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Sweet Potato Greens in Coconut Cream

One of the things we love most about participating in a CSA is being exposed to new a different things. Granted, after a few years of belonging to one we’re now familiar with that which was once new, but this year we were in for a treat. Sweet potato greens. Have you ever cooked with...

Collier and McKeel Distillery Tour

There’s a lot to love about Tennessee: the people, the southern hospitality, the food, and of course… the whiskey. Nashville is home to several small craft distilleries and last week a group of bloggers were treated to a tour of Collier and McKeel, a new local distillery producing traditional Tennessee Whiskey, one small batch at...

Roasted Tomato Penne with Goat Cheese

End of season tomatoes seem to get smaller and smaller. The big, juicy pineapples and Cherokee purples from June and July have disappeared, making way for dozens of petite salad tomatoes. These tomatoes, also known as Romas, are fleshier than beefsteak tomatoes which makes them ideal for homemade tomato sauce (more flesh and less juice...

Crispy Kale, Plum, and Ricotta Salad

Taylor and I are joyously reveling in other people’s recipes right now. Food magazines! Brilliant blogs! Cookbooks! It’s fantastic. After months of pressure knowing that dinner was always on us, it’s nice to let someone else do the work for a change. Well, we still have to cook it, but we don’t have to think...

Mini S’Mores Tarts

Who doesn’t love s’mores? I mean, really. I’ve been hit by multiple severe s’mores cravings lately, only to be thwarted by stale graham crackers. That’s the quickest way to ruin a good s’more, I tell you. These little tarts are addicting. When I realized how many tarts the recipe was going to give me, I...

Homemade Applesauce

Be sure to pick up a copy of today’s Tennessean, where this recipe for Homemade Applesauce (excerpted below) is featured in my monthly blogs column. And don’t forget to click through to the end of this post where you can download some adorable labels for your newly-canned applesauce! It’s hard to think of fall and...