Balsamic Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta on Sweet Cornbread Tarts

balsamic bruschetta

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” […]


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! […]


Shrimp Salsa

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 […]


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 […]


Creamy Bacon and Tomato Grits


  I know what you’re thinking…….”Cream, bacon? May have to skip this one until my healthy New Year’s resolution has finally taken effect.”  Well, guess what?! Think again!!!! Now, I’m not claiming this is the healthiest dish if you resolved for completely clean-eating, but for creamy grits it sure has most other recipes beat in the […]


“Welcome to your new crib”- Grilled Naan Pizza with Arugula and Italian Sausage

griled caprese pizza with arugula and italian sausage

I’m so happy for our friends the Beardens.  They have just moved into a new house that will be a perfect fit for their adorable family, so this post is certainly a nod to their new crib.  I know that I have mentioned before that I love friends who share a love for cooking and […]