Edamame, Corn and Bok Choy Salad

If you haven’t had Edamame or Bok Choy you’re missing out on some tasty, Asian inspired eats. Edamame are young, green soybeans and Bok Choy is a variety of Asian Cabbage (related to varieties of Western Cabbage and, oddly enough, Turnips). Both are light and uniquely flavorful veggies with a rich texture. Combined with Sweet […]

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Pear, Fig and Gorgonzola Tart

This delectable sweet and salty dish of pear, figs, honey and cheeses on puff pastry is amazingly simple to prepare yet complex in flavor. You can make this for one meal and reheat the leftovers in the oven for an appetizer for dinner with friends later in the evening or the next day. The strong […]

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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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Vignole – Italian Spring Vegetable Soup

Vignole, loosely translated, means a “celebration of spring” and this lovely light and savory soup is just that. Filled with young, tender, green vegetables, herbs and simple white beans, you can’t help but think of the lightness of spring. This is the perfect, healthy soup, with just a little Prosciutto di Parma for texture and […]

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Southern Tres Leches Cake with Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream

It is my birthday week (I officially turned 34 on the 14th) so it seemed only fitting that I create a lovely, fabulous baked goody to post this week. Nasturtium, one of my favorite edible flowers, is growing in abundance in my garden now and I wanted to create a dessert that showcased their beauty. […]

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Kentucky Derby Recipes: Mint Julep Fruit Salad

Being a Louisville native, I absolutely love and adore the first Saturday in May, The Kentucky Derby. This year the weather happens to be a little gloomy and rainy, but I can assure you it hasn’t dampened the spirits of all of us Kentucky Proud folks. I’m hopping around to a couple of Derby parties […]

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Kentucky Derby Recipes: Proper Mint Juleps and Mint Julep Bar

One of the accomplishments in life of which I am very proud is my ability to turn any Mint Julep naysayer into a Mint Julep lover. Over and over, I’ve proven to people that a good Mint Julep is lovable by just about anybody. I understand people’s supposed dislike of Mint Juleps. If you have […]

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Apple Brussels Sprout Slaw

I’ve been on a bit of a slaw kick lately, and I’ve been experimenting with various cruciferous veggies. A couple of weeks ago I made a Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw, and this week it is Brussels Sprouts. This Brussels Sprout and Apple combination was a bit of a last minute concoction, and the tart, […]

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Trail Mix Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Cookies

Ever thought to yourself, It would be so awesome right now to be eating a homemade cookie on this hike instead of trail mix and power bars? Well, if not, I’ve just planted the seed. These energy-loaded cookies are perfect for any activity, place or time. Hikes, bike rides, runs, walks, adventurous picnics, anytime is […]

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Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Slaw

My dear friend Joyce from Friends Drift Inn gave me a jar of Bread and Butter Pickles. She is the canning Queen and anything she gives you in a Ball jar is delicious (I won’t get into specifics). Her pantry would rightfully garner envy from any canning connoisseur. When I needed to whip up a […]

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