Grilled Tomatoes with Feta & Dill

grilled tomatoes

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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Mushroom & Herb Couscous

mushroom and 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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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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It’s only fair that being such the busy and active person that I am, that I get a child who is the exact replica of me just in baby form.  Unless that little one is “contained” in some sort of activity center or I have a handler on board to hold him, he is all […]




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Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

spanish rice

Super Bowl Sunday at our house is never a big party or throw down.  Drew is usually most content sitting on the couch in our living room watching the game people free.  I usually like to be around friends, because unless the Titans are playing I really don’t care all that much about the game. […]




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Lemon Orzo with Parsley

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2015, I have high expectations for you.  Actually that is an inaccurate statement.  I have no “expectations” for 2015 or should try not to at least.  Expectations are the things that get you in trouble.  Truly.  A very wise, man of God told me once that you should never “expect” anything.  He was referencing relationships, but […]




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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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