Carrot Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)

I’ve recently jumped on the trendy bandwagon (which I try to never do) and am making an attempt at going mostly gluten free. I’m not going to lie, for years it drove me crazy when someone said they were gluten free (except for those with Celiac Disease of course). I just felt like they looked […]

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Herbed Ricotta Baked Eggs

If you need a simple, quick breakfast dish, this is an easy one. Just chop the herbs, whisk the eggs, place in the oven and “poof!” – breakfast. Serve with a little fruit salad and whole grain toast to round it out and get your day going. Yield: 1 Serving, multiply as needed “ME” indicates […]

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Southern Deep Dish Tomato Pie

Fresh Summer Tomatoes are a must have at picnics and barbecues across America, but are nearly worshiped in the South. Big fresh slices, sprinkled with a little Sea Salt and dripping with juices, grace many a dinner (or breakfast) plate on a daily basis. Grainger County, Tennessee has some of the most amazing tomatoes I […]

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Bacon and Corn Buttermilk Waffles (With Fried Chicken)

I recently hosted brunch for a group of friends over a holiday weekend. Everyone brought a dish and the spread was impressive- Spanish Tortilla, Leek and Brussels Sprout Egg Casserole, Fruit Salad, Donuts, Carrot Souffle, Lucky Charm Treats (YUM!) and Mango Sorbet Mimosas. Amidst all that delicious sweet and savory loveliness these hearty Bacon and […]

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Prosciutto, Gruyere and Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

This savory combination of Yukon Gold Potatoes, Eggs, Spinach, Prosciutto and Gruyere is the perfect brunch dish. As an added bonus, it is gluten free. I’ve made this dish a couple of times, and on both occasions it disappeared quickly. I was barely able to get a photo for this post! What I love most […]

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Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie Pancakes with Sorghum Butter

Pumpkin is one of my all-time favorite things in the world. Add pumpkin to anything I instantly become a super happy girl. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and sometimes breakfast falls off the radar on such a big family dinner day. Luckily, these easy, beautiful, tasty little babies will fill the tummies at your […]

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Lightly Lemony Zucchini Buttermilk Bread

Zucchini bread was always a favorite of mine in childhood. My parents kept a large garden in the backyard on our farm in Anderson County. In the late spring and summer the golden and green hued zucchini was abundant. Steamed zucchini with a little butter and herbs was a regular side dish at our family […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Strawberry season is here, and depending on your region of the country the season may be winding down or just getting started. In Kentucky, we are at the beginning of the season. Last week I was in Tennessee, a little farther South, and the season was in full swing. We ate mounds of sweet, delicious […]

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Baby Buttermilk Biscuits

In the South, we know everything is better with a little buttermilk and biscuits are no exception. I made these miniature babies as an appetizer style biscuit to use with pimento cheese, apple butter and other spreads. You can use this same recipe for larger biscuits, but the small size allows for extra flaky texture […]

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Zucchini Spinach Pie

I’ve been making this simple dish for years and I recently revamped it. It had been a while since I made it and when I had my first bite this afternoon I remember why it was a staple in my kitchen for years. It is easy to make, super tasty, heats up easily and travels […]

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