

That moment when you are recipe creating and it just comes together in a beautiful bite on a fork in your mouth and you let out a Giada -like “mmmmm, that’s good”…..  I had a few hours of quiet last weekend and of course I used them to get in the kitchen and cook!  Those […]




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Grilled Lime Shrimp with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Remember that yummy roasted cauliflower post?  I figured you did, well the zesty dipping sauce worked double time for that meal also making a tasty accompaniment to grilled lime shrimp.  Now that we have our outdoor kitchen, grilling has never been so much fun.  Grilling shrimp is so quick and easy that even Baker doesn’t […]




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Roasted Cauliflower with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Don’t you love a healthy recipe that is bursting with flavor?!  Let me just tell you something!  This chili roasted cauliflower is like finding a good bag of chips that you just can’t stop eating, with one MAJOR exception…..it is healthy, packed with nutrients and I even got BOTH of my children to eat it! […]




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Cod with Leeks & Tomatoes

Sometimes you just need to reference a good cookbook.  It’s so easy to search the internet for recipes that I forget about the library of cookbooks that I have collected over the years.  These books are full of amazing recipes and beautiful pictures, which is what initially inspired me to take photos of my own food and […]




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Grilled Tomatoes with Feta & Dill

In honor of yesterday’s Tomato Art Festival, which is undoubtedly our favorite day of the year in Nashville, I present to you this amazingly simple and insanely delicious grilled tomato recipe.  I may be wrong, but I really think this would make a tomato lover out of any naysayer.  I served this dish with herb […]




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Ceviche

The first time I ever at ceviche was in Puerto Rico.  It just looked it would be the most refreshing dish to order while at the beach.  It was so delicious that I literally ordered it at every restaurant we went to and each time was never disappointed.  When we got back in town, it […]




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Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

It is no secret that I am a giant lover of tomatoes and what better goes with tomatoes than basil, except of course when you add in the Southern staple chicken salad.  I was recently eating lunch at Newk’s and they had samples of pesto chicken salad and I just kept thinking how delicious that would […]




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Pear, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread

I guess you could call us the Julia Green Hills Gals.  I have really grown to love this little group that has been getting together for a little “Wine-D” down time on Fridays once a month.  Each month we get together at one of our houses, bring some snacks, a little wine, let the kids […]




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Mushroom & Herb Couscous

It’s that glorious time of year when my herbs are thriving and our little urban garden is getting it’s grow on and soon (hopefully) we will have an abundance of fresh veggies. And for the ones that just don’t make it, there are produce stands galore with lots and lots of fresh, local goodness!!!  What […]




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