Tomato and Olive Crostini

Tomato and Olive Crostini

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May 12, 2014
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Now that Nashville has seen it’s last frost, I’ve been contemplating whether or not I want to try to plant a garden this year. By garden I mean a nice neat container garden. I have a small patch of grass in my front yard and a back deck that would hold a nice collection of large […]

Rosemary Cashews – Addictively Good

Rosemary Cashews – Addictively Good

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Mar 11, 2013
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  Part of our attempt to eat better is upgrading our snack collection. You know – getting rid of some of the processed crappy snacks in exchange for healthier more filling options. I’ve always loved cashews, almonds, and pistachios but I’ve sortof avoided them because of the fat. Lately however, I’ve been craving cashews so […]

Spicy Tomato Jam

Spicy Tomato Jam

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Jun 9, 2012
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Learning to can has been on my to-do list for years so last year I took a class at Viking’s Cooking school. It was at the end of the Tennessee growing season so there wasn’t much good left to can. I’ve been holding onto all of my canning recipes from class for the growing season to start. […]

Smoky Chipotle Bean Dip

Smoky Chipotle Bean Dip

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Mar 19, 2012
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    This recipe was so easy that I’m almost embarrassed to put it on this blog. I needed to use up some pinto beans I cooked a few days ago and bean dip popped into my brain. This dip is full of flavor and has loads of possible variations. Since beans are low in […]

Lacinato Kale Chips

Lacinato Kale Chips

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Jul 6, 2011
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Kale chips are apparently the rage of the blogosphere these days because I’ve seen lots of people writing about them. I couldn’t resist trying them when I found this beautiful Lacinato Kale at the farmers market. Clean and dry your kale well. If you the leaves are wet when you put them in the oven, they will steam and […]