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Spicy Refrigerator Pickled Peppers

Peter piper ain’t got nothin’ on me. I whipped up these homemade pickled peppers as part of the lamb and clams recipe I prepared for KitchenAid’s #HaveDinnerWithUs campaign. The peppers are tossed with red onion, fresh mint, and lemon juice for a bright and colorful topping. (Speaking of KitchenAid, don’t forget about the fab giveaway...

Bourbon Peach Lemonade Punch

This perfect summertime cocktail recipe is inspired by a similar concoction I enjoyed last summer at Husk restaurant. Unfortunately it was right at the tail end of peach season and I wasn’t able to recreate it then (because using anything other than the sweetest of peaches would have done it a grave injustice). So I...

Ginger Plum Granita

I think there’s something wrong with me. Just thinking about granita or sorbet or popsicles or anything even remotely ice makes my entire body break out in goosepimples. Like, instantly. Seriously. It could be eight hundred degrees outside and I’ll still get full body chills at the mere thought of something cold and icy. It’s...

Fudge Brownie Mudslide Ice Cream Cake

Talk about summer lovin’…. this ice cream cake is layers upon layers of goodness: a rich and fudgy brownie and a no-churn coffee-infused ice cream that’s as easy as it is delicious. The cherry on top (icing on the cake, rather) is the mountain of brownie chunks, chocolate covered espresso beans, and a hot fudge...

That’s My Jam: SUMMER edition is now available!

It’s here! It’s finally here! I’ve been slaving over a hot canning pot for the past 6 months trying to get this baby finished while summer canning season is still in full swing. And I’m pleased to say it is officially done and available for sale! Whether you are an experienced canner or a novice...

Spring Onion and Zucchini Rigatoni

I feel like Taylor should be the one writing this post, as this one is his creation, I can take no credit whatsoever beyond taking the picture. It was one of those nights where I was feeling kind of blah and when I’m feeling blah, all I really want to eat is plain pasta with...

Horchata Boba

Nashville is a boba desert. Unlike San Francisco, where boba joints dot the landscape like chicken pox. Don’t get me wrong, I love Nashville and all, but it would serve us well to take a cue from the city by the bay and embrace this delicious drink with the funny name. I recently stumbled upon...

Nashville Eats & Treats: Fried & True Edition

I love fries. Like, seriously love them. Beyond dessert they may just be my favorite food. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the 3rd post in my Nashville Eats & Treats series is all about the French fry. My favorite fries are thin and crispy, flavorful and well seasoned, perfectly cooked but not soggy...