Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast

Who doesn’t love a simple, fast, tasty recipe? You can prep this in 10 minutes and slow cook all day. Come home to a kitchen wafting of savory, beefy goodness. This slow cooker Mississippi roast is a family pleaser. It’s also great for busy weekends because you can have dinner ready and waiting, just add … Continue reading

buratta salad with blood orange vinaigrette

Burrata Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette

This recipe was created from the need to use up the last blood orange from my produce box and leftover burrata from yesterday’s salad. I imagined the colors of blood orange juice mixing with olive oil as a vibrant sunset on my kitchen counter. And so, this burrata salad with blood orange vinaigrette was born on a sunny … Continue reading

southern macaroni and cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This southern baked macaroni and cheese includes egg yolk for a rich, thick Bechamel Sauce as the base for this recipe. I’m willing to bet every deep south grandmother has a secret recipe for macaroni and cheese quietly filed in her memory. A recipe memorized over hundreds of repetitious occasions surely cannot be forgotten. The molten gooey comfort sauce might … Continue reading

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

recent trip to Eat More Produce in Winter Park, I spied a block of bacon cheddar and knew, just knew it must be mine. The possibilities began whirling through my brain with relentless fervor: bacon cheddar potato salad, bacon cheddar biscuits, bacon cheddar scrambled eggs, bacon cheddar burgers. Mmmmm. You see where this could go right? You’ve … Continue reading

tomato soup

Savory Tomato Soup

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches go together like peas and carrots. The variations on tomato soup abound, but this is the version I created years ago as a wholesome immune system booster to pair with a Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or even  Bacon Cheddar Biscuits. Here’s a super quick and easy way to spruce up … Continue reading

Burrata salad recipe

Burrata Salad Recipe

Burrata Salad This burrata salad recipe is a quick rendition of how easy it is to make a terrific salad with ingredients on hand. In this version, we used an organic pre-mixed arugula and spinach blend. Top with sweet and tender pea shoots and decadent burrata cheese. We found these ingredients at our local Trader … Continue reading

teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs

Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Meatballs

  Our favorite teriyaki pineapple chicken meatballs are available from Aidells. This is not a product endorsement, but we do love them. They are pre-cooked and ready to heat and serve. This recipe calls for blanched broccoli and shredded carrot, topped with scallion and chopped cilantro. Set atop a good helping of fragrant jasmine rice, … Continue reading

spinach and strawberry salad with feta

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

  I love vegetables and creating salads from ingredients on hand is rarely a letdown. It’s pretty difficult to fail at making salad and while raw spinach isn’t everyone’s favorite, this spinach and strawberry salad recipe is packed with both flavor and vitamins. Add feta cheese for protein, scallions for vitamin K, and garden green beans for added crunch. … Continue reading

Franken-Quesadillas

Franken-Quesadillas: The Original Snack of Horror

  Who doesn’t love quesadillas? It’s like the grilled cheese of the south, the way way south.  This kid-friendly chicken quesadillas recipe is adapted from the above cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens entitled New Junior Cookbook. It’s chock full of kid-friendly recipes, especially designed for fun! Our first ever Kid Kitchen post is easy to … Continue reading

ramen noodle coleslaw salad

Asian Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Salad with Toasted Almonds

Bring this easy ramen noodle coleslaw salad with toasted almonds, fresh carrots, and tasty oriental dressing to your next potluck or backyard barbecue. This recipe is a summer favorite perfect for casual entertaining and family gatherings. It pairs well with grilled meats such as chicken or spareribs. Add side dishes like corn on the cob, fresh watermelon, and … Continue reading

prosciutto pear arugula pizza

Prosciutto, Pear & Arugula Pizza

 Recipe adapted from Leah Peavy’s home kitchen This rustic homemade pizza recipe features balsamic glazed bartlett pears, salty prosciutto, and peppery arugula. Vidalia onions and fresh parmesan and mozzarella really marry well in this sweet and savory dish. This recipe makes for an easy weeknight meal.

A Kitchen Checklist for a New Home

…for the Aspiring Cook Whether starting out on your own, beginning anew, or just plain paring down, this kitchen checklist contains the essentials for your new home. Some items are specific for a reason, to which I’ll elaborate in future posts in this section. Others are open to one’s own tastes and preferences. A sharp knife is … Continue reading

Salsa with Tomato, Black Bean, Corn, and Red Pepper

Salsa is an ambiguous term in the culinary world. It can mean any combination of chopped, diced, puréed ingredients. It’s a largely misunderstood accompaniment for chips, burgers, and fish and seafood toppings. This recipe pairs well with any of the aforementioned and beyond to include any creative desires. Tomato, black bean, and corn serves all … Continue reading

bbq mac and cheese

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Wondering what to do with 4th of July leftovers? Don’t spend the days recovering from all the fireworks with the same plate over and over. Change it up with some of these creative options. Pile it together! Why do other holidays get the catch-all sandwich gratuity? Don’t ignore leftover dinner rolls, hoagies, whatever bread you have … Continue reading

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