Table for Two at Home

Valentine’s Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer to have a romantic night at home, I’ve got a three course restaurant-quality meal that’s Some Kinda Good and easy to prepare. What’s more romantic than setting the mood in your own home, and cooking next to the one you love?

So, roll up your sleeves, light some unscented candles, pour some wine, put some tunes on and get cookin’!

1st Course
Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Jelly20170315_214713With their salty, crunchy exterior and Southern roots, Fried Green Tomatoes make the best appetizer for whetting your appetite. Serve with red pepper jelly and goat cheese, garnished with basil. Or you could keep it super simple and serve them with ranch dressing.

2nd Course
Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits20180922_194632.jpgMy Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits features a creamy white wine sauce and is topped off with bacon and green onions. Made with heavy cream and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, one bite of this succulent dish will make you wonder why you ever considered dining out in the first place. A main course worth the effort! Pair with a crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigo.

3rd Course
Red Velvet Cupcakes

100_6830Nothing says “I love you” quite like Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Indulgent and satisfying but not too heavy, you can bake them a day ahead to maximize time with your sweetheart! ❤


Wishing you and yours a Valentine’s Day that’s Some Kinda Good. Eat well!


3 thoughts on “Table for Two at Home

  1. Valentine’s Day morning, I began reminiscing about past trips to Charleston (one of my favorite cities ever). Wanting to make that “special” dish for my honey, I recalled a meal I had enjoyed at Shem Creek Bar & Grill……Shrimp & Grits! Of course, I immediately thought of you as I began my search for a recipe. I blended some of your recipe with one submitted to Southern Living 2008 by Bill Smith, executive chef at Crook’s Corner, a landmark Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC. The end result was…..beyond delicious! Thanks for being a part of our Valentine’s Day.


    1. Thank you Mrs. Colleen! Great minds think alike. Shrimp & Grits is one of my all time favorites, and I love Shem Creek Bar & Grill too. Happy to hear y’all had a Valentine’s Day that was Some Kinda Good!


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