Peppermint Cheesecake to Seal the Deal

I met my husband Kurt in early November of 2012, just two months before Christmas. As we got to know each other, our shared love for good food became evident. Naturally, one of the first topics of conversation we ever discussed were our favorite foods. He told me of his love for cheesecake, and I noticed that he also really enjoyed desserts and drinks with mint flavor. So, for our first Christmas together, I combined two of his favorites into one and gifted him this festive and Some Kinda Good Peppermint Cheesecake. Continue reading “Peppermint Cheesecake to Seal the Deal”

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Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan Twists

Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan Twists are a sweet treat and an easy, 5-ingredient recipe to bake when you need something semi-homemade in a pinch. One 8 oz. can of crescent rolls will make about 20 twists, but don’t count on there being any leftovers! I made a batch this weekend, and packaged them up to give to my neighbors, along with a Christmas card. Food gifts make the best gifts. When you take the time to make something homemade, in my experience, folks are always appreciative. Enjoy! Continue reading “Cinnamon-Sugar Pecan Twists”

Turkey Tips + How To Prep the Bird for Roasting

I’m already experiencing a fantastic Thanksgiving week! We celebrated turkey day at the office on Monday, and yours truly handled the piece de resistance. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Herb Roasted Turkey with you. Make this for the most moist, tender meat with the crispiest skin out there. Continue reading “Turkey Tips + How To Prep the Bird for Roasting”

Kurt’s Favorite Pot Roast

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Peel potatoes and be sure to chop all your ingredients the same size for even cooking.

When the weather starts to feel like fall in Savannah, it isn’t long before my husband, Kurt starts requesting pot roast for dinner. When we were dating, I needed a tire changed on my car. When Kurt came to the rescue, I said, “What do I owe you?” With that sweet Southern boy charm, he smiled and said, “Three pot roast dinners will do it.” He has always loved pot roast.  Continue reading “Kurt’s Favorite Pot Roast”

Fall for Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

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Rebekah’s Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake is filled with tart apples and fall spices showcasing the warm, comforting flavors of the season.

It’s pumpkin spice season, y’all! I mean, fall. Bring on the granny smith apples, the bright orange pumpkins and multi-colored gourds, the cooler weather, football season and pumpkin spice everything. Lattes, coffee creamer, candles…oh my. 

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Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread

Flatbreads are all the rage these days. Easy to put together with endless flavor combinations, they come together quickly and make a light weeknight dinner or appetizer before main course. Continue reading “Garden-Fresh Shrimp Pesto Flatbread”

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!

If you’ve never fried shrimp at home before, you totally should. It is so easy to do, and seriously, Some Kinda Good! When my husband and I go out for dinner, I typically order things I rarely prepare at home. Coconut shrimp with orange marmalade is one of those dishes….sounds so fancy, right? Continue reading “Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade: Yes, please!”

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My First Time in New York City


In mid-July, I experienced a lot of firsts. I traveled to New York City for the very first time in my 35 years of life. What a different world! There was so much to see and do, and most importantly to eat. I was amazed by the bumper-to-bumper traffic, the millions of people and constant sounds of sirens and honking horns. I was so fortunate to have a native New Yorker to show me around the city, to guide taxi drivers to my next destination and to introduce me to all the things. The culture, the languages, the pizza, the bagels, my first arancini, oh my! I have so much to tell you about. Continue reading “My First Time in New York City”

Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad

Earlier this week, we had a church picnic and I needed a covered dish to take along. I love to cook and eat foods that are in season because ingredients that are at their peak will always taste the best. Summertime is the season for blueberries and cold watermelon, and my herb garden was ripe with fresh basil and mint. Continue reading “Watermelon Berry-Lime Fruit Salad”

Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni

 

If you’ve been following along on this season of Food Network Star, you know that I was eliminated on Episode 3 last Sunday evening. What a sad and devastating moment that was! In this week’s Food Network Star recap, I’ll share my thoughts on the episode, the mentors’ feedback and my recipe for Crab Rigatoni. Continue reading “Food Network Star: Episode 3 – Crab Rigatoni”