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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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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
Chili is an art. From Texas red chili to Kentucky, Mid-west white bean to Arizona green, chili is the pho of American cuisine. Historical accounts trace the first crocks of United States versions of chili con carne to San Antonio Texas, where the meat, tomato, and peppers united in a poor-man’s stew. Today, chili … Continue reading
We love snacks. One favorite is this savory throw together with deli smoked turkey and muenster cheese. Using a bit of dijon mustard and a butter cracker as the foundation, these are sure to delight.
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.
…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 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
It’s what’s for breakfast. Not only is this tomato vidalia onion omelette a light and scrumptious meal, it’s beautiful to look at every step of the way.
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