Baked Seasoned Red Snapper with Greek Orzo

While we are busy planning our Thanksgiving feasts for later this week, I wanted to share a meal that will definitely get us back on track after our massive indulgences.  We have spent the last few Sunday nights trying out new fresh fish dishes.  After a tasty family breakfast at our favorite spot (to eat […]




post

Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, the only thing on anyone’s brain yesterday was “Get candy, get candy, get candy, get candy”.  However, today the day after Halloween, the only thing on my brain is “how could I have possibly consumed that much candy?!” Furthermore, how the heck am I going to undo the caloric […]




post

Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

So my run with garbanzo beans has been a pretty short one until now.  Thanks to Pinterest, I tried roasting them for a, what did they say? “gluten-free, low-fat, tasty, crunchy snack”……well, Pinterest fail because my attempt was a complete flop and was neither tasty nor crunchy! Anyway, sometimes you win in the kitchen and sometimes […]




post

Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

You wouldn’t know by the thermometer today that we are 2 weeks into Fall.  I have to say that it really makes me bonkers that our weather in Tennessee will swing a full 30-40 degrees in one day, but what especially drives me bonkers is that it is almost 90 degrees today!!  Oh, well, what […]




post

Tomato Jam Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

As I sit here writing this pork chop post, my boys are in the other room playing with Evil Dr. Pork Chop and gang and it’s got me thinking that there is definitely a correlation between the fictional flying pig and this tasty dish.  While on one hand this pork chop is certainly not evil […]




post

Strawberry Salad with Seared Ahi Tuna and Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

It is time for me to admit that over the last few months I have completely fallen off my normal exercise wagon.  Why is that SOOOOOO easy to do?  I can give you a million reasons why, but it really kind of goes like this…….Alarm goes off – “Well, maybe I will just skip today […]




post

Greek Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki Sauce

I recently shared these Greek Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki Sauce on the awesome blog What’s Cooking with Ruthie.  I realize I am a total contradiction to myself from post to post claiming one day to have sworn off breads, pasta and sweets only to post the next time on a tomato tart, but I’m back […]




post

Sausage, Sage & Butternut Squash Quinoa Pilaf

Sausage, sage, butternut squash…….I know what you are thinking.  This must be the start of a great Thanksgiving Day stuffing recipe.  While it does cause me to be a bit reminiscent of those glorious food days of the Fall, this dish brings those flavors to life in the dead of summer with this quinoa pilaf. […]




post

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 […]




post

Tarragon Chicken Salad

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 […]




post