Creating a Seasonal Cheese Board

I can’t think of one greater food than cheese. It fulfills all the food necessities: filling, comforting, salty, sweet, texturally there are a lot of different varieties to satisfy whatever you’re craving. One of the most fun things to do is build a dynamic cheese board and make that the main dish to serve during

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End of Summer Fruit Bruschetta

Whenever I have company over I’m always possessed to try out a new recipe and serve it to my guests. This particular occasion called for me to use some end of summer fruit to make a seasonal fruit bruschetta. Spoiler alert: it was delicious and a crowd pleaser. 

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Mediterranean Israeli Couscous Salad

I remember the first time I tried Israeli Couscous a couple of years ago and how much I had loved its texture and the way it soaked up the sauce of the fish that accompanied it. Now I find myself adding pearled couscous every time I go on a shelf staple refresh to the grocery

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Watermelon Caprese Salad

It is finally upon us: the height of summer and we’re all draping ourselves in front of air conditioning units and lingering a bit longer in the stores with the coldest A/C in town. I can’t imagine being a colonial-era woman in the South during summer. Those full wool skirts, bonnets, stiff flax shirts, it’s

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Tahini and Dill Potato Salad

Is there anything more necessary to summertime than a big bowl of potato salad? I’m going to go with no. Like most potato salads this was crafted from leftover roasted potatoes and inspired by a backyard gathering we had at the end of May with my family. I was tired of the hyper-mayonnaised creations of years

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Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad

As I move further into adulthood, I’ve found I can’t survive exclusively on burgers and french fries as I’ve so hoped. My youth dwindles before me like the last flame of a candle at its wicks end, and with it means that I have to make more cognizant choices about the food I eat.  Okay,

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Creamy Apple and Parsnip Soup

It happened all too fast: Summer dipped her toes into Fall and then Fall jumped straight into Winter. We’ve been having wonderfully chilly mornings leading into brisk sunny afternoons. The kind of weather that makes you want to grab a warm body and cuddle the afternoon away, start wearing head to toe tartan, and whisking

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Ode to Summer’s Fruit

There is nothing Southerner’s know more of than the harmony that is tomato season. No greenhouse grown tomato can compare to the ripeness of a hand plucked heirloom off the vine growing in your own backyard. From June until September you’ll find tomato dishes popping up at any Southern establishment and we nary remember what

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Grilled Artichokes & Beurre Blanc Sauce

I don’t know where artichokes fit in as a Southern delicacy, but butter definitely is.  I can’t believe there was a time in my life where I boycotted butter (and anything with fat or sugar in it) and opted for butter flavored substances instead.  I’d say the greatest thing about dating a Southerner is that he

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