Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

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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Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti

I recently shared this Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti on What’s Cooking With Ruthie after making it for a girls night.   I absolutely adore my husband and child, but sometimes we mommies have to recharge our batteries every now and then and what better way to do that than having a Girls’ Night Out or in most […]




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Bloody Mary Bruschetta

It’s Sunday and that means Brunch Day!!  Have I ever told you guys how much I love brunch?  I have?  Like 5,000 times already?  Okay, well for the 5,001st time, I love brunch!  Don’t you love a brunch place with a fantastic omelette, Bloody Mary bar, bottomless Mimosas?  Well, me, too! Except for maybe the […]




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Barbecue Pork Nachos

I’m so excited to have Aly from Backyard to Ballroom on board as a monthly contributor for High Heels to Hot Wheels.  She comes with lots of culinary experience and creative kitchen talent and I think we are really going to love her visits each month!   Hi everyone! It’s Aly from Backyard to Ballroom! I hope you […]




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Sweet Potato, Corn, Tomato & Basil Salad

 “Ain’t no salad dope as me, I’m just so fresh, so clean! (so fresh and so clean, clean) Don’t you think I’m so skinny, I’m so light and health-y (so light and healthy-y)” She said it and she means it.  The super salad means biz-nyess in the lightweight category.  Not only is she super easy […]




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Balsamic Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta on Sweet Cornbread Tarts

I must admit that I am a pretty darn competitive person.  Well, maybe I shouldn’t use the word “competitive” rather something more like “motivated by other people”, so I’m always up for a good challenge.  This year’s recipe contest for the 10th Annual Tomato Art Fest was all things bruschetta!! I didn’t know the “topic” […]




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Pickled Shrimp

I just love someone who loves to cook as much as I do.    My parents’ church is like an entire congregation of cooks and food loving parishioners.  Their coffee hours are so far from cheese puffs and fruit punch and more like a culinary exhibition of the most delicious spreads.  Father Ray and his […]




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Fresh Guacamole Dip

Holy Guacamole!!!  When it comes to guacamole, I generally take a pass on the green stuff or will gladly give it up to my guacamole lovin’ man.  However; I must say, this guacamole dip kinda changed the game for me.  Maybe it’s the tomatoes or onions or I don’t know what, but whatever it is, […]




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Tomato Tart with Three Herb Garlic Crust

In exactly three weeks my family and I will be kicking in East Nashville for the 10th Annual Tomato Art Fest.  I can hardly wait!!  It is absolutely one of my favorite days of the year in Nashville!  From now until then I will continue to be very inspired by the amazing-ness of the tomato! […]




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Shrimp Salsa

So today is my half birthday.  34 1/2 years old today.  I like today……I’m not going to like tomorrow because that means that I am closer to 35 than I am to 34 and that means that I will no longer be in my early to mid 30’s, I will be in my mid 30’s […]




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