Peach Mint Old Fashioned

On this edition of “summer, please don’t go,” we’re talking about peaches (again). And bourbon. Because as much as I love pumpkin, well, everything, I’m just not ready for it to invade my life quite yet ....more

Homemade Rotel-Style Tomatoes

Our summers tend to end with a mad dash of canning and preserving food. It’s hard to beat having a pantry stocked with preserved summer produce and opening up a jar of homemade strawberry jam well after peak strawberry season has ended. Tomatoes are one of those foods that people are often wary to can, but the method is pretty much the same as any other ....more

Peach Chutney Burgers with Bacon and Goat Cheese

We’re quickly approaching the end of summer/start of fall, and this time of year is my favorite, mostly because of the crossover of my favorite foods. Tomatoes and okra are still plentiful, but pumpkins start showing up at the farmers market, too. We’re grilling out and baking with pumpkin in the same weekend ....more

Roasted Summer Vegetable and Rice Casserole with Chicken

Casseroles and I have had a long relationship with a lot of ups and downs. I grew up loving them, and they were a part of every family gathering I ever attended. I’m guessing anyone that grew up in the deep south would say the same ....more

Grilled Pork Skewers with Grilled Tomato Relish

A few months ago, we got to spend the night with my friend Josie. We were on our way home from Alabama and stopped at her house for the evening. I was obviously thrilled about being able to hang out in the kitchen again with one of my best friends ....more

Buckeye Ice Cream

Next to coffee and chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite dessert pairing. Reese’s Cups were practically the only chocolate I would eat growing up, and I only liked them cold. Actually, I still only eat them cold ....more

Salsa Borracha (Drunken Salsa)

My obsession with tomatoes peaks this time of year, thanks to all the wonderful varieties of heirloom tomatoes available. I can’t resist all the bright, gorgeous colors and find myself grabbing loads of tomatoes whenever we hit the farmers market. We’ve also got three tomato plants in our backyard, so it’s safe to say we’ve been eating a lot of tomatoes recently (see here, here and here) ....more

BLT Pizza

Pizza shows up regularly on our weekly menus. It’s versatile, fun to make, and we almost always have a ball of homemade pizza dough in the freezer. Clara loves helping us in the kitchen, and pizza is most definitely her favorite meal to make ....more

Chicken Shawarma Bowls

We make our own Chipotle-esque burrito bowls every so often, and it’s one of our favorite ways to do weeknight dinner. So when Elly posted this Middle Eastern/Mediterranean inspired version, I was all over it. Clara loves hummus, and I knew she’d be a big fan of the tahini dressing in this recipe because, like most toddlers I know, she loves dipping her food into any kind of sauce ....more

Sweet and Spicy Baked Brie with Cherries

Raise your hand if you get a little excited when one of your favorite fruits goes on sale. And by a little excited, I mean you buy pounds and pounds of it without quite knowing what you’re going to do with all of it. Yeah, that’s me ....more