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Recipe: Strawberry-Mint Limeade (or Lemonade)

When I was in college, I LIVED off of Crystal Light. You know, those drink powders that you add to water to make fruity drinks. I had given up soda, but I hated (and still hate) drinking water. Since sweet tea was high in calories, I drank truck ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2016 |  Original Post

roasted sweet potatoes with the produce box

My new kick is roasted sweet potatoes. It all started a few months ago during our regular weekly visit to the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market. As we wandered our way through stalls of beets, carrots, spinach, meat and eggs, a small ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jun 05, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Sauteed Turnips & Radishes

“Turnips and Radishes? Ew.” That was me about a year ago. I HATED radishes. I always just thought of them as stupid things I picked out of a salad. And I honestly don’t know if I had ever had a turnip, I just knew I didn’t ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: May 18, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Chili-Lime Swiss Chard

Last summer I had a part time job helping my friends Sav & Elise with their restaurant, Lé Mu. I helped them out with their social media, so I got paid to go to the restaurant on Sunday afternoons to photograph and sample the dishes he was ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: May 04, 2016 |  Original Post

Easy Steak Quesadillas

Sometimes you get really lucky with a new recipe. The one when every child enjoys it and asks for more until you realize you have run out. Steak quesadillas may not be gourmet, but they keep everyone very happy at our dinner table. I just had to ...

Blog: Random Recycling: Modern Green Living for Busy Families
Posted on: May 03, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Hibiscus-Ginger Limeade

Last summer, my good friends Sav & Elise had a pop-up at a weekly outdoor event. I went a few times, and one of my favorite things that he served was limeade. On humid, 90 degree days, it was the most perfect thing ever. Before Sav & Elise ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Apr 28, 2016 |  Original Post

Garlic Lemon Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice (Whole 30, Paleo, Delicious)

I am writing this post on a plane on my way to San Francisco for a quick work trip, and now I have myself craving cauliflower rice….which is an incredibly odd statement in itself. Cauliflower was one of the staples for Continue reading →

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016 |  Original Post

About those 8 lb. bags of grapefruit from Costco…

Whenever I go to Costco, I always end up leaving with something ridiculous. The ridiculous item this past trip was an 8 lb. bag of grapefruit. This is ridiculous for two reasons: 1) Graham hates grapefruit, so it’s dependent on me to eat them ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Easy Chicken Salad & Stuffed Tomatoes

A couple of weeks ago, I shared these little chicken salad stuffed tomatoes on my instagram. I’m sharing them on the blog for two reasons: 1) I’m always in need of quick/somewhat healthy lunch ideas so maybe someone else out there is ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Feb 16, 2016 |  Original Post

Super Bowl Recipe Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ

Creating Super Bowl recipes is always so much fun! I know for some, the Super Bowl is about the game…not for me! For me, Super Bowl is ALL about the food! I am not even a little shy to say Continue reading → The post Super Bowl Recipe ...

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Feb 01, 2016 |  Original Post

Gourmet Comfort Food Recipe: Pulled Beef Ragu

Beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu, beef ragu….sometimes a dish pops in my head and dominates my thoughts so much, that I end up planning an entire day around making that dish. Beef ragu. It is not the first time Continue reading → The post ...

Blog: Eat.Live.Blog.
Posted on: Jan 23, 2016 |  Original Post

Recipe: Marion Cunningham’s Snappy Ginger Snaps

Graham will be home soon. So soon. And I’m starting to prepare for it. The more tedious preparations involve cleaning the apartment from top to bottom. The more fun preparations involve planning out the delicious things I can’t wait to ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Oct 06, 2015 |  Original Post

Recipe: “Hawaiian” Pizza with Kayem’s Pineapple & Bacon Sausage

A couple of weeks ago, I received the best care package from the people over at Kayem. They sent me a few varieties of their artisan sausages to try. These sausages are fully-cooked and made with premium cuts of pork sirloin blended with natural ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Sep 08, 2015 |  Original Post

Quick and Delicious: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe and shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DoMoreWithEAS #CollectiveBias I can’t believe it, but The Boy starts FIRST GRADE tomorrow! So crazy how ...

Blog: Nap Time Is My Time
Posted on: Sep 07, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Betty Fussell (Week 29)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2015 |  Original Post

Caramelized Cherry Tomatoes: a Thrill to Cook and Eat

Summer is here and with it comes its greatest gift: summer sweet tomatoes. We love tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. Sliced and slathered with burrata. Caramelized into tomato tarte tatin. But on quick and easy dinner nights, before a late night ...

Blog: chefdruck.com
Posted on: Jul 14, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Anne Willan (Week 27)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jul 07, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Ruth Rogers & Rose Gray (Week 26)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jun 25, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Paula Deen (Week 24)

(Yes. I know this is actually only week 23. But the recipe for that game changer took more time than I anticipated, and I didn’t make my deadline. So, I flip flopped the two weeks…) In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: Jun 05, 2015 |  Original Post

50 Women Game Changers in Food: Amanda Hesser (Week 22)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. So, I googled the recipe ...

Blog: Bake it. Create it. Love it.
Posted on: May 29, 2015 |  Original Post

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