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Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

Caesar salad was the first salad I ever actually liked and looked forward to. I've always been somewhat sensitive to vinegar and there's something…

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Cannellini Garlic Ricotta Dip

Posted on Oct 4th, 2013

Okay, I admit that I'm still a little obsessed with homemade ricotta cheese and keep looking for new ways to use it. I'm also a big fan of hummus. I…

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Cheesy Crackers

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013

A little over a month ago, I went to a book signing for the Smitten Kitchen book tour. It was held at Manuel's Tavern in the Highlands, which was…

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Chilled Tomato Soup with Tabasco Granita

Posted on Jun 27th, 2014

The last tomato has been pulverized, the last photograph has been captured, all the images have been edited and my kitchen is an unholy terror with…

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Classic Pigs in a Blanket

Posted on Feb 1st, 2014

I have a confession. I try to eat high quality, organic, whole foods as much as I can. I'm trying, really, I am. But it's Super Bowl season - the…

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Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

Posted on Mar 18th, 2014

If you ever had any doubt that I live in the South, now is the time to shed them, for today I bring you that treasure of the Southern states: Pimento…

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Marinated Mushrooms

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2013

So, while perusing James Peterson's book Vegetables, I came across this recipe for marinated mushrooms. Mushrooms are a fairly recent addition to my…

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Marinated Olives

Posted on Jan 17th, 2013

As you may have noticed, when I was younger, there was a lot of food I refused to recognize as such. Olives were among these "foods." I couldn't…

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Old Bay Buffalo Wings

Posted on Oct 1st, 2013

As part of my prep for writing this blog post, I started looking back over old posts. I was going to start out with the whole, "I'm picky about fish"…

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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

Posted on Jan 25th, 2012

  A while back I was faced with the ever shrinking amount of space in my kitchen and was forced to make a decision: did I want to keep my…

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Spinach Walnut Crostini

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2012

There's a series of little pasta places in Atlanta called Figo. It's the type of place where you get to pick the kind of pasta and sauce you want and…

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Steamed Artichokes with Lemon-Thyme Aoli

Posted on Feb 19th, 2014

Artichokes first appeared in my life when I was about ten years old. My brother and I were sitting at the table and my mother set down a dish of…

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Tzatziki Sauce

Posted on Jul 12th, 2011

One of my favorite parts of getting Greek food is the tzatziki sauce. The cool cucumber yoghurt mix tastes great on just about anything. It's great…

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