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Roasted Tarragon Garlic Potatoes

Roasted Tarragon Garlic Potatoes

Is there any better aroma than fresh herbs from a garden?  Truly, I can’t think of anything.  Only problem is, every time I take a whiff, my simulated Provence puts me in a near trance, and I find myself finding reasons why we could actually afford a trip to France right now. Then I pull … Continue reading

Parmesan & Cheddar Cheese Grits

Parmesan & Cheddar Cheese Grits

If ever there was a standby side dish, this is it.  Cheese grits.  Absolutely delicious.  My entire family could eat them morning, noon, and night. There are lots of recipes for cheese grits out there, and I have tried about 12 different versions.  This one is my favorite.  The original recipe came from a Southern … Continue reading

Mushroom Leek Soup

Mushroom Leek Soup

Mushroom soup will always and forever take me back to when I was a little girl.  When I was sick,  my own super momma would make cream of mushroom soup, and she would bring it to my bedroom on a tray so I could slurp it from under the covers.  Oh, how I love her. … Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini Sandwich

Grilled Zucchini Sandwich

Have y’all ever?!  You have to trust me when I say this sandwich is delicious.  Reminiscent of the zucchini burger served at our beloved Ramsey’s in Lexington, KY, this grilled balsamic zucchini on soft, sweet Italian bread with melted cheese is nothing short of scrum-dilli-o-cious. It actually makes me think I want to be a vegetarian. … Continue reading

Brit’s Mango Salsa

Brit’s Mango Salsa

Almost nine years ago, when my son Jake was born into the sticky heat of a Kentucky July, my life-long friend Brittany came to visit.  She brought a stack of the cutest baby rompers you could ever imagine, along with about 30 pounds of salsa fixins.  We drank margaritas and ate her mango salsa all … Continue reading

Tomato Feta Salad

Tomato Feta Salad

Tis the season for salads!  This one packs a punch of flavor with only four to five ingredients.  Sweet grape tomatoes balanced with mild feta and fresh parsley, tossed in lemon juice.  Throw in an avocado or cucumber, and you’ve got yourself a beautiful bowl of sunshine! Last night we served this tomato salad with … Continue reading

Cinnamon Honey Oatmeal with Bananas

Cinnamon Honey Oatmeal with Bananas

We woke up to the thunder this morning.  At 5am.  I know that’s fine for all you early birds, but not for me.  And it’s still raining.  So I knew today would be an oatmeal day.  Cozy, warm, cinnamony, and sweet. This dish is mighty simple, but there is no better breakfast on a rainy … Continue reading

Cranberry Almond Salad

Cranberry Almond Salad

There’s nothing like a gorgeous salad that makes me want to get up and run a marathon.  Or maybe take a brisk walk down to the ice cream shop. But if your salad isn’t gorgeous enough, it’s likely not as healthy as you think. The trick is creating a salad with contrasting colors, and typically, … Continue reading

Pasta Salad to Die For

Pasta Salad to Die For

I don’t know about y’all, but pasta salad has never really turned my crank.  It always seems to be caked with some mayonnaise-ish goo that tastes like, basically, nothing.  Maybe you throw in a few gross pimentos for kicks.  Well, say goodbye to that grody pasta salad of yesterday.  This one will knock your socks off, as my … Continue reading