Browned Butter Brown Sugar Cookies

Browned Butter Dark Brown Sugar Cookies

As a kid, I loved putting brown sugar on my cereal. Not plain old white sugar. It had to be BROWN sugar. (I blame Mick Jagger.) Brown sugar wasn't just that one-note flavor of "sweet": it had that richer, darker flavor that comes from the molasses that's in it. As an adult, my love for brown … [Read More...]

After using X Out for 4 weeks.

X Out Review

  I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf ofInfluence-Central for X Out. I received samples of X Out to facilitate my review and a thank you item for participating. I feel for my kids, as I watch them make their way through that roller coaster season of life known as … [Read More...]

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Pumpkin Soup with Apple-Cranberry Relish and Spicy Pepitas

  The weather forecast around where I live looks remarkably chilly, and when the weather outside looks frightful, there is nothing that warms the soul and lifts the spirits like a comforting bowl of soup! I told you a couple of weeks ago that I’d had a great talk with Chef Roy at Cantina Laredo, […]

Resources for Caregivers: National Family Caregiver Month

When Thanksgiving rolls around, the whole time I’m preparing the feast, my head fills with echoes of Thanksgiving Days long past. I think of my Mom, slinging that ginormous raw turkey into the ancient roasting pan, and my involuntary shivering at the smell of uncooked poultry and its innards.  I think of the untold hours […]

Isn't he cute? He could be my son, if I were Dominican and Lindsey were Italian.

Restaurant Review: Cantina Laredo Nashville and a GIVEAWAY

Cantina Laredo treated me to a lovely dinner, and gave me a gift card to give away, but all opinions are CLEARLY my own. Being a member of the Nashville Food Bloggers has its perks, and recently, we were guests at a dinner hosted by Nashville’s local branch of the Mexican food chain, Cantina Laredo. Cantina […]

That right there is a mess of green beans and 'taters.

Green Beans and Potatoes

We try to incorporate lots of fresh, local veggies in our diet, and we do that by buying vegetables through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group. It must have been a great year for potatoes for our CSA, because potatoes kept showing up in our share box this fall. When some lovely green beans arrived […]

The best way to use butternut squash. Ever.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Leek and Ricotta Lasagna with Pine Nuts

  This dish is the best thing I’ve ever done with those butternut squashes that show up in our CSA boxes or produce departments come fall. The recipe just shouts “autumn”, not only due to its ingredients, but also, because of its seasonal colors and flavors. I found this recipe in a cookbook that I’ve […]

My familiys favorite dish

My Family’s Favorite Dish Video

Ever wondered what the actual voice of the writer sounds like? Here’s a video that my friend Richard Chisum shot of our family, and of me, preparing one of our family’s favorite dishes, Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Roasted Garlic. Hope you like it!!! You’ll find my recipe here,  The original recipe I got from […]

Five Ingredient Maple Dijon Chicken: easy, quick, and delicious!

Five Ingredient Maple Dijon Chicken: Easy and Delicious

Here’s a recipe that’s so easy, so flavorful, and so delicious that you’ll be GLAD to add this one to your weeknight repertoire. I don’t even need to write a lot of words to doll this one up. You can make this recipe with chicken breasts or chicken thighs (or drumsticks, if that’s what you […]

Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuit with Sweet Potato Butter and Sriracha Slaw.

Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuits with Sweet Potato Butter and Sriracha Slaw

There is a story behind this recipe for Mimosa Fried Chicken Biscuits, and it all started on my recent trip to Foodtopia – also known as Asheville, NC – when I went there for the Food Blog Forum. On Tuesday, following the conclusion of the actual Food Blog Forum conference events themselves, the city of […]

Goat cheese on crostini with delicate Rhododendron Honey. World's easiest appetizer?
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Easy Appetizer: Goat Cheese & Honey Crostini

I have been accused, from time to time, of writing recipes that are (and I’m whining the accusation here, because that’s how I hear it in my head):  “Tooooooo haaaaaaaard.” Well, honey child, help is on the way. For all ye who are culinarily faint of heart, yet unafraid of a few puns, I have […]

Our view from under the reception tent.

The Butler’s Tour at Biltmore House in Asheville: a Footopian Paradise

Because I couldn’t possibly fit all the wonderful things that went on at the Food Blog Forum in Asheville, NC  into one post, I decided to break my account up into a few smaller, more manageable bites. This is the second post in my series on the 2014 Food Blog Forum in Asheville, and here’s […]