Shrimp, Red Potato & Turnip Green Soup

I was invited by The United States Potato Board, the nation’s potato marketing organization, to create a fresh, light, natural and healthy recipe to start the New Year off right after indulging over the holidays. Most of us can use a little help, right? The US Potato Board provides inspiration, information, tools and education to potato…

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Lord Of The Southern Cheese Rings

Christmas Eve- I was in charge of dinner, but I also came down with a bug. I made a mess of (fresh/frozen) white acre peas to go alongside my Carolina rice, turnip greens right off the farm truck, smoked ham, and the best hot cornbread made with Benton bacon grease, served with butter slathered in the…

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Southern Chocolate Bourbon Balls

If you read my blog or know me, then you are aware that my only sibling lives in Colorado. After she attended college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, she did her graduate studies in Colorado, and never left the state again (well, she did dip over to Dallas for a moment). She is the…

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Parma Ham, Fig & Gruyère

Through Honest Cooking I have had the opportunity to work on several campaigns, and this time I’m focusing on Prosciutto di Parma for the  Pass the Prosciutto-Gluten Free Holiday Entertaining campaign.  They did not have to twist my arm for this one! The Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma (the organization that certifies this ham from the hills around Parma, Italy and gives the brand of…

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Red Clam Soup With Saltine Crumb Garnish

Please scroll to the bottom for the Rafflecopter giveaway A Dutch oven is the most versatile pot that one can have in their kitchen. It is my go to pot for braising, soups, gumbo, you name it. Author and French food authority, Hillary Davis, reached out to me and asked if I’d take a look at her new…

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Spinach & Ricotta Rolls

Here is an easy weeknight dinner recipe from the pages of Le Creuset. Spinach and Ricotta Rolls Need: Le Creuset Braising pan or similar Ingredients For the filling: 6 cups of fresh chopped spinach sauteed in 1 teaspoon olive oil until cooked, and then squeezed of excess liquid 2 cups ricotta cheese 1/4 cup grated parmesan 2 cloves garlic,…

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Farmer Profile: Big Creek Farm in Laurel Hill, Florida

Living high on the hog is an understatement for the beasts that roam the over 1200 acres of Mark and Kasia Fortune’s family farm in Laurel Hill, Florida, dating back to the 1800’s. Mark says, “Though the property has been in my family for many generations, Big Creek Farm was just a seed planted fifty…

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Lionfish Nachos

You may have heard the terms “bycatch” or “trash fish”, and that Lionfish is an invasive species that’s threatening the ecosystem and stability of our Gulf Coast. We need to spear as many of them as we can, and thankfully, Lionfish are quite tasty, so they won’t go to waste. Talk to your local chefs that serve Lionfish to…

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BBQ Oysters

Though oysters are available year round, fall for me is the perfect time to consume them. Fried, steamed, grilled, baked or stewed, I’m all in. This weekend both of the kids were home for fall break. One is post grad nursing school, while the other sees the light at the end of the tunnel, but…

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