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5 Farmers’ Market Recipes to Make Right Now

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Poor Robin Gardens from Screven, County is one of my favorite vendors to purchase produce from at the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers’ Market. Meet Ricardo, the farmer!

The return of the Farmers’ Market for me each season is just about as exciting as Christmas Day. With fresh herbs and local produce on my mind, I love getting up on Saturday morning, throwing on my yoga pants, a tank top, a pair of favorite flip flops and my over-sized sunglasses and heading out the door. Sometimes, I even pack up my 11-pound Shih Tzu, Ewok, and we ride with the radio up and the windows down on the way.  Continue reading “5 Farmers’ Market Recipes to Make Right Now”

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Pretty Lemon Cake Loaves

For my birthday, I received an autographed copy of Barefoot Contessa Parties!, an early cookbook by one of my favorite Food Network stars, Ina Garten. This delightful Lemon Cake is the first dish I chose to make from it and it didn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Pretty Lemon Cake Loaves”

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

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Nothing says Easter Brunch quite like these Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits with 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

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Nothing says “Happy Spring!” like Fresh Salmon Cakes with Mango Salsa over mixed greens with Lime Vinaigrette.

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”

Tasty Ways to Cook with Venison

 

Deer season ended in early January, and thanks to the hunting skills of my good looking husband, Kurt, we’ve got a freezer full of venison: ground and stew meat, cubed steak and sausage. Continue reading “Tasty Ways to Cook with Venison”

Snow Day Comfort Food: Roasted Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese

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January 3, 2018: My husband Kurt (right) and I enjoy snowfall in Savannah! If you look closely, you can see my little Shih Tzu, Ewok, standing inside the doorway wearing his sweater.

Today is a very rare day in Savannah, Georgia. It’s SNOWING! We received around 3 inches of pure, white fluffy snow. With freezing temperatures outside, this called for a special lunch inside. Continue reading “Snow Day Comfort Food: Roasted Tomato Soup + Grilled Cheese”

2017 in Review: My Top 5 Restaurant Experiences

On this final day of 2017, I’ve decided to take a look back at my best dining experiences of the year and share them with you. My job affords me the opportunity to travel, and this year, I got to visit some really fun destinations, and eat some truly inspired food. Continue reading “2017 in Review: My Top 5 Restaurant Experiences”

Vacationing in a Winter Wonderland

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My husband, Kurt and I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina for a first-time visit to the Biltmore Estate at Christmastime.  

Nothing brings out the little kid in me like a blanket of freshly fallen snow. Add to that delicious food and quality time with my favorite person, and life is grand. My husband Kurt and I took a mini-Christmas vacation in early December to experience Candlelight Christmas Evenings at Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, where we awoke to 10-inches of pure white, fluffy, undisturbed snow. Continue reading “Vacationing in a Winter Wonderland”

The Morning Meal: A Weekend Luxury

 

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Pumpkin pancakes with fresh blueberries and warm syrup create a weekend breakfast worth waking up for.

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, yet one I rarely get to enjoy. It’s one of the reasons I love Saturdays so much. Continue reading “The Morning Meal: A Weekend Luxury”