Butternut Squash Gratin with Sage and Goat Cheese

We are getting dangerously close to TURKEY TIME!!! and that means LOADS upon LOADS of extra caloric intake.  I, for one, know that since we will be hanging in East Texas at my in-laws ranch there will be a slight bit more butter in those dishes, and I along with every daughter-in-law in the WORLD will not […]




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Crispy Goat Cheese Bites

For many years of my early childless adult life, I committed most of my free time to charitable efforts.  At that point in my life I had time and lots of it.  I would be remiss to say that I didn’t get some sort of self-gratification in volunteering especially at a time in my life […]




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The Breakdown – Eastland Cafe

My at-home take on Eastland’s Goat Cheese Brulee. You can pretty much ask any of my friends and family and they will tell you that my favorite restaurant is Eastland Cafe in East Nashville.  When Drew and I lived there we spent the better of 3 or 4 nights a week enjoying what is arguably the BEST […]




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Goodbye Old Friends – Garden Fresh Tart

Dear Zucchini and Squash, I want to thank you for your lengthy and highly generous visit.  You graced our dinner table night after night and you certainly never disappointed our taste buds.  Whether you were sauteeing in a pan of hot olive oil or baked with fresh herbs and cheese, we were always happy to have you […]




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Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil

Let’s get right down to bi-yez-ness!!!!!   I mean, who doesn’t love a gratin?!  Crispy, creamy, savory…….yes, please! Squash Gratin with Goat Cheese & Basil Ingredients: 2 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced (a mandolin is perfect if you have one……I don’t, so I will settle for irregularly cut, thin slices) 2 tbsp olive oil salt & […]




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