Tartar Sauce

Tartar Sauce I realize that most people purchase commercially prepared tartar sauce … I certainly have. But last night for an impromptu fish fry, I didn’t have any so I made my own. I don’t think I will ever purchase it in a bottle again! What a difference and I wasn’t the only one who…

Black Bean Burgers

After soaking and cooking some dried black beans for recipe testing in a soup, I had nearly 2 cups leftover. Since it is nearly impossible for me to allow anything to go to waste, I decided to use the excess to make Black Bean Burgers. I have been trying to fine tune a recipe for…

Fried Corn

Fried Corn I am in the process of using up the garden goodies from last year that are stored in my freezer. So I pulled out some corn on the cob yesterday and decided it was time to do something other than serve it boiled and buttered. Since I was preparing to fry some fish…

Asparagus

The wait was worth it! Five years ago, we planted asparagus in our garden and this year, we are blessed with a bounty worthy of feeding multitudes. It is like mushrooms … you go out the following morning after harvesting the day before and there it is again, like magic. I never get tired of…

Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 3

On a recent beautiful Saturday afternoon, we resumed our pursuit of completing the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. Our travels this day took us to H. Clark Distillery in Thompson’s Station and Leiper’s Fork Distillery in Leiper’s Fork, both of which lie just south of Nashville. We began our day by meeting our friends John and Donna…

Fondue

I have always loved fondue. I think because the eating process is so active and you are forced slow down. It encourages conversation and it an intimate experience. I decided to serve a cheese fondue the other night when some friends came over for cocktails. I wish I had counted how many times someone said,…

Southern Caviar

Southern Caviar I am dedicated to using the garden items I have preserved from the summer. My pantry and freezer are currently housing deliciousness from what seems like a harvest long ago. That’s why this recipe for Southern Caviar is so appealing … it uses my black eyed peas, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and onions…

Toffee Cookies

What is not to love about toffee, a delicious cooked mixture of sugar, cream and butter. It tastes luxurious and decadent. I always have a bag of toffee chips in my pantry because I never know when they might need to be sprinkled on warm pie, cold ice cream or pudding. But I wasn’t in…

Marshmallow Sauce

I love the flavor of marshmallows. While many have been plopping them into hot chocolate or topping mashed sweet potatoes, I like making marshmallow sauce. It is the perfect garnish for toasted slices of angel food cake, brownies, or drizzled over fruit pizza. This recipe is easy and fast but most of all delicious! Marshmallow…

Lemonade

Who doesn’t love a special cocktail during the holidays? We certainly do and this one is going to be made well through the New Year. It uses Smoked Simple Syrup made by Traeger, which is available at most Ace Hardware stores as well as online. Cheers! Tennessee Smoked & Spiked Lemonade Yield: 3-4 servings 6…