Pepper Poppers


Yum, yum, and yum!! These pepper poppers are an Aunt Bessie (aka my sister) specialty! This year at our annual lake trip I was able to snap pictures so that I can share this delicious recipe with you.  There is no man on this earth that doesn’t love this recipe.  Hot peppers stuffed with cheese […]


Corn & Blueberry Salad with Grilled Shrimp


I feel very blessed that over the last 6-7 years I have been able to work with some of the finest chefs in Nashville through my contributions to Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and my blog.  Now I am super excited to be a part of an even larger culinary pool of talent by serving as Blog […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Fresh Guacamole Dip

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, […]


Tomato Tart with Three Herb Garlic Crust

tomato tart sweet

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! […]


Easy Antipasto Plate

antipasti plate

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 […]


Drunken Peach and Goat Cheese Bites with Crispy Proscuitto

drunken peaches

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 […]


Seared Tuna with Balsamic Roasted Strawberries and Creamy Gorgonzola

ahi tuna with balsamic strawberries and gorgonzola

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 […]