Thyme Roasted Carrots

“Hey, What’s Up, Doc?”  Ummmmm……..Thyme Roasted Carrots is what’s up, Bugs! Yesterday I made my first trip of many of the year to the Nashville Farmer’s Market and picked up the some of seasons first fresh produce.  In my adult life I don’t think that I have ever made roasted carrots just for eating that weren’t […]




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Goat Cheese & Basil Mashed Potatoes

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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Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Ketchup & Chive Aioli

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 […]




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Baked Polenta Triangles

I shared these Baked Polenta Triangles last week on the blog  What’s Cooking with Ruthie, where I will be a monthly contributor on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.   I made these for a recent open house that was being held at 2 in the afternoon.  I always find that any party or special occasion […]




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Irish Soda Bread with Whiskey Butter

  Let me start by saying how insanely delicious and EASY this Irish Soda Bread is, but I must also warn you that you might not want to share the whiskey butter with your kiddos, but aside from that, this is the perfect St. Patty’s day bread.  It kind of embodies the entire Irish culture…….uncomplicated, full […]




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Mardi Gras Potatoes

Kids are funny little creatures.  I really don’t think there is any logic whatsoever to what they will eat and won’t eat.  Some days I think that I nailed it with Hunter and then he won’t go near it and other days when I have just sat down to a tasty omelette that I am […]




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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 […]




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Sweet & Savory Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In an effort to make a quick and easy sweet potato that didn’t involve the same ole same ole, cook, open, add salt & butter, I decided to get a little creative, but still kept it simple.  The sweet got a little sweeter with rich maple syrup, but took on a savory turn with fresh […]




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Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Every good brunch deserves a big helping of roasted potatoes.  We are brunch people for sure at my house.  Whether at our own table or at our favorite Nashville brunch spots, I, for one, want crispy roasted potatoes on my plate wherever I am.  Noshville‘s Silver Dollar Potato Pancakes are to die for with their […]




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Sauteed Asparagus

So remember that delicious Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil we made a couple of weeks ago?  Well, here is your big chance to use it.  Since your oven is likely worked triple overtime by now, heat up your saute pan and toss in some asparagus coated with your Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil and […]




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