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Tapas Plate With Marinated Chickpeas

If Taylor had to pick one thing to eat, his last supper of sorts, it would probably look something like this. Savory morsels. Little bites of pork and cheese. To him, this is the ultimate meal. Me, on the other hand… I think you know my feelings about pork. I’ll have some bacon or prosciutto...

Strawberry Pomegranate Sorbet

As much as I love ice cream, sometimes a sorbet is much more satisfying. I don’t think there is such a thing as a sorbet that is not refreshing; it’s in their nature. And as the temperatures slowly climb with the humidity not far behind, nothing feels better than pulling a tupperware full of frozen...

Sweet Relief: Nashville Food Blogger Bake Sale

Looking for a sweet way to help out with flood relief? On Saturday, May 29th, Nashville’s food bloggers and their fans unite to raise money for the flood relief efforts in middle Tennessee. The Sweet Relief bake sale will run from 1:30 pm until 4:00pm (or until the goodies are gone!) on Saturday, May 29th...

Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Biscuits

Darn those farmers’ market strawberry vendors. It would have been perfectly reasonable to pick up a pint of ripe local berries, but of course, they had to be running a special: 3 pints for $5. Can’t pass up the opportunity to save a whole dollar (and to be honest, now that I say it like...

Banana Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

I’m diving into this whole real-milk ice cream thing head first. This is the third batch of ice cream I’ve made in two weeks, and I’ve already got a few more recipes lined up and waiting for the first available freezer space to fill. I think you could officially call me ice cream crazy. As...

Mixed Greens and Pomegranate Salad

Our first garden harvest. The lettuce greens were quick to grow and overflow their container. Yes, I probably planted them too thick. But we may be able to get 2-3 salads out of the sucker before it gets too hot for the tender greens. I enjoyed this salad so much, I wish there were more...