Quick and Easy

Sometimes food just needs to be easy...but still delicious

July 4, 2019

        Summer brings a bounty of delicious fruit. This simple tart is a beautiful way to elevate a fruit dessert  while keeping the vibrant fruit flavor the key ingredient. I used figs and blackberries, but you can use your favorite berry or sliced fruit. I would not...

June 23, 2019

    Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays because not only do we celebrate our freedom as a country, but we celebrate it with friends, family, and delicious summer food!

   Here in the South,  we flock to the lake or the beach, which usually means casual co...

June 23, 2019

      Summer in the South is hot, crazy hot, but it does bring a large array of delicious fruits and vegetables.

   

   Fresh vegetables mean veggie plates (which are amazing). I enjoy the traditional Southern vegetable cooking, but am always looking for...

June 17, 2019

Easy to make using vegetables that are readily available, this salad is a fresh and fast dinner option.

The recipe is based on a salad that my mom's friend makes. I had been looking for something different than the usual broccoli dishes. She is a great cook, so I k...

May 30, 2019

        Pastas are a great way to feed a hungry family in around 20 minutes. They give you the freedom to cook as much or little as you need and to customize them for your family's likes and dislikes. 

     

   Easy, simple to make, and...

        Seared Scallops feel indulgent but are a healthy main dish. They are special enough to make when celebrating, but easy enough for the novice cook without a lot of time. 

    Served with a fresh salad, this makes a colorful, flavorful mea...

April 19, 2019

     This simple side item is easy to make and a great compliment for all types of meats and entrees.

        Haricot Verts are a thinner French style green bean. Roasting the green beans gives them a nice snap and the almonds add a rich crunch...

April 15, 2019

Deviled eggs are an Easter favorite. I used to hate them. I mean really despise them....Until I worked for a magazine company that specializes in Southern cooking and I had to develop or try lots of different Deviled Egg Recipes. I came to realize that it is all about...

April 10, 2019

A rich and satisfying way to use leftover pork loin. It also would work well with leftover chicken or beef roast ( or even sliced Portabello mushrooms) . I like using amber beer because the flavor has more depth and sweetness. Great served with sweet potato fries or ca...

April 8, 2019

A versatile way to use leftover pork and vegetables ( see how to Cook the Perfect Pork Loin. I used broccoli, carrots, edamame, and mushrooms for a variety of color and textures. You can use your favorite veggies, just make sure they are cut smaller so that they cook e...

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