After a week of dreary winter weather including snow and freezing temperatures, nothing hits the spot like comforting soup simmering away on the stove.  One of my favorite soups is Winter Minestrone Soup with Pancetta.  Minestrone soup is an Italian soup featuring… Read More

Normally, when you think of poppers. an image of jalapeno and cheese comes to mind instantly but in the foodie world, the term “popper” means a bite size treat that you can just “pop” into your mouth.  As most of you know,… Read More

One of my very first blog post 3 years ago was about our Seafood Ceviche recipe which we had tweaked and finally perfected (to our taste, of course). Now, I have added a new twist to this recipe by creating a mini… Read More

Today’s blog is in honor of Ashleigh English Pitt, my incredible daughter who will be 26 years old this week! The apple never falls far from the tree and my beautiful, daughter, Ashleigh is an excellent example of this.  As she has… Read More

Since I will be making this on WBIR/Fox 43 on Tuesday morning, I thought I would reshare this recipe with a little change.  Two years ago, I posted a blog on a mexican-inspired grilled shrimp taco recipe that I created.  My goal… Read More

Tomato & Pancetta Pie…An Update to an Old Favorite!

A couple of summer’s ago, I posted a blog on Tomato Pie, a recipe that had roots from my hometown of Benton, Tennessee.  The story is quite interesting so I encourage you to read how I came to learn about tomato pies… Read More

Temperatures here in East Tennessee have been hovering in the 90’s for weeks and standing in a hot kitchen is just that…HOT!  So I have been testing recipes that gets me in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy but still… Read More

One of my favorite cooking vessels in the kitchen is my Bamboo Steamer. It is a healthier way to cook and I use it most often in the spring and summer when vegetables are at their freshest and the taste buds want… Read More

Maybe it’s a girl thing but whenever I am out with friends for lunch and there is a roasted or grilled vegetable sandwich on the menu, I’m in!  Unfortunately, the man of the house has to have meat with his meals so… Read More