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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 […]

Burrata 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 […]

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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The best southern baked macaroni and cheese recipe passed down three generations

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 be modified, perhaps according to what cheese or season is on hand that week, but the recipe itself remains unchanged. This one is a tribute to grandmothers everywhere whose tireless hours in the kitchen kept our bellies full and our hearts happy, year in and year out.

 

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] 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 […]

Savory 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. […]

Burrata Salad Recipe

Burrata Salad Recipe

Burrata salad recipe
Burrata Salad: burrata cheese, pea shoots, spinach, arugula, carrot, broccoli, baby portobello mushrooms, yogurt ranch dressing, fresh cracked pepper

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 Joe’s. Next, add whatever you have on hand such as carrot, broccoli, roasted baby portobello mushrooms. We drizzled this burrata salad with a bit of our homemade ranch dressing, then ground cracked pepper on top.

Food Republic posted an article on how to make your own burrata, which we found surprisingly easy if you’re patient and adventurous in the kitchen.

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 […]

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

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 […]

Franken-Quesadillas: The Original Snack of Horror

Franken-Quesadillas: The Original Snack of Horror

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Franken-Quesadillas are not just for Halloween. This kid-friendly recipe can be prepared any day.

 

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 follow and can be prepared in no time flat!

 

Asian Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Salad with Toasted Almonds

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 […]

Fab Chili Recipe with Beef and Beans

Fab Chili Recipe with Beef and Beans

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Warm up with this fab chili recipe slow cooked with beef, beans, onions, spices. Serve with sides of sharp cheese, jalapenos, cilantro and sour cream.

 

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 cook-offs boast more complex and expensive spices and cuts of meat. This Fab chili recipe calls for a number of ingredients to be slow cooked for hours, but it’s easy on the pocket book and your schedule, as it needs very little tending, and you probably have most of the ingredients already.

Smoked Turkey & Muenster Cheese Snacks

Smoked Turkey & Muenster Cheese Snacks

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.

Creole Eggs with Cheese

Creole Eggs with Cheese

Spice Up Your Day with A Creole Eggs and Cheese Sandwich Stuffed between potato bread and two runny over-easy eggs, you’ll love the roasted tomatoes and extra sharp cheddar cheese. Eat it for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. A nod to the Royal with Cheese from one […]

Tomato Vidalia Onion Omelette

Tomato Vidalia Onion Omelette

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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.

Barbecue Pork Mac & Cheese Sandwich

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? […]

Hot or Cold Chickpea Salad

Hot or Cold Chickpea Salad

Light and savory chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, olive oil, lemon, and plum vinegar can be served hot or cold. Another easy take-along dish for a summer gathering.

Mediterranean Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Spinach Salad

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In need of a quick yet filling lunch salad, I realized the solution was simply combining two containers from the frig. Using the last of the family size organic baby spinach and about half pint of mixed greek lima beans, peppers, and olives from the olive bar made the perfect hearty bite.

Best Corn Chowder

Best Corn Chowder

What’s better than a fresh corn chowder that’s light on the waistline? If you make the rue heavy and thick, you’ll never miss the cream. Change of season is the perfect time for soup. A heavy golden rue is the key to this recipe, in […]

Wild Corvina with Star Fruit Relish & Sweet Potato Chips

Wild Corvina with Star Fruit Relish & Sweet Potato Chips

Wild corvina is easily obtained from most fish mongers. Realize that “corvina” is a general term for over 200 varieties of salt water fish. It is a class of mild flavored, sweet, large flaked fish that holds up well to grilling. Some say it resembles […]