Detox Salad

Time for Sunday confessional y’all, even though it’s not Sunday, it’s not a secret, and I’m not Catholic. I got lazy about cooking/eating/serving good meals over the holidays. Now maybe good isn’t the right word… Healthy? Nourishing? Not so packed with butter you’re wondering if you’re lactose intolerant? I’m not big on resolutions; I just […]

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Gamekeeper Butternut Bisque

Do y’all remember that bangin’ little farm to table restaurant that I told you about in Boone, NC? The Gamekeeper? Yeah, well they keep getting better and more creative but they shared with me, their classic Butternut Squash Bisque recipe. It’s a staple that has been on and off their menu for years and I’m […]

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Haymaker Charlotte

The holidays are a whirlwind. So much so that I forget to take pictures to post what I’ve been cooking since being home in Cornelius. Seriously, I made a beautiful potato gratin that was sure to take years off of your life and I managed to forget to take a picture or two. Probably divine […]

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Almond Budino Babies

This dessert is my new obsession y’all. I originally fell in love with it when I first had it at a restaurant in Charleston called Indaco. It was part of the group that I worked for while I was down there and they always took such good care of me and one night sent out […]

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Christmas CRACKers

Please note I am not held responsible or legally liable for any addiction that is formed from making these crackers. I won’t even tell you how good they are so it can’t be used against me when you end up in rehab for a cracker addiction. I’m just going to leave the recipes here for […]

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Olive You, Pita Pocket

One of my favorite ways to cook is when you’ve already made a bunch of odds and ends and they happen to come together nicely and you fool everyone into thinking it was entirely intentional. This is that. Notes: If you actually want to make your own pita bread, feed your dry active yeast with […]

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Limoncello Cheesecake

I feel personally victimized by cheesecake. It knew I was nervous to make one for the first time. In all fairness, I listened to my sweet husband who hasn’t cooked a single meal since we got married 2 years ago. Let me set the stage… ugh, so stupid. Okay, so I made a big batch […]

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