Sweet Cornbread

sweet cornbread

As we approach the most glorious food holiday of the year (aka Thanksgiving), it’s time to get all of our dishes in order.  Cornbread doesn’t generally get an invitation to our dinner table, but my dad’s cornbread dressing sure does.  I’m kind of thinking that a sweet version over our usual savory version might be [...]

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Tomato Gratin

tomato gratin

The end is near, but I am not ready to say goodbye to all the deliciously ripe, garden-fresh tomatoes.  I actually made my first pot of chili of the Fall season last night and as much as I enjoyed the food and the now much cooler weather, it is always sad when tomato season officially [...]

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Sauteed Fresh Green Beans

sauteed green beans

In the words of Kotter “Welcome Back”!!  Yesterday was my first official time back in the kitchen in about a month.  We did a lot of takeout that last week of my pregnancy and then were super blessed by the sweetest friends with delicious meals night after night, but now that life with our new [...]

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Garden Fresh Pasta

garden fresh pasta

4 days from now, friends, barring no major problems, I will be holding our sweet new baby boy  in the hospital (or at home if for some very unlikely reason he decides to come sooner).  But today I am at the house on our last weekend at home before we become a family of four [...]

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Lemon, Garlic & Dill Pasta

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I’m sure you have seen a pregnant nesting woman at work and you think to yourself “Is she about to send a rocketship to the moon with all that energy and determination?” and then the next minute you see her snoring on the couch at 2 p.m.?  Well, that was me a couple of weeks [...]

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Zucchini & Tomato Saute with Parmesan and Basil

tomato and zucchini saute

CSAs this week are filled with gorgeous green zucchini and now that the early tomatoes are ripening, it is the perfect time to make a super simple, but tasty saute.  Just like the Sauteed Shrimp & Feta dish, this is another dish that is great for any night of the week, because it is very [...]

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Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

kohlrabi home fries

So you have your CSA box and you open it up to find this super weird looking red turnip, no beet, no radish, no…..what the heck is this thing with tentacles coming out the side?!  Ever since this amazing farm to table movement has made it’s forgivable trendy way into our restaurants and homes, we [...]

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Quick Roasted Vegetables

lemon thyme roasted veggies

The month of February and March was like the Entertaining Marathon at my house with one shindig after the other.  I recently shared the full menu recipe by recipe for the Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon and then after that it was a little party reprise with a pretty bridal shower for a sweet co-worker [...]

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Mustard Potato Salad with Tomato Relish

mustard potato salad

Saturday is a great day at the grocery store!!! I mean besides the mobs of people there doing their grocery shopping, it is pretty fantastic……..you know why?! It’s SAMPLE DAY!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! My Saturday usually starts with a late spin class (late = after the sun has come up) and then off to the grocery store [...]

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Baked Seasoned Red Snapper with Greek Orzo

greek orzo

While we are busy planning our Thanksgiving feasts for later this week, I wanted to share a meal that will definitely get us back on track after our massive indulgences.  We have spent the last few Sunday nights trying out new fresh fish dishes.  After a tasty family breakfast at our favorite spot (to eat [...]

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