This festive Cranberry Gingerbread Cake is topped with fresh, sweetened whipped cream and garnished with “snow-capped” rosemary trees. I made it as the grand finale to our family dinner on Christmas Eve. With a steaming cups of hot coffee, the cake was devoured. Moist and packed with gingerbread flavor, make this dessert for a showstopping holiday treat. Continue reading “Festive Cranberry Gingerbread Cake”
My great grandma Elnora passed away when I was 13-years-old. She loved sweet potato biscuits and passed on her love of these fluffy, soft delights to my Grandma Dot, Mom and me! They are delicious eaten with country ham, or spread with softened butter or apple butter. Honey and warm syrup compliment them too. With a side of bacon, there isn’t too much else I need in this world! Continue reading “Put the Happy in Holidays with Sweet Potato Biscuits”
Who doesn’t love cream cheese and graham crackers? Beware–the cold and juicy grapes in this crowd-pleaser are addictive. Thanks to my Aunt Susan for introducing me to such a fabulous recipe! Continue reading “Cold and Creamy Grape Salad”
Living on the Georgia coast, I’ve learned more than ever the importance of being prepared when natural disasters strike. In 2016, during Hurricane Matthew, we lost power for about 48 hours with no indication of when it would return. Outside, harsh winds ripped through the neighborhood, uprooting age old oak trees, snapping tall pine trees in half and wreaking havoc. In 2017, we evacuated Savannah during Hurricane Irma, and thankfully came home to minimal damage.
Continue reading “How to Cook and What to Eat During a Hurricane”
Georgia Peanut Pesto
My Georgia Peanut Pesto is Some Kinda Good tossed with pasta, spread on sandwiches, used in place of marinara for pizza sauce or as a dip! Freezes well and keeps in the refrigerator. Continue reading “Georgia Peanut Pesto”
What’s that old adage, “Anything worth having is worth working for?” That truth most definitely applies to the big news I’m sharing today and the recipe. I usually enjoy simple meals that don’t require a lot of steps and a ton of ingredients, but there are a few exceptions. With a little time and patience comes reward.
Guys…I have some big news! This summer, I’m releasing my debut memoir. Check out all the details over on my website, and tune in to the video below for my official announcement. If you’re in Savannah or surrounding areas, I’m having a book launch party and you’re invited. So, mark your calendars now and I can’t wait to meet you there!
I’ve never considered myself a green thumb, but by the looks of my garden this summer, you’d never know it! Over the past few years, my husband and I have really taken a liking to gardening, and it all started with a few empty terracotta pots we found in the backyard.
This salsa combines all of my garden goodness into one dish and celebrates the beauty and art of a red vine-ripened tomato. Charring the vegetables adds an earthy depth of flavor and the juice and zest wakes everything up. Enjoy! Continue reading “Charred Garden Fresh Salsa”
Using a 4-pound chicken allows this meal to cook up quickly, and with everything on one sheet pan, clean-up is easy. You’ll be amazed at the flavor of the vegetables — the lemon juice and olive oil combined with garden fresh herbs is such a complimentary accompaniment to the pan juices of the chicken. Be sure to season everything well with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper. Continue reading “Spatchcock Chicken with Herb Roasted Vegetables”