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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”

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Kurt’s Favorite Pot Roast

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Peel potatoes and be sure to chop all your ingredients the same size for even cooking.

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”

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A Valentine’s Tribute for My Everlasting Love

With Valentine’s Day just a few short days away, I wanted to take this opportunity to dedicate my food column this week to my #1 taste-tester and good looking husband, Kurt. Kurt and I met in Statesboro at the Millhouse, and our love story is one for the ages. Continue reading “A Valentine’s Tribute for My Everlasting Love”

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White Chocolate Almond Bark for Your Special Valentine

Take a trip to Wal-Mart during Valentine’s week and you’ll see them everywhere…those guys with good intentions carrying around fluffy teddy bears and mass-produced, heart-shaped boxes of less than desirable chocolates. I just want to walk up to each of them and say, “No.” There’s simply nothing romantic about getting the same thing every other girl on the block is getting, and whoever said it’s the thought that counts, lied. Continue reading “White Chocolate Almond Bark for Your Special Valentine”

New in 2021: Cookbook Feature Friday

I’m excited to share a new endeavor in 2021: Cookbook Feature Friday!

I have a vast collection of cookbooks stacked around my house. These are a few of my favorite things! Vintage cookbooks and new releases fill my kitchen countertops and baker’s rack, adorn my coffee table and decorate my bookshelves. I love lazy weekends while sipping on coffee and flipping through their pages. With the energy of a new year, one of my goals for 2021 is to cook one recipe per week from my collection with my husband, Kurt. Continue reading “New in 2021: Cookbook Feature Friday”

Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes

Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes are Some Kinda Good served with maple sausage and warm syrup.

Pumpkin walnut pancakes remind me of trips to the Tennessee mountains as a child. Every fall my family would take a trip to see the changing leaves and we’d always stop at one of the many log cabin restaurants with signs flashing “Hot Flapjacks!” Make this fluffy stack of buttery, pumpkin spice flavored pancakes to welcome the changing of the seasons. Be sure to use a cast iron skillet for the most crispy edges. You’ll be glad you did! Continue reading “Pumpkin Walnut Pancakes”

Easy Labor Day Dessert Round-Up

Labor Day is about taking a rest from the routine, and while that means something totally different in 2020, these easy desserts are still relevant. This Labor Day, you can catch me on TV baking one of these, which will complement any cookout. Tune in to WTOC Morning Break at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 to see what I’m cooking up!  Continue reading “Easy Labor Day Dessert Round-Up”

Cinnamon Apple Crumb Pie

Some Kinda Good Cinnamon Apple Crumb Pie is made with Granny Smith Apples and a crunchy pecan crumble topping.

A follower recently reached out to ask me if I had any easy pie recipes for her daughter, who was set to have a baby soon. The first one that came to mind is this Cinnamon Apple Crumb Pie, along with Lime Cheesecake Pie.  I bake this often when I have a bowl of apples on display that need to be used, or in the fall when apples are abundant. It’s crunchy topping is nutty and satisfying, and the sweet filling with the flaky crust are the perfect bite. This pie is also great when you don’t have two pie crusts handy. Continue reading “Cinnamon Apple Crumb Pie”

Brown-Butter Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Brown-Butter Bourbon Peach Cobbler is a celebration of summertime.

It’s officially summertime, and in Georgia, that can only mean one thing: It’s HOT y’all! And, well, two things: Peaches are ripe for the pickin’. On the first day of summer this June, I took myself to the farmers’ market, snagged a bag of fresh peaches, a head of cauliflower, a few small eggplants, some fresh plums and my favorite kettle corn, and made my way back home to put away all the goods. Continue reading “Brown-Butter Bourbon Peach Cobbler”

Taco Pizza Pie

Topped with fresh basil, Taco Pizza Pie is easy and Some Kinda Good.

Here’s a fun take on taco night! All the flavors we love in tacos on a pizza. Just a few store-bought ingredients, plus refrigerator and pantry staples, like cheddar cheese and a taco seasoning packet, and you’re good to go. Have fun with the toppings – feel free to add olives, green onions, or even lettuce and serve with sour cream and guacamoleContinue reading “Taco Pizza Pie”

Five Ways to Use Fresh Homegrown Tomatoes

Red, juicy vine-ripened tomatoes are in season now, and whether you grow your own tomatoes like me, or pick up a basketful at the farmers’ market or a roadside stand, here are five Some Kinda Good ways you can use them up: 
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Mother’s Day Lunch at Home

With many restaurants still closed and others who aren’t comfortable returning to dining out just yet, Mother’s Day on the town may not be the best option this year – but that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a delicious dine in menu at home. Setting a beautiful table for mom isn’t hard. With some pretty flowers and a thoughtful home cooked meal, I can’t think of a gift more special. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Lunch at Home”

3-Ingredient Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

 

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Some Kinda Good Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are made with self-rising flour for a triple whammy!

When I was growing up, there was never a supper without bread. I have wonderful memories of visiting my Grandma Dot, and seeing her come to the table with a basket of warm cat head biscuits. In the South, the term “cat head” describes biscuits so big, they resemble the size of a cat’s head. There’s nothing better when freshly baked biscuits are slathered with butter, local honey or homemade jam. Continue reading “3-Ingredient Southern Buttermilk Biscuits”

Lemon Thyme Linguine with Chicken and Broccoli

Lemon Thyme Linguine with Chicken and Broccoli pairs perfectly with Sauvignon Blanc.

I love it when dinner comes together quickly with basic pantry staples. I created this Lemon Thyme Linguine with Chicken and Broccoli using linguine and frozen broccoli in a delicious lemon butter sauce. The broccoli and pasta cook simultaneously to help save time. A fresh baguette from your local bread maker is a worthwhile accompaniment. Continue reading “Lemon Thyme Linguine with Chicken and Broccoli”