The holidays are here, and I’ve got two easy appetizers you can make with puff pastry: 1) Some Kinda Good Baked Brie with Georgia Peach Preserves and Pecans, and 2) Some Kinda Good Puff Pastry… More
New Book Coming 2023: Unique Eats and Eateries of Savannah with Reedy Press
I’ve signed my first book contract with Reedy Press!
A guidebook publisher and member of the Society of American Travel Writers based in St. Louis, Missouri, Reedy Press publishes books on cities throughout the U.S., and I’m THRILLED to be selected to author the Savannah installment of their popular Unique Eats and Eateries series. Since its founding in 2003, Reedy Press has released hundreds of books, and I am honored to join their impressive repertoire of authors.Continue reading “New Book Coming 2023: Unique Eats and Eateries of Savannah with Reedy Press”
Chocolate Chunk Georgia Peanut Cookies
These cookies came together with pantry staples I already had on hand, and surprisingly turned out to be one of my favorite cookie recipes. I had a big milk chocolate Easter bunny that needed using, so I chopped up the chocolate and repurposed it for these cookies. The roasted peanuts gives them the perfect sweet and salty bite.Continue reading “Chocolate Chunk Georgia Peanut Cookies”
Fill the Cookie Jar This Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly, and there’s no better way to share your love than with a big batch of homemade cookies. Bake up my easy Red and White Sugar Cookies and fill the cookie jar with a treat for the whole family. This recipe is also perfect for bagging up as a goodie for neighbors and friends, or sending with the kids to school to share as a snack with classmates.Continue reading “Fill the Cookie Jar This Valentine’s Day”
Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese
This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving because it frees up oven space and travels well. Shred your own cheese, using a food processor or hand grater. There won’t be any leftovers!Continue reading “Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese”
Fresh Cranberry Sauce
Thanksgiving is upon us, and whether you’re team canned cranberry or fresh, you’ve got to have this classic accompaniment on turkey day. I grew up eating the canned cranberry sauce and I must admit, I love the little ridges and all. The fresh stuff is good too, but it’s a different experience all together.
The lemon juice is the star ingredient in this recipe, inspired by the one and only Ina Garten. I use cranberry juice instead of water to reinforce the flavors. The cranberries simmering on the stovetop perfumes the whole home and really sets the mood for the holidays.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping
It’s not Thanksgiving without my mom’s sweet potato casserole. Add this side dish to your turkey day menu for a Some Kinda Good treat.
Fresh Pasta with Clams
As a food contributor for Southern Soil magazine, I have the awesome privilege of receiving local farm bags from area farms in Southeast Georgia who source and harvest sustainable food. Today’s recipe comes from my recent Billy’s Botanical’s farm bag delivery, featuring Frali Gourmet pasta and Sapelo Sea Farms Littleneck Clams.Continue reading “Fresh Pasta with Clams”
Some Kinda Good Named Top 20 Georgia Food Blog
Some Kinda Good, a Southern, coastal food blog based in Savannah, Ga. and spearheaded by Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser, has been named a Top 20 Georgia Food Blog by Feedspot, topping the list at number 13 in the state. Now in its 10th year, SomeKindaGood.com features easy recipes, locally sourced and in-season, designed to encourage meals around the family table. The hit food blog has a companion book by the same name and is available wherever books are sold.
Pepperoni Ciabatta Bread
Summertime is in full swing now, and I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. My family and I traveled down to Amelia Island on the Florida coast and enjoyed the long weekend on Fernandina Beach. We had the best time eating delicious food, often overlooking the ocean, and shopping in the downtown area, albeit a little bit of rain. We watched the fireworks from the beach, and at night time where the dark sky meets the sea, the explosions of color were truly spectacular.
As I write this, Tropical Storm Elsa has just passed through our area. We lost power for a few hours and had a large downed tree limb in the backyard, but are otherwise OK.
Ingredient Spotlight: Tomatillos
Being a food writer definitely has its advantages. Through my partnership with Southern Soil magazine, I was recently introduced to Local Farm Bag Savannah, a food delivery service that essentially brings the farmers’ market to your front door step. I received the most amazing bag of local food grown by Georgia farmers featuring what’s in season now, and it was like Christmas in June. If you follow me on social media, you probably saw my unbagging video – we opened the delivery together and found a fresh loaf of ciabatta, mangos, melons, romaine lettuce, Corno di Toro red peppers, corn on the cob, peaches, and my favorite: a bag full of little green tomatillos.Continue reading “Ingredient Spotlight: Tomatillos”