Zesty Quinoa Bean Salad

This salad takes Quinoa, a plant based complete protein, and pairs it with protein rich legumes and zesty Lime and Cayenne Pepper to create a tangy dish. Quinoa is one of those perfectly lovely foods created by nature. It has a pleasing texture and takes on the flavors of anything it is paired with. Even […]

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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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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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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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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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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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