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Almond Cake

Posted on Jan 9th, 2012

Have you ever had the experience of remembering the flavor of something, but having no recollection of when or where you ate it? I have had the…

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Apple Zucchini Bread

Posted on Jul 21st, 2011

I was out at the farm again the other week and once again was faced with my dad's insistent demands of "Zucchini Bread!"  His garden has been…

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Asparagus Tart with Goat Cheese

Posted on Aug 10th, 2011

Hello faithful followers of peachesplease! So I have a confession. I'm having a super busy week at work so instead of posting a whole new recipe, I'm…

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Baked Breakfast Quinoa

Posted on Sep 21st, 2013

Hello Internet Friends! I'm over at CookingQuinoa.net today sharing my Baked Breakfast Quinoa recipe and I hope you'll drop by and check it out.…

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Baked Chocolate Peppermint Doughnuts

Posted on Dec 20th, 2013

Oh Christmas morning. When I was little, I used to sleep in my big brother's room the night before Christmas. We'd wake up obscenely early and giggle…

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Basil Pesto

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012

Pesto is one of life's great joys.  It's delicious on pretty much anything: pasta, sandwiches, veggies... It's also super easy and fresh beats those…

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Breakfast Oatmeal Bars

Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

Lately is seems that I've fallen into the habit of grabbing whatever is lying around for breakfast. That usually ends up being a sugary muffin, bagel…

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Brussels Sprouts and Apple Hash

Posted on Mar 29th, 2013

Here we are: the final week of the Very Veggie Challenge. Week 12 itself and we have brussels sprouts hash with apples and pecans. I knew I had somke…

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Brussels Sprouts Salad & Happy Mother’s Day

Posted on May 10th, 2014

So, yes, I realize that brussels sprouts might seen like an odd choice for a Mother's Day post, but my mom really loves them so I'm rolling with it.…

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Buttermilk Muffins

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2012

Nothing like breakfast to start Monday off right... I was making a chocolate loaf for a co-worker's birthday the other day and that recipe called for…

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Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

I first had butternut squash soup when my step-mom made it a few years ago.  She had adapted a recipe to include all kinds of spices, which makes…

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Candied Lemon

Posted on Jan 24th, 2013

Earlier this week I made a lemon layer cake for a friend's birthday. When deciding how to decorate it, the idea of beautiful, candied lemons popped…

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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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Car Bars

Posted on May 14th, 2013

"What in the world are Car Bars?" you might be asking about now. Well, car bars are something I just made up. My dog and I were about to head out on…

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Caramelized Peaches with Basil & Honey Yogurt

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013

I recently attended the an international food blogger's conference called Food Bloggers Connect. This took place in London (!) and I had such a great…

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Cheese Fondue (It’s the 100th recipe up on Peaches, Please!)

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

My mom came to visit me for Christmas this year and, since she was driving down, she asked if there was anything I wanted her to bring with her.…

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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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Cherry Buttermilk Bars

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013

Publix has excellent buttermilk. Seriously, I don't remember the name of it, but it comes in a small plastic bottle and has a green cap and label.…

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Posted on Aug 12th, 2011

COOKIES!!! I was trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe the other day and absolutely fell in love with it. It's one of Alton Brown's recipes…

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Chewy Peach Granola Bars

Posted on Apr 11th, 2014

I'm making an effort to eat less processed food, but every once in a while I find myself out and about and am starving. And I'm not a pleasant hungry…

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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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Chocolate Beet Cake

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

Seeing as the quinoa muffins were a hit last week, I decided to try my hand at modifying some more traditional recipes to make them healthier. I'm…

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CIA Buttermilk Pancakes

Posted on Jul 4th, 2011

Well, it's the Fourth of July and I can't think of a breakfast more American than pancakes smothered in butter and syrup. Therefore, today I present…

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Corn Pudding

Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

I am now the proud owner of significantly more cookbooks than I was before Christmas. One of my new acquisitions is Home Cooking with Jean-Georges:…

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Cornbread with Honey Orange Compound Butter

Posted on Nov 26th, 2013

In college, my favorite dining hall days were when they served cornbread. I loved it. In fact, I loved it so much that I once dreamed the dining hall…

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Cranberry Granola with Flax and Chia Seeds

Posted on Dec 6th, 2013

I was out at my dad's house last weekend. Every so often I get treated to pancakes while I'm there, but most of the time breakfast at Dad's involves…

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Cranberry Pecan Tart

Posted on Nov 29th, 2012

  One of the things I love about holiday food is it is just so striking. The colors, the smells, the textures...it's all so beautiful, both…

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Curry Roasted Cauliflower

Posted on Feb 9th, 2012

  It has come to my attention that I bake a lot. Seriously, I've been put on restriction at work as to how often I'm allowed to bring baked…

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Eggplant Cherry Tomato Casserole

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014

 Here it is, Wednesday, hump day of the week-long Tabasco 10 Ingredient Blogger Challenge (see Monday's post on Spicy Chocolate Meringue Cookies…

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Eggplant Parmesan

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013

Growing up, I was never really an eggplant person. It wasn't that I had any personal grudge against it; we just didn't have any around the house so I…

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Farro Slow Cooker Hot Cereal with Honey-Roasted Figs and Goji Berries

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

I want it to be Fall. I want it now. I'm over wearing shorts and feeling like I have to shower 10 minutes after having taken one. I want the time of…

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Fettuccine all’Alfredo, or Pasta with Cream and Butter Sauce

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2011

Mmmmmm. Pasta. I love pasta...and cheese...and cream, which kind of makes this a perfect dish for me. Fettuccine all'Alfredo or, as more…

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Fig & Ricotta Tart

Posted on Aug 27th, 2013

Figs. It's amazing how evocative a single word can be. When I was applying to college, one of the essay options was to write about your favorite…

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree For Cooking and Baking

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

So I admit it. I'm a little late with this post. I should have slapped this puppy up the second the calendar flipped from August to September. Alas.…

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Fruit & Spinach Smoothie

Posted on May 10th, 2013

I've been getting in to smoothies lately. The more I make them in the morning, the more I enjoy them. I recently found myself drinking much more…

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Garlic Scape Pesto with Green Onion and Pistachios

Posted on Jun 4th, 2013

The first CSA box of spring is always an exciting moment. What wonders will it contain? Will there be something I've never seen before? Will it be…

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Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Brandied Peach Compote

Posted on Aug 6th, 2013

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for a Caramelized Peaches with Honey Basil Yogurt. In the post I talked about how Chobani had sponsored the Food…

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Healthy Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Jan 16th, 2012

  I first saw this recipe on BakedBree.com. I took one look at the recipe and ordered the cookbook it's from: Super Natural Every Day:…

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Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Posted on Jul 7th, 2011

There's an italian restaurant in Atlanta called Sotto Sotto and it's just brilliant. One of my favorite dishes there is fettuccine with heirloom…

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Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Posted on Aug 13th, 2013

Ricotta Cheese. Creamy, smooshy, dreamy homemade ricotta cheese. There's nothing like it. There's certainly nothing like it sitting on the shelf at…

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Honey-Roasted Carrots

Posted on Aug 5th, 2011

Every once in a while I need a super easy vegetable and I just don't feel like cooking something on top of the stove or doing a lot of prep work.…

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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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Kale Chips

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2013

Week 11 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we've got Kale Chips! I keep seeing kale chips all over the internet and hearing how good they are from…

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Kale Salad with Walnuts and Red Onion

Posted on Apr 30th, 2013

Hello! As it turns out, May 1 is National Salad Day. I'm a day early, but such is life. Nothing wrong with getting my salad on a day early... Now,…

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Kick-Ass Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Nov 1st, 2012

As we start to get into the realm of Thanksgiving, I think it is important to discuss the mashed potato. When I was a teenager, we used to come back…

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Leek and Potato Hotpot

Posted on Jul 29th, 2011

I realized I had yet to do vegetable for British Eats Week, but then had trouble finding a real vegetable dish that didn't consist of potatoes or…

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Lentil Dal with Coconut Cream

Posted on Feb 15th, 2013

So after some perfunctory research, I'm still not clear on whether legumes are fruits, vegetables or their own category all together. However, they…

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Mamo’s Egg Custard Pie

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

When I was a little girl, I was completely enamored of my grandmother, Mamo, as we called her. I would snuggle up to her as she told me the story of…

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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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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

I've been taking some photography courses with Emory University over the last year and this past course met from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesdays. As you…

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Mom’s Banana Bread

Posted on Jun 30th, 2011

My brother and I had a phone summit the other day and came to a consensus on one very important issue: our mom makes the best banana bread.  My…

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Mustard-ey Coleslaw

Posted on Aug 18th, 2011

So...this may be a bit of a spoiler, but there's a BBQ post in your future. True Memphis pulled pork. So delicious. However, coleslaw is a…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Posted on Oct 8th, 2013

 I have to say, October has done pretty well for itself this first week.  The weather has been incredible; sunny and warm during the day with nice…

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Okra Two Ways, or How I Learned to Love Okra

Posted on Jun 17th, 2011

While my family is southern, I grew up mostly in the north, so okra was kind of a mystery to me.  I think I first truly encountered it when I made a…

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Pasta in Sage Cream Sauce

Posted on Dec 4th, 2012

Hooray! It's December! The month of festive holidays, snow, ginger bread, sledding, hot chocolate and, apparently, 70 degree sunny days, because I…

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Peach & Maple Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Jul 12th, 2013

About a year and a half ago, I blogged about Heidi Swanson's Health Baked Oatmeal from her book Super Natural Every Day. It was at the beginning of…

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Peach Smoothie – a smoothie for the New Year!

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

 Well, it's the first Friday of 2014. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, music is playing and the time of hibernation is coming to an end. Not…

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Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa Muffins

Posted on Apr 26th, 2013

I'm kind of in to quinoa (keen-wah) these days. What is quinoa? Well, according to wikipedia, it is a "psudocereal," but is not a proper cereal or…

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Polenta with Cabbage and Tomato

Posted on Jul 5th, 2013

I'm dying for a new fridge; one where refrigerator is stacked on top of the freezer. Of course, this is a bit of a fanciful dream since there's…

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Potatoes Dauphinoise

Posted on Dec 18th, 2012

One week until Christmas! If you're like me, then you've been pondering what to make for Christmas for a while now. Because really, I just like to…

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Posted on Oct 30th, 2012

Pinterest is an interesting  and addictive thing. I love skimming through the food/beverage list to see what other folks are making and to get…

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Squares

Posted on Sep 24th, 2013

My friend, Jen, had a "Welcome Fall" party the other week. I'm always thrilled by the opportunity to feed people, so I offered to bring something…

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Pumpkin Maple Panna Cotta

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

It's here! Finally! That magical time of the year when food bloggers get to incorporate "pumpkin" or "spice" into pretty much anything we make! To…

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Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Baked Apples

Posted on Sep 27th, 2013

A few weeks ago I ran across a recipe for apple pie stuffed baked apples, or something of that nature. (I would link back to it, but I'm having…

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Bourbon Sauce

Posted on Oct 29th, 2013

Well, it's almost the end of October, which means that the pumpkin frenzy has reached its peak. We'll be riding that wave all the way to the…

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Pumpkin Roll

Posted on Nov 8th, 2012

It's Thanksgiving Thursday, which means that I've got another Thanksgiving classic for you today: the pumpkin roll. Okay, this might not be a classic…

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Quinoa Pilaf and Life Decisions

Posted on Sep 17th, 2013

I've been exploring a lot of other blogs lately. I'm a little isolationist by nature, so it's good for me to branch out and learn about new blogs…

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Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado

Posted on Jul 31st, 2013

Wow. I can't think of a single relevant story to tell you that would tie into this quinoa salad. I mean, it's quinoa, which I love, accompanied by…

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Ricotta Pasta Bake with Spinach and Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2013

Ever since I put up my homemade ricotta post a few weeks back I've been thinking about pasta and ricotta. Well, thinking is perhaps not the right…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Slices

Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

Yes, I know. Butternut squash is a fall vegetable and it's June. But I like it and I happened to have one in my kitchen. So you are getting a…

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Roasted Eggplant with Cream and Thyme

Posted on Jul 15th, 2011

I love to raid other people's cookbook collections and recently I was coveting my step-mother's cookbook Tender by Nigel Slater. It's actually a two…

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Roasted Red Onion

Posted on Jan 8th, 2013

After I made my vow to cook and consume more veggies, I discovered I had a cookbook actually called "Vegetables" by James Peterson. The first half of…

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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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Saag Paneer

Posted on Feb 21st, 2013

Week 7 of the Very Veggie Challenge and we are going with spinach this week! So, what to do with spinach that isn't just sauteing it with a little…

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Saffron Rice with Cranberries

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

I found this recipe on a blog called Turmuric & Saffron, which specializes in Persian dishes. I've always loved the delicious yellow rice at…

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Snickerdoodle Cobbler Bars

Posted on May 28th, 2013

I love snickerdoodle cookies. Back in grade school, I always chose snickerdoodles as my cookie of choice to bring to school on my birthday. They are…

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Sous Vide Carrot and Beet Salad

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

I admit it. I'm a beet convert. I used to turn up my nose at beets, convinced that they were just terrible, but I really don't know why. Honestly, I…

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Spaetzle (shp-ah-zle) with Jalapeno Lemon Cream Sauce

Posted on Jun 27th, 2011

If you're not familiar with spaetzle, you might be thinking "What in the world is a spaetzle (or Spätzle)?!" Spaeztle is a dish consisting of carby…

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Spaghetti with Garlicky Breadcrumbs

Posted on Nov 1st, 2013

Yesterday was the reveal day for my October Foodie Pen Pal  package. As I've mentioned before, I like challenging myself to make something from at…

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Spinach Pie

Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

Since I write a fancypants food blog you may think that I cook myself a fabulous dinner every night... yeah, that just doesn't happen. I basically…

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Spinach Soufflé

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

Week 9 of the Very Veggie Challenge and yes, I know, I'm a day late with this post. I had planned to blog about broccoli soup this week.…

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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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Spring Onion and Corn Risotto

Posted on Jun 14th, 2013

The first batches of sweet white Georgia corn are coming in and I'm psyched. The corn is so sweet and tender that it doesn't even need to be cooked,…

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Sriracha Cheese Grits

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2014

 My first memory of eating cheese grits is seated at my Great Aunt Frances' breakfast table. The table was tucked in a little alcove of the kitchen…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Quick Bread

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013

Okay, I'm pretty psyched by the onset of spring. The other week I was all excited about the strawberries, as evidenced by the Strawberry Scones. Now,…

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Strawberry Scones

Posted on Mar 26th, 2013

Hooray! It is officially spring! We had this beautiful teaser of a weekend the other week, which was promptly followed by rain storms and chill. But…

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Summer Corn Salad

Posted on Jun 24th, 2011

  Very few things shout SUMMER like fresh corn. (peaches, of course, also shout summer.) I find fresh corn delicious, whether it is…

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Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Maple Tabasco Hard Candy

Posted on Jun 26th, 2014

Day Four of the Tabasco 10 Ingredient Blogger challenge and today I've made you Spicy Maple and Tabasco Hard Candies. (If you're wondering what the…

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Sweet Potato Bread

Posted on Oct 25th, 2012

The other weekend I went to my friend's beach house in South Carolina. It was the first time my dog had ever seen the ocean and it was so much fun to…

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Sweet Potato Curry Tortilla Espanola

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

My favorite thing I ever got to eat out of my college cafeteria was cornbread. I couldn't get enough of it. My second favorite, which was available…

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Tomato Avocado Sandwich

Posted on Jan 20th, 2012

When I was in college, there was a little bagel shop in the same shopping center as the grocery store, the bank, the book store, the liquor store and…

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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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Ulster Scones

Posted on Jul 28th, 2011

A week spent on British food would not be complete without a day on scones. Scones seem to be one of those quintessential foods that we associate…

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Vegetable Tomato Sauce

Posted on Feb 7th, 2013

Alright, it's week 5 of the Very Veggie Challenge and I am shamelessly considering tomatoes a vegetable for this purpose. However, even if you are…

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Vegetarian Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2013

 Lasagne or lasagna? When I sat down to write up this post, I had a moment of panic and self-doubt. Did I really not know how to spell this? How did…

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Welsh Rarebit

Posted on Jul 26th, 2011

The first time I heard my dad talk about how he had the best welsh rarebit at a little restaurant near his flat, I had no idea what rarebit was. In…

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