Food + Drink

Sunday Supper: Eggplant Dumplings Parmigiana

The growing season comes to an end and late summer vegetables like eggplant, squashes and peppers are growing weaker on the vine here in North Florida. This is the grand finale. Typically, I feel motivated to put the bounty of late season eggplants to good use by making an Eggplant Parmigiana. I make a pretty

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Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

A wild weather week for Florida! With time to prepare, evacuate, get out of the way, shelter in place or some combination there remains the stress of waiting and anticipating.  Mother Nature can be incredibly generous and she can be equally devastating.  This month alone Harvey doused Texas and Louisiana, and Irma exploded on the

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The Luck of the Irish and Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

  Ireland is like one big picnic spot ~Bailey Knapp   I feel like I need to start this post with a resounding  “America there is nothing Irish about corned beef and cabbage!” Okay, there I feel better. Who knew?  It is believed that when the Irish came to America corned beef was cheap, readily available

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Savoring the Season: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples

The pleasure of simple, warm comfort foods this time of year is irresistible. With cooler weather comes new cravings.  Cravings for heartier and more substantial dishes (think homemade mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, creamy soups, chicken pot pie and meat loaf).  We might crave comforting classic dishes but we don’t like piling on the pounds

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Sunday Supper: Pollo Con Arroz Amarillo (Chicken with Yellow Rice)

The heart and soul of a Spanish home is its kitchen.   Our family traveled to Spain this summer. We spent two weeks with our host family who shared their hospitality, culture and food, with us.  Our lives are forever changed.  I will be working on a post about our experience which included the privilege

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Sunday Supper: Good Old Fashioned Fried Chicken

There is no rhyme or reason, why southern comfort foods have recently taken up residence in my head, it started with peach cobbler and now….well, it has drifted off to fried chicken.   Maybe it is the sizzling sound, the crispy skin or maybe it is the comfort of the flavorful fat. I needed a

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