Scalloped Tomatoes

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College football has started. (My chili contest has started – recipe #1 coming soon!) Pumpkin ale is stocked in the fridge. The doors and windows are open, welcoming the cool breeze and perfect sleeping weather. The kids are officially back in school (…and I find myself leaving the house a few minutes later as to… Read more →

“Fried” Green Tomato BLT’s + Weekly Menu

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I used to look at green tomatoes and think, “What a waste of a tomato.” Now, I look at green tomatoes and think, “How can I fry that baby without the guilt?” So, here we are with this recipe. Guilt-free “fried” green tomatoes…in BLT form. The classic BLT is right up there with club sandwiches… Read more →

Meatless Monday: Artichoke and Egg Salad Sandwiches

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You may have seen my Facebook update, but this weekend I took advantage of the less-than-stellar July weather (in the 40′s at night, seriously!?). I spent much of the weekend in the kitchen making serious strides on cookbook #2. With less than 2 weeks (!) until cookbook #1 is released, it’s important to keep trucking… Read more →

Baby Potato Salad + Weekly Menu

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Who doesn’t love a good potato salad? If you don’t, I must seriously question your taste in food. Sorry, no offense. A while back, I polled readers to ask if they enjoyed when I post my weekly menu. The response was overwhelmingly, “YES!” and indeed, Sundays (Weekly Menu day) are busy on my blog. Much… Read more →

Creamy Onion Dip + Introducing ZipList

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When I was growing up, we ate a lot of Taco Bell. It was, quite literally, the only restaurant my brother would eat at. Being 4 years younger and the baby, he got what he wanted…always. I would estimate that we ate Taco Bell 3-4 times a month. My brother would order tacos with no… Read more →



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