Weeknight Warrior – Smoky Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp & Grits is one of those dishes that seems like it would be totally complicated when in fact it is super easy!  It’s the perfect, quick meal for a busy weeknight. The key to really stellar shrimp & grits is to go all out with the shrimp.  I love to stop at our local…

Old Made New, Classics Re-Imagined – Curry Chicken Potpie

I’ve noticed that a lot of the recipes I’m drawn to lately are classics.  I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s October, there’s a slight nip in the air (between 80 degree southern days), it’s my absolute favorite season that takes me back to my small farm town…

Soup’s On! – Pollo Posole Verde

When October rolls around and there is a nip in the air and the leaves start to change I want nothing more than to curl up on the couch under a blanket with a book (Frankenstein, Dracula or Poe of course) and a cup of tea.  I want to visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches…

Soup’s On! – Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Granola

How many times do you catch yourself saying “we should really get together more often” or “let’s do this again real soon” when you’re hanging out with friends?  How many times do you actually follow through?  We all have good intentions but “life” gets in the way and we go months before making plans.  When…

Adventures in Gourds Part #1 – Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had a wife but couldn’t keep her,  Put her in a pumpkin shell, And there he kept her, very well. What?!  This is one of the many nursery rhymes that sort of disturbs me…I’m sure there’s some deep philosophical meaning but I just don’t get it… Anyway… I. Love. Pumpkin. ♥  I’m…