• Cooking the Book: The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens

    When C and I moved in together, my cooking abilities were limited to scrambled eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, frozen skillet meals, pasta with sauce from a jar, and Publix Rotisserie chickens. (Okay, that last one is cheating; but we survived on those buttered-up deli birds for our first several months as mortgage-paying grownups.) My mom

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  • Multigrain Banana Nut Waffles

    Waffles and pancakes are my weekend breakfast weakness, y’all. They aren’t exactly celebrated for their nutritional value; most are filled with sugar, fat, and empty calories. Delicious, but let’s be honest: not an ideal way to start the day. We recently bought a $30 belgian waffle iron so I could experiment with healthy — while still yummy — alternatives to my beloved diner

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  • Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

    This morning, I dropped my coffee pot on the kitchen floor. It rolled around on its side by my feet, and for a sleepy hopeful second I thought, ‘whew, it survived!’ Then it cracked into two pieces. Happy Monday! My stockpile of frozen coffee cubes saved the day, along with the healthy pumpkin flax chocolate chip

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  • Crockpot Chicken Soup For the Soul (Or a Cold)

    Every year around this time, my immune system kicks into overdrive for its annual throw-down with my summer allergies. It usually begins with a week of an itchy sore throat, followed by several days of head congestion and general misery, then right before I decide how much Kleenex stock I’d like to purchase, it’s over and

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  • quinoa breakfast bowls

    Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then. Starting with a simple breakfast that helped me overcome

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  • sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

    I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1

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  • An artsy evening and artsy cocktails with Noble!

    Every great soiree needs a great cocktail! At last night’s Downtown Art Walk, we served up an Italian twist on the classic mimosa, made with chilled Noble 100% Pure Blood Orange Juice and prosecco. Noble juices are artisan-crafted right in our hometown, so it was the perfect addition to the local-art-themed event! More than 50 guests came

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  • please pass the cranberry sauce.

    After this Thanksgiving, I’m adding canned cranberry sauce to the list of Things I Shall Not Buy Because They’re Too Durned Easy to Make From Scratch. {Also on the list: whipped cream.} When I volunteered to bring the cranberry sauce to family dinner, I planned on making a version of my grandmother’s Cranberry Congealed Salad

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  • I was going to post tonight…

    … but I’ve been fantasizing about this recipe since I pinned it last week, and nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a home cooked meal. I’ve managed to tear myself away from the stove and my tasting spoon while this beautiful concoction simmers to final perfection to tell you this: Point your browser

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