Everything Scrambled Eggs

Okay, here is the post where you get to hear about my summer vacation. You knew it was coming, and there is no escape. Okay, there IS an escape, but before you hit that escape key, I promise there is a delectable recipe for what I call Everything Scrambled Eggs at the end of this ....more

Lemon Sage Spatchcock Chicken

Okay, let me get the whole spatchcock explanation done right up front. When you spatchcock your chicken, you basically cut out the backbone (which is super easy - more on that later!), which lets you flatten it out so that the chicken is flat instead of round. It makes it quicker to cook, easier to carve up into pieces, and as an extra added bonus is very fun to say ....more

Fresh Corn Johnnycakes

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Fresh Corn Johnnycakes --- I am always up for pancakes for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) and I am always up for anything involving fresh corn. And as the fresh corn season we are in slowly moves towards fall, I am using it before I lose in in everything from salsa to salad to plain old corn on the cob. But one of my favorite ways to use corn is in good old-fashioned johnnycakes, made with corn puree and cornmeal and topped with fresh corn and did I mention that I love corn? ...more

Summer Chicken Pasta

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Summer Chicken Pasta --- I'm determined to keep making things that have "summer" in the title even after fall officially starts. I saw not one but two farm stands selling pumpkins on our recent Vermont vacation, and that has kicked me into overdrive with the summer recipes, and this one is one of my faves, full of summer squash and local tomatoes and cheery basil. You can either cook up the chicken for the recipe or use leftover chicken, and it all gets mixed into pasta with a sweet cream sauce ....more

Chilled Clam Chowder

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Chilled Clam Chowder --- I do love clam chowder, and for the longest time I only made it in the wintertime because of the steamy warm wonderfulness of it. So comforting and delicious, but not when it is 85 degrees out. And then a lightbulb went off in my head and I remember that there was such a thing as cold soup ....more

Shrimp Salsa!

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Shrimp Salsa! --- This time of year I am ALL about using all the fresh local veggies I can get my mitts on. No ear of corn or local tomato or fresh sweet-smelling herb is safe around me, because once September starts it is use-it-or-lose-it time, fresh local veggie-wise ....more

The Best Turkey Burgers!

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: The Best Turkey Burgers! --- The Southern daughter is back at college now (sniffle, sob, deep breath) but while she was home she propelled us all into a pattern of Healthier Eating. As in, the pasta and chocolate got pushed to the back of the pantry, and we all shared the wonder of snacking on freshly steamed local broccoli with sea salt, ate lots of Skinny Pop, and discovered that turkey burgers were actually as scrumptious as their traditional beef cousins ....more

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Sliders

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Slow Cooker Beer Chicken Sliders --- I have always been completely tempted and so far not brave enough to make beer can chicken. You know, the kind where you place a partially full can of beer inside a chicken's, um, cavity, and then roast the whole thing on the grill? I hear tell that it makes a lovely, tender, aromatic chicken, but I can't seem to escape the thought of the chicken exploding out of my grill and into the neighbor's yard, propelled by the vapors of a can of Bud Lite, ruining my reputation as a food blogger for all eternity ....more

BLT Chopped Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: BLT Chopped Salad --- The Southern husband and I are inordinately fond of both wedge salads and BLTs. They are both scrumptiously delicious in their own endearing ways, and I've waxed poetic about both of them on this very site. But they both share one teeny tiny flaw, which is that they are a little unwieldy to eat ....more

Shrimp with Lime Dipping Sauce

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Shrimp with Lime Dipping Sauce --- I do love my shrimp recipes. From shrimp with beer (basic) to shrimp scampi ravioli (schmancy) to my millions of variations on shrimp and grits (necessary for life with the Southern husband), there's a reason that we buy shrimp in bulk at Costco. But sometimes just regular old shrimp cooked up with Old Bay seasoning and a little lime juice is just plain perfect ....more