Homemade Lasagna plus a “How to” Video

 Food sure does bring people together, and in my life, you could even say that one of the main reasons I have my very own family is due to food! Back when I was dating the man who is now my husband, I invited him over for lasagna. You can ask him yourself, and he'll tell you it's true. He was … [Read More...]

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

Fabulous Frozen Fruit Smoothie

  A few years ago, I tried eating "raw" for a week, in an attempt to "detox" my body. It was an interesting exercise in self-control, but not something I wanted to continue as a lifestyle. I lost some weight, but what I gained from the experience was a method for making delicious smoothies. … [Read More...]

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The Horizon’s Bright on the Nashville Skyline

There’s quite a bit of buzz going around about Music City, these days. The exciting developments occurring in our cultural scene – in food, music, and the arts – have turned the national spotlight our way, turning us into one hot little town. I’m in touch with folks from all over – the fact that […]

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 […]

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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 adolescence. It’s such […]

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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 […]

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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 […]