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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Simple Spring Green Salad

Spring has sprung and is mostly gone, at least for those of us in the South. The heat came early this year, beaming down in wonderful rays of sunshine and warming us in the glow. Salads and cool meals become choice cuisine in the heat of the year. This salad is loaded with Spring Greens, […]

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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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Lemony Waldorf Salad

This Waldorf Salad is healthier than your standard version with Lemon and Greek Yogurt in place of the heavy mayonnaise of traditional versions (originally created in the Waldorf Hotel in New York City in the 1890s). A number of ingredients are still the same including greens, apples, red grapes and toasted walnuts. I’ve also added […]

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Garlic Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Nothing is as comforting in the cool winter months as a steaming bowl of soup filled with your favorite veggies. This garlicky burst of cauliflower is no exception. The delectable texture and smooth flavor combine to make the perfect dish, and a little sharp cheddar cheese on top rounds it out with a full satisfying […]

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Garlic Sautéed Spinach

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best, and this sautéed spinach is no exception. A little garlic, olive oil and lemon can make a lovely green a bite of heaven in just a few minutes time. This dish is healthy and satisfying, and a favorite for nights when I want to walk away from the […]

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(Almost) Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

This Ice Cream, with no cream or sugar added, is AMAZING. Seriously. You will not believe how close to the real deal this creamy dream is. You can make this 100% vegan by omitting the Greek Yogurt from the recipe. And if you’re a vegan that doesn’t eat Honey, you can substitute for all Sorghum, […]

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Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite Southern staples. The sweet, melt in your mouth texture is heaven on plate. It is just an added bonus that they’re so good for you. Ideally for a hash you would make a uniform cubed dice. I wasn’t thinking that far ahead when I went into the zone […]

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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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