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Beef & Butternut Squash Boats

This recipe came out of a project for Laura’s Lean Beef. I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #LaurasLean campaign, sponsored by Laura’s Lean. Although I was compensated for my work, all the opinions, and recipe creation are my own. #ad #sponsored To learn more about the better […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

For many, many years, I have had a recurring dream about blueberry pancakes. The dream consists of luscious images of tons of blueberries & fluffy, hot pancakes.  It plays like a short film running on a loop in my dreamy brain.  I’m not sure what significance it has or how it […]

Spinach Ricotta Gnudi

Do you know Gnudi? Recently, I became aware of this Tuscan dish, via Bobby & Giada in Italy on Discovery+TV. Giada prepared this simple dish while they were staying in Tuscany. I had actually never heard of it, but knew as soon as I saw it, I would have to […]

Dressing of the Greens

Just the mention of certain ingredients can make your mouth water–think chocolate, pizza or potato chips.  It is your brain anticipating that food or flavor.  Take for example the following ingredients: xanthan gum, disodium inosinate, polysorbate 60, maltodextrin, monosodium glutamate­–anything happening?  Probably not, because your brain doesn’t recognize them as […]

Salted Caramel Sauce

I like chocolate, but I absolutely adore anything caramel. This sauce is so lusciously caramel with the hit of salt….it makes me go weak in the knees to think about it. The only issue is eating it by the spoonful straight out of the jar. No judgement here, but you […]


As the leaves start skipping down the sidewalk, the arrival of autumn signals change -in our attitude, our wardrobe, and in our taste buds. Even before the weather here in North Carolina cools off I’m craving comfort food that harkens the cool, crisp days of fall. Every year usually by […]

Blistered Shishito Peppers

When I learn about a new, trendy ingredient, either online or in the food media, it often takes awhile to arrive here in North Carolina. Shishito peppers have been popular for a few years, originating in Japanese restaurants, then migrating into the mainstream. But only in the past year have […]

French Mussels

A French dinner doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. In fact, this dish is so quick and easy you could even indulge on a Wednesday night. But, you might want to save this restaurant quality dish for celebrating the weekend! Don’t be intimidated by mussels if you’ve never prepared […]