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Food Network Star Diaries

Rebekah Lingenfelser is a food enthusiast, writer and top ten finalist on Season 14 of Food Network Star. Catch her episode and recipe recaps below and tune in to Food Network on Sundays at 9 PM to watch her in action! Check back here for updates as the season continues. For business or media inquires, email SKGFoodBlog@gmail.com or visit RebekahLingenfelser.com.   Continue reading “Food Network Star Diaries”

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Mother’s Day Dessert: Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake

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WOW! Just look at the color in this cake. Dusting the blueberries in flour allows them to distribute evenly throughout the cake, for a blueberry in every bite!

Blueberry and lemon go together like peas and carrots, and I’ve got a luscious, slightly sweet and colorful cake that combines these flavors for the ultimate Mother’s Day Dessert. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Dessert: Blueberry-Lemon Bundt Cake”

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Welcome Spring with Fresh Salmon Cakes and Mango Salsa

I’ve recently had a revelation…Salmon Cakes. THIS IS AMAZING for a couple of reasons: Continue reading “Welcome Spring with Fresh Salmon Cakes and Mango Salsa”

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Blackberry Cobbler

 

Blackberry Cobbler is a Southern staple.

“Blackberries cook up to such a beautiful and dramatic deep black-purple, you could serve this at a fancy dinner party or enjoy it on a picnic blanket.” -Paula Deen, Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible  Continue reading “Blackberry Cobbler”

Crispy Chicken Parmesan Over Arugula

In the springtime, dishes that are lighter and easier to prepare are the way to go. Chicken Parmesan, usually served over pasta, can be lightened up by serving a breaded cutlet over arugula. Crispy, peppery and Some Kinda Good! Here’s how: Continue reading “Crispy Chicken Parmesan Over Arugula”

Garden Vegetable Rotini with Chicken

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Garden Vegetable Rotini with Chicken is packed with good-for-you ingredients and tossed with Zesty Italian Dressing.

This Garden Vegetable Rotini with Chicken is a regular in our weeknight dinner rotation. Packed with good-for-you ingredients, it’s versatile and comes together quickly with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Don’t have snap peas? Use bell peppers instead. Shrimp is also delicious in place of chicken. Herbs de Provence is an Italian seasoning blend made with dried herbs such as lavendar and basil. If you don’t have it, feel free to use dried basil or dried oregano. They work just as well. Enjoy!  Continue reading “Garden Vegetable Rotini with Chicken”

Lasagna for a Crowd

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Lasagna tastes even better when eaten outside on the patio (minus mosquitos).

This lasagna has fed my family many times. I love to make it on holidays, like Mother’s Day and Christmas Eve, when every chair at my table is full. Hearty and filling, this classic Italian dish is a crowd pleaser! This dish also freezes well, so eat half now, and save the rest. Just wrap well in plastic wrap, then cover with aluminum foil to freeze. Continue reading “Lasagna for a Crowd”

Homemade Banana Nut Bread

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Toasted pecans and walnuts make this Banana Nut Bread Some Kinda Good!

Homemade Banana Nut Bread is a delicious way to stay inside and enjoy baking in the kitchen. Use up those super ripened bananas to make this Some Kinda Good bread for your family.  A blend of walnuts and pecans gives this loaf great texture and crunch.  Continue reading “Homemade Banana Nut Bread”

One-Pot Dinner Dishes for Quarantined Cooking

That escalated quickly! The Coronavirus pandemic has many of us self-quarantined in our homes and there’s no better time to cook. With public restaurants and coffee shops closing temporarily and putting social distancing in place to slow the spread of this virus, our kitchens are calling (along with the hand sanitizer), and I’ve got a few easy recipe ideas and pantry staples to share as we navigate these uncertain times.  Click on the links below to get the full recipes!
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Ground Beef Penne Pasta Bake

Ground Beef Pasta Bake comes together in one-pot quickly with jarred tomato sauce, onion and garlic.

Dinner just got easier. This Ground Beef Penne Pasta Bake is made with pantry staples I always have on hand, like pasta and jarred tomato sauce. Feel free to try different cheeses – Parmesan, Asiago or Romano would be great on top of this satisfying one-pot meal.  Continue reading “Ground Beef Penne Pasta Bake”

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up

Living in Savannah, I’ve complied quite the recipe repertoire for St. Patrick’s Day. From main courses to cocktails and desserts, I’ve got it all! Whether you visit The Hostess City once a year or just enjoy celebrating all things Irish, this menu is sure please. Continue reading “St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up”

One-Pot Citrus Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Fresh Thyme

With only a few ingredients, this dish is economical and Some Kinda Good!

Cooking with citrus makes me feel happy. Whether it’s lemons, limes or oranges – there are so many ways to add bright pops of color and flavor to baked goods and even savory dishes, Chili-Lime Jalapeno Corn or Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake to name a few.  This one-pot chicken dish is a new favorite, perfect for weekend or weeknight cooking and great for serving to company! When served directly from the pan, this dish makes a beautiful presentation. Enjoy. Continue reading “One-Pot Citrus Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Fresh Thyme”

For the Love of Cooking: Chicken Scarpariello

Chicken Scarpariello is an American-Italian dish made with chicken thighs, sweet Italian sausage, and a vinegary, sweet-sour pan sauce.

It’s been a long while since I’ve let the joy of cooking work it’s magic on me. I bought an ingredient I don’t often cook with and tried a new recipe recently. Chicken Scarpariello with Sausage and Peppers, inspired by Bon
Appetit magazine, is an American-Italian dish which literally means “shoemaker’s” style chicken. Continue reading “For the Love of Cooking: Chicken Scarpariello”

Game Day Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Dip

Some Kinda Good Buffalo Chicken Dip is a must have on Super Bowl Sunday, or anytime you have a housefull!

For as long as I can remember, my first cousin, Justin, and I always wager a friendly bet on Super Bowl Sunday, getting behind our team of choice. The loser takes the winner out for a drink or favorite appetizer, and it’s always a fun time together. Continue reading “Game Day Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Dip”