Volley

Volley No doubt, you have watched the availability of flavored seltzer waters increase over the past few years. What used to be just a small section devoted to a mixer afterthought now occupies a significant portion of the shelves. I have seen many with fancy packaging and interesting sounding names. However, when I get them…

Cut Resistant Gloves

Cut Resistant Gloves If you own a mandoline or do any regular work in the kitchen with a knife, you need a good pair of cut resistant gloves. And since the holiday season is creeping toward us at warp speed, these make excellent gifts for the cook in your life or to put on your…

Cheddar Drop Biscuits

There is no need for me to specifically name the seafood restaurant that is more famous for their Cheddar Biscuits than their seafood. They have the appeal of being versatile, delicious and ready in a snap. So go ahead and admit that you love them and that it’s time to make a batch tonight. The…

Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie I have been making tomato pie for over 3 decades. It is a wonderful marriage of everything we all like with tomatoes: cheese, basil, salt and pepper but made a bit fancier with it all baked together in a pie shell. My recipe is a bit different that the hundreds that seem to…

Popcorn Meal

  I have always carried a bit of culinary pride in cornbread. For decades, I have used Martha White Self-Rising Cornmeal along with buttermilk, oil and an egg. That recipe along with a perfectly seasoned cast iron skillet guarantees a perfect outcome every single time. I could make it in my sleep.  So when my…

Rice Krispie Treats

Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying. My husband’s birthday is this week and as always, I offer to make him anything his heart desires. And as always, he asks for Rice Krispie Treats. He won’t even let me get creative with them and brown the butter, add a hint of nutmeg or throw…

Lemon Chicken

Let’s be honest … boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be quite boring. But it doesn’t have to be. I found a super sale at the supermarket on this type of chicken and have the recipe that transforms them. I start by cutting the breasts in half lengthwise because they were huge. Then after an overnight…

Pear Crumble

Pear Crumble If you ever run across a pear variety named Royal Riviera, grab all you can! I used to think all pears were basically the same … somewhat sweet, juicy and a tiny bit of grit to the teeth. In other words, they were OK, but not exceptional. That is until I had my…

Kinfolks Soulfood & BBQ

Kinfolks Soulfood, BBQ & Catering 1203 Hazelwood Drive Smyrna, TN 37167 P: 615.267.0818 W: http://www.kinfolksbbqsmyrna.com Hours Mon: 10:30A – 7:00P Tue – Thu: 10:30A – 8:30P Fri – Sat: 10:30A – 9:00P Sun: 11:00A – 6:00P My favorite show on television is a locally-produced show on our public television affiliate WNPT called Tennessee Crossroads. Host…

Homemade Hummus

As I socially isolate at home, I am taking the opportunity to utilize items in my pantry that have been there a while. I always keep a good supply of dry beans of numerous types on hand and decided to put some dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas) to use. In using up items from my freezer…