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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.

 

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 […]

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 […]

Creole Eggs with Cheese

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 of our favorite pop-culture films, this sandwich isn’t a Big Mac; it’s an egg Mac of sorts. It’s… a Creole with Cheese.

I am no stranger to the “what the heck just happened in my mouth” meal. I live for and crave the opportunity. Occasionally, perhaps even rarely, I am greeted by a surprisingly fantastic and notable dish wherein the conduit between taste buds and brain produce a tremendously wild reaction.

If you haven’t figured out by now, I love breakfast. And equally so I love sandwiches because the bread so sacrificially provides the vessel for impromptu savory ingredients. It is with such inspiration that I approach every breakfast creation; this is one of those “what the heck just happened in my mouth” moves of unforgettable and foreseeable works of greatness.

I’m pretty sure it has everything to do with just a couple ingredients that I included different from the uge (pronounced yoo-zh, as in usual,) and the order in which I added them.

Like this recipe? Check out a more casual breakfast by making a Tomato Vidalia Onion Omelette.

Tomato Vidalia Onion Omelette

Tomato Vidalia Onion Omelette

  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.

Vegetable Red Curry

Vegetable Red Curry

I like a quick and delicious meal, don’t you? Over the years I’ve spent time developing my pallet to discern ingredients from dining out dishes. Learning that most dinners can be prepared in 30 minutes or less encourages many novice cooks, and even those who are a […]

Bechamel Sauce: The Base for All Cheese Sauces

Bechamel Sauce: The Base for All Cheese Sauces

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bechamel cream sauce

Bechamel Sauce is the Beginning of All Things Creamy

Easy bechamel sauce as the base for any cheese sauce. Once the roux is ready, add other cheeses, spices, seasonings, vegetables you like. Use this sauce to make grandma’s Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese!