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Desserts Uncategorized

Bourbon Sugar Snickerdoodles

I may have unplugged and cooked minimally while on our trip to Savannah, but I was constantly processing ideas, writing recipes, and trying new products. One of the coolest things about Savannah is the friendliness of the shop keepers and their willingness to let you sample EVERYTHING they make.  I’ve ventured into The Spice & …

Just My Thoughts... Uncategorized

Finding Inspiration on the Road…Savannah (updated with punch recipe)

In addition to cooking, we travel…A LOT! Travelling so much isn’t a bad thing; there is so much to see and drink and taste. It’s one inspirational experience after another. The first thing to understand is that we refuse to eat in any chain restaurant. There are so many amazing independent and creative restaurants in …

Desserts Uncategorized World Food Championships

Sangria’d Strawberry & Orange Zabaglione Parfait

After learning my lesson at World Food Championships in 2013, by not having a finals dessert planned, I now fully plan and prep for all rounds of competition.  Had I gone to Dessert Finals this year, this would have been my entry.  Too bad…this is a DELICIOUS as it is pretty!  Oh and it’s not …

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Braised Chicken with Peppers & Onions served w/ Saffron Polenta

As a competitive cook, I’m always testing recipe ideas. My husband and kids are fairly accustomed to the constantly changing, experimental menu.  Yes, I make the standards …spaghetti & meat sauce, tacos, meatloaf, chili, chicken n dumplings, etc. However, I like taking common, everyday ingredients and trying something new with them.  Sometimes it’s a hit; sometimes …

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Pumpkin Overload

I love pumpkin bread, pumpkin scones, and pumpkin risotto, but I hate pumpkin pie, pumpkin beer, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin coffee creamer, and everything else that has taken the humble pumpkin and turned it into something completely unnatural.  So now, let me say that I feel like a complete hypocrite. 

Desserts Uncategorized

Buttercream is a Food Group

Disclaimer: My husband is a health nut.  He works out every day…running, weights, bike.  He’s lost 100lbs, and his only vice is…BUTTERCREAM!

Breads Breakfast Desserts Uncategorized

Old Fashioned Southern Tea Ring

As a young girl growing up in the south, going to church socials and covered dish luncheons was nothing unusual.  Whether it was the monthly, after-Sunday-service lunch or a holiday social, the ladies of the church always put their best dishes forward.  As a foodie from birth, I have always associated food with people and …

Mains Uncategorized

Saucy Mama Cuban Egg Rolls With Pulled Pork & Creamy Garlic Mustard Slaw

A while back, Saucy Mama asked food bloggers to use some of her AMAZING products and create new & interesting recipes.  I may be a Southern girl, but I’ve never been one to limit myself to only Southern dishes.  In fact, I prefer ethnic dishes, and I don’t limit

Breads Breakfast Desserts Uncategorized

Barb’s Chocolate Cherry Bread–a Holiday Tradition

After my husband & I met, he had one simple request our first Christmas together–to make his mother’s chocolate bread. I’m not sure if he was excited to be dating someone who could bake or if he was testing me.  Either way, the chocolate bread worked, and we were engaged less than a month after …

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