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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Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

mashed cauliflower

In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, the only thing on anyone’s brain yesterday was “Get candy, get candy, get candy, get candy”.  However, today the day after Halloween, the only thing on my brain is “how could I have possibly consumed that much candy?!” Furthermore, how the heck am I going to undo the caloric [...]

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Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

roasted pepper hummus3

So my run with garbanzo beans has been a pretty short one until now.  Thanks to Pinterest, I tried roasting them for a, what did they say? “gluten-free, low-fat, tasty, crunchy snack”……well, Pinterest fail because my attempt was a complete flop and was neither tasty nor crunchy! Anyway, sometimes you win in the kitchen and sometimes [...]

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Green Goddess-ish Marinade & Dressing

green goddess kebabs

I really love a versatile recipe.  You know one that you can use over and over, but a little differently each time.  I know I have said before that I’m not really good at make-ahead meals.  I can do leftovers, but for some reason making a meal and not eating and then eating it later [...]

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Cucumber Tomato & Onion Salad

cucumber tomato and onion salad

Sometimes in life it is good to just go back to the basics.  Having this blog has been great and has challenged me to create and try lots of new recipes that I have loved sharing with all of you.  I consider myself very lucky to have such a supportive and cooperative husband, who is [...]

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Sundried Tomato Sweet Cornbread

cornbread

With the 4th of July on the horizon, I dream of barbecue, corn on the cob, peach cobbler, fun in the sun and lots of time spent with great friends.  I am also dreaming about my favorite day of the year in Nashville when tens of thousands of people descend upon East Nashville for the [...]

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Bacon & Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

bacon and horseradish twice baked potatoes cropped

Hot Potato Hot potato, hot potato Hot potato, hot potato Hot potato, hot potato Potato, potato, potato, potato. Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti……Okay, okay, I’ll stop, but I bet you already hate my guts if you have any clue what this song is or the annoying, colorful little men who sing it. I love twice baked potatoes, [...]

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5-Cheese Pesto Mac & Cheese (& a little tripod fun)

pesto mac & cheese

So, at my house dinner is not dinner without a brief interruption for a photo.  I guess that’s just a hazard to the trade in the  life of a food blogger.  I’m sure it’s especially irritating to Drew (also known as the Mac & Cheese Monster) when his wife gets him all excited about a [...]

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