Home Office & Gym Remodel: Coastal Farmgirl Style

Hey, I’m Rebekah and this is my new home office and gym design! Let me show you how it all came together.

This is a food blog, but today I’m sharing my newly remodeled home office and gym design with you! It’s the space where I do all of my writing, and that’s the motivation behind this project. As many of you know, I’m writing a new book, but before I get started, I’m setting myself up for success with a functional office space that doubles as a home gym.

In addition to food and cooking, I love interior design. This is the first space in my home that I’ve designed from start to finish, and I love how it turned out.

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New Book Coming 2023: Unique Eats and Eateries of Savannah with Reedy Press

Unique Eats and Eateries of Savannah is coming in 2023!

📣 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 📣

I’ve signed my first book contract with Reedy Press! 🎉

A guidebook publisher and member of the Society of American Travel Writers based in St. Louis, Missouri, Reedy Press publishes books on cities throughout the U.S., and I’m THRILLED to be selected to author the Savannah installment of their popular Unique Eats and Eateries series. Since its founding in 2003, Reedy Press has released hundreds of books, and I am honored to join their impressive repertoire of authors.

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Chocolate Chunk Georgia Peanut Cookies

Georgia is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States, and Georgia peanut farmers provide more than 45 percent of the U.S. peanut crop each year.

These cookies came together with pantry staples I already had on hand, and surprisingly turned out to be one of my favorite cookie recipes. I had a big milk chocolate Easter bunny that needed using, so I chopped up the chocolate and repurposed it for these cookies. The roasted peanuts gives them the perfect sweet and salty bite.

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Fill the Cookie Jar This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly, and there’s no better way to share your love than with a big batch of homemade cookies. Bake up my easy Red and White Sugar Cookies and fill the cookie jar with a treat for the whole family. This recipe is also perfect for bagging up as a goodie for neighbors and friends, or sending with the kids to school to share as a snack with classmates.

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Slow Cooker Bacon Mac & Cheese

This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving because it frees up oven space and travels well. Shred your own cheese, using a food processor or hand grater. There won’t be any leftovers! 

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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce reduces, congeals and thickens into a spread for sandwiches, dips and turkey!

Thanksgiving is upon us, and whether you’re team canned cranberry or fresh, you’ve got to have this classic accompaniment on turkey day. I grew up eating the canned cranberry sauce and I must admit, I love the little ridges and all. The fresh stuff is good too, but it’s a different experience all together.

The lemon juice is the star ingredient in this recipe, inspired by the one and only Ina Garten. I use cranberry juice instead of water to reinforce the flavors. The cranberries simmering on the stovetop perfumes the whole home and really sets the mood for the holidays.

Gobble, gobble!

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is crunchy and creamy – a satisfying and Some Kinda Good side dish to add to your Thanksgiving table.  

Sweet Potato Casserole with Streusel Topping
It’s not Thanksgiving without my mom’s sweet potato casserole. Add this side dish to your turkey day menu for a Some Kinda Good treat.

Filling

  • ½ stick, unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the baking dish
  • 4 to 5 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 ¾  pound), peeled and quartered 
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs


Streusel Topping

  • ½  cup all-purpose flour
  • ½  cup brown sugar
  • ½ stick of unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.

Add the sweet potatoes to a large pot of boiling salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. Mash the sweet potatoes.

Add to the sweet potatoes the milk, sugar, vanilla, salt, eggs and cinnamon and whisk well until combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

For the streusel topping, combine the flour, brown sugar, butter and salt in a bowl until moist and crumbled. Stir in the pecans. Spread the mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Bake until mostly set in the center and golden brown for 25 – 30 minutes. Serve warm.  


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Rebekah F. Lingenfelser

Georgia native Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is a professionally trained private chef, culinary TV personality and author of the best-selling memoir, Some Kinda Good: Good Food and Good Company, That’s What It’s All About. Featured on Forbes, Food Network Star, ABC’s The Taste and The VeryVera Show, she is the longtime Statesboro Herald food columnist and contributing food writer for multiple Southeast Georgia magazines. Lingenfelser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. She also attended Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah. To learn more, connect with Some Kinda Good on social media, visit RebekahLingenfelser.com or email SKGFoodBlog@gmail.com. 

Fresh Pasta with Clams

Frali Gourmet Fresh Pasta with Sapelo Sea Farms Littleneck Clams

As a food contributor for Southern Soil magazine, I have the awesome privilege of receiving local farm bags from area farms in Southeast Georgia who source and harvest sustainable food. Today’s recipe comes from my recent Billy’s Botanical’s farm bag delivery, featuring Frali Gourmet pasta and Sapelo Sea Farms Littleneck Clams.

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Some Kinda Good Named Top 20 Georgia Food Blog

Some Kinda Good has been named a Top 20 Georgia Food Blog by Feedspot.

Some Kinda Good, a Southern, coastal food blog based in Savannah, Ga. and spearheaded by Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser, has been named a Top 20 Georgia Food Blog by Feedspot, topping the list at number 13 in the state. Now in its 10th year, SomeKindaGood.com features easy recipes, locally sourced and in-season, designed to encourage meals around the family table. The hit food blog has a companion book by the same name and is available wherever books are sold. 

“Validation feels good, and it’s exciting to be in such great company with the talented list of featured bloggers in the great State of Georgia,” said Lingenfelser, private chef and author.   

A content reader whose goal is to discover and rank popular blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels in several niche categories, Feedspot’s expert editorial team ranks each blog based on the following criteria:

  • Relevancy
  • Industry blogs (those not favoring a specific brand) are given higher rank than blogs by individual brands (who often tend to promote their own products)
  • Blog post frequency (freshness)
  • Social media follower counts and engagements
  • Domain authority
  • Age of a blog
  • Alexa Web Traffic Rank 

View the listing by visiting https://blog.feedspot.com/georgia_food_blogs/

For more information or to follow Some Kinda Good, visit SomeKindaGood.com or email SKGFoodBlog@gmail.com


New to Some Kinda Good?

Georgia native Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is a professionally trained private chef, culinary TV personality and author of the best-selling memoir, Some Kinda Good: Good Food and Good Company, That’s What It’s All About. Featured on Forbes, Food Network Star, ABC’s The Taste and The VeryVera Show, she is the longtime Statesboro Herald food columnist and contributing food writer for multiple Southeast Georgia magazines. Lingenfelser earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. She also attended Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah. To learn more, connect with Some Kinda Good on social media, visit RebekahLingenfelser.com or email SKGFoodBlog@gmail.com. 

Pepperoni Ciabatta Bread

Some Kinda Good Pepperoni Ciabatta Bread is made on a sheet pan with just a few ingredients and can also be prepared in a toaster oven or on the grill.

Summertime is in full swing now, and I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July. My family and I traveled down to Amelia Island on the Florida coast and enjoyed the long weekend on Fernandina Beach. We had the best time eating delicious food, often overlooking the ocean, and shopping in the downtown area, albeit a little bit of rain. We watched the fireworks from the beach, and at night time where the dark sky meets the sea, the explosions of color were truly spectacular.

As I write this, Tropical Storm Elsa has just passed through our area. We lost power for a few hours and had a large downed tree limb in the backyard, but are otherwise OK. 

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