Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes 

Crisp cornmeal coating over garden fresh, tart green tomatoes… a Southern summer classic!

Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Reduction

A perfect pairing of juicy roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella and a sweet balsamic reduction.

Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Salad

I’ll admit it, I think salads are kind of boring. I have trouble eating one without getting tired of it. (Seriously!) So IF I am going to indulge, it has to be pretty tasty… and this lemon herb marinated chicken fits the bill. The marinade has fresh lemon, garlic, some basil and oregano… I promiseContinue reading “Grilled Lemon Herb Marinated Chicken Salad”

Maria’s Meatloaf 

This super simple meatloaf uses minimal ingredients but couldn’t be yummier! It’s perfect for Sunday supper but quick enough for any night of the week. Serve with mashed potatoes and your favorite tomato or brown gravy! Maria’s Meatloaf Serves: 6-8 3 lbs. ground beef (80/20- anything too lean will be dry) 2 eggs 1 c.Continue reading “Maria’s Meatloaf “

Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese

I love these as a holiday appetizer because the red of the tomatoes with the bright green cucumbers just feels so Christmasy! But they are so fresh and light that they would certainly fit in at a summer gathering, shower, or any event! Recipe courtesy of Valya’s Taste of Home. Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream CheeseContinue reading “Cucumber Bites with Dill Cream Cheese”

Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Pasta Bake

If you like simple yet impressive make-ahead meals for a crowd then I have a winner here for you! I just tested out this recipe last week after a photoshoot and it was a huge hit! It only takes a few ingredients, you literally just throw everything together, and bake! Best part is you canContinue reading “Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Pasta Bake”

Canning Tomaties

I’ve been wanting to watch and learn how to can tomatoes from Nan for a while now. A few weeks back someone brought her a bucket of tomatoes, so she called me and I got to come up and take lots of pictures, notes and videos! 🙂 Please don’t be intimidated by the idea of canning…Continue reading “Canning Tomaties”

Pigs in a Blanket (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)

These are a staple in our family. Nan makes them anytime my uncle George comes home to visit from Maine, every Christmas Eve, and a few other occasions throughout the year. I’m sure some of you may have had similar recipes, but Nan’s are the best! (Sorry not sorry 😎)… and we call them PigsContinue reading “Pigs in a Blanket (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)”

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Fettuccini Alfredo

You can make this recipe with jarred roasted red peppers, but if you’ve never roasted your own I highly recommend just giving it a try. It’s SO easy and the kitchen smells amazing while it’s in the oven! Sometimes I will roast a few at a time, and jar them for using later. Just addContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Fettuccini Alfredo”

Caprese Spaghetti Squarsh

A friend of mine has recently become quite the gardener, and if any of you garden then you know if you grow squash (or squaRsh as we call it around my house ;P) , you share squarsh! (Yep, I’m calling it that the rest of this post). Either that or you eat it til you neverContinue reading “Caprese Spaghetti Squarsh”