Lemon Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are super easy and delicious. The brightness of the lemon complements the rugged potato texture and robust rosemary flavor perfectly. The best thing about these potatoes is you can make a large batch, refrigerate them and reheat them to eat over the course of a few days. Leftovers of these potatoes are also […]

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Buttermilk Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

In the summer there is nothing better than homemade ice cream. Really, there is nothing better all year round but add it to the broiling heat of summer and you get the extra benefit of all that cool, crisp freshness. I made numerous cobblers and pies for this past July 4th holiday and a little […]

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Summer Peach Cobbler with Sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Topping

Nothing says summer in the South like fresh, juicy Georgia peaches. Even as far north as Kentucky we get them shipped in by the truckload. I snagged some of the sweet peachy babies as soon as I saw them and came home to make a sugary cobbler for Independence Day. As soon as dessert was […]

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Vanilla Butter Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips

I don’t do much baking in the summer. I’m less inclined to heat up the oven (and in turn, my house) in the scorching heat. The temperature outside my home in Kentucky has been over 100 degrees for days now, unseasonably hot and record setting for this time of year. But sometimes the mood to […]

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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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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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Wilted Beet Green Salad

Growing up I often ate dinners of warm spinach salads my step father would cook in his cast iron skillet with salty bacon and a few eggs. It became one of my favorites. This salad is very similar in its flavors and textures with a few twists based on the goodies I have in my […]

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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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Strawberry Season Recipe Round-Up

Strawberry season is the perfect time of year, and strawberries are my all time favorite fruit. A friend of mine pretty much summed it up with, “I love strawberries because they’re awesome.” Yep, I totally agree. I’ve posted recipes for a few strawberry goodies on this site: Sweet & Savory Strawberry Salad, Strawberry Shortcake Muffins […]

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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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