The Nut Bowl and Risk

The Nut Bowl and Risk

Several months ago I went with the Eating Cardinals to make pottery for a girl’s night out.  We went to Wired & Fired in Atlanta.  We had a great time and each of us made a work of art.  I wanted a good dip bowl for some hummus and fresh vegetables.  You can see the […]

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Southern Living Idea House

Southern Living Idea House

It’s hot outside.  It’s cool inside.  Stay inside!  We went to the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. It was great to see the house but it makes me want to come home and paint everything taupe and gray with lots of white.  I was planning to share a bunch of photos but when […]

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Bacon Cups

Bacon Cups

This recipe for Bacon Cups is probably the most requested brunch recipe that I make.  It is very easy and looks so tempting filled with grits, eggs, and cheese. Bacon Cups 2-3 slices bacon per cup aluminum foil cupcake tins Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Invert and cover the bottom of a cupcake tin with […]

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Good Morning Granola

Good Morning Granola

This is my favorite recipe for granola.  It is a great start to the day on yogurt, bananas, or apples.  It is also great on ice cream or my favorite way to eat it is on orange sherbet. You can easily adjust the recipe to your personal taste but here is how I made this […]

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Honey Lavender Cookies

Honey Lavender Cookies

We were able to pick some beautiful lavender at Whitley Farms. Olivia decided to try a recipe for Honey Lavender Cookies.  They were pretty cookies and had a delicious hint of lavender.   Honey Lavender Cookies 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 stick butter 1 egg yolk 1 cup + t tablespoons all-purpose […]

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Black Bean and Tofu Quesadilla

Black Bean and Tofu Quesadilla

As promised in the last post, I would like to share what we did with the other half of the tofu package from yesterday.  After you open the tofu, you only have 5 days to eat it before you have to discard it.  We decided to make these Black Bean and Tofu Quesadillas. There is […]

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Tofu Ravioletti

Tofu Ravioletti

Tofu, really???  I can’t believe that I’m eating tofu, either.  In its defense, it really has no taste except the seasonings that you add.  And, I like that it’s not greasy or tough like some meat can be.  It cooks up really fast and with our record-breaking heat in Atlanta lately, the quick, stove-top dinners […]

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From Bush to Bread in 1 Hour

From Bush to Bread in 1 Hour

  We made jelly today. Lots of jelly.  We went to Whitley Farms in Sharpsburg, Georgia, and picked 17 pounds of blackberries. I think we got the last strawberry on the farm, too (and a few sneaky blueberries.) I wish I could give you some exotic jelly recipe here, but the truth is I follow […]

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Smithgall Woods

Smithgall Woods

We had never been to Smithgall Woods State Park.  It is a small but beautiful state park near Helen, GA.  For us, the drive was about 2 1/2 hours (south side of Atlanta).  It sits adjacent to the Chattahoochee National Forest.  The word Chattahoochee is a Muskogean word meaning painted rock.  This is the Dover […]

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Brunswick Stew

Brunswick Stew

We went to Ellijay, Georgia to Colonel Poole’s BBQ.  I love their Brunswick stew.   Colonel Poole’s sits at the base of a hill studded with pig cutouts with people’s names on them.  You can buy a pig and it will be posted at an unspecified date in an unspecified location which keeps you coming […]

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