Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust

Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Yield: 4 servings The other day I decided to make a pie, but for some reason I made pie pastry for a double crust pie rather than the single I needed for the recipe. Never fear! It was put to excellent use with some cinnamon sugar. I simply rolled out the…

Cilantro

Cilantro Being “stuck” at home gives those of us who like to garden plenty of opportunity to get our spring cleaning done. There are weeds to pull, seeds to start, beds to amend, birdhouses to clean and plants to transplant. By now, you’ve probably noticed cilantro returning to your herb garden thanks to fallen seeds…

George Dickel Tennessee Whisky

Regular readers of this site may remember I’m more of a Bourbon guy than a Tennessee Whiskey guy. Odd, I know, considering I’m a native Tennessean (Nashville). I’ve just never developed a love for Tennessee Whiskey, no matter the purveyor. I have to admit, however, the new George Dickel Bottled in Bond Tennessee Whisky (spelled…

Popcorn Meal Cornbread

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…

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…

Bay Leaves

Bay Leaves My friend Cindy clipped back her bay laurel plant and I was the lucky recipient of the leaves. Since I use bay leaves in any type of soup or stock, I was thrilled to have them fresh. I was also so glad to have a dehydrator. In 30 minutes, the leaves were dried…

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey

Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey On a Summer day in 2006, Andy and Charlie Nelson were visiting a butcher shop in Greenbrier, TN with their dad Bill. One thing led to another, and soon the three found themselves in the office of the local historical society gazing upon two perfectly preserved bottles of their great-great-great…

Dish Drying Rack

Dish Drying Rack Like many of you, I purchased one of those thick drying pads that seem to be everywhere. I liked the fact that it could be thrown in the washing machine and that it folded nicely in the drawer for storage. But using it disappointed me. My upside down dishes never completely dried,…

Athens Family Restaurant

Athens Family Restaurant 2526 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37204 P: 615.383.2848 W: http://www.athensfamilyrestaurant.com Hours Mon-Sat: 7A-10P Sun: 7A-9P I have literally driven past Athens Family Restaurant for years, and nearly every time, I’ve thought to myself, “I want to go there.” I love Greek food, and I had always heard good things about Athens Family…

Nectar: Urban Cantina

Nectar: Urban Cantina 206 McGavock Pike Nashville, TN 37214 P: 615.454.2277 W: http://www.nectarcantina.com Hours Mon-Thu: 7A-9P Fri-Sat: 7A-10P Sun: 10A-3P As a resident of Donelson, no one was happier than me when Nectar: Urban Cantina opened their doors in September 2017. Donelson has long been known as “Hip Donelson”, but when Nectar came to our…