The Speckled Palate

Photographer by day, baker/cook by night. Loves iced lattes, storytelling, Memphis-style barbecue. Makes a mean batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Mini Derby Pies

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby this weekend in style with Mini...more

Bruschetta Pinwheels and Pesto Sun-Dried Tomato Pinwheels

Pinwheels are my new thing. And by “new thing,” I mean my new favorite appetizer. Because, well, judging from the...more

Strawberry Overnight Oats

Prepare breakfast the night before by mixing up oats, strawberries and milk in a mason jar, then letting them hang out overnight to create these delicious Strawberry Overnight Oats. Enjoy cold the next morning, topped...more

Sunday Snippets: The New Mama Edition

I’m thrilled to announce that Sunday Snippets is back! So if you’re interested in what’s going on with me, I’m going to try to share some thoughts here weekly with you. And if you just want to read about recipes and see photos and read recipes of tasty...more

Lemon Garlic Roasted Broccoli

Could we take a second to be real, y’all? Having a baby is hard. (You can go ahead and roll your eyes at me now, but it’s the truth ....more

Ham Goo Sandwiches

Leftover ham from Easter? Put it to good use in...more

Easter Eats: Honey Ham

A well-loved family tradition, Honey Ham makes a delightful Easter lunch centerpiece. As the ham bakes, the exterior crisps up and the glaze thickens, sweetening the meat from the outside in. When the ham comes out of the oven, it’s all out divine and the perfect protein for Easter Sunday ....more

The Potluck: March 2015

In October, I started a new feature to share some of favorite things....more

Buffalo Wing Casserole {Guest Post from The Crumby Cupcake}

Buffalo Wing Casserole – the beloved bar food in a casserole? Say it ain’t so!...more

Vegetarian Shiitake Gyoza {Guest Post from 40 Aprons}

Savory potstickers, chock full of shiitake, water chestnuts, carrot, bok choy, ginger and more, make the perfect appetizer (or entree!) with a delicious soy and rice wine vinegar dipping sauce. Cheryl from 40 Aprons shows how to make these beauties at home! Within the last year, I met a blogger from my hometown ....more