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Grill Out This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July usually finds me in the pool or somewhere on a beach, but almost always with good food, typically cooked on the grill. Summertime is all about easy cooking and not heating up the oven. Today, I’ll give you some ideas for a fun and festive July 4th menu that’s big on flavor and comes together with little preparation. I’m also sharing my recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cayenne Herb Butter. Continue reading “Grill Out This Fourth of July”

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A Fourth of July Friendship

You can never really know the moment when a forever friend may walk into your life. That fateful day for my best friend of more than 20 years and I, happened in our sixth period physical education class at Hephzibah Middle School, circa 1994. Charity was born on the Fourth of July and ironically, it was Martina McBride’s song “Independence Day” that began our lifelong friendship. Continue reading “A Fourth of July Friendship”

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Festive Fourth of July Favorites


Happy Independence Day! Over the years, I’ve baked many a festive treat to celebrate the Fourth of July, and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. These baked goods are fun to create and will add a celebratory spirit to any table, tailgate party or firework fiesta.

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Wild Georgia Shrimp & Summer Corn Chowder

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Wild Georgia Shrimp & Summer Corn Chowder

All summer I’ve been wanting to make Shrimp and Corn Chowder, and today, I did it. Aside from peeling the potatoes and shucking the corn, the recipe requires little to no effort other than stirring and simmering. Continue reading “Wild Georgia Shrimp & Summer Corn Chowder”

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”

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”