Asparagus and Gruyere Egg Casserole

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Weekdays are for lunching, but weekends are for brunching! AND do I ever love brunch! I love to go to brunch, I love to prepare brunch and most of all I love to eat brunch food!! It is pretty darn crazy that we have been back in Nashville for over three months and have yet […]


Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (Plus a Special Message from Hunter Bear)

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“Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in Make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend now” So the entire time I was making this crazy good bread I couldn’t stop singing Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”.  I had those nearly rotten bananas on my  brain all day and every time I thought about […]


Strawberry Muffins

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I absolutely love strawberry season!!!   I especially LOVE that Hunter Bear will eat them! Since we have moved our mornings are a bit different and I have to make breakfast every morning before school.  I sent Drew to the store for a few things and he came back with his idea of breakfast that […]


Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Ketchup & Chive Aioli

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I’m not sure if I have ever mentioned this before, but there are a few things that I simply have no will power against……Pizza, rotel dip, sausage cheese balls, red wine, and the Southern fave hash brown casserole!!! And you know what goes with hash brown casserole like peanut  butter goes with jelly?!?!? KETCHUP!!!!!!! Traditional […]


Soft Scrambled Eggs with Honey & Chive Fromage Blanc from Nashville’s Table 3

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  This is the second recipe from my “kitchen interview” with Chef Will from Table 3 Restaurant & Marketplace.  The  step-by-step for the honey & chive fromage blanc can be found here.  Soft scrambling eggs requires quite a bit of active time, but with the other components already made, it is worth the effort.  This […]


Oeufs Sur La Plat – Nashville’s Table 3 “The Breakdown”

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For my most recent “The Breakdown” for Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, I got to spend some time in the kitchen with Chef Will Uhlhorn at the very popular Nashville French bistro Table 3 Restaurant & Marketplace.  Chef Will has a long-standing love affair with French food.   Born out of Hamersley’s Bistro, a little French bistro in Boston many […]


Sweet Balsamic Tomato Crepes

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  My memories of crepes go way back to my childhood.  Crepes Suzette was my dad’s special dish at the end of one of my parents’ dinner parties.  As kids it was the most exciting thing to watch him at work making that DELICIOUS dessert.  The moment that the flame hit the liqueur sauce in […]


Chocolate Cherry Pancakes

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You’re my rainbow, you’re my star, you’re my bright red cookie jar. You’re my goldfish, you’re my pie, you’re the apple of my eye. You’re my daisy, you’re my vine, you’re my own true Valentine! PrintChocolate Cherry Pancakes Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Yield: 10-12 pancakes A festive breakfast for […]


Red Velvet Waffles with Warm Berry Compote

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Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to little ole me……….Happy Birthday to me! How old am I?  YEAH RIGHT!  So today is my birthday and I announce it with such jubilance because I absolutely love odd years and even birthdays and it just so happens to be an odd year and […]


Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Ricotta Pancakes

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Today was the last big Sunday breakfast of 2012 and I wanted to make something special for my boys.  That extra large carton of ricotta that I bought for the Christmas Eve Lasagna that also made a nice addition to the NYE appetizer is like the gift that keeps on giving, so I decided to […]