The simple flavors of a season, when appropriately combined, set the mood for a meal and an evening. This bruschetta is lovely anytime of year, but is absolute perfection when set against a cool Autumn evening with friends using the fresh Pumpkins of the season. Earthy Sage set against sweet Pumpkin, mildly salty Ricotta and […]

In the cold of winter it is quite common to catch a little sniffle or two. However, eating the right foods can help boost immunity, lead you down a path of wellness, and speed recovery from common ailments. This tasty soup is just such a dish. Ginger, Garlic, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Roasted Chicken and Kale […]

Bourbon, Cranberry Juice and Lime may be three of my most favorite things. Combine the three, make it Four Roses Bourbon and it becomes a little taste of heaven. My dad brought me a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon for New Year’s Eve and I knew just the cocktail I’d be making. I […]

Kale, Collard Greens, or some variety of dark, leafy cruciferous vegetable are in my fridge all winter long. I love cooking them up in soups, adding them to salads with a tart vinaigrette or, in proper Southern fashion, cooking them down with some Bacon fat and tangy vinegar. This time, I tried a beer braised […]

Black Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day is one of my most favorite Southern traditions. It is believed that eating Black Eyed Peas and Collard Greens in the New Year will bring you luck and prosperity. Anytime I can prepare a dish for friends with special meaning it is like a gift to me. I […]

2012 has been quite the challenging ride for many of us. Now, in 2013, we move forward into a time of more profound change and ever-increasing compassion. The beginning of the New Year is always a powerful time to set your intentions for what you want to release that is in your past and how […]

I am madly in love with Kale. It is true. I just can’t help it. I have kept large bags of kale in my refrigerator for months now and I add it to everything imaginable. It is just that good. The nutritional benefits are an extra added boost and benefit. Given my recent holiday eating, […]

The textures of soft spinach and chewy, roasted garbanzo beans come together perfectly in this simple dish. This is a quick side to cook and share with your family and friends that packs a healthy kick. Note: This recipe is designated “ME” for Mindful Eating and is generally lower in fat and calories than some […]

I am a Kentucky girl, and I am required by law to drink and love Bourbon. And I do. I love it. It is one of my absolute favorite things on this earth. Kentucky is home to 95% of the world’s Bourbon. Needless to say, I was born in the right state. Because of my […]

I’ve always been a little hesitant about canning. All of that heat and glass seem like such a volatile combination. I have canned on numerous occasions, but always with someone who has years of experience on me and can act as a canning mentor. Freezer jam is a great option for those days when I […]

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