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…

Apple Crisp

Recently after a photo shoot, I had leftover apple pie filling. Since I hate wasting any food, I decided to utilize it in a crustless apple crisp. It was so easy, smelled incredible baking and was the perfect dessert as the temperatures drop. I say “was” because it was gobbled up quickly. Yours will too…

Chomps

Chomps & National Take A Hike Day My husband has always been a fan of meat snacks. Until now, I could take it or leave it … mostly leave it because I didn’t like the spongy texture. Then along comes Chomps, a totally addictive meat snack that I love! There is variety, flavor, low calories,…