In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. We’ve long shown love in the South by feeding each other. As a child, I can remember going to Grandma Dot’s house for supper and the excitement and anticipation of it all. As soon as you entered her home, the sounds of her knife chopping against the cutting board and the smell of buttermilk biscuits baking in the oven, (or cathead biscuits as my Daddy would say), wafted from the kitchen. Continue reading “Treat Dad to Grilled Panzanella this Father’s Day”
At the end of a long dirt driveway lined by 26-year-old pine trees in Middle Georgia, sits The Old Home Place, where my family has celebrated “The Cookin’” each Christmas for more than 30 years. Continue reading “A Christmastime Family Tradition at The Old Home Place”
As many of you know, I had the opportunity to headline a food and style event recently in Centre, Alabama with my good friend, Chad. It’s been one week ago today, and as promised, I’m sharing the recipes served during the event right here on Some Kinda Good. Whether you attended the event or just happened across my food blog, these refreshing grilled desserts, appetizers and warm weather-friendly beverages are tailored for summer entertaining and don’t even require heating up an oven. They’re simple, yet elevated and certainly Some Kinda Good! Continue reading “Simple Recipes Tailored for Summer Entertaining”
2014 is off to a great start! Tune in to The Dr. Oz Show this Monday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. on WSAV-3 Savannah to watch my video segment during Dr. Oz’s Healthy Recipe Challenge. I was asked to submit a healthy recipe to represent my home state, featuring Georgia peaches. Three finalists were chosen to appear on the show to have Dr. Oz taste their dessert. Though I wasn’t chosen as one of the top three finalists, the video I submitted will appear in a segment! Be sure to check your local listings for the time the program airs in your area.
I submitted my Grilled Georgia Peaches with Toasted Granola and Honey. If you’ve never tasted grilled peaches, start living. Something about grilling fruit makes it that much more desirable, and Georgia peaches really shine in this lightened up dessert. While we all know there’s no real substitute for one of Georgia’s best Southern recipes–good ol’ peach cobbler, this dish satisfies your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. The great thing is, when fresh peaches aren’t in season, you can substitute frozen ones. The peaches may also be grilled outside or on an indoor grill pan. Not an ice cream fan? Forgo it and serve it with fresh, sweetened whipped cream instead.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 2 Large Georgia Peaches, peeled and cut in half, or 1 bag of frozen, sliced peaches
- 1/2 – 1 cup of granola, toasted
- Kosher Salt
- 1-2 Tablespoons of local B&G Tupelo Honey
- Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt or Fat Free Ice Cream
- Butter or Light Non-Stick Cooking Spray
To grill a fresh peach, slice it right down the middle, remove the pit, brush the halves with melted butter and season with kosher salt. Allow the peach to grill skin side up for about 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, toast granola in a saucepan over medium heat, about five minutes, stirring slightly, until golden brown and fragrant. Place 1-2 scoops of cold ice cream in a bowl. Top with grilled peaches. Sprinkle with granola and drizzle with honey.
P.S. A few other bloggers from around the U.S. will also be featured on The Dr. Oz Show. Check out the recipes they offered up to show state pride!
- Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Skinny New England Clam Chowder
- Stephanie Eats Chicago: Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
- I Breathe…I’m Hungry: Southern Fried Chicken (Low Carb and Gluten Free)
- The Newlywed Notebook: Chipotle Avocado Mac and Wisconsin Cheese (Gluten Free)
- Kitchen Concoctions: Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Gimme Some Oven: Skinny Kansas City BBQ Chicken Wings
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I’m a Georgia food writer and Statesboro-based TV personality. A Season 2 Contestant on ABC’s “The Taste,” I’m honored to make my second national TV debut on The Dr. Oz Show. Some Kinda Good is a Southern, coastal food blog highlighting East coast restaurant reviews and Lowcountry-inspired recipes. I hope you’ll stick around, and follow me on Twitter at @SKGFoodBlog or find me on Facebook. If you want, learn more about me, and thanks for visiting!