Simple Fried Rice

I recently traveled to Bali and have been on an Asian food kick ever since. Bali is one of many islands in Indonesia and, while it does have some original foods, most tend to be based on Chinese and Indian foods that came over to the island with the local people. Fried Rice is called […]

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Zucchini Bok Choy Pizzas with Whole Wheat Crust

Whole wheat pizza crust loaded with fresh vegetables and cheese makes for a satisfying snack or meal anytime of year. Pizza is a comfort food in the winter, but isn’t too heavy for a summer appetizer or meal shared with salad. I’ve been making this particular crust for over ten years and it is always […]

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Baked Eggplant and Zucchini Parmesan

Eggplant and Zucchini have been coming out of my ears (nearly) all Summer long thanks to a luscious and bountiful garden season. Combining the two for a tasty baked Parmesan recipe was the perfect solution to using more of the produce lying around my kitchen. It was a big hit with my friends and I’ll […]

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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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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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Chicken Pot Pie with Early Summer Vegetables

Chicken Pot Pie is one of those essential foods that everybody loves. Throughout the year you can utilize a variety of veggies in your pot pie depending on what is in season at your local farmers market and in your garden. I was at a cookout this weekend where they made Beer Can Chicken. It […]

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Strawberry Balsamic Chicken with Late Spring Vegetables

The bright flavors of late Spring combine in this simple chicken dish to light up your palate. It is so good you may want to sing a song or dance a little jig after you’ve had a taste. This recipe is in honor of my friend Danni in Portland. She loves chicken thighs and, while […]

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Juicy Turkey Burgers

These burgers are quick and easy to make, but add a major punch of tasty flavor to any meal. I cooked these burgers in Coconut Oil, which was a first for me. Coconut oil adds a delicate addition to the flavor, and the smell when the oil is melting is heavenly. Coconut oil is a […]

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Cheesy Bison Quinoa Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Pasta (as seen in Kentucky Monthly)

This recipe is featured in the May 2012 edition of Kentucky Monthly magazine and was the winner of the recipe contest for the category of Local Fare (you can see an image of the magazine article here. I’ve included ingredients from some of my favorite Kentucky producers including Bourbon Barrel Foods, Weisenberger Mill, Kenny’s Farmhouse […]

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Very Green Vegetarian Asian Noodles

I recently spent some time in China and brought home some goodies from the local Asian markets. There were so many things I loved about the food on my trip, and noodles are a simple to prepare favorite. This recipe is full of green veggies and you get the added benefits of Mugwort in the […]

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