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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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 [...]

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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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Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

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With the Oscars on the horizon next week, it is time to start planning your Red Carpet Party menu.  I honestly wish I was one of those people who took the time to see all the movies nominated, but let’s face it, I have a 4-year old and no money tree in the backyard to [...]

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Shrimp & Cheese Filled Wontons with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce – One Recipe Two Ways

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  I have to admit that Asian cuisine is not my favorite.  It is simply a matter of personal preference.  I LOVE  sushi, but could kind of take or leave most of the other stuff.  Maybe it’s the water chestnuts or heavy sesame-ginger flavors that keep me away, but I have to say this somewhat [...]

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Goat Cheese & Ricotta Mini Toasts with Persimmons

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I love New Year’s Eve, I really do……BUT I kinda feel like it is a bit overrated and we tend to set kind of unrealistic expectations as to how wonderful the night should be.  Don’t get me wrong, though, I love the idea of spending the evening with great friends and kissing the one you love [...]

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“Doctored Up” Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

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Growing up we had this term called “Doctoring it Up” we would use when we would take something that was premade and just add a few things to make it a little better or make it seem a little more homemade.  Our favorite thing my parents would “doctor it up” was Totino’s pizza on Friday nights [...]

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Spinach Artichoke Flatbread

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If you’re hungry and you don’t feel like cooking, chances are if you call me I will make you some food…….at least that’s how my friends feel.  And you know what?! I love it!  I love when the girls come over, pour a glass of wine, take a seat at the table and wait for [...]

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A Sweet and Savory Sip & See for Baby John Barton

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  So, our sweet Baby John Barton just turned 1.  It’s so hard to believe that it has already been a year since the girls and I celebrated that baby boy’s birth with a festive Sip and See.  Christmas is such a beautiful time of year spiritutally, emotionally and visionally and we knew it was [...]

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Eqq White Omelette with Turkey, Asparagus & Goat Cheese

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Black Friday……I’d like to call it “Out of the Black Friday” because after all the food I consumed yesterday I definitely don’t feel in the black anymore.  With all the leftovers in the fridge, it is time to make some of that food work for you……in a lighter way.  I know you have eggs in [...]

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