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Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

First of all, thank your for all the support and kind comments to our last post. As the flood waters recede, help is needed more than ever. If you are able to donate even a few dollars, every little bit counts. For those of you in Nashville, I am currently trying to organize a relief...

Nashville Needs Your Help.

Photo credit: keithgallagher Nashville is under water. First of all, we are ok. Our home and office is high enough that we didn’t have to deal with anything other than a leaky window or two. We appreciate all who have expressed concern. We are very fortunate to have come out of this in one piece...

Risotto Style Pasta with Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato

When you think of risotto, you probably think of a creamy cooked rice dish, right? Always rice. But did you know you can make risotto out of just about anything that will absorb liquid. Say, barley. (It’s delicious. You should try it!) Or, pasta. You heard me… pasta. It’s brilliant, really. I mean, who needs...

Chipotle Roast Chicken Tacos

We’ve done chicken tacos before. Though they usually involve picking up a rotisserie chicken and adding a few things on top. It makes for a quick meal any day of the week. But we’ve never roasted a chicken for tacos before. Sure, we’ve roasted chickens, but it’s usually an occasion to do so. Why? No...

Mud Pie with Homemade Decaf Coffee Ice Cream

You know what I find ridiculous? That no one out there sells decaf coffee ice cream. I mean, doesn’t it seem obvious? Coffee ice cream is usually something you eat at night, not exactly a time when you want caffeine rushing through your system. Or, maybe they do sell it, seeing as I haven’t actually...

Fried Goat Cheese and Strawberry Salad

Never underestimate the power of a log of goat cheese. Especially when it’s been coated with ground almonds and panko breadcrumbs and lightly fried until crispy on the outside and warm on the inside. Nestled on a bed of fresh lettuces and sweet strawberries, it makes for a delicious warm-weather salad. Granted, it’s best enjoyed...