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…

Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 2

We recently began the “arduous” task of completing the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. We are in the early stages of our journey, but as someone once said, “getting there is considerably more than half the fun.” That is especially the case with this journey. Part 2 of the TWT wasn’t nearly as involved as Part 1….

Tennessee Whiskey Trail – Part 1

A few weeks ago, we were trying to plan a weekend getaway with two of our oldest and dearest friends – John and Donna. They are responsible for matchmaking us many years ago, and our friendships go all the way back to our fraternity and sorority pledge classes. The idea was to go to Louisville…

Chicken Pot Pie

There are few things more comforting than a dinner of chicken pot pie. It is economical, easy and other than the topping, it can be made ahead of time. I decided to try cooking this one on the grill and it turned out beautifully. You can just as easily bake it in the oven. Either…

Focaccia

Focaccia should be simple and is often one of the first breads made by beginning bakers. It is such a great teaching tool for using yeast, but start searching for recipes and there are plenty that require literally hours of time. One recipe I have made before takes 8 hours! This one takes only 2…

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…

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…

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…