Living on the Georgia coast, I’ve learned more than ever the importance of being prepared when natural disasters strike. In 2016, during Hurricane Matthew, we lost power for about 48 hours with no indication of… More
Busy weekends or weekdays call for slow-cooker recipes! This Mexican Chicken Chili is so easy to put together and as flavorful as it gets. You don’t even have to brown the chicken first! Warm and comforting, the tender chicken, after cooking all day, literally falls apart with the touch of a fork. Topped with sour cream, sharp cheddar, crunchy tortilla chips and fresh parsley, this chili is light and satisfying. For a complete meal, serve with warm dinner rolls. Continue reading “Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken Chili”
When the weather starts to feel like fall in Savannah, it isn’t long before my husband, Kurt starts requesting pot roast for dinner. When we were dating, I needed a tire changed on my car. When Kurt came to the rescue, I said, “What do I owe you?” With that sweet Southern boy charm, he smiled and said, “Three pot roast dinners will do it.” He has always loved pot roast. Continue reading “Kurt’s Favorite Pot Roast”
It’s pumpkin spice season, y’all! I mean, fall. Bring on the granny smith apples, the bright orange pumpkins and multi-colored gourds, the cooler weather, football season and pumpkin spice everything. Lattes, coffee creamer, candles…oh my.
It’s officially fall, and that’s something to get excited about. In Savannah, Georgia, the average temperature this time of year is around 85 degrees, which may sound warm to most, but we welcome anything below the high 90’s! When it comes to food, there are so many ingredients I love to cook with in the autumn months. Continue reading “Savory Side Dish: Cinnamon Apples & Onions”
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”
There are 14-layer cakes, lattice pies, meringues and souffles. Then, there’s Apple Crisp. Labor intensive, complicated desserts have their time and place, but a dessert that’s good enough for a weeknight is good enough for me. No other delicacy screams fall and comforts the home and heart like it. What’s more, the dish is easily adaptable for large or small crowds. Dinner for two? Serve it in ramekins. Family coming for Thanksgiving? It’s time to dust off that trusty ol’ casserole dish. With its warm nutmeg and cinnamon spices, served alongside a scoop or two of cold vanilla ice cream, it’s the fall season in a nutshell (or in this case, a bowl). Continue reading “Foolproof Apple Crisp for the Love of Fall”
Guys…I have some big news! This summer, I’m releasing my debut memoir. Check out all the details over on my website, and tune in to the video below for my official announcement. If you’re in Savannah or surrounding areas, I’m having a book launch party and you’re invited. So, mark your calendars now and I can’t wait to meet you there!
I’ve never considered myself a green thumb, but by the looks of my garden this summer, you’d never know it! Over the past few years, my husband and I have really taken a liking to gardening, and it all started with a few empty terracotta pots we found in the backyard.
This salsa combines all of my garden goodness into one dish and celebrates the beauty and art of a red vine-ripened tomato. Charring the vegetables adds an earthy depth of flavor and the juice and zest wakes everything up. Enjoy! Continue reading “Charred Garden Fresh Salsa”
Using a 4-pound chicken allows this meal to cook up quickly, and with everything on one sheet pan, clean-up is easy. You’ll be amazed at the flavor of the vegetables — the lemon juice and olive oil combined with garden fresh herbs is such a complimentary accompaniment to the pan juices of the chicken. Be sure to season everything well with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper. Continue reading “Spatchcock Chicken with Herb Roasted Vegetables”
I’ve often been called “a chip off the ol’ block.” I am my father’s daughter, there’s no doubt about it. We’re built just alike. I have his eyes and his exact feet, only mine are prettier. I get my trademark curly hair from Daddy. We love a classic country song and the Georgia coast. We like good eatin’, going fishing and front porch rockin’ among the pine trees on our home place in Middle Georgia. We love pickin’ and grinnin’ and spending time singing Southern Baptist hymns and 1990’s Alan Jackson hits. We’re a lot alike, my Daddy and me. On this Father’s Day, I honor you, Joe W. Faulk III. Continue reading “From the Pond to the Pan – Here’s to You Dad”
Pasta dinners are my go-to for busy weeknights. This dish combines summer squash with garden fresh herbs and jalapeños for a spicy, bright and quick one-dish dinner. Pairs well with cold and crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio. Continue reading “Bow Tie Pasta with Italian Chicken and Fresh Herbs”
Just in time for Taco Tuesday, I’m sharing my recipe for homegrown jalapeno margaritas! There’s nothing quite like the refreshing bite of ice cold tequila with a little heat from the jalapeno peppers and a salty, lime-infused rim. I grew these jalapenos in my garden, and love using them in unexpected ways. Enjoy this spicy, cool drink year ’round. Best served with my go-to guacamole and the taco ring.
Continue reading “Tip It On Back: Homegrown Jalapeno Margaritas”
In Southeast Georgia, blackberries are in season through about mid-June, and not only are they sweet and satisfying, but packed with health benefits too. I use them in so many ways, whether baking, making cocktails, paired with other fresh fruits or just for snacking. Blackberries make wonderful jams and jellies, as well as sauces too. Pair them with pan-seared pork chops for a real sweet and savory treat. Continue reading “Fresh Blackberries Now Ripe for the Picking”
In early April, I went on vacation with two of my best friends of 25 years, including our families – kids, pets and all. We rented a beach house on St. Simons Island and spent the week eating to our hearts’ content, lounging on the beach and having jam sessions by the pool. It was the ideal vacation, complete with dolphin watching, strolling on the pier and working on our tans, but the most fun I had all week was when we rode our bikes to the pier for a little crabbing adventure. Continue reading “Aunt Adela’s Cold Georgia Blue Crab Dip”
Thumbprint cookies originated in Sweden. Known as Hallongrotta/hallongrottor in Swedish, the meaning literally translates, “raspberry cave.” I love these shortbread-style, buttery cookies because they’re so easy to make and can be customized to fit any occasion. They melt in your mouth! Continue reading “Old Fashioned Thumbprint Cookies”