Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

Rich Rum Chocolate Mousse Served in Shot Glasses

This came about as a result of having a bowl of egg yolks lying in the fridge from all the egg whites I used for the my Brandied Strawberry Pavlova (recipe coming soon). It turned out as a luxuriously rich mousse, that I confess I have eaten, regularly and unashamedly, in bed—no sharing, of course! ...more

How to Chop an Onion Resentfully

1. Stare at onion. Realize how much you hate cutting onions. They make you cry, but not the reason normal people cry....more
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One-Pan "Practical Pork Chops" in Half an Hour

So, what's so practical about this pork chop recipe? Well, it incorporates all my favorite flavors to combine with pork (apples, onions, mustard, honey) in one roasting tray. It's also easy, takes about half an hour to make, and there's only one pan to wash up—what could be more practical than that? ...more
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working in a professional kitchen: week two

"you know it's madness to do burger day on a monday."i look around. what are you talking about? burgers and fries? seems like the simplest thing in the world, a natural choice for coming in on a monday with no prior prep done....more

Cinnamon Ice Cream

What’s been up, guys? Here’s some stuff that’s been going on. (Warning: this stuff is REAL crazy.) So, my mom bought me a mum plant ....more

Life of the Party No. 55

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Pumpkin Muffins with Pecan Streusel Topping

I have probably said it before but I LOVE pumpkin! I made this recipe up and they disappeared before everyone in my family tried them or I got to take pictures. So I worked on another batch. Again they all disappeared, but not before I got a few pictures. Now I am going to have to make another batch of these pumpkin muffins because I only got one! I hope that your family enjoys the recipe as well as mine does. ...more

Giveaway: Weston Roma Electric Tomato Strainer

So you know how we can a crap ton of tomatoes every year? Well this year we doubled down and processed 200 pounds. Wanna know what kept us from losing our minds? ...more

Quinoa Chili


Farmers Market for Dummies & My 12 Tips to Make you Feel Less Like One

I attend a local Farmer's Market at my job every Wednesday. From about 12:00 P.M....more

Multiply Goodness With Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Granola

I am super excited to share a new project I’m working on. ...more

Southern Girl Blog Community Presents That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up #43

Welcome to another week of our That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up! We’re so happy that you’re hanging with us and sharing your amazing posts. If this is your first time with us and you don’t know what the That’s Fresh Friday Link-Up is, it’s a weekly link-up hosted by the...more

Dry-Farmed Tomatoes

Dry-Farmed Tomatoes We were visiting outside San Diego County a couple of weeks ago and stopped at a Jimbo’s Market. I was in awe of a good size bin of the most beautiful, deep red tomatoes. At first, I thought they were the healthiest looking big, plump cherry tomatoes ....more