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Food Network Here I Come!!

One fine day in the early spring of 2013, I was cruising around Statesboro, Georgia in my black Grand Prix, when I had a light-bulb moment. At the time, I had been blogging for about two years, and as I considered where I wanted to take my food writing and culinary entertainment side gig, I thought, “Some days, all I need is a camera crew.” It was a simple idea; one that would soon come to fruition and catapult me into a world of cooking like I had never known before. Continue reading “Food Network Here I Come!!”

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the Taco Ring

When I was growing up, taco night was super exciting. My mom would bring out this special dish we had with individual compartments for each taco topping. Continue reading “Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the Taco Ring”

Shrimp Scampi for the Win

Shrimp Scampi is one of the easiest and most flavorful ways to cook with shrimp. It’s a meal that feels a little fancy, and is special enough to serve to company. I made it for my husband, Kurt and I, on Friday night and served it with crispy french bread and a salad to round out the meal. The red pepper flakes add a little kick and the sauce is killer! Continue reading “Shrimp Scampi for the Win”

BLTs Turned Up a Notch

April is National BLT month, and it just so happens that one of my signature recipes takes this classic sandwich to the next level with spicy pimento cheese and fried green tomatoes. Continue reading “BLTs Turned Up a Notch”

New Magazine Promotes Southeast Georgia’s Local Food Movement

Today, I’m sharing some exciting news about a new online culinary magazine debuting right here in Southeast Georgia on April 15, for which I’ll be a regular contributor! Meet Southern Soil: A Growing Food Movement. Continue reading “New Magazine Promotes Southeast Georgia’s Local Food Movement”

Local Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash


For me, cooking inspiration can come from a variety of sources. Whether I’m watching food TV or reading a magazine or cookbook, I’m always looking for different takes on ingredients and new ways to cook with them. Continue reading “Local Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash”

Easter Brunch with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits, Country Ham and Local Honey

Brunch is my favorite meal on the planet, and the recipe I’m sharing today is hands-down everything I need brunch to be. My Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Ham and Local Honey are soft, buttery, cheesy and warm. The salty country ham is sliced thin and crisped up in my cast iron skillet. I drizzle sweet honey over the top, and everything is right with the world.

Continue reading “Easter Brunch with Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits, Country Ham and Local Honey”

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”

Southern Coastal Heaven: Lobster Mac & Cheese

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This is a meal fit for a king. Seriously.

My parents were in town visiting recently, and I wanted to make a special dinner. Lobster is an expensive ingredient, but life is short and sometimes, one must indulge. Continue reading “Southern Coastal Heaven: Lobster Mac & Cheese”

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”