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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce

It’s funny how when you’re a kid, you tend to not pay attention to things. I never paid attention to the fact that my mom always made her own BBQ sauce. We grilled pretty regularly during the summer and my parents had a division of labor for grilling days. Daddy was the grill master and mom did all the […]

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

This is by far the easiest breakfast casserole recipe I’ve ever made. It combines almost all of the things I like about breakfast into one dish. If I could figure how to add pancakes in here, it would be absolutely perfect. Switch the bacon for any meat you like, just make sure it’s cooked before […]

My 5 Favorite Foodie Podcasts

My 5 Favorite Foodie Podcasts

One of the things that originally attracted me to Nashville was how beautiful the metro area is. It reminds me a lot of West Virginia with lots of green rolling hills and farmland. You can drive 20 minutes from most points in the city and be in the country – really in the country. It’s taken me […]

Tomato and Olive Crostini

Tomato and Olive Crostini

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 […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins + Vacation Pics

Banana Oatmeal Muffins + Vacation Pics

One of the few good things about having a hubby with a travel job is that occasionally, you get to tag along on a really great trip. A few weeks ago, I met him in Las Vegas and we drove down to the Grand Canyon for a few days. Even with tons of tourists, the […]

How to Poach a Fried Egg

How to Poach a Fried Egg

One of my goals for 2014 is start adding videos to the blog. I really love videos but I have to admit there’s a steep learning curve. I’ve been playing around for a few months and this is my first published attempt. It’s been fun practicing and I hope to do more of these in […]

How to Make Cornbread Dressing

How to Make Cornbread Dressing

There are only a handful of dishes that define holiday dinners in the south and cornbread dressing is one of them. There are a million different variations but when you get down to the core, the basic recipe is pretty much the same. Sauteed aromatics, crumbled cornbread, spices, and a moistening agent. Once you get […]

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