Homemade Pizza Sauce

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We just wrapped up yet another fun-filled Labor Day weekend at the lake with my entire family. The weather cooperated a lot more this year than last, so we actually got to spend a lot of time on the lake.  Last year it was just a rainy, soggy mess of a weekend, but to all [...]


Olive Oil & Herb Spaghetti


 I just can’t get enough of my fresh herbs right now and recently shared the easiest and tastiest spaghetti with all the readers on What’s Cooking with Ruthie for my monthly guest contribution.  For this dish, I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles, but really any thin pasta will do.  Simply boil your noodles (I always [...]


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! [...]


Tarragon Chicken Salad

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If you don’t know, now you know, y’all! Have you ever met a Southerner that’s not proud to be from the South?  Well, maybe you have, but I, for one, am a proud Southern girl!  Now, I don’t sit around on my front porch barefoot sipping sweet tea and eating fried chicken, but I will [...]


Italian Chicken Spaghetti with Red Wine Sauce


I’m not very good about make-ahead meals.  Even though I know they aren’t, they just sort of feel like leftovers to me and I kind of feel robbed of my therapeutic time in the kitchen at the end of the day, but sometimes it is absolutely inevitable (and quite convenient) to have dinner ready in [...]


“Thyme to Share” – Gifting Your Herbs


If you’re reading this post and it is April 26th, 2013, the movers are at our house loading up our furniture as we make our way back to Nashville after 4 years in Clarksville.  This is such a bittersweet day for us because we have made so many incredible memories at our home.  I have [...]


Goat Cheese & Basil Mashed Potatoes

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We just got back from such a fun, impromptu trip to Lexington with Drew.  Life around here has been a little hectic with work and our house being on the market, looking for a house, keeping our house clean, etcetera, etcetera…….so, I kind of jumped at the opportunity for Hunter Bear and me to tag [...]


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 [...]


Easy Garlic & Herb Bread


This bread is surprisingly simple to make and doesn’t call for a complicated bread machine.  I will say that it could stand to have three rises to get a less dense bread that would be better for slicing rather than dipping, but in any case it makes an excellent flavorful bread that is great with [...]


Rosemary & Sea Salt Baked Chips

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Lent is right around the corner and I have a feeling there will be a person or two that will give up fried foods in order to commit to healthier eating.  Lent is a funny thing, because we feel like we always have to “give something up” rather than thinking of it as a time [...]