My Life as a Food Blogger

There are a few times that I just have to reflect on what my life is like as a food blogger.  I have to admit that I have been to some fabulous locations, tried marvelous foods, learned everything from bottling bourbon to farming oysters, learned new cooking techniques and toured wonderful markets.  However, the day to […]

Caprese Skillet Casserole

The traditional Caprese Salad is a simple Italian salad made of sliced fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil; seasoned with salt and olive oil.  I had the ingredients but thought I would expand upon the traditional Caprese Salad and make a skillet casserole.  I use my cast iron skillets regularly.  I was precooking the Italian sausage […]

Apple Bars

There is a definite feel of fall in the air.  The temperatures are getting cooler, we can sleep without our air conditioner on, college football has started and the sights, smells and sounds of fall are everywhere.  I don’t think you can go wrong with anything apple.  Tarts, pies, crisps, breads, muffins….I could go on […]

Cinnamon Bread

I don’t think anyone can pass the smell of cinnamon baking in a kitchen.  Perhaps that is why many realtors have tricks when trying to sell your home from putting cinnamon oil on your light bulbs to baking cookies when having open houses.  It is just one of those smells that brings warm feelings to your […]

Zucchini Flan

Looks like everyone’s zucchini crop is peeking and you can find an abundance in every market and at every farmer’s market.  I typically roast zucchini for a quick and easy vegetable side dish.  However, I thought I would try something different.  This flan features zucchini in a wonderful custard.  Perfect with any grilled meat and […]

Tomato Compote

One more tomato recipe to add your favorites.  This week at the Farmer’s Market I purchased an assorted box of heirloom tomatoes, various sizes and colors.  With a steak ready to be grilled, I wanted to create something with these beautiful tomatoes to complement our grilled steak.  I simply sliced the tomatoes, drizzled them with […]

Bourbon Basted Chicken

I had the opportunity last week to stop along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. This trail consists of nine distilleries throughout the state of Kentucky sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association.  Our first stop on the Bourbon Trail was a visit to Maker’s Mark.  This distillery is literally in middle of rural Kentucky.  You drive and you […]