Waldorf Salad (Healthier) – (Meatless Monday)

Waldorf Salad recipe, healthier version, Meatless Monday, no mayonnaise

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad originated at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City sometime between 1893 and 1896. Traditionally made with mayonnaise, this version of the iconic salad (with the original components of apple, celery and walnuts) is topped with Chantilly Cream. Just a titch. It makes a great light meal for Meatless Monday. Continue reading

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Baked Oysters – Italian Style #FishFridayFoodies

Baked Oysters recipe - Italian Style, shallots, prosciutto, wine, butter

Baked Oysters – Italian Style

This recipe for Baked Oysters – Italian Style is one I came up with for my Feast of the Seven Fishes. It is a really simple recipe for incredibly flavorful baked oysters, and it is my first post for #FishFridayFoodies (a group of food bloggers who will be sharing seafood/fish recipes on the third Friday of the month – see more at the end of the post).  Continue reading

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Sausage Skillet – One Pot Dinner

Sausage Skillet recipe- Easy One Pot Dinner

Sausage Skillet – One Pot Dinner

Winter cooking is made simple with this Sausage Skillet recipe: one pot, simple, hearty ingredients and you’re on your way to an easy, delicious meal.  Continue reading

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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

Christmas 2015 - The Year of Red and Green

Christmas 2015 – The Year of Red and Green

This year is ending on a high note for me, after over a year of sadness with the suicide of one of my best girlfriends (one of The Blount County Girls, aka The BCGs). It’s fitting that this year’s Christmas tree was red and green. Red symbolizes courage and energy, while green indicates healing, endurance and growth.  Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Dukkah and Goat Cheese (Meatless Monday)

Roasted Root Vegetables with Dukkah recipe, Meatless Monday, goat cheese, Dukkah (dakka, duqqa, dukka) spices

Roasted Root Vegetables with Dukkah and Goat Cheese

Roasted Root Vegetables with Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) and Goat Cheese is the Meatless Monday recipe of the week. An Egyptian spice, seed, nut blend is variable based on your tastes; I have provided a recipe for the blend I used.  Continue reading

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Wild Rice with Nuts (Meatless Monday)

Wild Rice recipe with Nuts, Dried Tart Cherries, balsamic vinegar

Wild Rice with Nuts

This recipe for wild rice is wonderful served hot, great at room temperature, and is an amazing cold salad; since it’s so versatile, it’s perfect for holiday entertaining.  Continue reading

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Beer Batter Fish – Light and Crispy

Beer Batter Fish recipe, Crispy, light, rice flour

Beer Batter Fish – Light and Crispy

Do you want to know the secret to a light, super-crispy beer batter? Well, here it is and it’s simple. I’ve used this secret for a recipe for Beer Batter Fish, but this batter can be used for anything you want to fry with a light, crispy coating.  Continue reading

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Citrus and Hemp Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette (Just Hemp Foods – #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

Citrus Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe, Just Hemp Foods, hemp seed oil, toasted hemp seeds, #Choctoberfest

Citrus Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette

Today’s recipe for #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar is brought to you with the help of Just Hemp Foods: Citrus Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Yes. Chocolate Balsamic Vinaigrette.  The combination is amazing.  Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe, #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe for Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Buttermilk Buttercream Frosting won second place at the Blue Ribbon Country Fair in the Chocolate Cake category; it’s today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar post. This week of chocolate and a fabulous chocolate package giveaway isn’t over yet.   Continue reading

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Fudgy Brownies (#Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar)

Fudgy Brownies, One bowl, simple recipe, #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar

Fudgy Brownies

Thick, rich, Fudgy Brownies are today’s #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar recipe. These simple, one bowl brownies are made with ingredients you likely always have on hand in your pantry.  It’s time for brownies…and a chocolate giveaway that you won’t believe.  Continue reading

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