Bloody Mary Bruschetta

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

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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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Pickled Shrimp

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

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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

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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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Easy Antipasto Plate

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For Father’s Day this year, I planned a day of food for Drew while he watched golf on the couch.  He is a HUGE fan of cheese and cured meats, so an antipasto plate was a great way to kick off the day’s foodie festivities.  Antipasto literally means “before the meal” and the great thing [...]

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Drunken Peach and Goat Cheese Bites with Crispy Proscuitto

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If you live in Nashville and don’t take advantage of the Nashville Farmers’ Market, you are really missing out.  Hunter and I headed over to NFM for some fresh produce and a little money lesson.  With $20 in hand, we were ready to make our purchases.  We picked a great day to go, because The [...]

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Seared Tuna with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Creamy Gorgonzola

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When it comes to food there’s good food, there’s really good food, there’s exceptional food and then there is the Holy Grail of food. This dish qualifies as the Holy Grail of food!!! The saltiness of the tuna coupled with the sweet of the strawberries and then the creamy Gorgonzola makes this the perfect combination [...]

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Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salsa (with a Cinco de Skinny Recipe Reprise)

grilled corn salsa

Hola, Amigos! It’s that glorious day of the year where we get to celebrate all things Mexican ALL DAY!! That’s right….ALL DAY! Now, the thing about Cinco de Mayo is Seis de Mayo, which is unofficially known as National Recovery Day on which you will be slightly remorseful for your overindulgent fiesta, but for today [...]

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Butternut Squash & Leek Dip

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Since we are almost to the most glorious time of year when fresh, delicious produce is in abundance, I will share one last winter squash recipe.  Of course, no where does it say that you can’t make this any time of year, because it is pretty darn tasty and even better that it’s light and [...]

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