Hoppin John Soup and Corn Bread

Hoppin’ John is a southern tradition for New Years Day eats and we usually try to have some in our house every year, for good luck. Sometimes we have it pretty traditionally with rice, sometimes over cornbread and sometimes as soup. This year, we went the soup route and it turned out fabulous. I usually […]

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Cooking With Grandma Far-Away

Today”s food story is provided by Deborah Tomasetti Perham of A Lifetime Legacy. Being a personal/family historian, Deb is acutely aware of how food is tied to culture and relationships so she was gracious enough to provide a great food story and recipe from her own personal archives. While attending the Association of Personal Historians […]

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Top 3 Food Photos (Contenders for April Food Photo Contest)

Earlier today, I posted all the newest food photo submissions that were uploaded to the site from the second week of April. This post will highlight the three photos that are in the running for being the April winner. Votes are accepted until the end of the month and the winners will be announced the […]

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Food Story: Fran & The Comfort of Food

Today’s food story is by Fran of The Glorified Tomato. Fran is one of five women who love to cook and contribute to The Glorified Tomato with recipes, interviews, reblogged articles, events, and reviews. They’re also moms, gardeners, hostesses, crafters, and teachers and therefore have amassed a following of the same on their blog, Twitter, […]

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Black Bean Lasagna

Recently, I was watching reruns of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network and imagine my surprise when I saw her making a vegetarian dish. My ears perked up and I started taking notes. Trisha’s Black Bean Lasagna looked amazing and I just knew that I had to make this pronto (and put my vegan […]

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Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

Things have been a little quiet around here for a few days as I’ve been under the weather. Lying in bed with cold/flu symptoms is never fun and I’m really about done with it; however, it is the perfect time to enjoy some soup. Between the hubs and I, a lot of soup has been […]

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Baked Mini Falafel with Yogurt Tahini Sauce

I have been wanting to make falafel’s for years and just haven’t gotten around to it so when I saw this recipe in the Best Recipes & Reviews 2013 by America’s Test Kitchen, I knew it had to be made. I was so surprised at how easy these were to make. Literally, just soak the […]

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Pico de Gallo

With the Super Bowl coming up and with the San Francisco 49’ers as NFC champs, I’m in a small bites state of mind. Appetizers, starters, canapes, hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, meze, finger foods … Just can’t get them out of my mind. Therefore, since the hubs and I are starting to put together our super bowl […]

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Moroccan Lentil Stew

Recently, I saw this fabulous slow cooker recipe on The Soulicious Life and knew immediately that I had to make it. The need to try this dish was so overwhelming that I couldn’t be bothered to wait six hours for the slow cooker version so I came up with my own and I’m so glad […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

  I get pretty excited about food all the time. Truly, it doesn’t take much to get me pretty pumped up about trying a new recipe but I usually have so many ideas flying around in my head that I have to plan my creations or I’ll be running around my kitchen, in circles. However, […]

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Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Sometimes, simple ingredients are the best and most flavorful. A prime example is this fabulous tomato sauce with onion and butter. You see, recently, I received my October issue of Saveur magazine which is a special collector’s issue with 101 classic recipes. I was so excited and immediately began flipping through the pages. I began […]

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Happy National Zucchini Day & National Frozen Custard Day! What a great day, huh! I love, love, love zucchini. It is so versatile and naturally low in carbs which is great for people like me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a recipe for you today. I wish I did because this casserole was amazing. Let me […]

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Canning 101 … No Pressure

What a treat. Sarah from The Network Fork is going to take us through the steps of basic canning techniques, today. You may not need this but I certainly do. I’ve never canned anything so I’m pretty excited. Got my pad out and ready to take notes :-) My name is Sarah Nelson, I am the Slow Food […]

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Sandwich Bites with Sweet Mustard Sauce & Blog Love, Part 2

Recently, I posted my World Famous Sandwich Skewers for your viewing pleasure. Okay, maybe not world famous but I love them. I thought I might show you that I don’t always eat these on skewers. Sometimes, I make a sweet mustard sauce and dip them … Yum. For the mustard sauce, all I do is […]

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Sandwich Skewers

If you’ve read my about page, you know that I’m a diabetic and I’ve had bariatric surgery. Because of this, I try to balance a low carb diet with whole, natural, unprocessed food and a smidgen of sugar replacers, when necessary. These sandwich skewers are perfect because they’re easy, portable, low carb and real food. When […]

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