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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30 Days of Thanksgiving – Days 9, 10 & 11

DAYS 9, 10 & 11: The three things I am grateful for are fresh bread, salty butter and sweet, sticky honey. SUGGESTED GRATITUDE PRACTICE: Sit down with a favorite food that is fresh and tasty. Savor each bite, reflecting on the textures and flavors. Share your tasty treat with a friend or family member. Spread […]

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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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Pineapple Coleslaw

There is nothing like a little sweet and tangy to compliment the salty dishes at a cookout. Cool, classic salads are a must on warm days filled with the smoky haze of a barbecue grill. This dish takes an American classic and twists it up with the sweetness of pineapple. Not too much, but enough […]

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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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